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9 or 18 holes? That's the question!

For many golfers, the question of whether to play 9 or 18 holes is a matter of time and energy. But there's also a third factor to consider: fun. Which of the two is more fun to play?
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A 9-hole round can be a perfect solution for the golfer who has limited time or energy. It can be a quick and easy round that doesn't take up the whole day. In addition, it can be an excellent option for those who want to play with children or beginners, as it is not as strenuous as an 18-hole round.

On the other hand, an 18-hole round can offer a more challenging and varied experience. There are more chances to recover from a bad hole, and there are also more opportunities to make a good score. In addition, it can be a good training experience because you play for a longer period.

So, what do the people say? GolfStinks.com asked the question to see what golfers prefer: 9 or 18 holes?

The results showed that the majority of golfers (57%) prefer to play 18 holes, while 43% prefer a shorter round of 9 holes. Some of the comments from readers were:

"I usually play 18 holes, but when I have limited time or energy, or when I want a relaxed round with the family, then 9 holes is perfect."

“I prefer 18 holes because it feels like a more complete round. But sometimes 9 holes is all I have time for.”

"I prefer to play 18 holes, but sometimes a quick 9-hole round can be just what is needed."

So what is the right answer? There is really no universal solution to this question. It depends on the type of player you are and the situation you're in. We at 2Gringos say as long as you're having fun on the course, it doesn't matter if it's 9 or 18 holes!
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