Golflink and the Par 3 Executive Golf website both host state-by-state databases of public and private par 3 courses. Par 3 Executive Golf allows users to rate and rank the courses in its database, and Golflink features a search tool that allows users to explore over 21,000 courses worldwide.
Par 3 golf courses are novelty courses that contain 9 or 18 holes, nearly all of which play to a par 3. The par 3 layout emphasizes a player's pitching wedge and putting game. Beginners often use par 3 courses to become comfortable with basic aspects of golf before moving on to longer traditional courses, but experts can certainly use par 3 courses to tune up their strokes and work on their short games.