What's an Average Golf Score for an Amateur?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 17, 2020 3:45:19 AM ET
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The National Golf Association reports that 45 percent of golfers make over 100 strokes per round. Each stroke is a point; therefore, a large percentage of golfers have an average score of 100. A beginning golfer should aim for a score of 90 in his first year of playing golf.