What does albatross mean?

Three strokes under par

Albatross is a golf term that means three strokes under par for a specific hole. It may also be known as a "double eagle," which is better than an eagle score.

Albatross is one of three bird-related terms used for scores under par. One stroke under par is known as a birdie, while two strokes under par is known as an eagle. Also, as the scores get better (further under par), the size of the bird gets larger (an albatross is a huge oceanic bird).


That albatross on the 12th hole was amazing
Best putt of my life for three under par!

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Updated October 13, 2016

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