Even (or Even Par)

Definition: Each individual golf hole, as well as the collective 18 holes of a golf course, has a par rating assigned. A hole with a par of 4 is one that an expert golfer is expected to need four strokes to complete, for example. A golfer who finishes that hole in 3 strokes is said to be 1-under par; a golfer who uses 5 strokes is said to be 1-over par.

And a golfer who matches par - scoring 4 on a par-4 hole or scoring 72 on a par-72 golf course is said to be "even," or "even par." So even (or even par) is a score in golf that matches par.

Also Known As: Level, level par. In Europe, especially Britain, "level" and "level par" are common.