There are special symbols used on the scorecard. You can note that some holes are circled or squared. The circles represent below-par holes and the squares above-par holes. A score that is neither circled nor squared is a par. Here is some explanation of such symbols:

  • No symbol - Par;

  • Circle - Birdie; 

  • Filled in circle - Eagle or better;

  • Square - Bogey;

  • Filled in square - Double-bogey or worse.


Circles and squares on the scorecard making scoring in golf easier, especially for professional players.