William, my experience is that playing all hole par three, all the time, works best. Cuts down on confusion when scorecard not in hand, no drunken arguements at the pin about par. I mean really, it is all relative. I would think the par on Willow would be long tee, but if you are playing shorts, it is likely that par might apply to you as well. The reasoning behind DGS using all par three is similiar. It takes out one variable. When designing or signing a course, the opinion of what constitutes a par three, four... varies greatly.