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Here will be found various papers and spreadsheets related to Scoring Spread. First is a PDF analyzing some scores from 2012 Worlds.
Here is a paper that shows how to optimize holes for wider scoring spreads.
Here are some statistics from the holes that were used for Advanced Players at 2014 Am Worlds
Here are some statistics from the Plantations Ruins Course used for Advanced Players at 2012 Am Worlds
A quick calculation of whether length or trouble is more effective at sorting players by skill.
A test of the hypothesis that certain lengths of holes lead to lower scoring spreads.
A beginning of a way to visualize the impact of design elements.
Another way to analyze scoring distributions.
How to set par from a scoring distribution.
How to set par to the correct level.
Some graphs from my database of over 6,000 scoring distributions.