is that a new change today? used to be able to do 3 hole events with friends?
It was in the latest update on 2/22. See THIS POST for details.
There's not a 3-hole option when creating a game or is there and I'm missing it,
To get to the 3-hole option: from the main screen, select GAME MODES, then Multiplayer Stroke Play, then Create Game. On the game Settings screen, make sure you have selected PRACTICE mode. That will allow you to change the holes to RANDOM 3.
Hope this helps.