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Golf should be a fun experience for everyone. By establishing a competitive, friendly game to play on the course your group is bound to have more fun.

Whether you need to find a new game or to remember the rules of an old one – these game are perfect for you! Click on your group size to find games specific for you. Find a game you like, go play it with your friends then come back to the site to rate the game and leave comments.

With every game, we recommend making a small, safe wager upon which everyone agrees. It might be a post-round beverage or candy bar that would provide a chance to relax and remember all the fun you had!

Featured Games

  1. Red, White, and Blue
    • Five Players
    • Four Players
    • Three Players
    • Two Players
     2.6/5 (12)

    A simple to play game fore groups of all sizes. Although this game can be played by anyone, we would recommend beginners stay clear as par 5s could become a challenge.

  2. Drive All Day
    • Four Players
    • Three Players
     3/5 (1)

    If you love your driver than this game is perfect fore you! On each hole, every player must use their driver – even if it is a par 3.

  3. Mr. Invisible
    • Three Players

    Did you have someone drop out of your foursome and you are looking to find a fun game to play? ‘Mr. Invisible’ is an easy game that will make it feel like that person never left your group.

  4. Handy Work
    • Four Players
    • Three Players
     2/5 (1)

    A skins game that values each hole by the handicap it has been assigned. A perfect game fore groups of 3 or 4 looking to have a competitive good time. Every hole counts, but some are much more important than the others.

  5. Double Whammy
    • Three Players

    A great game fore three players with a goal to NOT get the high score on two consecutive holes. Handicaps are a must if you are not playing with equal skill levels.

  6. Bev-Cart Bonus (Skins Side Bet)
    • Side Bets

    Who doesn’t like when the beverage cart (or gal) drives up on a hole? In this side bet you will like it even more as points double anytime the cart appears on the hole you are currently playing.

  7. Second Chance
    • Two Players
     3/5 (2)

    Players play out two separate balls on each hole and take the best ball as their score. If the course if wide open or the pace of play is to slow for your twosome, this is a perfect game fore you.

  8. Two Times
    • Two Players

    A great game fore twosomes that want to work on their game while the course is either empty or the groups in front of you are playing slow. If you are someone that usually hits a second ball after a bad shot, then you will love this!

  9. Drive For Dough
    • Four Players
    • Three Players
     2/5 (1)

    A game where you can either win or lose some money when it is your turn to “Drive For Dough”! Game is best for groups of 3-4.

  10. Greens In Reg
    • Side Bets
    • Three Players
    • Two Players
     3/5 (1)

    Want to focus on your approach shots? Challenge your opponent to a GIR competition and gain points fore every green that you hit in regulation. Easy to score, but not always easy to execute!

  11. Poison
    • Side Bets
     2.75/5 (8)

    Poison is a fun game to play while waiting on the tee box for the slow group in front of you to play the hole. A game to pass the time that doesn’t even necessarily need a wager.

  12. Last Man Standing
    • Large Groups

    This is a great game for a large group of players that plan to take over a course for a few hours. This is comparable to a LARGE match play tournament against many players. A tournament like this usually needs special permission from the golf course.

  13. Chicago
    • Large Groups

    Unique scoring format for tournaments that have a wide range of skill levels. Handicapps are a must as players are competing against themselves to score points for their team.

  14. The Mixer
    • Large Groups

    A perfect format fore large groups to get all the players on a team involved in the scoring. Scoring gets mixed up based on the par of each hole.

  15. Designated Driver (Scramble Format)
    • Large Groups

    An addition to a scramble format that forces the team to use a certain player’s drive on each hole. A great way to force everyone on the team to contribute multiple times.

  16. Short and Long
    • Four Players

    Two on two game that potentially mixes up the Teams on every hole based on where each person’s drive lands. This game is almost identical to the game “Right and Left”

  17. Birdie Ball
    • Side Bets

    A simple game to understand, but a hard game to be really good at. This could be a side bet or a complete game that pays out a certain wager every time you get a birdie. If your group is less skilled, you could change the game to Par or even Bogey.

  18. Let It Ride
    • Four Players
    • Three Players
    • Two Players
     3.35/5 (3)

    Ever hit a few good shots and feel like you are the best golfer in the world? In this game test your confidence to score additional points, but risk losing them all before you can take them to the bank.

  19. Hammer Time
    • Two Players
     0/5 (1)

    A 1 on 1 game that allows player to double the wager anytime they have “the hammer” and expect to win the hole.

  20. Crazy Talk
    • Side Bets

    This is not really a game, but more of an atmosphere that can be created during any game that you play. Golf is a sport of proper etiquette, but in “Crazy Talk” you bend these rules a little as there is no holding back.

  21. Bridge
    • Four Players

    A 2 on 2 game where teams bid a certain amount of combined strokes in which they believe it will take the two players to complete the hole. Think your team can do better, lower the bid and see if it will be accepted!

  22. The BOSS
    • Four Players
    • Three Players

    Become “The Boss” and make the ‘employees’ (other golfers) pay you for every hole that you win. A fun game for four players…maybe even a group of co-workers!

  23. Four Point Play
    • Four Players

    A game for foursomes in teams of two with four points up for grabs on each hole. A game that is suited for groups of equal skill. Score the “Four Point Play” and double all of your points on that hole!

  24. Triple Threat
    • Four Players
    • Three Players
    • Two Players

    Gain points three different ways on the designated holes by hitting FIR, GIR and then shooting par or better. The rules of this game help you focus on the closing holes of each side.

  25. Daytona
    • Four Players

    A very similar game to Vegas, but the scoring is a little different. Beginners should stay away from this game as the rules cater to golfers that regularly shoot par or better on each hole.

  26. Step Off
    • Large Groups

    A scramble style format that makes it harder to rely on one person to hit every shot for the team.

  27. Match Play
    • Two Players

    A fun head to head game against someone of equal skill level. Handicaps are recommended if you have one. Match play is a very common game and even used in a few PGA Tour events.

  28. Right and Left
    • Four Players
     4/5 (1)

    A two on two game that potentially mixes up the Teams on every hole based on where each person’s drive lands.

  29. Train Station
    • Five Players
    • Four Players
    • Three Players
     3/5 (1)

    A game that rewards points for having good holes, but you have to be careful not to get “hit by the train” or you will lose all your cumulative points.

  30. Stableford
    • Five Players
    • Four Players
    • Three Players
    • Two Players
     3/5 (1)

    This game rewards players for accumulating points and is usually played with handicaps. Players start with the amount of points of their handicap and add points throughout the round. Players receive points based on a fixed scoring system on every hole. Groups or tournament organizers can decide before play starts what the fixed score is. A recommended fixed score is “bogey”, but it can be different based on the skill levels in your group.

  31. Skins
    • Four Players
    • Large Groups
    • Three Players

    Skins are usually played in groups of four/five or with multiple groups of four. The goal of the game is to win the “skin”. A good game to understand as it is played as a side competition in many charity tournaments.

  32. Rabbit
    • Four Players
    • Three Players
     3/5 (1)

    A game where overall score doesn’t necessarily matter as much. Focus on closing out the front and back 9 with the low score in your group to win the wager!

  33. Forward Middle Back
    • Four Players
    • Three Players

    A game that rewards and challenges players from the tee box based on their score from the last hole.

  34. Quota
    • Five Players
    • Four Players
    • Three Players
    • Two Players

    Perfect fore a group of golfers with different skills that all have handicaps and want to eliminate the punishment of blow up holes.

  35. Putt Putt
    • Five Players
    • Four Players
    • Three Players
    • Two Players

    A game that everyone can participate in once they have reached the green. Perfect fore beginners or groups with mixed skills.

  36. Disaster
    • Four Players
    • Three Players

    Points are awarded to players if they hit a shot that is a “disaster”. Because points are given out if you hit a bad shot, you want to avoid getting these points.

  37. Bisque
    • Four Players
    • Three Players
    • Two Players

    Use your handicap strokes on any hole instead of being forced to use them on specific holes. This game is great because, if there are holes on the course where you routinely struggle, you can use your strokes on those holes to avoid a big score.

  38. Strike Three
    • Five Players
    • Four Players
    • Large Groups
    • Three Players
    • Two Players

    This is a great game for mid-to-high handicappers because it keeps everyone involved much deeper into the round, especially if a player or two had a couple of “blow-up” holes along the way.

  39. Honors
    • Side Bets

    Honors is a matter of etiquette, but in this game it is also a way to score points. Every time you have honors on the tee box, you get a point!

  40. Luck of the Draw
    • Five Players
    • Four Players
    • Three Players
     5/5 (1)

    This game is best fore groups of 3-4. Remember to have a deck of cards for this game or you might be out of luck. Who likes Poker?!?

  41. Shazam
    • Side Bets

    A shazam is a side bet while on the green that can be called out on multiple occasions. Knock it in the hole and win that wager!

  42. Pathy
    • Side Bets

    A side bet that is usually clarified at the start of the round and can be won by any player on any hole whose ball hits the cart path.

  43. Parsky and Hutch – (Scruffy)
    • Side Bets

    A player bets other players that he/she will par the hole after he/she has hit their drive.

  44. Favorite Holes
    • Side Bets

    Each golfer has a chance to stack up his/her best scoring holes against other golfers in the group. What are your favorite holes on a golf course you regularly play?

  45. FIRs & GIRs
    • Side Bets

    A side bet that is best fore groups of golfers with similar handicaps. Points are given out to players to players for, FIRs (=fairway in regulation) & GIR (= greens in regulation).

  46. Fish
    • Side Bets

    This is modeled after a popular fishing bet, hence the name. The bet is threefold. Who catches the first fish? Who catches the biggest fish? Who catches the most fish? This game should only be used for above average golfers, even if you really like fish.

  47. Take a Drink
    • Side Bets

    This is a bet won by any golfer who goes in the drink and still manages to make par on the hole. If your group is less advanced, you may choose to change the par requirement to bogey or double-bogey. How much is your bet worth?

  48. Bogey Out
    • Side Bets

    This is a side bet that can be changed based on the skill of the golfers. The goal is to score a bogey or better on every hole. If you do not score a bogey or better than you are out of the game. Last person standing….wins!

  49. No Putts
    • Side Bets

    No Putts is the opposite of the game Low Putts. The winner is determined by your total score excluding the amount of putts you made.

  50. Low Putts
    • Side Bets

    Keep track of the amount of putts you make throughout the round. The winner is the player that makes the least amount of total putts on all of the holes.

  51. Murphy
    • Side Bets

    A side bet called a Murphy can be invoked by a golfer who is chipping or approaching to the green. The golfer declaring ‘Murphy’ is betting he can get up and down.

  52. Uglies
    • Side Bets

    Uglies are won by any golfer who holes a shot from off the green. Also decide if chips or putts from the fringe shoud be included. Not sure why we call these “Uglies”.

  53. Dalys
    • Side Bets

    A side bet to show off your muscles and accuracy. Dalys are automatically won by the long drive on each hole. Long Drives MUST be in the fairway. If no drive is in the fairway, you can decide to carry the Daly over to the next hole.

  54. Polee
    • Side Bets

    A competitive side bet on the putting green. A Polee is earned by a golfer who sinks a putt that is longer than the lenth of the flagstick.

  55. Snake
    • Side Bets

    Snake is a golf betting game that bites the member of your group who has most recently three-putted. Perfect side bet to help you focus on your putting!

  56. Take Two
    • Large Groups

    A game for tournaments or outings where the high and low Player’s scores are added together to make the team score for each hole. Birdies are huge so come ready to play!

  57. Fourball Treaty
    • Large Groups

    This game is meant for multiple groups of foursomes that are paired up in equal-ish skilled groups. Players receive points based on their score and the teams try to accumulate the most amount of points.

  58. Peoria System
    • Large Groups
     3/5 (3)

    A individual tournament format for groups of any size in which most players don’t keep an accurate handicap. You might need a math whiz, calculator and someone who really understands the scoring to figure this one out.

  59. Low Balls
    • Large Groups

    One of the easiest formats to use if you are organizing a large group. Low Balls makes every player contribute throughout the round, but you can still jump on the back of your best player and hope they carry you to the championship!

  60. Best Round
    • Four Players
    • Large Groups

    Each player must play two rounds to more to make this game work. This is a perfect game if a group (of any size) is playing a 36 hole tournament.

  61. Uno Club
    • Four Players
    • Large Groups
     5/5 (1)

    This is a great game for a group looking or tournament organizer to mix things up for a round. As you could guess by the name, Uno Club only allows players to use one club for the whole round. Better choose wisely! If you don’t like carrying your bag, this might be the perfect format for you.

  62. Titans
    • Large Groups

    This game rewards teams for scoring low on certain holes, but does not hurt them for having blow up holes. This game is for multiple groups of 3 or 4 of equal skills.

  63. Shamble
    • Large Groups

    Shamble is very similar to a “Scramble” where teams of 2-4 (usually 4) are set up to compete against other groups in a tournament style format. This format is also believed to speed up a tournament.

  64. Scramble
    • Large Groups

    This is probably the most commonly used format when organizing a charity tournament or playing with numerous foursomes. Teams of 2-4 (usually 4) are formed.

  65. Switch
    • Four Players

    A fun game where you count on your partner to hit a good tee shot. This is a perfect game fore a group that is out to have some fun on the course and not as worried about their own final score!

  66. Sixes
    • Four Players

    This is a 2 on 2 format/game fore 4 players playing 18 holes. Teams are mixed up every six holes. This allows each person to play with every player.

  67. Gruesomes
    • Four Players

    A combination of a scramble and alternate shot format where your opponent gets to choose which drive you take. Make sure you don’t hit a bad drive or else you and your partner may be forced to play from that spot.

  68. Two Man Scramble
    • Four Players
    • Large Groups

    A classic tournament format that combines a certain amount of strategy with the skills of a two player team.

  69. Two Man Best Ball
    • Four Players
    • Large Groups

    An easy scoring format for a group of four or a tournament with teams of 2. Each player plays his/her own ball each hole. If teams aren’t of equal skill, take into account handicaps.

  70. Four-Point Game
    • Four Players

    A fun game with multiple scoring options on each hole. Reccomended fore golfers with experience playing and keeping score.

  71. Scotch Foursomes
    • Four Players
    • Large Groups

    This game is very similar to ALTERNATE SHOT. The difference is both players tee off each hole, and the better of the 2 drives is selected.

  72. Alternate Shot
    • Four Players
    • Large Groups
     3/5 (1)

    A classic format for many types of friendly tournaments. Players on 2-person teams alternate hitting one ball until the golf ball is holed. Make sure get a partner that is better than you. Remember to find a partner that is better than you!

  73. Combo
    • Four Players

    A fun 2 on 2 option that combines different scoring formats for odd and even numbered holes.

  74. Wolf
    • Four Players

    Hoooooooowl!! A very popular format that incorporates different 2 on 2 teams or 1 on 3 teams for every hole. The rules are a little confusing at the start, but once you get the hang of them – it all makes sense!

  75. Threeball
    • Three Players

    This is a ‘match play’ tournament where each player is playing a match against the other two players at the same time on each hole. If you have different skill levels, make sure to incorporate handicaps.

  76. Five of Clubs
    • Five Players
    • Four Players
    • Large Groups
    • Three Players

    You are allowed to use only five clubs so choose wisely! Usually the choice is up to the golfers on which five clubs are selected, but sometimes this is determined by the tournament organizers. Also, determine if the putter counts as one of the five clubs.

  77. Wolfman
    • Three Players

    A good game for 3 people with different skill levels. Every hole will bring a new look and feel to the competition.

  78. F Minus P (Fairways – Putts)
    • Three Players
    • Two Players

    This game awards players for being accurate off the tee and consistent with the putter. A great game if you are working on your driving/putting, and less worried about your total score.

  79. Perfecto
    • Five Players
    • Four Players
    • Three Players
    • Two Players

    A fun game for players of higher skill that want to focus on consistent accuracy. You don’t have to be perfect, but you have to be pretty close to score these “Perfecto” points.

  80. Pick Up Sticks
    • Two Players

    A fun game to play with two people in a head to head format. If you do well you win a point, but you also allow your opponent to pick a club out of your bag and not allow you to use it the rest of the round. We hope you don’t have a favorite club!

  81. Trouble
    • Five Players
    • Four Players
    • Three Players
    • Two Players

    The goal is to collect the least amount of points throughout the round. Your overall score is not as important as the points you accumulate throughout the round.

  82. Ballsy
    • Three Players
    • Two Players

    This game rewards players for having good holes, but does not hurt them for having poor holes. Recommended for groups of two or three players.

  83. Feel Goods (Fairways/Green/2 Putts)
    • Two Players

    In this game, each player is eligible to win up to 3 points on each hole (except on par 3s where only 2 points are available). Focus on every shot and you may just walk away the winner!

  84. Chapman System
    • Four Players
    • Large Groups

    A 2 on 2 game that combines the rules and scoring of Alternate Shot and Scotch Foursomes into one.

  85. Play It Again Sam
    • Two Players

    Handicaps are converted into mulligans. If you are a 10 handicap, then you get 10 mulligans. A mulligan is a chance to replay a stroke. If you don’t have a handicap agree upon a number with your partner.

  86. Do Me Over
    • Four Players
    • Three Players
    • Two Players
     2/5 (1)

    Do Me Over is a game of mulligans, or do-overs that can be used at any point on the golf course. Handicaps are converted into free strokes to be used whenever you’d like.

  87. Even and Odd
    • Large Groups

    This game is for multiple groups of 3 or 4 that asks for everyone on the team to concentrate on every hole. If you have a bad hole, you better hope your teammates back you up. Even and Odd is a great option to get a good judgement of the best overall team in a tournament.

  88. Money Balls
    • Large Groups

    This game is meant fore multiple groups of foursomes that are paired up in equal skilled groups. Potentially a good game for a bachelor party or wedding outing.