# Games to Play on the Golf Course

## 1. Stroke Play

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This is the classic game of golf. You count the number of strokes it takes to finish a hole and the person with the lowest score wins.

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## 2. Stableford

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This can be done in groups of 2 or more. This is like stroke play but instead of having a score based on Par of the course you earn points for the score you get. You get 1 point for a bogey, 2 points for a par, 3 points for a birdie, 4 points for an eagle, and 5 points for a hole-in-one. Highest score wins.

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## 3. Skins

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This can be done in groups of 2, 3, or 4. Instead of playing the lowest overall score wins like Stroke Play, you get a point for each hole you win. If you win a hole you get 1 point. If the hole is tied by two players you carry that point to the next hole which is now worth 2 points and so on. On the hole after any carryovers whoever wins that hole collects all the carry over points. The player with the most skins (points won) by the end of the round is the winner.

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## 4. Bingo, Bango, Bongo

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This can be done in groups of 2, 3, or 4. This is a good game for people with different skill levels. The first person to get on the green gets a point. The person who is closet to the pin after everyone is on the green gets a point. The person who sinks the putt first also gets a point. There are 3 points up for grabs each hole. The highest score at the end wins.

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## 5. Lagging

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Once everyone has landed on the green the player closest to the pin gets 3 points, the second closest gets 2 points, the next closest gets 1 point, and the furthest person away gets zero points. The player with the most points by the end wins.

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## 6. Nassau

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This can be done in groups of 2 or more. This takes the round and splits it into 3 parts. The person who has the best score on the front nine gets a point. The person with the best score on the back nine gets a point. The person with the best score overall gets a point. You can also put a bet on each part.

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## 7. Murphys

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This can be done in groups of 2 or more. This is somewhat like Stableford but slightly different. If you get a double bogey or worse, you get -3 points. If you get a bogey, it’s -1 point. You get zero points for a par. You get +2 points for a birdie, +5 points for an eagle, and +8 points for a hole-in-one. The player with the highest score wins

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## 8. Six-Six-Six

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There are 6 points up for grabs on each hole. If someone wins the hole outright, they get 4 points. The player that comes in second gets 2 points. If the 2 bottom players tie they each get 1 point. If 2 players tie for the win they each get 3 points and the bottom player gets none.

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## 9. Wolf

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This is a game where one player is designated as the wolf and it rotates every hole. The wolf will then tee-off last. After everyone has hit their first shot the wolf will decide if they want to team up with someone or be the Lone Wolf. If the wolf teams up with someone it’ll be them vs the other two. The player with the lowest score will earn a point for their team and the other team will lose a point. If the wolf doesn’t partner up and wins the hole, the wolf will earn 3 points and the others will lose 1 point each. If the wolf loses the hole they’ll lose 3 points.

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