While practicing your golf swing or short game is important, it’s even more essential that you’re having fun along the way.
Golf is a sport that relies on practice, patience, skill, endurance, and of course, competition. So why not add a little playfulness to and try one (or all) of these 6 golf-inspired games.
Perfect for doubles, foursomes or larger groups, these 6 golf games will keep you and your friends laughing for hours. In fact, you’ll probably forget that while having fun, you’re also improving your golf skills.
Check out our list of the 6 best games that every golfer should play, and click below for a fun printable cheat sheet that features game rules and variations.
- Bingo, Bango Bongo
Funny to say and even funnier to play, this side game is loosely based on horse shoes with a golf twist. Points are awarded to golf balls that are closest to the hole. And the winner is the player who can sink a hole in one. We told you these games would also improve your golf skills!
- Vegas Golf
In honor of its name, this game involves casino chips or cards. Players are given a chip for either a good or bad play. Each group decides on the wager, and at the end of each round, good chips get paid and bad chips pay out. Hope these Vegas odds are in your favor!
If you’re like the Savvy sisters, you enjoy setting a friendly wager to keep the game interesting. This golf game allows you to set your own bets. Winner or winners get—you guessed it—the kitty!
- Pink Ball, Lone Ranger
This is a fun team golf game. It involves a colored ball that is rotated between players. There are so many variations to the game’s format, so you never play the same game twice…unless you want to, of course.
- Cha, Cha, Cha
Players move right along with this game (kind of like a conga line). Each member of the team plays their ball throughout a three-hole rotation. The first hole is called cha, the second, cha cha, and the third, cha, cha, cha. Players combine their scores at the end for the big win.
In this game, the best poker hand takes the pot. Each player antes a predetermined amount of money, like one dollar, for a round. And as each hole is played, additional playing cards are awarded/deducted each time a player makes a good or bad shot.. This game is sure to get every player moving, laughing, and pulling out all the stops to psyche out the competition.
Click below to get a cheat sheet to take with you and you will have all the games and rules handy for your next round. Did we mention it’s free?
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