Golf isn’t going anywhere. Let the 25.95 million people who played last year tell you.
Golf stands the test of time. We’ve come a long way since 100 BC when we used a bent stick to hit a stuffed leather ball. During the 15th century, Scotland modernized golf to be more like the game it is today.
And the rest is history.
Whether you’re a golfing novice or a regular club member, you can have fun on the green. Especially if you play some of the best golf games that have been established over time.
Make sure to have an Arnold Palmer while you’re out there!
Let’s tee off.
The 5 Best Golf Games Out There
Here’s a tip for beginners: set an early tee time. Research shows you play better in the mornings.
And if you’re an expert? Well, take it easy on ’em!
1. Bingo Bango Bongo
This game consists of three different points:
- Bingo – The first player to get the ball on the green
- Bango – Once all balls are on the green, the closest to the pin wins this round
- Bongo – The first person to get the ball in the hole
Make it more interesting by upping the ante for anyone who gets all three!
Start with four players. Divide the 18 holes into three rounds of six. Rotate partners every six holes, so that you will be a partner with everyone once. Whoever does the best in 2 out of 3 rounds is your winner!
This game is played with any number of players.
The lowest par on a hole wins the Rabbit.
If somebody else gets the lowest par on the next hole, the Rabbit is set free. If the same person gets the lowest par, they keep the rabbit.
If the Rabbit is free, anyone can win him in the next round.
Whoever ends up with the Rabbit at the end is the winner!
4. Best Ball
Best Ball is best played in two-person teams.
Each person plays out their own ball. Within your two-person team, keep the lowest score for each hole and drop the highest.
In the end, whoever has maintained the lowest scores wins. This means that even if you did poorly during one round, your teammate can redeem your victory.
Last but not least: one of the most timeless golfing games out there.
Nassau occurs in three stages: the first nine holes; the last nine holes; and all eighteen holes combined.
Whoever has the lowest score for all three rounds is your winner.
Feeling excited yet?
The greatest part about this list is that it’s not all-inclusive. And each game has modifications that can be made to suit the players’ interests and skill levels.
Wanna play for money? Go for it. Wanna make it a little harder? There are options.
Contact Blue Sky to play one of the best golf course in Jacksonville. Then go play some of the best golf games out there. Next, pretend you’re Tiger Woods.
Kidding about that last part.
You’ve picked a great time to love golf. Keep your eyes peeled this June for the US Open!
Need to practice? Let us know if we can help take a few strokes off your swing.