Golf is an interesting card game and Golf card game rules can be pretty complex.The problem is that there is a lot of ways you can play it, it has many different variations.
Either way, here I'll present you with what I consider to be the most common rules and some ideas on how you can spice them up a bit.
Golf card game is played with a standard deck of 52 playing cards(or you can add jokers and play with a 54 card deck) between 2-12 players. For more players you should add more decks, or if you play with more cards, you should add more decks as well.
Each player is dealt 4, 6 or 8 cards(you decide what kind of a game you want to play). Each players cards are spread in front of him like this(depending on how many cards you used):
4 CARD GAME
6 CARD GAME
8 CARD GAME
Players are not allowed to look at their cards. The rest of the deck is put in the center of the table and the top card is turned over, this is the first card of the discard pile.
The point of the game is to score as little as possible. The whole game usually consists from 9 or 18 rounds.
Before the play starts players can look at two of their cards cards(in alternative Golf card game rules each player can turn two cards face up, it's up to you), after this they are not allowed to look anymore.
Now the first player, starting with the player on the dealers left, can either draw a card from the discard pile or the stock pile or knock...
Play continues clockwise like this until a player knocks, or in the face up version until one of the players has all his cards face up. When this happens the round is done and players score appropriate points.
In case the deck runs out, shuffle up the discard pile to make a new deck and leave the top card as the new discard pile.
At the end of each round players tally up their points according to the cards in front of them. The most common values are as follows:
You can also add some special scoring rules. Here are a few examples:
You can play around a lot with Golf card game rules. You can make different rules on when players can look at cards, what scores what etc.. Play around with it a little and see what you like and what you don't like, but, most of all, enjoy yourself while you play and have fun!
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