Golf Solitaire is a multi-player solitaire game, and yes, we know that's a bit of an oxymoron. The object of the game is to remove as many cards as you can from the playing field. And how do you do that? Easy! You just need to click on a card that's one higher or one lower than whatever card is in your discard pile. So, for example, if you've got a 3 in your discard pile, you could remove either a 2 or a 4 from the playing field.
As you remove Golf Solitaire cards from the playing field, they move down into your discard pile, which gives you new cards to play with - see how big of a streak you can get! Out of moves? No problem, just click on the draw pile to draw another card. (If you've ever played Tri-Peaks Solitaire
, it's pretty similar.)
Watch out for Hazard cards - they earn you tokens (and Rank Progress, if you're a Club Pogo member) for removing them, but you can't play anything on top of them. Unless, of course, you get a Golden Shot card - they can turn Hazard cards back into normal cards. And Wild Cards can be played on top of anything.
When you're completely out of moves, the number of cards you have left in the playing field becomes your score. Just like in a real game of golf, every hand has a "par" score, and your goal is to try and end up with fewer cards remaining than the par score. If you can complete the entire course below par, you get a jackpot spin! If you can complete all five holes with the lowest score of all the players in the card games
online room, you win the game and get to choose the next course!
Your goal in Golf Solitaire is to remove cards from the playing field, and you do that by clicking on cards that are one higher or one lower than whatever card is in the discard pile.
For example, in the playing field here, a player could play either the 5 or the 3 on top of that 4. When you play a card from the playing field, it moves to the discard pile, and then you can play other cards on top of that one.
For example, let's say we play the 3 on top of the 4.
With the 3 now in our discard pile, we could play the 2. And then after that, we could play one of the 1s on the playing field.
Note that a deck of Golf Solitaire only goes from 1 to 11, and you cannot "wrap around" from 11 to 1.
If you cannot play any more Golf Solitaire cards onto the discard pile, click on the draw pile to draw a new card.
Hazard Cards are the cards that feature Duff (our resident golfer) on the front. Hazard Cards act similar to normal cards, except that no other number cards can be played on top of them.
So in this example here, we could play that 5 Hazard on top of the 4. But once we do that...
We can't play the 6! Notice that all the cards are dimmed, to show that you can't play anything on top of that 5. That's too bad, because that would let us create a big streak. Maybe it's time to play a Golden Shot card. What are those, you ask?
Golden Shot Cards:
Golden Shot cards turn Hazard Cards back into normal cards in Golf Solitaire, so you can keep playing on top of them. Wow! You earn Golden Shot cards by uncovering them in the playing field - as soon as they're uncovered, they move down to your Golden Shot inventory to the right of the discard pile. Whenever you want to use one, just click on it whenever you've got a hazard card in your discard pile.
Let's look at our hazard example from before. If we were to play the Golden Shot card on top of that 5 Hazard...
We could turn that 5 Hazard back into a normal 5.
Then we could play the 6 (followed by the 7, another 6, another 7, and that 8, for a really nice streak.)
Note that you can only have five Golden Shot cards in your inventory at any time. If you earn more than five Golden Shot cards, extra ones will turn into tokens. Tokens are nice, too.
Wild Cards are... well... Wild Cards. They can be played on top of any card, and you can play any card on top of them. They're pretty rare, so use them wisely in Golf Solitaire!
Made a mistake? Don't worry - just click the undo button and try again. You can use the undo button as many times as you want during a card game
, but you can't use it twice in a row. (In other words, you can only "go back" one move. You need to make another move before using the undo button again.)
When all the cards from the draw pile are used up and you have no more moves, the current round is over. Click the "End Hand" button to end your current hand. If you've ended your hand early enough in the round and there's some time left in, you'll get to play a bonus Golf Solitaire game
The Bonus Game is a way for you to earn extra power-ups, improve your score, or just get some tokens by playing some very simple Golf-Solitaire-esque games. Here's the way it works....
Our crack team of puzzle-moving blimp pilots will fly into your playing field and give you a small Golf Solitaire layout. If you can remove all of the cards from the layout, you get a prize!
If you get stuck, you can click Undo to undo your last move or two, or click Try Again to get another crack at the puzzle. Once you've uncovered the last card in the puzzle, your prize will be revealed! Some of the exciting prizes you can win are...
cards! These cards remove 1 from your score. (Remember, this is golf. Lower scores are a good thing.)
Yay! Everybody loves tokens!
If you get a wild card, it will magically turn one random card somewhere in the playing field into a wild on your next course.
Golden Shot Card
This will add another Gold Shot card to your inventory.
Complete Game Guide
If you'd like to learn more about how to play this game, please read the Complete Game Guide