Golf Solitaire

Golf Solitaire is a fast-paced and fun card game that doesn’t call for much thought but requires just the right amount of skill to prevent it from becoming too forced.



Space: Low

Level: Easy

Cards: One standard 52 deck of cards

Players: One



Deal the cards into seven columns, each consisting of five face up and overlapping cards. The exposed card at the bottom of each column is available for play. The remaining cards are placed face down to form the stock pile. Cards are turned one at a time from the stock to a single waste / discard pile where building occurs by transferring exposed column cards according to the rules of the game.


How to Play Golf Solitaire

All building is carried out on the single waste pile. A single, exposed card from one of the seven columns may be transferred to the waste pile if it follows either an ascending or descending sequence regardless of suit.

Sequences may turn the corner, meaning that Kings may build on Aces and an Ace may build on a King. When no more cards from the columns can be transferred to the waste pile, a card from the stock is dealt to the waste pile and building resumes.

For your first move you may play any of the exposed column cards to the waste pile to get going, so you’ll have to scan the cards really quickly to see which card might release the best initial sequence.


How to Win Golf Solitaire

When the stock is exhausted, and no more building can occur, then the golf card game is over.  The goal is to keep the total score as low as possible.