Hi, my name is Windy, and this is how to play Golf, the card game. Golf is played between two to four players. The common version is “Four Card Golf”. So the dealer would deal four cards to each player and then place the rest of the deck for a draw pile.
The players, without looking, put their cards in a square. Then they may secretly look at the bottom two cards that are closer to them. The point of golf, like in real golf, is to have the lowest score possible. Like golf it is played between nine to eighteen hands, or rounds. So once you’ve looked, the dealer takes one card and starts to discard to the card pile.
Here is a ten. So when your turn you’re allowed to either draw a card from the draw pile and look at it and decide if you want that card in your setup or not. You can replace either the ones that you know or your mystery cards with the card that you drew if you like it. You place it underneath, and then you take the old card that you don’t want that was in your setup, you’d put that at the top of the discard pile. If, on your turn to drew a card, and you don’t want it for your setup, then you can simply discard it.
On your turn you also have the option of, instead of drawing, taking the face-up card, the first on the top off the discard pile, and using that to replace one of your cards, but then your opponents will know what was in there. If you decide to take a card off the discard pile you must use it to replace something on your setup, you can’t just decide to put it back down again. The third option on your turn is to “knock”.
That means that you do nothing and the round is going to end. So you do nothing, everyone else takes one full and normal turn. They’re allowed to either draw a card and discard it, draw a card and replace one of their cards, or use one of the discard cards and use it to replace one of their cards. When everyone has taken one full turn, everyone turns up their cards and they score. Remember you’re trying to get the lowest score possible. Jacks and Queens are worth ten points, so you don’t really want those.
Ace, 2-10, are just worth their face value. Kings, however, are worth zero points, so the best hand would be to have all Kings. And that’s how you play golf!