Ghost Golf Game – How To Play

The ghost golf game is a fun way to change things up on the course. And best of all it is one of the few golf games that can be played by three players. Here is how it works.

Ghost plays like a better ball format in teams of two. The difference being that there are only three players and the fourth is “the ghost”.

The ghost will score a par on each and every hole. The ghost is typically partnered with the highest handicap partner in the group. The higher handicapper will play out the hole normally and once completed the better score between him and the ghost will be used.

The other team will play better ball. This means they get to choose the better of their two shots each time they shoot. This team will attempt to beat the score of the ghost and his partner.

Since the ghost is scoring par on each hole he is considered a scratch golfer. This means all of the golfers will be getting strokes from the ghost based on their handicap.

You can score this game in the stroke format or in match play format.

Strategies For The Ghost Golf Game

Depending on whether you are on the same team as the ghost there are a few strategies you can use to get the upper hand on your opponents.

Playing With The Ghost

When playing with the ghost you want to be sure that you keep an eye on handicap strokes. As we stated earlier the ghost is considered a scratch golfer so he will be giving out a few strokes throughout the round.

This is important because on the holes in which strokes are not given the ghost is going to be much more likely to win. Knowing that you can play more aggressively on those holes.

The opposite is true on a hole in which the ghost is giving the other golfers strokes. On these holes, you will be less likely to have the ghost to lean on for the win. This means you may want to play a bit more conservatively as your opponents are likely to beat the ghost.

Playing With A Partner

Playing with a partner all comes down to knowing when to play it safe and when to take a risk. This largely based on what your partner has done with his shot.

One tactic is to have the more consistent golfer shoot first this allow the second player to take a risk most of the time.

This can ultimately lead to better scores on each hole.

Concluding Thoughts

We hope that you enjoyed this guide and found out everything you need to know about the ghost golf game. If you enjoyed this guide we hope you check out some of our others such as our guide to Umbriago or dog fight.

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