Best Gambling Games for Golfers

While some people love summer golf, I think fall is the best golfing season. Golf gambling is probably one of the most fascinating aspects of golf. Some people argue that golfing takes too long, hence is boring. To add some fun into the game, I suggest that you throw some money on it. This will probably give you a valid reason to care about golfing.

I am tempted to liken golfing and gambling to baked potato and steak. This is because the two go hand in hand and are inseparable for some golf players and fans. Golf-related Gambling games allow you to bet against your fellow players, hence add fun to the game. There are many variances that I personally like, but the following are some of the best golf gambling games I have come across so far.


Nassau is my most favorite golf gambling game. The game features three bets, including the back nine, the front nine as well as the total for each round. The game allows players to take part as a team as individuals. To play the game, you set your preferred bet dollar amount. For instance, you can set the amount to $1. In this case, you will lose a total of $3 if you lost all the three matches.

You may also wager an equal amount through a press bet—a bet that is concurrent to the original wager, in Nassau. Based on experience, I think it is wise to avoid automatic presses as they can make you los a lot on a bad day. Additionally, you it is not a must for you to accept press requests from your opponents.


This golf gambling game may only be played by four players, with each player playing his/her own ball. When playing Wolf, the objective is to collect the most points during a round. Initially, the game requires the players to decide on the order of play at the first tee. The last player for each round is the wolf. The play order has to be rotated at each tee to ensure that each of the players becomes a wolf by the end of the game.

After the other three players have hit their shot for the tee, the wolf decided whether to take any of the players to make a team or not. The last player for each tee can play as a ‘Lone Wolf’. In this regard the Lone Wolf’s objective is to have the lowest net score for that hole. The scoring for wolf can be complicated. Here is a breakdown of how it is done.

• If the Wolf has won the hole, he/she gets four points.
• If all the players had placed the Lone Wolf bet, all the players (other than the Wolf) get one point.
• If the non-Wolf players happen to win the hole, each of them is awarded three pints.
• If the Wolf had chosen a partner and the team has the lowest score, each of the two partners is awarded two pints.


This gambling game for golfers requires players to assign a pint, which is the dollar value for the bet, to each skin (hole). To win in this game, a player is supposed to have the lowest score in the group. In the event that your winning score ties with that of another player, you may decide to carry over the additional skin to the next hole. In such a case, you end up increasing the point value. What I love about skins is the fact that you can win the game after screwing up on the first five, but winning the sixth hole. In such a case, the scores on the first five holes are halved.

Sixes (Round Robin)

I personally love this golf gambling game because you can lose for the first six holes, but still have the opportunity to straighten things up on the remaining 12 holes. The game may only be played by four players and requires you to exchange partners after every six holes. This game also offers its players a variety of formats, with an opportunity to change the format after every six holes. In this game, you place a bet for every six holes.

Basically, golf is about having fun and nothing can make it more interesting than playing for something. Additionally, golf betting enhances the competitive spirit among players.