From the weekend hackers to the millionaire tour pros, golf and gambling go hand-in-hand. The smack talk with the buddies on the course is great, but it’s always better when you take a little extra cash home with you. Whether you are betting $1 or $100, the extra action makes the four hours with your buddies a little extra edgy. Below you will find some of the most popular golf gambling games. If you have a unique game you play with your buddies on the weekend, drop us a line and maybe it will show up on the list.
The Nassau is three bets in one: low score on the front nine, low score on the back nine and low score over the full 18. A $2 Nassau is probably the most common bet among golf buddies, but any denomination can be used.
Round Robin is a betting game for groups of four that involves two members of the foursome teaming up against the other two. Every six holes you rotate partners so throughout the entire round you partner with everyone in the group. You set the bet. Any denomination will work.
Sandies have a set value throughout the entire round. A golfer automatically earns a “Sandie” if you get up-and-down from a greenside bunker for par.
Wolf is one of the classic golf betting games for groups of four, but it can get a little complicated. Players rotate as the “Wolf.” On each hole, the player designated as the Wolf tees off last. If the first player to tee off pipes it down the middle, as wolf you have the option to partner with him for the hole, and you two become partners against the other two for the hole. If you pass and the second and third person hits it in the woods, then you are “wolf” by yourself for that hole and you must beat the score of the other players to win the hole. The Wolf can win or lose more money by going it alone.