The Best Backyard Golf Games

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As Summer kicks into high gear, sometimes our plans get in the way of hitting the links.  Luckily, there are ways you can still incorporate golf with your social gatherings.  Whether you are hosting a BBQ, hitting the beach, or having your buddies over for a few cold ones these next golf games will keep you entertained for hours. 

Floating Pool Green

If you have a pool, or live on a lake or pond, this is a must have.  The Original Floating Golf Green has a floatation device that measures 4 feet by 6 feet and the fringe extends out another 4 inches on all sides. The box includes detailed assembly instructions with an estimated 15 to 20 minutes assembly time required. Also, you will receive 12 floating golf balls that feel like a real ball but are safe for the backyard or around crowds. A tee box, premium practice green flag and pin, and regulation cup finalize what many have called the best pool toy on the market today.  Years of chipping practice or competitions can be expected with materials that are made for the outdoors and will not succumb to the weather.  

Chippo Golf:  

The company calls the game “The Glorious Lovechild of Golf and Cornhole”.  ChippoGolf won the Best New Product Award at the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show, and GOLF Magazine Best of Everything List 2019, and Golf Digest’s Best Gifts for the Golfer Who Has Everything.  Chippo is the viral new golf game for beach, backyard, tailgate, office and clubhouse.  A mash-up of golf and traditional backyard games!  Similar to cornhole, you need 4 players to play.  Each player gets 3 shots at a time for their turn.  Scoring is pretty simple to follow:  1 point for hitting the board, 3 points for hitting it in the larger hole, 5 points for the smaller corner holes and if you bounce your shot off the chipping mat and in a hole it’s worth double.  Once both players on the same side go, they tally up their scores to to see “wins the hole”.  That is considered 1 hole and you can either play 9 or 18 holes.  The assembly is very simple and makes for a portable product.  The set comes with 2 boards, 2 hitting mats and 6 balls.  We think this is a solid choice for any gathering.  

TeeToss Golf Game: 

TeeToss is a golf version of the popular ring & hook game.  TeeToss is a simple, addictive game for parties, barbecues, and other gatherings—indoors or outdoors. Swing the golf ball with the objective of landing it on the tee. The scoring is very simple.  You get 1 point for each time you land it on the tee.  Depending on how much time you have, you can play up to 5, 11, or 21.  Set up is simple as everything you need comes in the packaging, and this game will keep the competitive juices flowing for hours.  

GolfShot Drinking Game:  

Now, this is definitely more an adult party game, so please…drink responsibly.  Whether you like golf, miniature golf, putting, or just sneaking a few beers onto the golf course, you and up to six friends will probably enjoy playing this cool new Golf Shot Glass Drinking Game. This is a fun, miniature, 1 hole tabletop golf course.  The game lets players take turns trying to putt a metal ball into the hole, count up how many putts it took to sink the ball, then follow the drinking instructions on the side of the shot glass caddy. The better your putting skills versus your blood alcohol level will determine how much your friends have to drink. Best of all, it even includes a real sand pit for an additional challenge.  Sand and drinking normally go well together, but not in this case . This game is perfect for any party or gift for the golf lover.  

Yolf Set: 

YardGolf or “Yolf” is definitely more of a family game.  You can share the fun and excitement of golf in your backyard with all ages and skill levels. The Yard Golf Set has everything you need to experience the game of golf, indoors or outdoors.  The Yolf set comes in 3 sizes:  3 hole, 6 hole or 9 hole sets.  The durable construction of the game provides indoor or outdoor play and can be played on most surfaces.  The Yolf balls are oversized and will float so don’t worry if you live near a lake, pool, or stream.  The holes are flexible and built to stay in place even in windy conditions.  The rules are the same as regular golf, however to make things more complicated you can create your own hazards such as making the sidewalk a “water hazard”.  The Yolf game is perfect for families as young kids, teenagers, adults and grandparents can all enjoy the fun.  

Golf Cornhole: 

Part golf, part cornhole and part beer pong, Backyard Pong Golf is the challenging new game that’s sure to be a solid addition to your next barbecue, tailgate party or campout.  Played with 4 players, the rules are the same as beer pong as you and your partner try to chip your pong balls into each cup until you have eliminated all the cups off the board.  The set includes:  2 game boards (29″ x 19″), 2 chipping mats, and  12 balls.  The legs are collapsible for easy storage and transport and you and your friends will have a blast playing this game.  The game is challenging and we think Golf cornhole makes a great gift for the avid golfer in your friend circle or family.  


PutterBall backyard golf game is the perfect backyard party game for every scenario, and it’s perfect for those who have never played golf or claim not to enjoy it.  It’s one of the fastest growing products in the backyard game category and has been featured in Golf Digest, Golf Magazine and at TopGolf.  PutterBall is a mix of beer pong and mini-golf.  With a similar concept to Golf Cornhole, you and your teammate try to putt your golf ball into each of the 6 golf holes.  Once you make a putt into a hole, you cover it with the corresponding hole covers which will help you reach the further back hole options.   PutterBall includes the turf board, mini-golf putters, two golf balls and the hole covers.  This game will challenge your putting accuracy and is currently going viral on social media channels.   All in all, we love this as an option for any backyard gathering.

Mulligan Ring Toss Game:  

Another game that is technically not golf, but golf-themed nonetheless.  Similar to the TeeToss, the Mulligan Ring Toss Game is addicting and perfect for indoors or out on the patio.  Toss the ring on a string as many times as needed to ring a hook.   The number of throws plus the corresponding hook score is your score for that hole. Play 9 holes, 18 holes, or as many as you like! The lowest score for the round wins!  The Game comes with everything you need to play: the Mulligan Golf game board, score sheets and all hardware.

Shuffle Golf:  

The GoSports Pure Putt Curling & Shuffleboard blends the excitement of both games with a competitive game for all skill levels.  The 10 foot “putting green” features shuffleboard on one end and curling on the other for 2 games in 1. Both games mimic traditional shuffleboard and curling rules, but with a unique golf twist! 2-4 Players can compete against each other. Players can either putt to score points or aim to knock their opponent’s golf balls off the 10 foot playing area.  The set comes with 16 golf balls, the playing rug, and a dry erase scoreboard.  Shuffle Golf is perfect for all ages and abilities and is a great addition to any social gathering. 

Putting Trainer:  

Candidly, this is more of a golf training device than a game, but we added it to the list as there are definitely competitive games you can play with the Putting Trainer.  Incredibly lightweight and easy to set up, it helps you identify the subtle changes you need to make to improve your short game. Just square up the face of your putter with one of the included pucks and follow through as you complete your stroke. The goal is to send the puck straight down the line to the mat’s target area, without having it shift or turn off course. The game mat offers three exciting putting games: Duel, Knock Out, and One-On-OneWorks on a variety of flat surfaces, including hardwood floors, carpeting, etc. Rolls up for easy storage. Includes 1 putt mat, 1 game mat, and 4 pucks.

If we missed any backyard golf games you absolutely love, please let us know as we would love to hear your comments. 

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