The team’s score is the total number of strokes it takes to put the ball in the hole.
Scramble golf really encourages team building and camaraderie as teammates encourage each other, pull for each other, benefit from each other’s strengths, and make up for their weaknesses. All players, no matter their age or experience, can make a positive contribution to their team during the course of a round.
Here are some variations to the scramble golf rules for some more fun alternative golf games.
Use the scramble golf rules, but a pre-determined number of drives must be used by each member of the team. If you have any beginners on your team, it’s usually wise to use their drives early in the round to take pressure off of them for the rest of the game.
Use the scramble golf rules with the addition of player handicaps. The net team score is the total number of strokes minus the adjusted handicap. The adjusted, or team handicap, is calculated by adding up the handicaps of all team members and dividing it by two times the number of players on the team.
Starts off like a scramble with all players hitting their second shot from the location of the best ball. After the second shot, though, everyone plays their own ball like normal golf until every player puts their ball in the hole. Each team will have 4 different scores. The team score can be the low score of the group or any combination of scores you want to use.
Use the scramble golf rules, but one player sits out each shot. All players tee off, and the best shot is selected. The player who hit the best shot doesn’t get to play the next shot. It’s a fun game for helping to give more teammates a chance to get the best shot.
Las Vegas Scramble
Before starting the game, assign each member of the team a number from 1-4. At every tee box, all players tee off and then a die is rolled. The drive of the team member who has the same number as the number rolled on the die, must be the ball that is played on that hole. Assuming there are 4 players on a team, if a 5 or 6 is rolled, the team can choose which drive they want to use. After this, the hole is played out like a regular scramble.
The opposite of scramble golf rules. All players tee off at each hole, and the worst shot is chosen. All players hit the second ball from the location of the worst ball, and play continues in this fashion until the ball goes in. As you can imagine, this variation requires a lot more strokes and takes a lot longer than a regular scramble. It's a fun way to work on your golf game by forcing you to work on shots that are a little more challenging.
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