The Golf Minded: Golf Rules

Links to the basic golf rules and to the complete golf rules

Like every game, Golf has its own rules and you have to follow them if you want to be called a golf player.

As a first step you can take a look at the 10 Basic Golf Rules for the Beginner made by Golf Magic. These guidelines summarize most situations you are likely to encounter on the course.

If these basic rules were not enough and you want the complete official rules of Golf you can find them online here: 2019 Rules and Interpretations

You can also download the official rules in pdf format.

These are the official rules, made by The USGA and The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland, that "jointly write and interpret the Rules of Golf to guard the tradition and integrity of the game".

If you have a question about a rule we strongly suggest you visit the official Golf Rules Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). There you can find common questions about an specific rule or make a search. It's an excellent resource.