Golf Solitaire is a game where players try to remove all the cards from the playing field by running cards in sequence. The game starts off with 7 columns holding 5 cards each. Players can remove the exposed bottom card if the card on top of the waste pile is sequentially next to it.
Click on cards which are sequentially lower or higher than the card on top of the waste pile.
Repeat the process until you are unable to remove any more cards from the playing field, then click on the remaining cards at the bottom to shuffle a new card into play.
Players get 17 cards to use in an attempt to clear the remaining 35 from the playing field.
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Classic Golf Solitaire Card Game Play Instructions
How to Play Golf Solitaire
Click on cards in the bottom position which are one above or below the value of the card showing on the waste pile. When you can’t add any more cards then click to pull another card from the deck
Starting the Game
Click on the blue play button with the arrow in the bottom center of the game’s welcome screen.
This will invite you to choose a difficulty level.
Easy Golf Solitaire: On easy mode the king and the ace wrap around, meaning you can do queen – king – ace – two – ace – king – queen, etc.
Hard Golf Solitaire: On hard mode both the king and the ace act as dead ends. You can still go 2 – ace – 2 and queen – king – queen, but you can NOT connect a king and an ace. This makes the game *MUCH* harder.
Games tend to take about 90 seconds to 2 minutes. Depending on the luck of the draw & your strategy you might win 1 in 5 or 6 games on easy mode. On hard mode you can play for an hour without winning a game.
The welcome screen has 3 additional buttons across the top
Top left: developer information & full screen mode.
Top right: sound control.
Game goal: become a pro!
Your goal is to remove the 35 cards showing face up across 7 stacks using the card in the waste pile in the lower right corner and the other 16 cards which can be dealt.
You must remove these cards from the bottom & work your way up on each stack, playing the bottommost card from each stack.
When all cards have been removed and the green fairway is cleared you are in paradise as the game has been won. 🙂
Suit and suit color do not matter for this game, the only thing which matters is if a card is sequentially before or after the card atop the waste pile.
Click cards from the bottom position of a stack on the playing field if they are 1 above or below the card at the top of the waste pile.
Repeat the process until you can no longer stack any cards on the waste pile.
Then click to reveal the next of the 16 face down cards in the bottom row of the game.
On easy mode you can lay any card which is one above or below the card on the top of the waste pile & repeat the process.
On hard mode the same is true except you can not lay kings on aces & you can not lay aces on kings. On hard mode the end of the suits act as literal hard ends.
This game gives you 10 points for each of the 35 cards you remove from the playing field for a max score of 350 for removing cards.
If you remove all 35 cards and have cards remaining from the bottom row each of the cards from the bottom row which were not used are worth an extra 100 points. So, for example, if you had 6 cards left on the bottom row when you removed all cards from the top that would be a score of 350 (top) plus 600 (bottom) for a total score of 950.
If you complete the game quickly you can also get a time bonus. For example, beating the score in 102 seconds offered a 197 point time bonus whereas beating the game in 99 seconds yielded a time bonus of 210 points.
While the game is *MUCH* more difficult on hard mode than easy mode the scoring scheme is the exact same on both modes (10 points per card removed from the field, 100 points for remaining unused deck cards, and a time bonus).
In-game control buttons
At the top center of the game there is a timer showing how long you have played the current round.
There are 5 other buttons at the top of the game. From left to right they are: sound control, full screen mode, help information, restart game, and go back to game welcome screen.
If you win or lose the pop over tells you what you scored, the components of your score, and offers two buttons to replay another round or go to the game’s welcome screen.
This game does not have an undo button, so try to think ahead when you decide which stack to remove cards from.
If you make a bad mistake that frustrates you too much to continue playing the current game there is a rounded circle reset button in the upper right corner.
In general it is better to remove cards from whichever stack is longer, so that you are shortening up the largest stacks.
If the same number appears on two stacks and one of those is the final card in the stack you would always choose to take the card from the stack with multiple cards on it so you place the card underneath it in play.
If there are sequential cards on a particular stack then you can remove those cards first and then loop back to the other stack which also had the same card on it.
If you are on hard mode there should be special preference giving to getting rid of kings and aces as soon as you can as those cards can only be removed from one direction while all other cards can be removed from 2 directions.
Similarly, if a stack has a couple cards of the same value in a row (like two 6 cards) then you often want to use at least one of those right away, as digging through that column will get harder over time with that roadblock in place.
If you have determined it is mathematically impossible to win the current round then you can go for whichever removals give you the most points instead of playing to try to beat a game which is unbeatable in that round.
The game is suited for players who like Golf Solitaire card games.
This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.
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