Difficult OR Challenging Terrain Scoring

In some cases, ravines, lakes and other natural course obstacles will have to be made as “walk arounds” (“walks”) or even skip areas (“skips”). Course owners with concerns for traffic, pace or course difficulty control may choose to have the players “walk” or “skip” parts of the fairway, particularly difficult terrain holes.

Players encountering minor or lesser obstacles (minor as defined by the golf course owner) may become a challenge for some in the group. For example, a choice could be made by the player to attack the natural course obstacle for a chance to deduct strokes or just pick-up, pass the course designated obstacle and record the safe score as a (“walk”).

Following is a “Challenging Terrain Scoring” example:
  • Most golf courses have ravines, lakes, stream and other natural land and terrain obstacles. The golf course owner would rate their terrain obstacles as a 1, 3 or 5 difficulty.
  • Let’s say a ravine is rated a 3 difficulty.
  • If you choose to hit over the ravine with the ball you have just used (no switching balls at a designated obstacle challenge point to gain distance) and you are successful, you will score a minus 3 strokes (-3 strokes).If you fail to clear the obstacle (in this case a ravine) you must add 3 strokes to your score, hit from a point past the ravine and take an additional penalty stroke (+3 +1 penalty =4 strokes added to your score).
  • If you chose the “walk” option, you only add 2 strokes to your score (the challenge obstacle rating of a 3 minus 1 equals 2 strokes added to your score). Hit your next shot from a point just past the ravine toward the intended green.
This previous example would be used for scoring in a competitive game of equal skill levels. The family group or any group of mixed skills could use these suggested guidelines for scoring or make up their own scoring rules to keep it fun yet competitive.

Approaching The Green

Approaching The Green

Use the racquet strings to hit the racquetball ball towards the flag stick (“the pin”) and hole (“cup”) located on the green.

Putting With RacquetPutter On The Green

Putting With RacquetPutter On The Green

Once on the green, use the RacquetPutter attachment that is attached to the racquet to putt the ball into the hole.

Replace the racquetball on the green with a standard golf ball to putt out the hole.

You can take a stance to putt croquet style or pre-position the RacquetPutter at a comfortable angle and putt the ball golfer style.

A golf ball should be used for putting.

Once everyone in the group is on the on the green, pull the flag stick (“the pin”). After everyone has finished their putts, return the flag stick to stand in the hole (cup). Please be careful around the hole so as to not damage the the crisply cut edges of the cup.