Golf is a precision club and ball sport, in which competing golfers use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a golf course using the fewest amount of strokes. The game is played on golf courses, each of which features a unique design, although courses typically consist of either nine or 18 holes.

Special Olympics golf is a fall sport where athletes train and compete from April through October. 


General Information

The Golf Fact Sheet provides general information on the sport’s background, popularity and statistics in the Special Olympics sports world.

The Official Special Olympics Sports Rules for golf shall govern all Special Olympics competitions. View the most updated Golf Rules.

Article 1 provides general principles established by the Special Olympics Official General Rules that are not found in sport-specific rules. When there is conflict between a sport’s official rules and the general rules, the general rules in Article 1 will be followed.


Upcoming Events

  • October 9, 2022 Level 1 Golf Sectional Inspiration Golf Range & Activity Center
    151 Knollcroft Rd
    Lyons, NJ 07939
  • October 22, 2022 2022 Fall Games – Golf Mountain View Golf Course
    850 Bear Tavern Road
    Ewing, New Jersey 08628
    9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Coaching Resources

Special Olympics New Jersey strives to provide additional sport training to our athletes so that they are at their best when it comes time for training and competition.

Coaches are encouraged to use the resources below to be as prepared as possible for golf training and competition.

If you have any questions on coaching, visit our coach section for information.


Additional Golf Information


Sports Registration Checklist

Read through and complete this checklist of to-dos before signing up for a local program.