Offense/Defense

The Object: The object of Offense/Defense is to score the most points while the Defense attempts to block the Offense from scoring.

Competition: Offense/Defense is played one-on-one or with two teams.
Format: A total of twelve balls are used. Six balls on Offense and six balls on Defense. The Offense and Defense must alternate putts leaving all balls on the course.

To Begin Play: The first player/team to putt is the Defense. The second player/team is the Offense. Players/teams alternate putts until all balls are putted. Each player/team plays four complete rounds. A round consists of each player/team putting once as the Defense and once as the Offense.

Scoring: Only the Offense can score points. The Offense must continue to putt even if the Defense has forced any ball off the course and can no longer putt. A winner is determined by the player/team with the highest score after four completed rounds.

Penalties: The Defense will not be allowed to putt any additional balls if the following occurs:

  • A ball does NOT remain at least halfway over the minimum distance line
  • A Defensive ball lands in either hole
  • Any ball rolls off the course

The Offense will not be allowed to putt any additional balls if the following occurs:

  • An Offensive ball does NOT remain at least halfway over the minimum distance line
  • The Offense pushes a Defensive ball into either hole
  • Any ball rolls off the course