Golf game formats

Individual and team built-in game formats, easy and fun!

Stroke Play
Stableford
Skins
Match Play Individual
Match Play Better Ball
Match Play Scramble
Match Play Greensome
Matchplay Foursome
Reds vs Blues
Better Ball
Erado®
Duplicate®
Best Ball
Scramble
2-man Scramble
Duplicate Scramble
Irish Rumble
Low Scratch/Net

Stroke Play

In Stroke Play (also known as Medal Play), the total number of strokes taken on each hole is counted for the cumulative total score. You can play it in Scratch (gross score) or with Handicaps (net score).

Stableford

In Stableford, points are received for your score in relation to par. You can play Stableford in two different ways, regular or modified. In regular Stableford, you get the following points: eagle 4, birdie 3, par 2, bogey 1, DB or worse 0. In modified Stableford, you get the following points: eagle 5, birdie 2, par 0, bogey -1, DB or worse -3.

Skins

In the mood for a friendly wager or bragging rights? In Skins, each hole carries a value that you choose (= Skins) and the winner of the hole wins that value. If the hole is tied, the Skin is carried over to the next hole, adding to the pot for the next hole. You can play Skins also without the carry-over. GameBook automatically calculates your hole-by-hole Skin standings.

Match Play Individual

Match play is a format in which the round is played with the goal of winning more individual holes than the opponent. Score 4 wins the hole against score 5. Score "2 up" means that the leading player has won two holes more than the opponent. Final score 3&2 means that the winner was three holes up with only two holes to play, thus ending the match earlier.

Match Play Better Ball

This is a match play version of the 2-person Better Ball. Two teams of two players play a game with match play rules, each player playing his or her own ball throughout the round. On each hole the better score counts as the team score. The team winning more individual holes wins the game.

Match Play Scramble

In scramble match play two teams of two players play a game against each other with match play rules. In scramble both players play every shot and the better one is chosen.

Match Play Greensome

In greensome match play two teams of two players play a game against each other with match play rules. In greensome both players tee off, the better ball is selected and then played until being holed with alternating turns.

Matchplay Foursome

In foursome match play two teams of two players play a game against each other with match play rules. In foursome each player takes shots with alternating turns.

Reds vs Blues

In Reds vs Blues game format two teams face up against each other, just like in the Ryder Cup or Solheim Cup. To set up your event you need to create the game in GameBook's online Game Manager at www.golfgamebook.com/gamemanager.

Better Ball

Better Ball is one the most popular team games in golf. It is a two-person Best Ball (also known as Four Ball), where each player plays his or her own ball throughout the round, and on each hole the better score serves as the team score. If you're going to play with a four-some, try a Better Ball match!

Erado®

Erado is GameBook's own totally new fun game format where you can erase from your total score a selected number (up to 4 on an 18-hole round) of bad holes. The decision to erase must be made before playing the next hole. The final hole cannot be erased. Your Erado strategy will be key to mastering this game format!

Duplicate®

Duplicate is GameBook's own totally new fun game where you pick a random multiplier of 1, 2 or 3 and the multiplier is then applied to the Stableford points earned on each hole. The final hole is always worth double points. Try it out! You can also use Duplicate in a scramble and GameBook calculates the scores for you.

Best Ball

In Best Ball, each player plays his or her own ball throughout the round, and on each hole 1 or 2 best scores serve as the team score. With GameBook, you can play Best Ball with groups of three or four players.

Scramble

Scramble is an all-time favorite for team golf outings! Each player in a group tees off on a hole. After each shot, the best shot is selected and all players play the next shot from that spot, until the ball is holed. One team score is recorded. With GameBook, you can play scramble with groups of two, three or four players. If you're going to play with a four-some, try a two-person scramble match!

2-man Scramble

This is a 2-man Scramble where both players tee off on a hole. After each shot the better of the two shots is selected and both players play from that spot until the ball is holed. One team score is recorded.

Duplicate Scramble

Duplicate Scramble is a fusion of the classic Scramble and GameBook’s own Duplicate format. Your team plays a single ball into the cup in regular Scramble format and a random multiplier of one, two or three is applied to the Stableford points earned from the Scramble score on each hole. The final hole is always double the points.

Irish Rumble

Ready to rumble? GameBook has a four-person Irish Rumble available. It is a Best Ball format played with Stableford points where the best single score is recorded for the first six holes (1-6); the best two scores are recorded for the next six holes (7-12); the best three scores are recorded on the next five holes (13-17); and on the last hole (18), all four scores are recorded for the team. GameBook calculates scoring for you automatically so you can try it out!

Low Scratch/Net

This is a team Best Ball where each player plays his or her own ball throughout the round, and on each hole the best gross and net scores are combined and count as the team score.

Leaderboards

Live leaderboards, contest and wagers to spice up your games.

Primary Game
Side game
Contests
Challenges
Comments and photos

Primary Game

Turn your phone vertical and press the icon at the bottom of your screen to check the leaderboard for your primary game. You can also mix and match — choose an individual game format for your primary game and a team game format for your side game. GameBook will tell you which game formats can be played together.

Side game

Turn your phone vertical and press the icon at the bottom of your screen to check the leaderboard for your side game. You can also mix and match — choose an individual game format for your primary game and a team game format for your side game. GameBook will tell you which game formats can be played together.

Contests

Turn your phone vertical and press the icon to check your contest leaderboards. Set up contests in your corporate, member or charity golf outings or if you're just playing with a few friends. When you tee up for the hole with a contest, you can check the leaderboard to see how the players before you have fared in the contest.

Closest to Pin

GameBook automatically allows you to set up closest to pin contests for the par 3 holes on your course. The live leaderboard shows how everybody else has done in the contest so far and who's in the lead.

Longest & Straightest Drive

GameBook automatically lets you pick the holes where you wish to set up either a longest or straightest drive contest. The live leaderboard shows how everybody else has done in the contest so far and who's in the lead.

Challenges

Turn your phone vertical and press the icon to check your friendly challenges leaderboard. In the mood to raise the stakes a bit? When you set up your game, you can create challenges for your round based on various criteria. GameBook automatically calculates your results hole-by-hole.

Comments and photos

Turn your phone vertical and press the icon to check and send comments to other teams, or to respond to your friends.