Golf is a precision club and ball sport, in which competing players use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a golf course using the fewest number of strokes. The game is played on golf courses, each of which features a unique design, although courses typically consist of either 9 or 18 holes.

Participants will be divisioned by Special Olympics Minnesota based on ability level and age to give them a competitive experience.

This sport offers a Unified option. This gives individuals both with and without intellectual disabilities a chance to compete on the same team. This sport also offers Individual Skills, which gives lower-ability or new athletes a chance to compete and showcase the skills they are learning in that sport.


3-hole Individual Stroke Play Competition
5-hole Individual Stroke Play Competition (STATE ONLY)
9-hole Individual Stroke Play Competition
3-hole Unified Team Play Competition (Alternate Shot)
5-hole Unified Team Play Competition (Alternate Shot) (STATE ONLY)
9-hole Unified Team Play Competition (Alternate Shot)

Individual skills

Short Putt
Long Putt

Chip Shot
Pitch Shot

Iron Shot
Wood Shot

Competition season

Golf competitions take place July through August.

Become a coach

All coaches who work with athletes need to be Level 1 certified. Level 1 certified coaches can coach any sport.



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