The aim of Golf is to clear all of the cards from the table.

The game starts with 7 piles each containing 5 cards dealt face-up, forming the tableau. The remainder of the deck forms the stock pile which can be dealt 1 at a time onto the adjacent waste pile.

The top card of each tableau pile is available for play. You can play any card onto the waste pile provided it is 1 higher or lower in rank than the card currently on the pile. Once you run out of valid moves, turn over another card from the stock and continue to build on the new card.

By default Aces and Queens can be placed on Kings, but changing the settings can mean only Queens can be placed on Kings, or that Kings stop play entirely.

The game of Golf is won when you have cleared all the cards from the board. If you reach the end of the stock and there are no more cards playable on the waste pile then the game is over.