Pick Your Game

There are plenty of ways to have fun while playing golf. If you want to try something different, check out some of the great ways we have found for you to compete with your friends.

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Find a Perfect Game Type For You

The outings golf app can keep track of all of the following games!

Stroke Play

Strokeplay is the most common form of competition at most professional tournaments. In stroke play, every player (or team) competes all 18 holes and counts the total number of strokes and the party with the lower total net score wins.

Match play

In match play, two players (or two teams) play every hole as a separate contest against each other. The party with the lower score wins that hole, regardless of how many shots he won the hole by. If the scores of both players or teams are equal the hole is “halved” (drawn). The game is won by that party that wins more holes than the other. Matchplay is a very popular form of competition at club level.


A foursome (defined in Rule 29 of the “Rules of Golf”) is played between two players in partnership, playing one ball which they hit alternately. One player tees off on the odd numbered holes, the other on the even holes, regardless of who played the last putt on the first hole. The other shots are played in turns until the hole is finished. Penalty shots do not affect the order of play. Foursomes can be played under match play or stroke play rules.

Four ball

The same as foursomes but each player plays with his own ball and the better score of the team counts. Four-balls can be played as match play or stroke play. (Defined by rules 30 and 31). In a Three-Ball match, three players play against one another, each thus playing two distinct matches. A slightly different form is Best-Ball, in which one player plays against the better ball of two or the best ball of three players.


Form of stroke play where the scoring is made by points awarded in relation to a fixed score at each hole as follows:
Hole Played In Points
<1 over fixed score —> 0
1 over fixed score —> 1
Fixed score —> 2
1 under fixed score —> 3
2 under fixed score —> 4
3 under fixed score —> 5
4 under fixed score —> 6
The winner is the player who scores the highest number of points.

Bogey and Par Competitions

The scoring for bogey and par competitions is made as in match play. Any hole for which a player makes no return is regarded as a loss. The winner is the player who is most successful in the aggregate of holes.

Scramble (or Ambrose, Texas Scramble)

Each player in a team (of two, three or four players) tees off on each hole and the players decide which shot was best. Other players then pick up their ball and play their second shot from that position and the procedure is repeated until the hole is finished. The lifted balls must be placed within one scorecard’s width of the selected position. If on the green, the balls are to be placed within one putter head of the marker. This type of competition is popular with golf societies.

Texas Scramble

Texas Scramble is a variation in which both individual play and team play are rewarded as a set number of drives of each member of the team must be used during the course of the round. If a beginner golfer is part of the team it may be wise to use their drives early in the round so as to take the pressure off them for the rest of the game.


Type of match play game in which each hole is worth a given amount of points or money, which you can win only by winning the hole outright. If the best score for the hole is achieved by more than one player the money or points are carried over to the next hole, making all subsequent holes potentially worth considerably more. In the event that two or more golfers halve the final hole, a playoff begins until one golfer wins a hole outright.


A variation of Foursome where both teammates of each team make a tee shot and each team selects which one they prefer. The player whose ball was not selected, then plays the second shot and all future even-numbered shots on this hole, the other teammate playing all further odd-numbered shots.


The six first holes are played in Four-ball, the next six in Greensome and the last six in Foursome. The final count of strokes is calculated as in Foursome.


A variation of Four Ball where each player hits a tee shot and swap positions to hit the second ball (each player of the same team hit their teammate’s ball), where after they decide which of the two balls they choose to play for the remainder of the hole. The other ball is picked up. Once the best position is selected, the teammates alternate strokes until holing out. Also called “Pinehurst”.


Each player gets a length of string that they can use to improve bad lies. The length of the string depends on the player’s handicap (generally 50cm per handicap point).When in a bad lie the player cuts off the length of string equal to the distance they move the ball(without penalty) to any new position away from where the ball had previously come to rest. Once the ball is moved, that length of string is no longer available. Each player may use his string at any time during the round to save as many strokes as possible.

Flag tournaments

Each player is given a small flag and is allocated a number of strokes equal to par plus 2/3 of his handicap. When the player runs out of strokes, he plants his flag where the ball lands. The player who gets the furthest wins.

Pick Your Game

There are a lot of great ways to enjoy the game of golf. If you want to do more than play against the course, why not try some of the amazing playing styles in our library. Choose from over a dozen exciting and new ways to play.

Explore All Features

We have provided you with lots of features to make your golf event a blast. Check out all of the features that the Outings Golf App provides it’s users. 


Tournament style leaderboard

We may never play August or compete in a pro-event. Our Live Leaderboard let's everyone get in on the action. See where you stack up in real time!

Pick your course

The Outings Golf App has a library of thousands of golf courses across the United States. Find your course and set up a game for you and your friends.

Pick your game

There are a lot of great ways to enjoy the game of golf. If you want to do more than play against the course, why not try some of the amazing playing styles in our library. Choose from over a dozen exciting and new ways to play.

Share your event

Outings makes it easy for you to invite your friends or the players registered for your event. You can use one of our short codes, or send them a custom URL in their email. Both are easy, and quick.

Record videos

Record the best moments during your event with our video recording functions. Capture those awesome memories and share them with your friends!

Keep your stats

Analytics are an important part of golf. The pro's use them to find weaknesses in their game. You too can keep track of your progress so you can work on specific parts of your game for your next event.

Have Questions? Look Here

We are sure you will have some questions. If your inquiry cannot be answered by our FAQ’s posted below, then email us a [email protected].


We have the scorecard for over 99% of the courses and clubs in the U.S.

No, just one person on the team must use the Outings app and enter the team’s score.

The app is designed to work free of paper scorecards as you can view your scorecard and live leaderboard in the app. That said, some tournaments/outings choose to have a team keep a paper scorecard but also input their scores into the app so that all teams can view the live leaderboard.

Not at this time but stay tuned, it’s on our agenda.

Stroke Play, Match Play, Foursome, Four Ball, Stableford, Bogey and Par Competitions, Scramble, Texas Scramble, Greensome, Patsome, Chapman, String

If the “Outing in Play” ribbon is at the top of your phone screen, click on it. If not, go to the Main Menu, click on “Completed Scorecards & Outings in Play” and click on your outing.

Yes, adding a live leaderboard to your golf event should be marketed and will increase registration.

We definitely recommend sending out a message to your players/teams ahead of time to download the outings app. You can send all players the link to join your outing after you have created it. Additionally, ALWAYS post the password to join your outing at the sign-in table the day of your event.

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Outings Golf App makes it easy to create and promote your event. Add a layer of excitement by using a Live Leaderboard to show scoring in real time! Outings Golf App is available at the Android and Apple marketplace. Get started today and use our quick code or custom URL to to invite your friends or event registrants to use your leaderboard!

* Available on iPhone, iPad and all Android devices