Golf Croquet is the simplest form of Croquet to learn and play and is a very sociable game. It is the form we introduce during our Corporate & Social Group Days, as players can immediately begin to learn skills, whilst at the same time having a lot of fun.
Points are scored by running your ball through a hoop, with your mallet. Usually players play in pairs, one pair with the blue and black balls and the other pair with the red and yellow balls. The first ball to run a hoop, wins that hoop. After running six hoops in a clockwise direction, hoops are then run in an anti-clockwise direction, until one pair scores seven hoops and is declared the winner of that game.
There are several tactical moves to master, so as to ensure that your balls run the hoop before those of your opponents. Newcomers to the game derive much pleasure from the perceived ‘meanness’ of some of these tactics.