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The Rules of Golf Croquet

If you are new to the game, then you may find the synopsis of the game more appropriate.

A set of simplified basic rules is available, or you may be interested in 10-10 Golf Croquet.

Try your hand at the fun quiz to test your knowledge of the Rules.

The Rules of Golf Croquet

The Rules of Golf Croquet are the responsibility of the World Croquet Federation [WCF] Golf Croquet Rules Committee.

The WCF Council approved the 5th Edition of the Rules of Golf Croquet on 8 July 2018 and the Croquet Association adopted them with effect from 1 March 2019.

The 5th Edition did not make any significant change in the way Golf Croquet is played. Its three purposes were:

  • to make the Rules easier to use by improving the organisation and quality of the text;
  • to provide direction in situations that previous editions did not address; and
  • to remove some unnecessary inconveniences and complications in the Rules.

The 5th Edition may be found on the WCF website.

An explanatory guide to the changes in the 5th Edition can also be found on the WCF website.

Booklets for the 5th Edition are available from the CA Shop.

It should be noted that Appendices 3 and 4 in the CA Booklet are not part of the WCF Rules of Golf Croquet and apply only in the CA's domain.

Note also that the CA's Regulations for Tournaments apply to tournament play.

Previous Versions

Previous versions of the rules, rulings and commentary are available in the rules archive.