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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.

The Rules of Golf Croquet (4th Edition)

The Rules of Golf Croquet (4th Edition) apply from April 2014. They have been developed by the World Croquet Federation (WCF) and approved by CA Council. Booklets of the new 4th Edition are available from the CA Shop. From time to time, the WCF issues Official Rulings, which clarify some rules from practical experience.

A simplified guide to common errors and faults has been developed by Rob Weeks and colleagues at Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club.

Note that the Regulations for Tournaments apply to tournament play.

Previous Versions

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


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