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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 current Rules are the 5th Edition of the Rules of Golf Croquet which was approved by the WCF Council on 8 July 2018, together with the associated Official Rulings. 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:

The CA provides a navigable version of the 5th Edition with hyperlinks, and Official Rulings and explanation of the changes from the previous edition. Printed A6 GC Rules booklets are also available from the CA Shop.

Both the navigable version and the GC Rules booklets contain Appendices 3 (time limits) and 4 (guidance for referees) which 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.