Golf grass is a hybrid golf game similar to regular golf (Drive Chip and Putt) and the 1983 popular Japanese version of Park Golf. It is a putting and driving game all in one played with 1 club. Played in Japan and Korea by 1.5 million players on over 3,500 courses.. Popular manufacturers like Callaway, Mizuno, and Honma make equipment for the sport.
Very easy to learn and enjoy with out the frustration of beginner golf. Design a course anyway where land is available ... No manicured greens or a bag filled with expensive clubs needed ..... Just a fairly smooth grassy site, dirt, heavy soil or packed sand will work. Ideal locations include parks. playgrounds, schools, churches, resorts, beaches, existing golf courses, or even your own backyard.
Clubs & Equipment
The only equipment needed... 1 ball, 1 club, and 1 portable flag/hole or a fixed hole and you are ready to play. The ball is approximately 2 1/4 inches (cue ball size) in diameter and is made of a smooth hard resin material. The club is similar in size and shape of a wood fairway driver. The 8" hole (fixed or portable) is about twice the size of a regulation golf cup.
A complete 9 holes can be played in about an hour which allows players to get exercise and have fun without spending half their day playing one game. The course can have more or less holes depending on the available space and your site location. The maximum length for one hole is 101 yards (303 feet); so design a simple par 3, par 4, or a difficult par 5. Add some hazards, hide the hole, change the out of bound or add some dog legs..
Grass golf is enjoyed by any age or skill level without the frustration of beginner golf. The rules are simple and easy to learn. Strength or sports ability is not required to master the game. The most important thing is to get some walking, get some exercise and have fun. Just as easy to learn as croquet, with the all the excitement of regular golf. Grass golf uses similar terminology as golf such as par, birdie, etc. and the person with the fewest amount of total strokes is the winner.
Video of Park Golf in Japan