Video of Park Golf as played in Japan
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 over1 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 wherever land is available. No manicured greens or a bag filled with expensive clubs required. All that is needed is 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 cup 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 and you are ready to play.
Grass golf is enjoyed by any age or skill level. The rules are similar to golf and 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 enjoy the game. It's as easy as croquet, with the all the excitement and challenges of regular golf. Similar terminology is used such as par, birdie,eagle, etc. with the person with the fewest amount of total strokes is the winner.