Shanghai Golf is a game in which a ball is launched with a purpose build Shanghai from a prepared area known as the “teeing ground”, onto the fairway then onto the “putting green”.
The object of the game is to complete what is known as a hole by playing a ball from the teeing ground into the hole on the putting green in the fewest possible number of shots / strokes. A “round of golf” consists of playing 18 holes.
There are basically two forms of play, one which is decided by holes won and lost (match play) and the other which is decided by the total number of strokes taken to complete the round (stroke play).
There are three important principles to remember when playing Shanghai Golf:
- Play the course as you find it.
- Play the Ball from the area it lies and no closer to the hole.
- If you can’t do either, do what’s fair.
To do what’s fair you need to know the Rules.
The following is a summary of the General Rules of Shanghai Golf in brief.