About Golf Croquet
In Golf Croquet the object is simply to get your ball through the hoop first.
There are four balls - blue and black make one team; red and yellow are their opponents. Golf croquet is a simpler and generally quicker form than Association croquet. In Golf croquet only one of your balls needs to go through the hoop for you to win that hoop. Then both teams move on to try to win the next hoop, playing from wherever their balls lie (with some exceptions). The winning team is the first to score seven hoops.
Each player has only one hit in turn.
Unlike Association croquet, you cannot make a “break” (i.e., have a series of consecutive shots).
The balls are played in a set sequence: blue, red, black, yellow.
The concept is simple but Golf croquet is still a game of tactics and strategy - as you find out the first time you are lined up to make an easy hoop only to have your opponent hit you to a far corner of the green.