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### How to play

Difficulty level. Before starting your game, you have the option to choose Easy or Hard.

On Easy, aces and kings can be played on top each other to loop through the deck in either direction.

`NOTE: the sequence is looped: K, A, 2, 3...J, Q, K, A`

On Hard, the sequence is not looped: aces and kings cannot be played on top of each other.

`NOTE: once you play a King, you can only take the next card from the stock`

Goal. In Golf Solitaire, the goal is to remove all cards from the TABLEAU one by one.

The tableau is composed of seven stacks, five cards in each. Only the top card of each stack can be played.

The rest of the deck (52 cards) is in STOCK, which can be opened one by one and placed into FOUNDATION. Once a card is taken from the stock, it is placed into the foundation.

General rules. Any top card from the tableau stacks can be played to the foundation as long as that card is either one higher or one lower in value to the last card in the foundation, regardless of suit.

`EXAMPLE: 8 or 10 can be played on top of a 9 in the foundation. Cards go in the usual order: A, 2, 3...10, J, Q, K`

If no cards remain to play on top of the current Foundation card, go through the stock by clicking it. However, stock cannot go back and cannot be dealt a second time, and once it ends, the game ends.

### Tips

Golf Solitaire is a fast-paced and enjoyable solitaire card game that requires strategic thinking and quick decision-making. Playing the game online allows you to practice and improve your skills at your own pace. The following tips will help you enhance your Golf Solitaire game and increase your chances of winning.

1. Analyze the tableau before making a move:

Before making any moves, take the time to study the tableau and identify potential card sequences. Look for cards that can be removed quickly, as well as those that are blocking multiple cards in the tableau.

2. Prioritize removing tableau cards:

Focus on removing cards from the tableau rather than the stockpile. This will help you uncover more cards, create longer sequences, and increase your chances of winning the game.

As you play Golf Solitaire, think about the possible consequences of each move and how it will impact the overall game. Try to foresee the cards that may become available after making a move and plan accordingly.

4. Uncover hidden cards:

Prioritize removing cards that are blocking other cards, especially those that are part of long sequences or have a high value. Uncovering hidden cards will help you create more moves and increase your chances of winning.

5. Save the stockpile cards:

Try to use the stockpile cards only when you have no other moves available in the tableau. Using the stockpile cards too soon can limit your options and make it more challenging to clear the tableau.

6. Be aware of your score and time:

Aim to complete the game as quickly as possible while maximizing your score. This will help you improve your skills and challenge yourself to become more efficient.

7. Don't be afraid to use the undo feature:

Our Golf Solitaire offers an "undo" feature that allows you to take back previous moves. Use this feature when you realize you've made a mistake or want to explore different strategies.

As you become more familiar with Golf Solitaire, you'll start to recognize patterns that can help you make better decisions. Keep an eye out for these patterns and use them to your advantage when planning your moves.

9. Don't hesitate to restart the game:

If you find yourself in a situation where you can't make any more moves or you believe you've made too many mistakes, don't hesitate to restart the game. Learning from your mistakes and trying again will help you improve your skills and develop better strategies.

10. Practice, practice, practice:

The more you play Golf Solitaire, the better you'll become at recognizing patterns, planning moves, and devising winning strategies. Regular practice will help you develop a deeper understanding of the game and improve your overall performance.

By following these tips and consistently practicing your Golf Solitaire skills, you'll be well on your way to mastering this engaging and challenging solitaire card game. Happy playing!

### Scoring

General Formula:

Final Score = 10 * (Cards in the target deck) + 10 (Cards left in the stock deck) + Time Bonus + Move Bonus

Hard Mode Final Score = 20 * (Cards in the target deck) + 20 (Cards left in the stock deck) + 1.5 * Time Bonus + 1.5 * Move Bonus

`NOTE: bonuses are awarded and cards left in the stock deck counted when player won the game`

Cards in the target deck (each) = 10 points

Cards left in the stock deck (each) = 10 points

Time bonus = 2 * (150 minus the time spent)

Moves bonus = 5 * (77 minus the number of moves made)