Don't know if this thread has been done before, but interested in some fun golf games you play with your buddies. I've played dozens, but can never seem to remember the mechanics of them when I'm on the tee. Maybe this will help.
I'll share a game I've always liked--used to play this all the time when my regular group was a threesome (it really only works with 3 players). It's a points game, with each golfer getting strokes on handicap holes relative to their individual handicaps. Once strokes are allocated per hole, each player plays their own ball for score.
Each hole is worth 1 point. If one player wins the hole outright, he gets a full point. If two players tie to win the hole, then they each get half a point (and the loser for that hole gets nothing). If all three players tie, then you can play as a push or carryover, depending on your tendencies.
A point can be worth whatever you want. You can play for $1 a point, or for total points at the end of the round (loser buys the beer). You can also increase the per-hole point value as you want. You could play 9 and 18 are worth 2 points, the last three holes are worth 2, 3, 4 points, or 1 point for 1-6, 2 for 7-12, and 3 for 13-18.