Our golf program is designed to develop individual golf skills that enhance performance, allowing the athlete to achieve success in playing the game. Both on the practice area and on the course, athletes participating in golf have gained the respect of their golf peers.
Golf is a precision club and ball sport, in which competing players (or golfers) use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a golf course using the fewest number of strokes. The game is played on golf courses, each of which features a unique design, although courses typically consist of either nine or 18 holes.
The program is centered on two educational phases that encompass all skill levels, from learning to swing a golf club to learning how to play the game. Athletes may participate in skills, 9-hole stroke play and 9-hole Unified stroke play.
Golf also is perfect for Special Olympics Unified Sports®, in which people with and without intellectual disabilities play on the same team.
Find a Special Olympics Area program near you to participate. Contact your Area Manager if you're interested in starting this sport in your Area.
Get an overview of the sport of Special Olympics golf.
View the Golf Fact Sheet
- Golf Coaching Guide
- Planning a Golf Training Session
- Teaching Golf Skills
- SOME Golf Rules
- SOI Golf Resources
- Golf Quick Start Guide