Golf Solitaire Instructions
Version 2.0.0 (Dec 03 2002) Copyright © 2000-2002 Andrew Pipkin
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The goal of Golf solitaire is to clear the seven stacks of five cards at the
top of the screen by building sequences of ascending or descending rank on
the discard pile next to the button panel. When no more cards can be moved
from the stacks to the pile, the next card from the reserve, the 16 cards
spread out on the bottom row, is moved to the discard pile. The game is over
when the reserve is exhausted and no cards can be moved to the discard pile.
The name derives from the terminology of one game of this solitaire as a
"hole" with "par" being four cards remaining. Par for nine "holes" would be
36 cards left in total.
To move a card to the discard pile from a stack or the reserve, simply click
on it. Right-clicking anywhere on the screen will move a card from the
reserve to the discard pile. A card can be moved to the discard pile from
the top of a stack if its rank is one more or one less than the rank on the
card on the top of a pile. (An ace has a rank of 1, a jack 11, a queen 12
and a king 13.) An ace on the top of the discard pile can accept only a two,
and a king will end the sequence and force the next card in the reserve to
Click on the button labeled options to bring up a dialog box with the
- Kings accept/Aces accept
- These options determines the which ranks
can be placed on a king or ace on top of the pile.
- Reserve Face Up
- If this checkbox is set, the cards in the
reserve will be turned face up, making it possible to plan more than one
card in advance.
Click here for information about common options
- Version 2.0.0 (2002/12/03)
- Variable card sizes, backgrounds
and card backs added. Reserve Face Up option also added.
- Version 1.02 (2000/03/16)
- Right-clicking added.
- Version 1.01 (2000/01/23)
- Options added.
- Version 1.0 (2000/01/13)
- First public release