The aim of golf is to hit a ball using one of up to 14 clubs into a series of holes on a course, in as few shots as possible. A golf course consists of nine or 18 holes that are usually made up of Par three, Par four and Par five holes. Each hole has a teeing ground and a putting green where the hole is situated. In between there may be fairways, roughs and other hazards that make the golf course unique in its own layout.
The 29th SEA Games men’s and women’s golf event shall consist of two categories which are individual and team. Both categories will be played with different formats, which is stroke play for individual and match play for team events. Individual events shall consist of 71 Par for 18 holes and will be three rounds of 18 holes. The individual with the lowest number of accumulated strokes at the end of the respective event shall be the winner.
The format for a team event will be a three singles Match Play for Men and two single Match Play for Women. The seeding for the Team event is determined by a total of three best players for Men or a total of two best players for Women Stroke Play score in the individual event. Only the top eight teams will be qualified for the team event. The winner will collect one point, all square ½ point and the loser will have zero point. A total of two Golf events will be featured at the 29th SEA Games, which are individual (men’s and women’s stroke play) and team (men’s and women’s match play).