Golf format: Bingo Bango Bongo

Here’s a cool golf format that brings golfers of all levels into the action.


It had been a while since I’d played Bingo Bango Bongo and when it was suggested I’d almost forgotten how to play it. But three holes in, and I’d remembered how much fun it is to play, especially in a group comprising of golfers of varying levels.

It’s simple. A point is given to the first golfer in the group to get his ball on the green – BINGO. A second point is awarded to the golfer who is closest to the pin once all golf balls are on the green – BANGO. Lastly, another point is awarded for the first golfer to get his ball in the hole – BONGO.

The game can be played with any number of golfers but one must be fairly strict in terms of who plays first. Tap-in’s of course must be regulated a little, to make sure the last point is awarded to the golfer who got their ball in the hole with the longest putt.

5 thoughts on “Golf format: Bingo Bango Bongo

  • September 14, 2011 at 16:54

    I love BBB!
    When I first started playing, the guys I played with were waaaay better than I was, so the Nassau’s were not very fair with me in the mix. It was they who introduced me to the fun of BBB. The perfect game for a high and low handicapper to interact.

  • September 15, 2011 at 12:13

    Agreed mate. A great game. I recently played it in a threesome but pretty keen on trying it again as a four. Think it’s even better.

  • September 16, 2011 at 04:28

    Yep – a great game. The only drawback is that it can slow the game down a bit — i.e. with Tap-ins, or measuring who is away/off the green, or who gets first approach shot, etc.

    Have you played Wolf? My favourite game by far.

  • September 16, 2011 at 04:30

    I was going to write about Wolf some time…I’ve never played it but know how it works.
    Perhaps I should get that up on the site next week…

  • September 17, 2011 at 09:31


    At least with us, you would never want to play for so much a point that you would worry about tap-in’s, etc.

    For me, I am indebted to my friends because it taught this beginner to try on every shot, and that one can always recover from a miss. Two lessons that I am indebted to them for.


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