Many types of clubs including a driver, a putter, and irons are used to hit a ball into each hole on a golf course in the lowest possible number of strokes.

The game is played on golf courses, each one of which has a unique design and typically consisting of either 9 or 18 holes.

Golf competition is generally played as stroke play, in which the individual with the lowest number of strokes is declared the winner. Golf is a competitive sport, and a very popular recreational activity.