Homemade golf course

This version of golf involves two targets and a group of players that take turns trying to reach the end of the course. Adapt the difficulty by moving the targets closer together – or further apart for more skilled players!

This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.

Who is this for?

This is a sports activity for people or groups of people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities, and can be enjoyed by anyone.

Why does this make a difference?

This activity supports social inclusion and getting active, helping build confidence and independence through learning new skills and making friends.

How to play

What you’ll need

  • A ball
  • Two or more target markers like buckets or cups
  • A club or a bat (optional)

Rules of the game

  • Players take it in turn hitting, rolling or throwing the ball towards the first target
  • Once they’ve hit the first target, they go and stand next to it
  • From there, they repeat the first step, aiming for the second target
  • The goal is to get to the end of the course in the fewest turns – encourage the players to do this independently, and to really stretch when they push, throw or hit the ball away

Top tips

  • To make it easier, put the targets closer together, or place them further apart to make it more challenging
  • Players can use a ramp to push the ball down if needed
  • If you have a big enough space, players can continue, players can continue their turn on the second target, while others are still finishing their turn on the first target
  • Make it more sensory by playing a noise every time the balls hits the target, and give the target a nice, bright colour to make it clearer