Countdown to the Games
17-25 June 2023


Know your facts:

  • Golf has been a sport at Special Olympics World Games since 1995
  • Unified Sports? Yes
  • Estimated number of athletes participating: 150 athletes + 33 Unified partners

Originating in Scotland in the 1400's, golf has a long tradition. It is a precision sport in which players hit a ball into the specified holes on a golf course in as few strokes as possible. Each golf course is unique.


We have five competitions:

  1. Level 1 - individual performance competition.
  2. Level 2 - Unified Sports in alternating team mode
  3. Level 3 - Unified Sports Team Play on the 18-hole course
  4. Level 4 - individual competition over 9 holes
  5. Level 5 - individual competition over 18 holes

By the way:

A hole-in-one is every golfer's dream! The chance of making it is 12,500 to 1.


The golf competitions are free to enter.



All timings of our competitions and award ceremonies.


Spectator Guide

All information for visiting golf.

Auf dem Foto sieht man den Golfer Mika Philipp Wellner. Er streckt die Arme nach oben. In der linken Hand hält er seinen Golfschläger.
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The photo shows a golf player during competition and in action.
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A photo of a Golf player in action who is hitting the ball successfully.
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The photo shows a golfer standing on the grass and just teed off a ball. In the background you can see a lake.
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A photo of a Golf player who is enjoying the moment with raised arms and closed eyes.
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A photo of a female hold player in action.
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Auf dem Foto hat ein Athlet gerade den Golfball mit dem Schläger geschlagen. Man sieht den Golfer von hinten und den Golfball fliegen. Etwas Erde fliegt vom Abschlag auch noch durch die Luft.
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The photo shows an empty Golf course with very green grass.
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Bad Saarow

Golf takes place at Bad Saarow.