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: 163 athletes + 46 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.

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Golf takes place at Bad Saarow.