The game board in Golf Solitaire is made up of:

  • Seven columns: There are seven columns with 5 cards each.

  • The Stock: the facedown pile at bottom left. It is used to draw cards from and put onto the Waste.

  • The Waste: the faceup pile next to the Stock. It's empty in the beginning.

The objective is to move all cards from the columns onto the Waste. You can only move a card which is at the bottom of its column. You can move a card onto the Waste if it ranks one higher or one lower than the topmost card on the waste. e.g. if there's a 6 on the Waste you can move a 5 or a 7 there. (Note that a King (13) and an Ace (1) are considered next to each other.) Initially the Waste is empty and you can move any card there.

If you have no cards in the columns that can be moved to the Waste then you can get a card from the Stock and turn it over to the Waste.