Golf Penalties List

Golf Penalties List

In golf, there are numerous actions that warrant a penalty to be assessed to a player. Penalties are meant to ensure a fair playing field for all competitors and to discourage cheating. Whether it be a purposeful action or a simple mental mistake, a player will be penalized if they break the rules.

Golf Penalty Outcomes

In golf, penalties usually result in one of these four outcomes:

  • One Stroke Penalty
  • Two Stroke Penalty
  • Provisional
  • Disqualification (DQ)