Wish Wordle was more competitive? Meet Wordle Golf

If you’re looking to turn the popular Wordle puzzle game into a competitive activity, The New York Times has the perfect solution: Wordle Golf. This nine-day competition allows players to compete against friends, family, or co-workers to achieve the lowest “par” in each day’s puzzle.

The New York Times hasn’t laid out a strict set of rules or provided a detailed spreadsheet for players to use, however. Instead, they’ve left it up to the player’s creativity to come up with their own rules and keep track of their own scores.

How to Play Wordle Golf

Playing Wordle Golf is simple. Just as in golf, the goal is to achieve the lowest score possible with each round. If you guess the word in one attempt, you’ll receive one point. However, if you fail to guess it in five attempts, you’ll receive five points. Skipping a day will lead to seven points, and not playing at all will count as six and a half points towards your score.

There is only one rule when it comes to spoiling other players’ games. If another player spoils the word for you, mark your scorecard with how many guesses you took before the word was revealed. If you are the spoiler, you will receive an additional four points, making it tempting to try and spoil your opponent’s game.

Wordle’s Popularity

Since its release in October 2021, Wordle has become a sensation, taking the internet by storm as the premier word game. Though its initial popularity may have waned, many people still start their day with this engaging game. In early 2022, The New York Times purchased the game for a low seven-figure sum and has kept it free to play ever since.

If you’re looking to spice up your Wordle gameplay, give Wordle Golf a try today. And remember, the most important rule is to have fun!

If you’re looking for today’s Wordle answer, you can find it on The New York Times website.