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How to play Golf Solitaire

Golf Solitaire is a relatively simple solitaire game. However, it also requires a bit of skill. The goal of the game is to move all the cards into the discard pile. The name "Golf Solitaire" comes from the analogy to golf where a game of solitaire corresponds to a "hole" and a game is considered "par" when four cards are left in the tableau when the game is over.

The layout
The layout is divided into three areas. The seven piles in the tableau are centrally located, each containing five cards, all face up. The stock pile is located at the bottom left, and cards are played into the game as it progresses. Bottom right is the discard pile - all the cards that are eliminated from the game are moved here.

Golf Solitaire rules
The top card of each pile is free and playable. Cards that have a rank that is one above or one below the rank of the top card of the discard pile, can be discarded, and is then moved to the top of the discard pile. The top card in the stock pile can be placed in the discard pile at any time. This enables additional cards from the tableau to be eliminated.

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