Type Points
Alias 1-2-3 Waltz, 1-2-3 Best Ball
Format Game
Number of players 3
Team or Individual play Team
  • Waltz follows the best ball format, i.e., the lowest score of the team is chosen for each hole. However, the twist is the number of lowest scores that are recorded on each hole.
  • On the first hole, only the best score is recorded. On the second hole, the two best scores are recorded, and on the third hole, the scores of all three players are recorded. This sequence is then repeated on the fourth hole. The whole sequence for the game is as follows:
  • Waltz uses the Stableford scoring system. Points are awarded as follows:

      One score: Holes 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16

      Two best scores: 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17

      All scores: 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18

        0 points for a par

        2 points for a birdie

        5 points for an eagle

        8 points for a double eagle

        -1 point for a bogey

        -3 points for a double bogey or worse

        • For example, suppose Player 1 scores a birdie, Player 2 a double bogey, and Player 3 a bogey on a hole. If the players scored these on Hole 1, the team score for that hole would be 2 as only the best score is considered. If this was Hole 2, the team score would be 1 point as the two best scores are combined. However, if they were to score these on Hole 3, then the total team score would be -2 as all scores are combined on the third hole.
        • The team with the most points at the end of the round wins the game.