Golf is a game of Scottish origin in which each player uses clubs to hit a small ball into a series of holes on a golf course, which usually has eighteen holes. Players compete individually or in teams, playing the golf course in groups of two, three or four persons. There are two basic forms of play: match play and stroke play. In match play the player who wins the most holes wins the game. In stroke play the player who has the fewest strokes wins the game. It is an expensive sport.