Spark Golf League FAQs

Spark Golf Leagues

What are Spark Golf leagues?

Driven by the Spark mobile app, our 9-hole, recreational leagues are fun, social and contain just the right Spark of competition.

League players prepay for 8 nine hole rounds and play as 2-person teams. Each league round will consists of 2 teams playing one another in a 9-hole match. Top teams after a regular season of rounds will earn a spot in the Spark playoffs. The league is intended to be fun and social with relaxed rules and friendly competition.

Once league play begins, players will use Spark's "fantasy football" like mobile app for on-course scoring and viewing of league schedule, standings and stats.

Who are Spark Golf leagues for?

Spark Golf leagues are for anyone looking to have fun and be social on the golf course. Leagues are open to all levels of golfer and are more recreational than competitive.

Where are Spark Golf leagues held?

Typically at public golf courses that provide great value to Spark golfers

What is the league format?

2-person teams playing team low net match-play. Each team member plays their own ball into the hole. The team score for that hole is the lowest net score of the 2 players for that hole.

Playoff matches will begin in weeks 6 or 7 and contain 4 or 8 teams depending on the size of the league. Teams that do not make the playoffs will play for fun during these rounds. Prizing will be awarded to the league's 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.

Prizing will also be awarded during each league round to the winner(s) of the Spark Skins game for that round. A skin is awarded to the individual who has the lowest non-tied net score on a hole during a specific league round.

Do I need a handicap to join?

Absolutely not. Players provide their average 9-hole score during registration which then calculates the number of Spark Strokes (handicap) given to the player for each round. The number of Spark Strokes awarded will change weekly based on the player's recorded scores each round.

If you do not know you're avg. 9-hole score, give it your best guess and the number of Spark Strokes you receive will evolve accordingly during league play.

Do I need to have a partner to join?

During league registration, players provide their preferred partner's name and email at which time will be invited to join the league. Single players are able to register and will be teamed up with other single players.

When do the leagues start?

Summer leagues start in April or May depending on the city's weather. Fall leagues start in September.

How often do you play?

It depends on the league, but leagues typically play every other week. We like to make it flexible so Spark golfers are able to weave the league into their personal and work lives.

How many times do you play?

Summer leagues consist of 8 rounds. Fall leagues consist of 6 rounds.

What do you do in the case of inclement weather?

If the course is closed due to inclement weather, the round will be rescheduled, usually to the following week.

Is alcohol included?

Alcohol is not included as part of your league registration, but we will make a best effort to have drinks specials at the course you are playing. We also strive to have a post-round bar/restaurant sponsor for post-round celebration.

What happens if I can't make it one week?

Player subs are encouraged if players are not able to make a scheduled round. Non-league players are able to be subbed via the Spark mobile app by providing player name, email and avg. 9-hole score.

How do you keep score?

You will keep score for your team during the match in the Spark Golf mobile app, which is available for iOS and Android. One person on each team will enter both team individuals gross score. The Spark app will then calculate the net score for each individual. Once the opposing team does the same, the app will award a point to the team who won the hole. In the case of a tie, no points are awarded.

At the end of the 9-holes, the team with the most points, wins the match.

Are there prizes for league winners?

Of course! Playoff matches will begin in weeks 6 or 7 and contain 4 or 8 teams depending on the size of the league. Teams that do not make the playoffs will play for fun during these rounds. Prizing will be awarded to the league's 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.

Prizing will also be awarded during each league round to the winner(s) of the Spark Skins game for that round. A skin is awarded to the individual who has the lowest non-tied net score on a hole during a specific league round.