USGA Virtual Rules School


Welcome to the USGA's Virtual Rules School! This comprehensive video series provides nearly 20 hours of content covering the Rules of Golf using pictures, animations and videos to help bring the Rules to life. It gives you the ability to learn at your own pace in the comfort of your own home, or on the go.

You’ll get instruction by Rules of Golf experts from the USGA staff who have thousands of hours of experience teaching this material throughout the United States to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the Rules, from avid golfers to regional golf administrators and referees working at the highest levels of amateur and professional golf. You’ll learn about the two fundamental principles of the Rules – Playing the Course as it is Found and Playing the Ball as it Lies, the differences between match play and stroke play with and without partners, every procedure and relief option available, how penalties are structured and so much more!

Rules Workshops

In early November, registration for the fully virtual 2021 PGA/USGA Workshop season will open. Upon registration and payment, you will receive access to Virtual Rules School through the end of March. Prior to November, Virtual Rules School is still available for purchase at full price for 30 days of streaming access.

  • For more information or to purchase Virtual Rules School, please click here.
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If you have any technical difficulties or questions on the Rules of Golf, please feel free to reach out to us any time at or 908-326-1850.