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!


For a limited time (through August 31, 2020), the full Virtual Rules School is available for $25 for 30 days of streaming access through Vimeo. To recieve your promo code for the $25 price, please register below.

You will then receive an individual, one-time-use promo code by email to enter when you purchase the content. To purchase, please click on the URL below:

Please find links below to detailed purchasing instructions:

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.