**Exact Answer: 2 Hours To 4 Hours**

There is no fixed rule for how long a game of golf should be. It can be of as little as just 2 hours and can last for as long as 6 complete hours. The time it takes for a game of golf to get completed depends upon several different factors.

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**How Long Does A Game Of Golf Take?**

Number of players playing | Time |

1 | 2 to 2.5 hours |

2 | 2.5 to 3 hours |

3 | 3 to 3.5 hours |

4 | 3.5 to 4 hours |

Among several different factors, there is one important factor that plays a vital role in determining the time for how long a game of golf will take. That major time determining factor is the never of players that are playing the game of golf.

A game of golf can be played with several different numbers of players in a group. With the change in the total number of players playing the game of golf, the rules and regulations of the game change to a certain extent as well.

As a result, with the change in the number of players playing the game of golf, the time it takes for a game of golf to get completed changes as well. Thus, to know the time for how long a game of golf would generally take, it is first important to determine the number of players playing the game.

A game of golf can be played with a total of 1 player, 2 players, 3 players, and lastly 4 players. In simple words, it can be said that the time it takes for 1 player to play a game of golf would be shorter as compared to the time it would generally take for a total of 2 players playing the game of golf.

Consequently, the time would increase if the total number of players playing is 3 and the maximum if the total number of players playing the game of golf is 4.

In the first case, it takes about a minimum of 2 hours to a maximum of 2 hours and 30 minutes on average for a single game of golf to get completed if only 1 player is playing the game.

In the second case, it takes about a minimum of 2 hours and 30 minutes to a maximum of 3 hours on average for a single game of golf to get completed if 2 players are playing the game.

In the third case, it takes about a minimum of 3 hours to a maximum of 3 hours and 30 minutes on average for a single game of golf to get completed if 3 players are playing the game.

In the fourth case, it takes about a minimum of 3 hours and 30 minutes to a maximum of 4 hours on average for a single game of golf to get completed if 4 players are playing the game.

**Why Does A Game Of Golf Take That Long?**

With the increase in the total number of players playing the game of golf, the time it takes for how long a game of golf would last also increases.

If the total number of players that are playing the game of golf is just 1, then it would take the least amount of time for the game to get completed.

In the second case, that is if the total number of players that are playing the game of golf is 2, then it would take more time for the game to get completed as compared to the time it would take for only 1 player to finish the game.

In the third case, that is if the total number of players that are playing the game of golf is 3, then it would take more time for the game to get completed as compared to the time it would take for only 2 players to finish the game.

In the last case, that is if the total number of players that are playing the game of golf is 3, then it would take maximum time for the game to get completed.

**Conclusion**

Apart from the number of players paying, some of the other major factors which determine the time for how long a game of golf would generally take could be time taken by groups, types of golf match that is being played, the type of tee option, the length of a single round and other such factors.

**References**

- https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=pV-cwNGXSfIC&oi=fnd&pg=PP1&dq=golf&ots=em3cfZivI_&sig=pF3JMYiRrKIB1lbMgYBILPbQdWs
- https://academic.oup.com/eurheartj/article-abstract/19/2/273/440251