DIY Hillbilly Golf Set {Hello Summer}


Don’t you just love all of the fun summer inspiration?! We spend a ton of time outdoors. The backyard turns into our own little summer playground. I hadn’t even heard of Hillbilly Golf or Ladder Golf until a couple of years ago when we went camping. I figured I could easily whip one up for 1/2 the cost of the ones you can buy online. Today, I’m going to show YOU how to build your own DIY Hillbilly Golf Set!

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  • (9) 24 inch pieces of 3/4 PVC pipe
  • (6) 12 inch pieces of 3/4 PVC pipe
  • (6) 90° female elbow pieces
  • (6) female T pieces
  • Power drill
  • Golf balls
  • Spray paint
  • Nylon clothesline rope
  • Lighter

Begin by cutting your PVC pipe to size. We used a circular saw since the blade is thinner than the miter saw.

Assembling this is so much fun! It’s like Tinker Toys for adults!


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The base is made out of six 24 inch pieces.

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Super easy, right?!

I spray painted mine white to cover up the lettering on the PVC pipe.

While that’s drying, you need to make your bolas. A bola is a piece of rope with a golf ball at each end. In order to accomplish this you will need to drill through each ball. Use a 7/32 size drill bit. My husband used my clamps for leverage and drilled through each ball. I wanted my bolas to be a different color so I spray painted them.

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The length of the bola should be 20 inches measuring from the outer edges of the balls.

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Tie a knot in each end. Burn the ends of the rope so it doesn’t fray.

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We love our Hillbilly Golf Set!

The game is easy. First person or team to 21 points wins!

If you’re looking for more fun summer ideas, check out these from Create.Craft.Love!


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THANKS Jill for sharing this fun DIY game during our Hello Summer Event! Click HERE to see more ideas from the event.

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4 comments on “DIY Hillbilly Golf Set {Hello Summer}”

  1. This is so much fun! Thanks for sharing! Xo

  2. I’ve never heard of this game before, it sounds like a lot of fun!

  3. Fun! How are points scored? By tossing and wrapping around the bars? Do the three levels have different points associated? Or is it one pt scored no matter which level? Thx!

  4. This looks like a game my kids would love to help make! Thanks for the ideas!

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