Whether you use this document as a reference when things get difficult or as a road map to get you from beginning to end, we’re pretty sure you’ll find what you’re looking for here.

We hope you find this information useful as you play your way through the game. Use the menu below to quickly jump to whatever stage of the game you need help with. Remember to visit the Fairway FAQ and Help page if you need more game help, or for technical trouble shooting on your iOS device, please see our FAQ.


Walkthrough Menu

Getting Started

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  • Log into your Big Fish account (A); you may also connect via Facebook (B).
  • Select play (C) to start.
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  • Select the gear icon (D) and press the Facebook button (E) and receive a reward for liking the Facebook page.
  • After you have enjoyed playing, please select the heart (F) to rate the game.
  • Select the Twitter button (G) to follow and tweet to Fairway Solitaire.
  • You may select from various front and back of the card decks (H).
  • You may change the sound levels of the music, drives, announcer and bird tweeting individually (I).
  • Select movies (J) to replay the movies as they are unlocked.
  • Select the get help button (K) to access FAQ’s and other help topics.


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  • Par: The number of cards allowed remaining after completing the course. If the course is a Par 4 and you get a perfect score, it will be a triple eagle or 4 under par (L).
  • Bogey: 1 over par.
  • Double Bogey: 2 over par.
  • Triple Bogey: 3 over par.
  • Birdie: 1 under par.
  • Eagle: 2 under par (M).
  • Double Eagle: 3 under par.
  • Triple Eagle: 4 under par.


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  • Select the arrow to return to the main menu, restart course, access scorecard and settings (N).
  • Tap the cards that are higher or lower than the card face up on the bottom (O).
  • Aces can be played on both a 2 and a King Card (P).
  • Return to main menu here.
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  • Survey all the face up cards and choose the cards that can create the longest string of cards to achieve a Great Shot (Q).
  • You can fill the Great Shot Meter 3 times. You will gain an extra card in your draw pile for each of the first two long shots. The third time you fill the meter you pick a hole (R) and gain a reward of power ups or Golf Bucks (S).
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  • Select the next card from the deck when you can no longer continue (T).
  • The number of cards remaining in the deck is located here (U).
  • If you miss a card, the cards that could have been used will shake when you choose a next card in the deck. You may then choose to use your Mulligan to undo a move (V).
  • You get one Mulligan per hole.
  • Select Shuffle (W) to reshuffle all the cards on the playing field.
  • Select Preview (X) to see the next few cards in the draw pile.
  • If you wish to get a perfect score or are far from meeting your goal for that course you can buy 5 extra cards for GB’s to up your score (Y).
  • If you are satisfied with your score you can select the End Hole button (Z).


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  • When you complete a course and achieve your goal you will unlock the next course (A).
  • Select the arrow (B) to pull up the replay hole feature that allows to replay an individual hole. If you skip this option your only recourse to get a better score is replaying the whole course.
  • Earn stars (C) by beating the par for each hole to increase your rank.
  • The course name is located here (D).
  • The course par is located here (E).
  • The amount of holes in your current course is located to the right of the course name. They will vary from 3-9 holes in a course (F).
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  • The par meter is located here (G); the total current score for the course is here (H).
  • The accumulated score for the course on completed holes are located under the hole number (I).
  • Stars are awarded based on your overall course score goals (J).

Daily and Bonus Courses

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  • Check the Daily icon for a free game every day (K).
  • If you do not play the free challenge on the initial day of offering they can still be unlocked with Golf Bucks. You can swipe the screen to side scroll to the previous days.
  • Special events can be found here (L).
  • Achieve the goal for the course (M) to earn Challenge Cups (N) to unlock the Bonus courses (O).
  • Your total number of Challenge Cups are located here (P).

Special Cards and Traps

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  • The wedge card (Q) must be cleared and selected to unlock sand traps (R).
  • All water hazard cards (S) must be cleared to unlock water locks (T).
  • Rough cards require two moves to remove a card. The first move eliminates the rough; the second removes the card (U).
  • Deep rough cards require three moves to remove the card. First you use a matching suit card (V) to expose the card value, the second move removes the rough and the third removes the card.
  • Sun glare hazards (W) places a glare over the cards surrounding it (X) once you’ve uncovered it. Eliminating the card will remove the glare.
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  • Wild Cards Extra Irons cards (Y) and Midas Clubs (Z) will randomly appear and selecting them will add an iron to your bag (A).
  • These irons can be used to change the face up card on the deck so that you can create longer chains of cards or to eliminate a remaining card.
  • If your bag is full you will not find any more Wild Card Extra Irons but you may still get a Midas Club.
  • Midas Clubs (B) can be used to clear a rough or can be used to collect any card on the playing field.
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  • Treasure cards (C) are random.
  • You will receive the key (D) for the treasure chest (E) if you get a perfect score on that hole. Collect your reward (F).

Golf Bucks, Purchases and Power Ups.

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  • You can earn Golf Bucks, otherwise referred to as GB, by linking to your Big Fish account from the start screen (G).
  • Earning stars will earn you Golf Bucks (H).
  • Select the + by the golf bag (I) to purchase irons. You may only have one of each iron in your bag. If you want to fill your bag of remaining irons it is cheaper to select the Fill Bag option (J) rather than purchasing them individually.
  • Selecting a red circled club (K) will play that club. A gray dotted circle is available for purchase (L) and if it’s lit up it signifies you previously replenished that iron and will have a higher cost.
  • You may access and purchase a golf club as needed during gameplay without interruption or penalties.
  • You can replenish and purchase your replacement irons after you play one hole. The price will go up after the initial purchase but will reduce in price after each hole completed and will fully reset to the lowest price after you have played 6 holes.
  • Select the Midas Club tab (M) to purchase bags of Midas Clubs.
  • For the best value, select the always fill feature prior to starting a new course (N).
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  • Select the Golf Shop icon (O) to purchase Golf Bucks, Power-ups and Fun stuff!

  • Side scroll to view all the items available for purchase (P).
  • Select the + for quick access to purchasing Golf Bucks (Q).
  • The following is a list of items available to purchase by category.
  • Mini Game boosts: Head Down Trainer slows down the Longest Drive Contest Arrow.
  • Find Time Watch slows down the Lost Ball mini game.
  • Gopher Rooter gives you a new Wild Shot game and reduces Gopher appearances.
  • Gopher Repellent reduces Wild Shot appearances.
  • Magnetic Rabbit’s Foot increases the odds of getting a good Wild Shot.
  • Gopher Geyser adds a Gopher Geyser mini game.
  • Whack-a-Gopher adds a Whack-a-Gopher mini game.
  • Gameplay boosts: Mulligain Card adds 1 extra Mulligan per hole.
  • Flower Power Herbal Drink increases Long Drive Contest distances.
  • Iron Factory allows repurchasing of irons at a reduced rate after one hole.
  • Flick of the Wrist Book flips over half the face-down cards at the beginning of each hole.
  • X-Ray Glasses allows you to see the top card on the draw pile.
  • Munch Ease Weed Eater removes one playable rough card on each hole.
  • Free Mulligan Certificate adds an extra Mulligan to each hole.
  • In-a-Row Machine makes Great Shots start at 5 cards instead of 6.
  • Iron Detector increases the odds of finding irons.
  • Water Hazard Diuretic removes 3 playable Water Cards at the start of every hole.
  • Sand Blaster removes 3 playable Sand cards at the start of every hole.
  • Acme Score Dropper removes 2 playable cards per hole.
  • Gold Seeker increases the odds of finding a Midas Club.
  • Money Savers: Head Start Cereal starts every hole with a 2 card streak on the Great Shot meter.
  • Deal Maker Book gives you a 25% discount on all Golf Bucks items.
  • Fun Stuff: Cinco de Mayo Card Backs.
  • FAN Favorite Card Backs.
  • Historical Card Backs.
  • Sandy Card Backs.
  • Sidekicks Card Backs.
  • The ‘Stache Card Backs.
  • Tropical Card Backs.
  • You can earn free Golf Bucks by selecting the Free Golf Bucks button and watch videos (R).

Wild Shots

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  • Wild Shots (S) will randomly pop up and you can choose to play them or skip for a 1 card penalty.
  • If you play and you lose, you can lose cards from your deck, your mulligan, GB bucks or other penalties. You can choose to replay (T).
  • If you win, you can win extra Mulligan’s, GB Bucks and other items at random (U).
  • There are various random mini games if you choose to play the Wild Shot and there are many more options of various mini games including extras that can be purchased in the Golf Shop.

Trophies and Records

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  • Select the Trophies icon (V) to see which trophies you have won and which are still to be achieved.
  • There are 68 trophies in all and you can check your progress in the upper right (W).
  • Side scroll to view the different trophies and how to earn them to receive Golf Bucks (X).
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  • Select the Records icon to access your personal records (Y) and standings.
  • Scroll sideways to access the different records.
  • The 7 record categories are My Stats, Challenge Cups, Stars, Trophies, Total Cards Played, Great Shot, and Whack-a-Gopher Mini Game.
  • All Stats can be seen on the first tab (Z).
  • Check your progress against friends and all players (A).

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