Monkey Golf is a Mini Game in Super Monkey Ball, and later a Party Game in the rest of the Super Monkey Ball series except Monkey Ball and Super Monkey Ball Adventure, from which games it was excluded.
In Super Monkey Ball 2 it is known as Monkey Golf 2. In it, the monkeys play a game of mini-golf, except in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz where it is a regular game of golf. It is also absent in Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll and Super Monkey Ball 3D, but it returns in the couple of the other latest games in the series.
The game of golf is scored in number of strokes; the lower your number, the better. You can only take the number of strokes for par times 3; then you're forced to give up and receive a score of 10, 13 or 16.
If you hit the ball into a water hazard, a one-stroke penalty is added. If the ball goes out of bounds, the ball is replaced at the stroke starting point, and you are charged for the stroke you took plus a penalty stroke, for a net cost of two strokes for no gain.