The Commonwealth Games are an international multi-sport event, held every four years, amongst athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. Often referred to as the 'Friendly Games', the event is renowned for inspiring athletes to compete in the spirit of friendship and fair play. The Games were first held in 1930 with 11 countries and 400 athletes participating and have grown to include men and women from 72 nations and territories.
Golf was set to make its Commonwealth Games debut at the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games in Australia in March 2026. In July 2023 the Victorian Government withdrew from hosting the Games and the Commonwealth Games Federation is currently exploring opportunities for a new host.