This Golf Game Program is patterned after the traditional game of golf. There are nine "holes" in which you must succeed in hitting the ball into a "cup." Each time you hit the ball in an effort to reach the cup it is called a "stroke." Although the number of strokes you take to hit the ball into the cup is unlimited, each hole has a designated "par." Par represents the number of strokes you are ideally supposed to take to complete the hole.
--From the Atari 2600 Golf instruction manual.