Probably the most popular ways to make golf, “a little more interesting,” Nassau plays very well as a two-on-two team bet.
Here’s how it works: Partner up and establish the stakes for each of the three legs of Nassau: “the front nine,” “the back nine”, and the “whole 18 holes.” Usually, golfers opt to make the back nine worth double the front nine so the early match losers have a chance to win their money back.
So for example, if the front nine and the whole 18 stretches are valued at $10 each, the prize for the back nine would then be $20. The actual play is pretty basic: after each hole, both twosomes' lowest scorers are compared (i.e if your buddy pars the hole and the best score between your opponents is a bogey—your team wins a point).
In the event of a tie, the point can be either be carried onto the next hole, (as in a Skins match) or players can opt to allow the possibility of a tie game and move on without awarding a point to either side.
Variation: Add additional side bets called “presses”. A press is made by a team that is a few holes down and wants to make a wager that they will win a leg of the Nassau game from the next hole onward.