The 9 Best Ladder Balls

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This wiki has been updated 19 times since it was first published in July of 2019. The name changes depending on where you're from, but it doesn't matter if you call it hillbilly horseshoes, flingy pongy, or just plain ladderball, there's no debate that this game is a blast. We've found plenty of options that will jazz up your next picnic in the park or backyard barbecue, whether the players are old or young. Just be sure to supervise children for safe bola use. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Maranda Enterprises Metal

2. EastPoint Sports Go! Gater Premium

3. Yard Games Double

Editor's Notes

July 22, 2019:

Perfect for when you need a break from your cornhole set, ladder ball (or golf) is a portable, simple game that can be quite addictive. Sets are commonly made from wood, metal, and plastic; although the plastic models aren't as robust as the others, we have decided to include those made from all three materials, since PVC options do offer lightweight construction that makes them extremely portable. These include the AmazonBasics Outdoor and the GoSports Premium, which give you hassle-free setup and aren't too pricey, to boot. For those who would prefer the long-lasting durability of heavier materials, we like the EastPoint Sports Go! Gater Premium and the Maranda Enterprises Metal. Both include everything you need to play, and neither has terribly hard bolas, so even younger children can get in on the fun — with proper adult supervision, of course. Finally, we decided to include one mini version, the Towpath Indoor Junior. It's great for dorm rooms and apartments, or perhaps even for travel.

Special Honors

Uber Games Custom The Uber Games Custom only comes with one ladder, but this has a wide, supportive base that can handle hard tosses. It's also customizable, which means you can use it for tournaments and professional events where image is key.

Ladder Golf Single Instead of flimsy plastic construction, the Ladder Golf Single features solid hardwood, brass hardware, and rungs that can take some abuse. But just because it's rugged, that doesn't make it tough to assemble, so feel free to carry it along wherever you go.

4. GoSports Metal Set

5. Towpath Indoor Junior

6. Franklin Sports Professional

7. GoSports Premium

8. Ropoda 3-in-1

9. AmazonBasics Outdoor

Melissa Harr
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Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.

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