The Golf Club is a visually stunning golf simulation that features procedurally generated courses, a fully featured course editor, asynchronous online play and outstanding gameplay. Create and share courses with your friends and compete with both friends and rivals in this fresh take on golf.
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Mostly Positive (40 reviews) - 70% of the 40 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (854 reviews) - 63% of the 854 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 19, 2014

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About This Game

The Golf Club is HB Studios’ next generation golf simulation. Stunning visual presentation and outstanding gameplay are to be expected but what really takes The Golf Club into the next generation is the procedural generation of courses and depth of social interaction. The Course Creator can generate a brand new course in seconds which can be shared and played immediately online with friends and other gamers across the world. There are also full editing capabilities for courses, Tournaments and Tours. Challenge your friends on a new or existing course in real time or try to beat their best recorded round. Add to this a myriad of stat tracking and personal bests of friends and rivals to beat, notifications, challenges and social media integration and you truly have a golf club worth joining.

INTUITIVE CONTROL SYSTEM

We’ve created and fine tuned a swing mechanic that is more about feeling and fluidity above the users’ accuracy of hitting a marker on a power bar. Whilst anyone will be able to pick the controller up and play comfortably, the best players on the global leaderboards will be those with the best feel for the different golf shots and who are able to take into account ball lie, weather and terrain conditions.

INSTANTANEOUS GAMEPLAY


No loading times between holes means you are straight back on the Tee after sinking your putt on the previous green. Also, minimal loading times into a new course make for a refreshing change to your typical console game.

UNLIMITED COURSES


No more getting bored of the courses given to you by the developer. With four clicks you can generate a unique course never seen before that’s ready to play.

GENERATE COURSES


With four clicks of a button from the main menu the game will generate for you a never been played before course. The variation is infinite!

If you want to tailor the courses a little more there are high-level options available to you. Examples of these are the number of holes, par distribution, fairway width, number of bunkers, green size, green slope and rough coverage.

EDIT AND CREATE YOUR OWN COURSES


The editor gives you the ability of create from scratch or mould anything on the course. You can alter the terrain, move tees, move greens, move holes, delete holes, add holes, bunkers, rivers, ponds, trees, foliage, buildings, animals and other objects.

LARGE SELECTION OF PRE-DESIGNED COURSES SHIPPING WITH THE GAME


Courses for all skill levels and utilizing the best of HB’s creative talents will ship with the game. They can be played individually but will also make up the tournament itinerary for the pre-designed Tour that also comes with the game.

LOCAL MULTIPLAYER


Up to four players can play locally. Differentiate yourselves with different character models and clothing and choose between stroke play, match play or fourball.

ONLINE SHARING AND PLAY


Play others creations - work your way through the huge database of user created courses, each rated by other users to help make the decision easy to make.

Share your courses with the World – when you’re happy with your creations you can publish them for the rest of the world to play.

Play against others live or from the past - each round you play on every course is saved Online. Choose from Friends Rounds, Record Rounds or Rivals Rounds (others players close to your ability) to compete against. Their ghost balls and scores will be visible throughout your round giving you the feeling of competition without losing the instantaneous game play. Ghost and live balls can be hidden if so desired either selectively or en masse.

Watch others play the courses you’re on live – through our ball trace system you can see other users from around the world on the course that you are playing live, even if they’re on different holes.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX11 compatible video card with 1GB video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 660 or AMD 7850 w/ 2GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
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tomatoes.dll
( 85.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
I have waited a long time for a natural, non-arcadish golf game. I thought this was the one, and in many ways it is.

What I want to know however, is why it seems that no developer is able to put out a golf game where the difficulty simulates true play.

-22 on 18 holes?

Obviously, this is someone who is cheating or doing the impossible of having multiple golfers of the same name all winning, but believe me, I have yet to play in a tourney where there weren't many, or most, people at -18 or better for a round.

Either the game is just too easy for some, thus requiring the devs to consider making it more realistic, or in a twist of irony, cheaters are all over the place in the game of golf, which is the one sport of which I know that players admit to their own errors and take their penalties.

I know these things about the game for sure:

  • It does not FEEL arcadish in the play.

  • the handicapping system is utterly being abused and needs to be revised.

  • Playing the game is very fun, and it is definitely my favorite golf game to date.

  • It is still not the game which makes it "real" in terms of scoring potential.

  • I will always finish last when people are shooting -18 or better through 18 holes, and the game needs to ensure that can't happen if they want to truly make a great golf simulation.


The game is beautiful in a different way, graphically. It uses many textures repeatedly, yet somehow that doesn't seem to matter and the scenary is still lovely. It is far more organic than the Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy franchises, but nevertheless, suffers the same level of either cheating or ease of beating they both do as well.

I would recommend this game highly to anyone who just wants to play some rounds without concern for place in a match. I would highly discourage anyone who isn't a cheater and wants to score well against competition to spend the money; you won't win, and your handicap will never reflect it, for whatever reason.
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Tinke8
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
A bit old graphics and local co-op games aren't properly saved, but otherwise a great competitor for easports' golf games.
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Southt
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Awesome Game ... Been looking and I found it, Thanks !!!!
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Bazookatooth
( 18.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Fun, easy to understand and nice visuals. I got this for $10, and that was well worth it.
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stevejmartin82
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
I have played many golf games over the years and this is by far the worst. There is no character development (acquiring extra shots, training of shots, increasing distances) etc.

The courses are either too easy or ridiculously difficult with really long holes (a problem when you can only drive 265 yards) and bunkers everywhere.

DO NOT BUY THIS GAME IT IS UTTER RUBBISH.
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xtlm55
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
I honestly didn't like the controls in game or for the map editor.
And I didn't want to put in the 100's of hours to perfect the feel of the swing as I would rather do that in real life.
As for the controls in the editor, most were clumsy and clunky.
My frustration level while playing/creating was though the roof

Which is a shame because everything else about the game was really cool.
I really wanted to like this game as it's nearly everything I want in a golf game.
Ugh

Avatar Golf for Xbox Live is still the pinnacle of golf in my eye. Which is silly when you think about it.

If you are willing to learn the control scheme, you may find great enjoyment. There is definately a good game in there. You can tell the developers put a lot of care into their product. But just be aware that it will take getting used too and time.
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bazilboom
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
In a word utterly pointless the golf ball never has and never will behave as it does in this game and the swing mechanics are trying to mimic Tiger Woods but fail as you can hit the same exact shot ten times and 3 of those times it screws with your power so in a 72 par round 20 odd shots will come up short but its a shame as graphically its well made but gameplay so poor dont waste your money.
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jasonb
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
I've been playing this game for a few hours now and totally recommend it for anyone looking for a realistic golfing game. I was a big fan of the Tiger Woods Golf franchise on Xbox but this game is a more accurate depiction of golf, with no in-air spinning of the ball or any other fancy gimmicks. You truly get frustrated with the game, as you would in real golf, when you don't hit the perfect, straight shot and when your approach onto the green is off. It will take a lot of practice to get a good handicap but that is what makes this game fun. The graphics are decent and the loading of the next hole is pretty quick.
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tony_cannoli
( 13.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
You really need to understand golf to play this game it's so hard
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Қompressoя
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
Tiger? Tiger who?
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
My favourite ever golf game , I had this on the PS4 and this plays identical on steam , I have read angry comments about poor controls but using an Xbox 360 controller , it plays the same as the PS4. Nowhere near as easy as the tiger woods series but I always found shooting -20 a round quite boring , this can be tough with narrow fairways on some courses but has great stats showing your best scores etc versus your friends , I cannot rate this game highly enough.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Truly a great golf game!

Clean graphics
Smooth gameplay
Clean Menus
Course Creator / workshop
Great offline co-op
Excellent online multiplayer options
- like option to watch your opponents take their shots, or not!
It keeps your stats, in a nice clean display.
It keeps your friends stats on courses, so it has a great competitive element for those looking.
Works great with 360 controller

I played Tiger woods 2010-2011 on PS3, it plays a lot like that, but without the spin, turbo, and gear upgrades-- finally, a clean golf game! It's a wonderful thing. There are no cheesy skill upgrades or post-shot gimmicks. You got to own your shots.

I'm very happy I bought this. I played with my brother offline for several hours when I bought it, he went home and bought it and we're having a good time with it online. If you are looking for an enjoyable GOLF game for your PC, I would definitley recommend The Golf Club!

Buy it! Youre gonna be so happy, its going to be wonderful
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
So far I am really enoying this simulation. The sounds and graphics are very good and the frame rate is smooth (as long as you don't max out tree detail draw distance).

I initially tried playing witht he mouse and found it to be quite frustrating. I switched to the Gamepad and that has made a huge difference.

Judging putting power can be a chore at first, but with practice you will get accustomed to it.

The great thing about this game is there is no skill progression. Nothing to add points to in order to increase accuracy, distance, etc. It is all about how well you can use the sticks, judge the fairways and greens, and select good shots that setup good follow up shots.

Also, no after striking modifications. Everything you do is done prior to ball striking, once it is in the air you are an observer.

I have worked my handicap index to just over 8, and won my local club season. Currently in 14th place in the amateur season.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2,168.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
After more than 2000 hours in game, might say I'm nearing getting my moneys worth :)

Yeah, pretty great game, really like the golf course designer.

TGCTours is the best career mode as well.

Buy this thing,
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
Fun, easy to understand and nice visuals. I got this for $10, and that was well worth it.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
151.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Outstanding. Best golf game ever made by a mile. I have zero artistic ability so it is hard for me to use the course designer (wish I had the skill to make my home club). I admire the developers teaming up with third parties like TGC Tours, makes the game have some huge longevity. Can't wait for Golf Club 2!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
47.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
BEST GOLF GAME HAVE PLAYED IN A LONG TIME !!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Decided I spend too much time shooting stuff on games.
Bought Golf Club to relieve stress and enjoy virtual nature.
Played several rounds, shot 11 on a par 4,
got as mad as I get during real, actual golf
downloaded Doom to shoot something

11/10 would authentic golf rage again
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
I really enjoy the. It looks nice, it has a relexing sound to it and the interface and the menu is just great. The swinging works fine and you get into the game pretty easy. Overall i think its a great game with hopefully more to come.
There are a few points that you could work on. The Putting. I don't know if it's just me, but it doesn't feel right. Sometimes it is way to slow although you load it up real fast and then again sometimes it is to powerful. Maybe i just have to practce more, since i haven't played it that much, but i feel it should be as easy to get into it as the rest of the game mechanics. Also i think it would be nice if you could buy new Equipment, clubs, balls, etc.

But as i said before, I really like the game and recommend it to you if you are looking for a nice golfing game.
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