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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Release Date: Aug 19, 2014

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December 7, 2015

December 2015 Free Update

This is our free update for December 2015. We’ve now been available for 20 months on Steam. Thanks for your loyal support and we hope you continue to enjoy the game
New Features:
- New game modes: Online Match Play and Online Four Ball
- Rustic theme, an expansion/update on the Rural theme.
- Winter Theme has been permanently added to the GNCD
- Winter theme uses a yellow golf ball and has better green grid visibility
- Added the ability to change texture colours.
- Can change colour textures of Fairways, Rough, Greens and Bunkers
- Added slider for Mowing Patterns to change the thickness of the fairway mowing lines
- Added slider for the Mowing Intensity so you can either hide or really bring out those lines in terms of visibility.
- Lots of new apparel. A ton of new shirts, some new pants, hats and shoes as well.

Bug Fixes:
- Tournament Replays should now be using tournament winds
- Made replays/online play less dependent on others PC's/graphics cards
- Tweaks to the cup physics when putting.
- In the GNCD, the OB area will now show up when you choose the OB stake in the Signs section. This will help mark your OB area a lot easier.
- Multiple Commentary Fixes

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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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Mixed (777 reviews)
Recently Posted
awesomeface
( 401.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
A fantastic golf game, love the graphics and ball physics especially the putting.
So many stunning courses to play its hard to choose sometimes.
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Crimson
( 14.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Amazing game. Best golf game out by far and would higly recommend this game to both players who play golf and those who do not.
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coruler2
( 852.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
The game has come so far from the ho-hum early release. The courses and the designer are an A+. TGCTours is the best community out there. Must buy and play for golf fans. Over 1000 super courses, and 10k+ good courses.
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OldScout
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
I have the beef to run it with a 290x, 8350 4ghz 8 cores, and 32gb of ram. Just not working for me, spent more time messing with the settings trying to get it going, gonna refund this one.

*UPDATE* Spent some time playing Perfect Golf, and would reccomend it over this. It is in my opinion a game that is better optimized and is worth the extra $10.
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fishmilk
( 10.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Great game, me and my friends have a blast playing it.
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JiNx MASS
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
to start i would not recommend this game, the requirments are completely rong im over the requirments and i get 10 fps barely this game is unplayable i uninstalled it and refunded it dont waste your money on this.
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Skylandrial
( 18.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
The Golf Club is a really nice golf simulation. I like the mouse movement over the clik clik of most other golf games
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david-earley
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
if you honestly think that this is a good game please seek councilling, i buy a lot as steam to well knows, i have bought as everyone the odd turkey, but i can honestly say this is the biggest load off crap i have ever bought, in fact i feel mugged its that bad. glitching graphics, pretty much no options in game other than rock the controller, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz yawn, dont watse your money get a good one, ie: perfect golf,
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SylentVyper
( 40.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
Recommended. Very fun game, and is fun to sit back and relax. Missing some of the 'fun' little additions like extra distance, changing spin while in air, etc. but doesn't really detract.

My original review had some comments about the putting being awful with a mouse. The developer ACTUALLY LISTENED and linked me to a forum post detailing mouse DPI and sensitivity. After taking recommendations from there, putting is MUCH better and MUCH more intuitive.

Great game, and one of the few times where the developer is actually involved and helpful. Turned my rating of 7/10 to a 9/10.
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kengoblue
( 42.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
They have come a long way in getting these controls to be 'controlable' and I have more fun playing this golf game than any other.
Ever.
The Magnolia courses are masterpieces. And to be able to have the exact daily pin placements is mind blowing.
Best Golf Sim Ever.

The putting still gets me on occasion but so does the real thing.
Kudos to the Devs on a masterpiece.
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Fun
( 12.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
I thought it was fun.
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jksbjks
( 19.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
Don't pay more than $10 for this game.
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Redeyedd
( 1,090.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 20
Seems all my game reviews were removed so heres another try...

The Golf Club is primarily a golf simulator with an outstanding and easy to use course creator.

While it lacks a conventional career mode and officially licenced courses, the high quality of many user created courses and competitive play via tournaments that mimic the pro circuit from the dedicated folks at tgctours.com , more than makes up for it.

The game is still being updated even though it has been out of early access for some time now. All but one of the updates are free and add value to what is already a great game.

The Devs since day one of EA have always been involved with the community and continue to listen to feedback from players.

Highly recommended for the golf enthusiast or those with a creative flair.
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reneGADE_550
( 318.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 15
Decent game, gives me something to do when I'm not on the golf course or it's raining outside.
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Greenfields
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 12
The game..
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ProTulx
( 50.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 12
A really fantastic golf game!

Just two things I miss
+ Multiplayer Lobby
+ Dedicated driving range & putting green for practice

Cheers
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veral42
( 63.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 11
A cool game with great basic courses and game modes. If you're looking for some decent courses, a good editor, and decent controls this is the golf game for you.

That said. This game has a number of SERIOUS issues at the time of writing. First off online competition is broken. Many players use auto-shot programs and will finish a single round anywhere from 20-30 under par. Second, you need to pay an additional 10 dollars for the real game, after buying all the extra modes and the editor in the main package.

The biggest issue, however, are the graphics. This game looks amazing... when the graphics decide to function correctly. At random times they will glitch causing anything from horrific mutilations of the course, to blinding you, to preventing critical info like wind speeds and pin distance to show. You CANNOT fix these issues, the best you can do is shut the game down and PRAY it works when you reboot. Expect this to ruin many rounds for you unless you use an auto-shot program.
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olasmike
( 32.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 11
Perhaps the worst golf game ever invented. I strongly recommend to you that you save your money and buy Perfect
Golf. The Golf Club sucks and there is no support worthwhile.
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Hobbes
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 9
I'd say its a good pickup. I get just as frustrated in the game as i do real life. I play with a controller and recomend you do to. I wish it had tutorials to show the finer points of the game. I feel like they introduce wind as a way to build artificial difficulty. But all in all, good graphics, good gameplay, nice challenge.
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ob1bob999
( 58.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 6
I've been waiting for a decent PC golf game since TW08. This is almost that game.
Pros: Beautiful scenery, fairly natural swing control, solid in-game physics, wide variety of available courses, and a course editor that is a lot of fun.
Cons: Charging extra for a Season (Career) Mode is lame at best, any joy created by Season Mode is removed by fact that the software engineers chose to cheat the game horribly so their software would not "lose" - no regional Pro-Am EVER had a an entire top 10 at -11 in a single 18 hole round! Makes it tough to care about playing through it.
Overall, I would give the game as it stands right now, 3/6/16, a B-. I will continue to play the game in other modes, but I am done with Seasons until the programmers stop cheating. Save yourself $9.99 and skip skip it.

added 3/7/16: Apparently the last update weighted all AI scores in all single player competitive events to the realm of absolutely stupid. The last 18 hole event I managed to finish had the ENTIRE TOP 30 IN THE LOW 50s! Until it is fixed, the only single player mode worth playing is single course, NO AI.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
40.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Recommended. Very fun game, and is fun to sit back and relax. Missing some of the 'fun' little additions like extra distance, changing spin while in air, etc. but doesn't really detract.

My original review had some comments about the putting being awful with a mouse. The developer ACTUALLY LISTENED and linked me to a forum post detailing mouse DPI and sensitivity. After taking recommendations from there, putting is MUCH better and MUCH more intuitive.

Great game, and one of the few times where the developer is actually involved and helpful. Turned my rating of 7/10 to a 9/10.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
42.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
They have come a long way in getting these controls to be 'controlable' and I have more fun playing this golf game than any other.
Ever.
The Magnolia courses are masterpieces. And to be able to have the exact daily pin placements is mind blowing.
Best Golf Sim Ever.

The putting still gets me on occasion but so does the real thing.
Kudos to the Devs on a masterpiece.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
The Golf Club is a really nice golf simulation. I like the mouse movement over the clik clik of most other golf games
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Great game, me and my friends have a blast playing it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
852.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
The game has come so far from the ho-hum early release. The courses and the designer are an A+. TGCTours is the best community out there. Must buy and play for golf fans. Over 1000 super courses, and 10k+ good courses.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Amazing game. Best golf game out by far and would higly recommend this game to both players who play golf and those who do not.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
401.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
A fantastic golf game, love the graphics and ball physics especially the putting.
So many stunning courses to play its hard to choose sometimes.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
24 of 24 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
58.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
I've been waiting for a decent PC golf game since TW08. This is almost that game.
Pros: Beautiful scenery, fairly natural swing control, solid in-game physics, wide variety of available courses, and a course editor that is a lot of fun.
Cons: Charging extra for a Season (Career) Mode is lame at best, any joy created by Season Mode is removed by fact that the software engineers chose to cheat the game horribly so their software would not "lose" - no regional Pro-Am EVER had a an entire top 10 at -11 in a single 18 hole round! Makes it tough to care about playing through it.
Overall, I would give the game as it stands right now, 3/6/16, a B-. I will continue to play the game in other modes, but I am done with Seasons until the programmers stop cheating. Save yourself $9.99 and skip skip it.

added 3/7/16: Apparently the last update weighted all AI scores in all single player competitive events to the realm of absolutely stupid. The last 18 hole event I managed to finish had the ENTIRE TOP 30 IN THE LOW 50s! Until it is fixed, the only single player mode worth playing is single course, NO AI.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
215.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
The best money I've ever spent. I own this game on multiple platforms and have put more time into it than anything else in my lifetime. Sad? Yes, but true.

The course designer is an incredible feature and worth the price of admission (and then some). The gameplay is also terrific and haven't grown tired of it in year plus of playing everyday.

Are there problems? Sure, but nothing game breaking. The developers are uniquely involved and responsive to the community so I'm certain it will continue to improve.

The amount of free updates is mind boggling. I cant wait to see what the future holds.

I know nothing about computers but took the time to learn evrything I could and spent every penny I had to build a PC just to play this game. That's how good it is.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,090.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Seems all my game reviews were removed so heres another try...

The Golf Club is primarily a golf simulator with an outstanding and easy to use course creator.

While it lacks a conventional career mode and officially licenced courses, the high quality of many user created courses and competitive play via tournaments that mimic the pro circuit from the dedicated folks at tgctours.com , more than makes up for it.

The game is still being updated even though it has been out of early access for some time now. All but one of the updates are free and add value to what is already a great game.

The Devs since day one of EA have always been involved with the community and continue to listen to feedback from players.

Highly recommended for the golf enthusiast or those with a creative flair.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
174.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
I love this game, it's a fun golf game with unlimited possibilities as far as courses go and gameplay wise it can really make you think, it's not too easy and not too hard. With TGCTours.com and what they do making feel like you are having a golf career, this is a must buy for any golf fan. I play the game everyday.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
63.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
A cool game with great basic courses and game modes. If you're looking for some decent courses, a good editor, and decent controls this is the golf game for you.

That said. This game has a number of SERIOUS issues at the time of writing. First off online competition is broken. Many players use auto-shot programs and will finish a single round anywhere from 20-30 under par. Second, you need to pay an additional 10 dollars for the real game, after buying all the extra modes and the editor in the main package.

The biggest issue, however, are the graphics. This game looks amazing... when the graphics decide to function correctly. At random times they will glitch causing anything from horrific mutilations of the course, to blinding you, to preventing critical info like wind speeds and pin distance to show. You CANNOT fix these issues, the best you can do is shut the game down and PRAY it works when you reboot. Expect this to ruin many rounds for you unless you use an auto-shot program.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,888.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Fantastic golf game - it really is the best! The dynamics are superb and the graphics are beautiful! The course creator is just unbelievable - the courses that are being created are just stunning. If you love the game of golf you MUST get this game!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
50.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
A really fantastic golf game!

Just two things I miss
+ Multiplayer Lobby
+ Dedicated driving range & putting green for practice

Cheers
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
318.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Decent game, gives me something to do when I'm not on the golf course or it's raining outside.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
Not to bad, a little expensive though imo compared to the other ea golf game on steam.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
I'd say its a good pickup. I get just as frustrated in the game as i do real life. I play with a controller and recomend you do to. I wish it had tutorials to show the finer points of the game. I feel like they introduce wind as a way to build artificial difficulty. But all in all, good graphics, good gameplay, nice challenge.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
218.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Best golf I have played very realistic will take many many hours to master this game. If you liked Tiger Woods this is more than 100% better than that I definitely recommend this game if your into golf hundreds of courses can play with and chat (via team speak) with your friends. No power gauge for this you have to work it out but all the information is there play with mouse or joypad your choice awesome game you can pick and choose tough courses or easy ones if you are a girl he he
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
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Short Story

Get your score cards out because this is a HOLE-IN-ONE!

Overview

The Golf Club is a golf simulation video game developed by HB Studios on the Unity game engine. It is a golf sim, boasting a powerful Course Creator based on the procedural generation of courses. The Course Creator can generate a brand new course in seconds which can be shared and played immediately online with friends and other gamers.

Vitality’s Thoughts

These mixed reviews are SERIOUSLY insane! I was very hesitant on actually purchasing, But boy am I glad I did.

I'm coming from Tiger Woods 08, And I seamlessly transferred into this modern take on the sport without any issues.

People complain about the putting, but again I have no problem with it. Yes it takes getting used too, but come on this is a GOLF simulator, People realise how FRUSTRATING this game can be right ?

There's a few negatives I do have with it though, When I play 4 player game modes and we create and edit the player names I would like the system to remember the names I've set for them and there outfits, So We don't have to customise them every few days we are going to be playing. Right now it just defaults them to (Name_1) not the name I've set for them.

I also wish I could disable the ball following lines, and also speed up the ball when in mid flight.

This game IS GOOD though, I don't think it's exactly worth the $40 price tag, and the way they sell stuff can be a little dodgy, as the season mode is a paid DLC but they're minor, If you can get the game for under $30 it's well worth it.

Pros:
  • Amazing Graphics, Wildlife, And Plants
  • Great Simulation of a frustrating sport
  • Course creation is amazing, You'll never get bored playing the same 10 courses
  • The Commentator isn't generic and annoying like most games
  • Won't cost you $50 for a pack of real balls to lose in the creek
Cons:
  • Player Customisation is limiting
  • 4 Player mode should save custom players
  • Some HUD options for lines etc would be nice
  • Pricing is a little dumb founding. (I believe in DLC, But for Season mode?)
Conclusion

Great golf simulator, Probably the best on the market right now, I would highly recommend the game to any avid golfer or anyone who wants to play a golf sim, Don't look at the game though if you're after an arcade Tiger woods though. I'd also recommend the game be purchased under $30, But if you've got the money you won't be disappointed.

79/100
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
I thought it was fun.
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