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.
User reviews: Mixed (722 reviews) - 62% of the 722 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 19, 2014

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"The Golf Club is a fun way to hit the links for golfing purists and would-be course creators."
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October 29

Nvidia Hotfix

Fix for Nvidia card owners having problems with the latest drivers.
Big Picture Support added
Small speech fixes
Options to toggle out of bounds layer in Course Designer
Invites in season now not appearing

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July 6

July Update - Hotfix 2

Hi guys,
Green speed fix, some minor issues


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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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

    • 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
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
36 of 42 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
1,138.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
I have never played a game as much as I have with The Golf Club. The Greg Norman Course designer is incredibly powerful, easy to use, and will have you creating fantastic courses in no time. The actual golf is great, relying on skill and not special pants you can buy that help you hit it 20 yards further. The career mode in the game is the only downside of the game, but if you head on over to, you can play a REAL career mode with real players (check it out)!

The community on the HB Forums and is incredibly active, helpful and fun, which further makes this game a complete joy to play. HB Studios is always making tweaks, and adding new features and themes for courses to help improve the game even more.

100% recommended to any golf fans and aspiring course designers.
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27 of 30 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
35.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
I don't get too wound up about my golf game, and it's a good thing I don't. Otherwise, long ago I would have thrown myself in the nearest water hazard along with my clubs. Enjoying a nice day on a gorgeous course is enough. The Golf Club captures this essence in both the challenge of perfecting your swing and the pride of being able to create your own gorgeous courses. But, is that beauty enough?

The game's course creation tools are impressive in their ability to not only let you build detailed courses, but the scalability of the tools themselves. You can apply some macro-levels rules to shape your course with simple min/max sliders – like if you want your course as a whole to be hilly or have lots of water – or dive into placing individual trees, objects, and even whales. The menu presentation is straightforward, but there are times like placing water, for instance, where the macro and micro tools can cause confusion on how to exactly get what you want. Regardless, the game puts a lot of power in your hands, and with a little tinkering you soon learn how to efficiently work with the tools and start making some sweet courses.

I was really impressed with the naturally adaptability of your holes in the broader context of the world's environment. Moving a hole en masse, rearranging holes' order, adding/subtracting holes, and even switching out the overall theme of the environment (you can choose from desert, autumn/forest, rural, alpine, and the wild Scotland-like links terrain) is well done.

You can also dive in and playtest your hole at any time; dropping your ball in a specific location or playing the whole thing. Finding and playing other people's creations is easy as well, and you can use them to put together your own tour of courses.

The golf gameplay itself is challenging and satisfying. The right analog swing requires precision, especially when applying draw or fade, and a minimal pre-swing HUD is hard at first. Gauging your swing power while putting, in particular, takes getting used to, but it won't take long to develop a rhythm and feel to your swing.

As well-crafted as the game is, it's missing a sense of progression that drives you forward. While creating the course of your dreams (or someone else's nightmares) feels good, I missed a larger structure. Visual or physical golfer upgrades, an overarching rewards system tied to your stats, or even a career shell are missing and there's lost momentum within the game because of it. Seeing what kinds of courses I and others could come up with and the challenges therein is motivating, but the sustenance it provides is impermanent.

The Golf Club delivers as a course creator, and it's no slouch swinging the clubs, either. What's missing is the personality: the larger career structure and personal investment in your avatar to spur players on and elevate the experience from a nice set of features to the complete package 9/10

Appsy doodles
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
This game is great! I highly recommend it to anyone from beginner to expert interested in PC golfing.

After initially complaining about a bug, one of the developers went out of their way and contacted me to help resolve any issues I may have. The game was patched very quickly to my complete satisfaction. Excellent work.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
1,781.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
The Golf Club is a fantastic game!

HB Studios has nailed down a solid simulation. What really brings out the glory of this title is the Greg Norman Course Design feature. Creating your own courses is quite enjoyable. Whether its for yourself with a local track, or its for the masses as a famous track or just something strait from your imagination.

The GNCD offers many different themes to choose from when starting out your course, and they keep adding new themes in on a regular basis, along with sew tools and "stuff" to use while creating your magic. The good news here is, the themes just keep getting better and better than the last, it seems the dev team is really taking note on the feedback from the community on what people want and like.

Overall, I have been playing since day 1 of open beta, and after 1500 hours of game play time, I still enjoy and look forward to playing TGC. I really hope they do a TGC 2 down the line.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1,046.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
One of the best golf simulation games out there. Not only does the gameplay feel authentic and challenging, but the best part about it is the course creator, which provides an endless set of wonderful course options to play.

There are literally thousands of courses to play, without paying anything extra. I've put close to 750 hours into the designer and it is excellent.

This is a top notch game, and the developer is constantly updating and adding new features, themes and modes to the game.
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