Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf is a next generation, indie developed, single player and multiplayer golf game. Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf provides a truly immersive experience centered on stunning visuals and hyper-realistic game play. Don't just play golf - play PerfectGolf!
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May 3, 2016

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September 25

3 new par 3 courses released

We recently ran a CourseForge design contest in conjunction with TrackMan golf. The goal was to create a 9 or 18 hole par 3 course which was good looking and fun to play.

I'm please to announce that the top 3 courses which have been added to your course library are:

1 - Sand River by Mikahenrik

2 - Abel's Crossing by highfade

3 - The Aces Club by Matt Rose

Great work from some very talented designers. There will be more courses released from the par 3 design contest in the future.

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July 26

Trackman Par 3 design competition

TrackMan is pleased to announce a CourseForge design competition, providing all community members with an opportunity to design and create a challenging and fun par 3 course for TrackMan Indoor Golf and the PerfectGolf game.

Contestants are asked to create a unique par 3 course with the CourseForge design software. The course should provide a fun challenge to players of various skill levels from beginners to experts, and in addition it should be as aesthetically pleasing as possible. All course styles are welcomed such as Oceanside, Parkland, Forrest, Links, Fantasy etc.

There are prizes for the best courses submitted.

Prizes are as follows:

1st EUR 1,000
2nd EUR 700
3rd EUR 400
4th EUR 250
5th EUR 150

Course requirements

Any submission must contain minimum 9 holes but preferably 18 holes

Hole designs cannot be replicas of existing holes or courses but inspiration may be taken from the world's best par 3 holes

The length of each hole can be anywhere from 50 to 250 yards, but for every hole at least 3 different tee lengths are required (easy, medium, difficult)

For every hole, 3 different pin positions are required (easy, medium, difficult)

Courses should have environmental sounds

Courses must be able to be loaded and played in TrackMan Indoor Golf and PerfectGolf (as bug free as possible)

The author(s) of the course will be credited on the loading screen and as part of the course description, if desired.

Not all courses need to be suitable for all skills levels of golfers ie: ‘Beginners’ courses or courses suitable for medium to advanced players are all welcome. However, courses that are designed well enough to cater to a wide variety of players will be preferred by the judging panel. This can be accomplished by the clever use of tee lengths and angles to the green.

Entry requirements

All contestants must acknowledge and agree to the requirements outlined below.

Entries can only be submitted by email to mjo@trackman.com

The mail should include:

Designer’s real name and address

Course description

Link to the course download location (e.g. Dropbox)

If a course is considered to have sufficient quality, but does not receive one of the main prizes, TrackMan may at their discretion award further prizes of EUR 150 for each course chosen in addition to the main prizefund.

In the event of a prize winning entry the contestant grants TrackMan all legal rights to the playable course (including but not limited to the digital course file and name rights)

Multiple entries and joint entries are allowed but if a prize is won by a joint entry it will be split evenly among contestants so all names must be included on the entry information.

TrackMan may have to adjust the prize winning courses slightly. These changes are meant to improve the design in relation to the design requirements. Trackman will also fix any bugs found on the courses.

All identified winners of the competition are responsible for any and all applicable taxes and other government levies that arise from the prizes awarded to each winner

The winning courses are planned to be released for TrackMan Indoor Golf – and will also be made available to the PG community to play in PerfectGolf. The course entries should not be released to the public anywhere until the final decision on the winners has been announced.
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“"Perfect Golf lives up to its name and is the best golf game I’ve ever played despite being in such an early stage of development."”
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About This Game

Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf is a next generation golf game from Perfect Parallel Studios an independent game developer and published by Perfect.Golf Inc.

High resolution visuals, highly accurate ball flight physics developed using state of the art launch monitors, Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf is the best simulation of golf released to date.

Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf

Acclaimed golf course designer Jack Nicklaus—perhaps best known for his record 18 professional major championship victories in addition to his global portfolio of award-winning courses and host venues for the game’s most significant events - has teamed with Perfect Golf to bring you an all new Golf Game. Expect many of the great golf courses designed by Nicklaus to be released for Perfect Golf in the coming months as well as many designs that never made it to the real world

Game Play Modes

The default game comes with well over 20 different game play modes including StrokePlay, MatchPlay and Skins scoring methods and supports, many team based modes of play including Foursomes and Greensomes (Alternate Shot), Better ball and Scramble

In addition an online MOP editor will be made available post release to allow users to create their own modes of play and share them with the community


The game has an integrated multiplayer lobby with matchmaking and course checking to give you a seamless experience in finding online players to play against. Visit the lobby and join in the chat and find a game to play, or set up a private game for you and your friends using a password protected online game

Highly Accurate and Detailed Courses / Course Forge

The game comes with over 12 courses inclduing a driving range and a dedicated practice facility. All our official courses are fully georeferenced to the real world so the sun will rise and set in the correct place at the correct time for the day of the year.

Nicklaus Design Course Forge is our Golf Course design software and is used in house by Nicklaus Design for all their golf course designs. You will get to use the same tools that one of the most award winning designers of all time uses. While it will not available at release, pending the conclusion of negotiations with vegetation content developers it will be released very soon. Already there are many user course creations that have been created by the community for the community. Community developed content can be played in Perfect Golf so long as you keep your game updated to the latest version.

Advanced API for Tournament and Swing Integration

We have built an API for external tournament sites to be able to fully integrate into the game for online real time scoring and tracking. Tournaments set up on remote sites will show up inside the tournament lobby giving players a wide range of different tournaments to enter every week from public to private to official Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf Tournaments. In addition we also have an API to allow anyone to develop a hardware integration to Perfect Golf. Already people in the community are using these API to work on WII integration and other items. We have several official integrations with Launch Monitor companies and Simulator Systems Integrations are also in development.

Full Controller Support

The game comes with support for almost all controllers. We have not left Controllers as an afterthought, almost everything you can do with a mouse in the game you can do with the controller from moving your ball on the tee to aiming, dropping and moving between main and overhead cameras all without the need to have a pointer on the screen.

Multiple Camera Angles

We provide the player with many choices for Cameras. From the player camera, to the spectator camera to the follow camera there are many ways to watch the game unfold. In addition we have several different replay cameras to choose from after the shot has finished fully integrated into the multiplayer online experience.

Highly customisable Options

Whether you want to change the contrast, brightness or saturation of the golf courses, add a little vignetting, set up your sun rays and lens flares, add a sky scattering effect change the weather, change how far back the camera follows the ball etc pretty much everything is configurable inside the game.

Multiple Difficulty Levels and Swing Types

Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf offers 5 difficulty levels and unlimited assist customisation to allow anyone to set the game up to play as easy or as difficult as they like. Do you like par to be a challenge or do you want to have a shot at birdie on every hole. Whatever your style Perfect Golf has a setting that will work for you.

We also have many different swing types from two swing meters to motion swing with the mouse to real time integrated swing with the controller or mouse. There are several simulation options too.

True Time Of Day

Configure the time of day you want to play and watch the lighting change as the day progresses. Not only that but everything is accurate to real life as the sun will move at the correct angle and rotation for the course being played assuming the course has been properly georeferenced in Course Forge.

Customisable Green Speeds and Course Conditions

Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf offers totally customisable green speeds based on official STIMP measurements from 8 to 14. In addition there are three firmness settings that can be used to set up a different challenge each time you play.

The Free Camera

At any time engage the free camera and go for a wander around the golf course. While you are waiting for your opponent to hit you could be lining up your putt or taking a look down the hole at the green or simply moving to an aerial view of the course to watch your opponent hit. Our innovative free camera lets you take control of the way you want to watch the round unfold.

Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf has been designed from the outset to be a community driven game with regular content and feature releases based on player feedback. We have spent a long time in early access trying to get the game to be the best golf game on the market. We have incorporated many community suggestions during this process.

While Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf is still a work in progress we will continue to develop, update and imporve the game over time.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 core duo E8400 @ 3.00 Ghz. 3.00 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 compatible video card with 512MB video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Additional Notes: Windows XP requires Unicode to display in menu arrows. Also at minimum spec settings low graphics quality setting must be used in main menu
    • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10
    • Processor: Quad Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 770
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Additional Notes: DirectX 11 Compatible
    • OS: Maverick
    • OS: Yosemite
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • OS: Ubuntu

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