Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. This game is more than your average links simulation—it’s a lifestyle.
  2. The presentation is second to none, the gameplay is addictive without being overbearing, and Sid Meier's signature "I-can't wait-to-see-what-happens-next" magic is here in full force. [Apr 2002, p.97]
  3. This release is nothing if not ridiculously and deliciously addictive. [Mar 2002, p.86]
  4. SimGolf does manage to provide a game that is especially simple to play and continues to be fun long after you've managed to turn a profit.
  5. While not revolutionary as other "Sim" games it does a great job of what it is supposed to do...a fun experience.
  6. Its open- ended nature lets you mold the game into whatever you want it to be.
  7. An all-round fantastic experience. It's got enough building to keep god-sim fans happy, enough interaction to keep Sims-fanatics interested, and enough detail for even the management freaks to have a damn good time.
  8. It streamlines the sport of golf so that you don't have to deal with any of it except the good stuff: hitting the ball and sinking shots. SimGolf's building and design elements are easy to use and surprisingly open-ended.
  9. A wonderfully realized civilization-style management game, full of the joy of the game, with entreating graphics.
  10. It has the magical ability to make hours melt away in gaming bliss without the player even really noticing the passage of time.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jan 9, 2012
    A classic. Awesome. The best golf tycoon game, tons of fun. If you ever played golf in real life will like even more.
  2. MarianaJ.
    Jul 1, 2008
    Very addictive game.
  3. BradCoolio
    Sep 26, 2006
    Extremely fun game, but can get old.