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  • Summary: 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. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Aug 19, 2014
    80
    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.
  2. Sep 16, 2014
    75
    The Golf Club is a pretty good golf game, that delivers a brilliant challenge that relies entirely on the multiplayer. It does not have a career mode, or a progression system of your own character, but this is not some sort of lack; this is not your regular Tiger Woods game: it's just another type of title.
  3. Sep 4, 2014
    72
    A good golf simulator, that will probably become great when more content arrives for it. The course editor has got great potential.
  4. Aug 25, 2014
    70
    The Golf Club is a bit wobbly and unfinished.
  5. Aug 26, 2014
    70
    With a bit more polish applied to its presentation and the addition of a career mode to keep us hooked, this could well have been a package to seriously threaten EA’s dominance in the world of golf games. As it stands, it’s still a strong foundation for the team at HB Studios to build upon for the future.
  6. Sep 5, 2014
    65
    If you don’t need modern elements like a career mode, character development or golf lectures this is for you. Especially if you also don’t need licensed players or courses. Or up-to-date visuals.
  7. Aug 28, 2014
    55
    The Golf Club has the potential to be so much more than it is. In my opinion it came out of early access too early, because the full game still feels very beta-y.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 27
  2. Negative: 11 out of 27
  1. Aug 22, 2014
    10
    This is a very good golf game, some people in the steam forums have decided to hate the game and to even go so far as to try to encourage others to come here and give bad reviews without even playing the full release. Many do not have a PC worthy of running the game properly so just assume that it must be bad for everyone , this is not true, the majority have no problems running the game and have fun playing it. I have played many golf games and this one is the only one I have every seen that is making an effort to keep everyone`s playing ability the same with no attributes or extra powerful clubs that can be bought with cash, Someone who is new can buy the game and drive the same distance and accuracy as players who have been playing right from the start, so its about golf, not how long you have been playing or how much money you have to buy extras because there are not any. Expand
  2. Aug 21, 2014
    10
    There's something fishy going on here with all the hate and low scores posted on here, and I am guessing it's the work of a few trolly types with multiple accounts and a lot of free time on their hands. I've waited decades for a golf game like this to come along and now we have it. Unbelieveable course creation tools and cross-platform sharing, infinite number and variety of courses that take just seconds to generate, and no loading time between holes.

    I find the graphics to be quite nice - nothing cutting edge, but definitely not the sub-par experience these trolls would have you believe. It runs fine on my mid-range gaming PC so those who are having issues need to figure out what their issue is - if it runs fine on one PC and not another.....it's the PC and not the game (duh!). And the physics are excellent overall. There are a few times when things go a bit wonky (just like my real game) but it's software people, and there are such things as patches that we should expect.

    This is a very ambitious golf game that also strives NOT to be the next Tiger Woods game, which I could take no more of. No career, no power-ups, no pro shop with meaningless bling upgrades...no problem. I want a real golf game, with infinite replayability, social features and hell, they've even partnered with the leading home golf simulator company which makes this an absolute steal for $35.

    Metacritic attracts all kinds of haters, so I've learned not to trust what people post on here much. Just go on the Steam community pages and you won't find any of this nonsense.
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  3. Aug 19, 2014
    10
    This is NOT tiger woods! don't expect cheesy gimmicks or crowds to stroke your ego when making that 40 ft putt. This is more of an amateur experience. You know, like going to the Golf club with a mate and shooting a round of golf.

    You will have many courses to play that will be user generated, Quite a clever move by the Devs seeing as they could not afford official course licenses or they were unable to obtain due to being owned by EA.

    The games graphics are not the best and not the worst. You have no sense of progression through stats, which is good. Your progression will be shooting a lower score on a course you previously did terrible on. Competing in tournaments or tours. Getting your average score down and so on. People will inevitably compare this with TW but I feel this would be unfair, they have different aims and perspectives.
    I loved TW but the boosting and being able to apply spin or remove it while mid-air was just plain stupid.

    This game will attract the more hardcore golfer. Difficulty will primarily come from the course you play and you being able to master the shot. All in all i recommend this game, its realistic, its fun, it has tons of potential with user generated courses, and I will be playing for a long time.
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  4. Aug 26, 2014
    6
    This game is not Tiger Woods. If you want a Tiger Woods clone, stay far, far away from this game. With that said, this game aspires to be a realistic golfing simulation, and the recent patches are inching closer to that realization. Sadly, getting there is so far, far away. The graphics are still choppy. The environment, although improved, could use more atmospheric help. I do not mind the lack of spectators, but I can see people seeing that as amateurish game development, especially in the tournament mode. The lack of choosing equipment, shaping your swing, and character makes this two-dimensional, but then again, I can understand the focus on the gameplay. Which leads to the next part - the controls, while not terrible, can use refinement, especially when the hand-holding features are limited (which I do not mind). I want to get the "feel" and be able to get precise shots. All in all, this game shows promise to be a good game if they continue to develop it, add features to add to realism and accuracy, it can really go places. I am personally really enjoying the game despite its flaws. If you are looking for a highly polished golf game, you might want to sit this one out. Otherwise, if you are like me and just want to play some golf on your PC, then give this a try. It seems the developer is trying their best to patch things. Time will tell. Expand
  5. Aug 19, 2014
    2
    I gave it a 2 because you can play something that resembles golf.

    I have been skeptical of this team from the beginning. If you are a TW
    hater - that is, you hated the support that TW got, well this game is produced by the team that supported TW (up to now).

    And it shows. No functional multiplayer, terrible terrible physics, and really gimmicky course creator.

    The idea of the course creator sounds pretty good in principle, but fire up a random course and... 9/10 times it's not actually playable. That is, you'll end up at a 430 yard par 4 with 20 yards of fairway in front of you, water for the next 350 or so, then some fairway and the green. So you're stuck, unless you want to chop 40 shots around the damn lake in the heavy rough.

    That's not the only thing that outright sucks though, as you'll find user created courses are even more diabolical. Wait till you get the flagstick that's elevated 100 yards. Also, there's cross platform sharing, so you'll get to sort through about 10000 of these by the end of week one. Good luck finding anything that resembles real golf in there!

    The real insult to injury though is the development team promising a very different game than what was available in 'early access'. It's the same game. Runs on the Xone at low settings. Trees blink in and out randomly. Weight graphics issues around the rough. Your player will stand upside down in the lake if your ball is in the right place.

    But don't worry, *someday* they're gonna fix it *WINK WINK*
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  6. Snk
    Sep 5, 2014
    0
    I do not recommend this game !
    On the screenshot it to look nice, but in reality it's ugly.
    The annimation are very slow. The game in
    general is not reactive ! Expand
  7. Aug 19, 2014
    0
    I do not recommend at this time. Check back in a few months to see if HB studios has fixed the game. Very poorly optimized for pc, it's running at sub 30fps with i5-2500k at 4.5ghz, dual 7970's in crossfire, 8GB RAM. No career mode, or multiplayer. Expand

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