• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Mar 11, 2002
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. It's so good that on a gorgeous, sunny 80-degree afternoon I found myself hitting the virtual links instead of the real thing – and I love real golf.
  2. I can't remember a game with almost nothing I would change...No other golf game keeps the action moving so well from one shot to the next. [Apr 2002, p.138]
  3. A fantastic game – get off your can and go get it before that fat guy across the street beats you to the store. [Apr 2002, p.72]
  4. 90
    Usually a person will hate a game when they lose at it on a consistent basis, the case is completely different here. This is just a testament of how fun and gripping this game is to play.
  5. 100
    While Hot Shots 3 doesn’t revolutionize the series by any stretch of the imagination, it delivers sweet PS2 graphics and loads of slick refinements that make it another must-play game.
  6. Given the choice between Tiger Woods and Hot Shots Golf 3, I'd take Hot Shots any day.
  7. I can't imagine the series, or video game golf for that matter, getting much better than this (of course it will).
  8. The only real flaw I found with the gameplay is that the game seems fairly forgiving with mistakes.
  9. This game is easier to play than a sorority co-ed. In fact, the gameplay is so basic you can handle it easily while half in the bag.
  10. The single player is enough to warrant a buy, but the national tournaments and multi-player aspects make it one you just have to have in your game library.
  11. 88
    A perfect virtual getaway -- without the pretension.
  12. Casual fans have everything they could want. [Apr 2002]
  13. Everything works well together and Clap Hanz should be complimented by improving on an already successful formula.
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Sep 27, 2011
    5
    This game is fun for a bit until you notice the glaring problems. Without any wind, it would say I am hitting 232 and I would hit full powerThis game is fun for a bit until you notice the glaring problems. Without any wind, it would say I am hitting 232 and I would hit full power and almost perfectly on and it would only go 209 yards and into the water below. The game does a terrible job [predicting how far your shot will go, in a game where feet matter. There is no excuse and no other reason why that should happen. Also even on the beginner courses the computer gets pars and birdies every time making it almost impossible to keep up. They should make the game more accessible and not make waste your time on 18 holes against perfect players starting out. Also even if you are just a tad off on the hit with the accuracy button it will go way short (doesn't even make sense with accuracy) or way off to the side. They can't expect you to be perfect and should penalize you as much for barely any error. Full Review »
  2. TylerB.
    Jan 18, 2004
    10
    It was awesome.
  3. SamW.
    Jan 12, 2004
    10
    This is a great golf game that does not bog you down with meters and trying to decide exactly how to hit each stroke. The gameplay is smooth This is a great golf game that does not bog you down with meters and trying to decide exactly how to hit each stroke. The gameplay is smooth and kept light with a multi-player mode that lets you trade compliments and insults, as well as control (somewhat) the crowd reactions. Full Review »