Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
Buy On
  1. It has to be the best golf game on the market today.
  2. If you love golf, you'll love this game, which is based on the "Hot Shots" engine. The course redraw is fairly quick, the courses are well-developed, and the characters are hyper-realistic.
  3. Daily Radar
    A fun, detailed and graphically lovely golf game that bodes well for future trips to the links on the PlayStation2.
  4. Both exciting and entertaining, while at the same time it doesn't rob gamers of a decent simulation experience.
  5. While it lacks freshness, a combination of colorful graphics and realistic ball physics gives it broad appeal.
  6. . It blends fast gameplay, great graphics, and a variety of option to create perhaps the greatest golf outing to date.
  7. 80
    Although you have great control over the type of swing, the swing meter takes some getting used to, and its speed often seems arbitrary.
  8. A fine mix of arcade hackin’ and halfway-serious golf sim.
  9. The game is very long. Playing through all 18 holes, the action does drag somewhat and you will have to put aside at least an hour to battle through the one player challenge.
  10. 75
    It might not be as great as "Hot Shots Golf," but it's a phenomenal golf game nonetheless.
  11. It's got a great golf engine, loads of options, replay value, and offers a serious challenge without taking itself too seriously.
  13. A fun little golfer whose attitude and extras keep the game from getting too dull. Some problems with minor slowdown and the lack of creative courses are a disappointment, but the game doesn't suffer too greatly.
  14. With beautiful graphics, plenty of options and an easy-to-master swing meter, the game is both appealing and accessible to the casual fan.
  15. Games Radar
    A mess of half-arsed ideas, evil loading times, and a pace that's shockingly sedate.

Awards & Rankings

#30 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2000
#18 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2000
User Score

No user score yet- Awaiting 1 more rating

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. ZiggyStardust
    May 11, 2002
    Not bad for a golf game. the story mode is cool; you can work your way up into the pro ranks. the putting is nicely done; challenging and not Not bad for a golf game. the story mode is cool; you can work your way up into the pro ranks. the putting is nicely done; challenging and not frustrating (a rare combo of golf games i find). This game would seriously rock with a few changes. some problems: 1)the characters and caddies are repetitive in what they say and do. i personally don"t like animee style characters either, but maybe that"s just me. 2)when the characters swing the game sorta slows down. not a problem as far as gameplay goes, just doesn"t look that nice. 3) the music sux because it"s so repetitive. golf games need a good soundtrack since you spend quite a bit of time watching someone else play. overall though it's one of the best golf games i've played. Full Review »