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  • Summary: The Golf Club is HB Studios' next generation golf simulation. 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 playedThe Golf Club is HB Studios' next generation golf simulation. 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. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Sep 19, 2014
    80
    As rewarding as it is frustrating. So just like real golf then.
  2. Oct 23, 2014
    73
    Extremely relaxing. [Dec 2014, p.80]
  3. Sep 14, 2014
    70
    Almost absolute realism is Golf Club's mission, but in pursuing this goal, the development team seems to have neglected fun, which should be at the very heart of every videogame, especially a sports one. On the other hand, if you love golf and a true challenge, this might be your green of choice.
  4. Oct 9, 2014
    70
    The Golf Club launches on PS4 with a fancy social component and great creation options. It's visual quality is not what it was expected but even so, it will delight this noble sport lovers.
  5. Sep 24, 2014
    65
    Real golf fans might like the experience, as well as the elaborate level editor that is included. The lack of a proper tutorial makes it rather difficult for newcomers, however, while slow menus and an annoying amount of facedrops bring the game down for just about anyone. There's some potential here, though.
  6. Only for the genre's hardcore. [Nov 2014, p.90]
  7. Sep 9, 2014
    42
    As it is now, especially without a trial for fans to judge for themselves, the game is too hit or miss for me to say that spending $35 is a wise option here.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 6 out of 23
  1. Aug 26, 2014
    10
    The golf game I've been waiting 20 years for. Amazing course creation tools, cross platform uploading/sharing, decent graphics, very solidThe golf game I've been waiting 20 years for. Amazing course creation tools, cross platform uploading/sharing, decent graphics, very solid physics and NONE of the annoying "extras" from the Tiger Woods game. Just golf as it should be...peaceful, relaxing, contemplative, infinite replayability. They have a few issues to work out but the 8 or 9 I'd give it right now has to be a 10 to balance out the moronic 0 scores you'll see on here - the Internet for you, ladies and gents. Expand
  2. Aug 30, 2014
    10
    I have played real golf and game golf all my life, and this pretty, well-structured, pleasant and quiet version of the game has the bestI have played real golf and game golf all my life, and this pretty, well-structured, pleasant and quiet version of the game has the best mechanics and is nearest to the real thing I've ever played. I feel badly for EA, because for all their teamwork and snazzy crowds, I've had more fun on this $35 purchase than all of the other ones put together. I don't need/have/want a Tiger Woods fantasy, or to spend three hours trying to get the hair right in my character. I do want to hit the ball, plan my shot, get good at real-feel putting, and if that wasn't enough, have had some real fun making courses, none ever the same as another. The team is a small east-coast Canada based workshop, and they've obviously got the smarts to do more once some cash flow gets going; give them your support - it's not unlikely you'll be playing this one for years, and buying whatever DLC they come up with. It would be false to say it's perfect - it's not...but no game is perfect, because they're made by people. How many rocket-launched dragonborns did you have flying through the air after a battle when Skyrim first came out? And I played 250 hours of that amazing title. So give some support to the indies guys and gals, this one is truly a gem and worth every penny. Expand
  3. Aug 27, 2014
    9
    Granted I've had the game for less than 24 hours, but what I've seen I really like. Runs smoothly on my console. Swing mechanic challengingGranted I've had the game for less than 24 hours, but what I've seen I really like. Runs smoothly on my console. Swing mechanic challenging especially when it comes to putting and chipping. The number of courses is phenomenal. Looks beautiful and I enjoy the sim emphasis of the game. I especially like the fact that his is not a finished product with the developers promising more features in the future. I'm not into the Course Creator but am really glad others are. I'll just play their courses and enjoy the variety their creations add to the game. Expand
  4. Oct 28, 2014
    8
    In many ways The Golf Club still feels like a work in progress with, what should be basic, features such as a career mode or onlineIn many ways The Golf Club still feels like a work in progress with, what should be basic, features such as a career mode or online matchmaking completely missing.

    Fortunately however The Golf Club does get the two most important things right. The much vaunted course editor is superb, allowing for great freedom when it comes to designing your own courses and already there are some excellent example of what can be done to be found online (Although it can be quite difficult to find the good courses amongst the rubbish). Perhaps even more importantly, it also gets the actual gameplay right and anyone that has become frustrated with the Tiger Woods series increasingly unrealistic gameplay will enjoy The Golf Clubs more measured approach that provides a good challenge without ever becoming too difficult.

    If the rumoured patches can add in some of the missing features The Golf Club could be the ultimate golf game but even without them most golf fans will find plenty to enjoy here.
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  5. Aug 27, 2014
    8
    Felt compelled to write a review after seeing all the negative ones. This game is a solid golf game with a lot of different golf courses withFelt compelled to write a review after seeing all the negative ones. This game is a solid golf game with a lot of different golf courses with varying difficulties. It also has a very calm atmosphere that makes it relaxing to play after a long day. Commentary is a nice refresher because it is just some random guy giving you tips or critiquing your on your game, almost like you are playing with someone in real life. I have run into screen tearing issues and reduced FPS especially when having three other AI "playing" along side you. Once you turn them off, I have not had issues since. The general game is solid and I really enjoy the putting aspect of the game which takes a little practice to get a hang of (couple of rounds should do it). Overall, there is such a large potential of courses to play based on the community being able to create courses and constant updates from the developers that this game has the potential for a long life. I have yet to try course editor or multiplayer (I don't, however, like the idea of asynchronous mutliplayer which I hope they fix that at some point once the game becomes more optimized). If this game gets synchronous multiplayer with 4 people, I would change my review to a 10. I was skeptical at first whether or not to buy this game based on the so-called "critic" reviews but I am really happy I did. The game is not perfect by any means but every single round of golf I have played so far has been enjoyable. If you want to level up your character, get the best gear, optimize your golfer to look exactly like you want, play PGA tour events or challenges, etc, then this game is not for you. If you want to play a golf game on equal footing with everyone else in the world and challenge yourself to get the best scores on large amount of different golf courses then give this game a try. Expand
  6. Aug 27, 2014
    8
    The Golf Club presents one of the most authentic golf gameplay I have ever played on a golf simulator. This game is not Tiger Woods! This gameThe Golf Club presents one of the most authentic golf gameplay I have ever played on a golf simulator. This game is not Tiger Woods! This game is definitely aimed for the die hard golf fans (like myself). The graphics are sub-par, but I was assuming that by the game being only $35. Overall, the game is challenging and fun. There is no character leveling or anything that gives other golfers an upper hand when your first starting off. It is a true golf gaming experience. Expand
  7. Aug 30, 2014
    0
    It's total crap. Stay far, far away from this game. The Links games were much better then this. Both console versions are weak compared to theIt's total crap. Stay far, far away from this game. The Links games were much better then this. Both console versions are weak compared to the PC version, so if you do want to try it, test it out on the PC first. That's the better way to go. Doing course creation with a PC mouse and keyboard is a lot easier then with a control pad. In any case. Stay away from this version. You're just wasting your money. Expand

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