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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: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Aug 26, 2014
    80
    The course designer adds a huge amount of depth to the game as you will never run out of new courses to play.
  2. There’s no denying The Golf Club needs some sort of proper career or long-term competition to help retain players’ interest...But if there’s ever a sequel – and I hope there is – then perhaps HB Studios can add this one last missing piece of the puzzle to what has turned out to be an excellent golf simulation.
  3. 77
    Game play trumps presentation here. Excellent swing mechanics make the actual act of playing golf in The Golf Club quite enjoyable and the social and online features are abundant and fun. These things outweigh the technical hiccups.
  4. Aug 24, 2014
    65
    The Golf Club brings to the table some interesting features, like social interaction and the advanced course editor. Unluckily it fails in providing a good shot planning and swing mechanics, coupled with unpolished visuals and the lack of a more thought-out game structure.
  5. Oct 11, 2014
    60
    Real golfers will love the challenge, and the course design feature is a trump card. However, it won't give the average user much of a buzz. [Issue#116, p.83]
  6. Aug 26, 2014
    60
    As it stands it is expensive, and can sometimes feel like a tech demo fleshed out with menus.
  7. Sep 3, 2014
    50
    The Golf Club is a little bit simple in terms of graphics and gameplay, but its procedural golf courses editor makes it interesting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 23
  2. Negative: 11 out of 23
  1. Aug 23, 2014
    10
    If your expecting Tiger Woods, then this game won't be for you, and thats probably a good thing. This game is more realistic, very simple,If your expecting Tiger Woods, then this game won't be for you, and thats probably a good thing. This game is more realistic, very simple, and definitely more geared toward golf fans. If you think you will pick up this game and be great at it from the start think again. Even despite some framerate issues, and lack of a sense of accomplishment with perks, equipment boosts, and other things this game is still pretty awesome. Once they iron out all the quirks in the game come update time this game will be great. Also, there are many courses to play from users and the game itself. I advise any golf fan or even TW fans to get this but warning it can be difficult at times. Expand
  2. Aug 22, 2014
    10
    Golf simulation. As close as i have felt to a real "feel" to the golf swing. Its tough no doubt, more is now based on swing and "feel". ImGolf simulation. As close as i have felt to a real "feel" to the golf swing. Its tough no doubt, more is now based on swing and "feel". Im enjoying it, like playing in tours and tournaments watching my score, watching the other online player ghost balls shot when im playing, making it seem like I'm not alone and have scores to challenge. The game may never end as tours are set up using anyones user made course, or courses, and they get rated so you can see which are good and strive to get your courses a great rating. I do imagine an update having a longer season mode, and a head to head online mode. I would have gave it 8 but i see zeroes which are not fair to the game. Expand
  3. Aug 19, 2014
    9
    I am basing my score on a $35 dollar game. First golf game that loads the entire course before you start so there is no loading time betweenI am basing my score on a $35 dollar game. First golf game that loads the entire course before you start so there is no loading time between holes. Graphics are not top end most likely due to the entire course being loaded at once. Realistic putting and endless possibilities with the course creator. Few bugs here and there but nothing that cannot be fixed with a patch or 2. Not a lot of customization but plenty for a $35 dollar game. I can see a great future for this game if it gets the support it needs. Expand
  4. Mar 3, 2015
    6
    First off, if you are familiar with and enjoy Tiger Woods games, The Golf Club is not a solid replacement. It simply is not quite as completeFirst off, if you are familiar with and enjoy Tiger Woods games, The Golf Club is not a solid replacement. It simply is not quite as complete a game as the series titles from EA Sports. Does that mean it is a bad game? Hell no. There is a ton of fun to be had here with a more realistic approach to golf. And if you have ever played golf, this should obviously mean the game is very hard. It is. That being said, the mechanics of the game do not take long to get down if you have some experience. As far as content is concerned, there actually is not a WHOLE lot here. There are just basic golf game modes to play on either community-created courses or courses straight from the developers. The best way to describe this game is something you play when you are bored and have enough time to play some holes. The graphics are far from stellar though. The biggest let down of this game is the bugs/glitches you come across, connection-based or otherwise. Even a few months after launch, the game still feels unpolished and, dare I say, beta-esque. Ultimately, it is only worth a buy if you are already a fan of golf games, so if you are, try it for yourself. Expand
  5. Aug 20, 2014
    1
    Oooops. By first glance this looks like a Waste of money :-[ Framerate 15-30 is not very fun. Graphics from 1980s, and a 30 second wait everyOooops. By first glance this looks like a Waste of money :-[ Framerate 15-30 is not very fun. Graphics from 1980s, and a 30 second wait every time you go to main menu before you get tossed offline and have to wait again is not very fun either.

    Yes, its first day, but framerate and Graphics are right out bad. Only default Clubs, clothes and distances, so as expected way off Tiger Woods/EA. No "Upgrades", clothes or Equipment for sale.

    Gameplay can be good and its all about feel. You change Clubs/shottype as you like and hit every shot With 100% Power easy, but fades/draws are in play. When it comes to putting its hard. Mainly because you dont have any idea how hard to pull/push stick untill you try, cause there is no indicator or meter etc. With some practice I can see this beeing closer to real life "feel" of golf, but mostly everything else is a letdown. Hardcore golfers who only care about the pure game of golf might enjoy the New refreshing way of "feel" when you putt, but most of the game is "flat" and boring. There is no career or anything you normally see, so you get the feeling that something(important) is missing from the game.
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  6. Oct 5, 2014
    1
    An absolute diabolical game graphics are like something from the original xbox. Gameplay is way too basic surprised they let this one get outAn absolute diabolical game graphics are like something from the original xbox. Gameplay is way too basic surprised they let this one get out there it's that bad Expand
  7. Aug 24, 2014
    0
    This is most possibly one of the worst golf sims I have ever played. I have played most golf games ranging from EA to Mario and this is theThis is most possibly one of the worst golf sims I have ever played. I have played most golf games ranging from EA to Mario and this is the least intuitive, least rewarding and most frustrating. Not saying that golf shouldn't be frustrating at times but this is non-stop! To add to this the graphics look more at home in an arcade than on a next gen console. Do not waste your money and hold out till a decent game studio has a crack at a game. Expand

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