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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

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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. Games Master UK
    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. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Oct 29, 2014
    60
    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: 24 out of 32
  2. Negative: 6 out of 32
  1. Aug 1, 2015
    10
    Bought from the PS store in summer sale for £11 and I'm really pleased with the game.

    Course creator tools are excellent. User generated
    Bought from the PS store in summer sale for £11 and I'm really pleased with the game.

    Course creator tools are excellent. User generated courses mean you can play unlimited different courses without getting bored. The game mechanics are very good, much better than EA golf games. Great fun with friends or on your own. This game shows you don't need licences to enjoy a golf game, I would definitely recommend it at the current price.
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  2. 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
  3. Aug 4, 2015
    9
    This would be a 10/10 had it not been for the lack of career mode or the ability to play against AI players. However, I hear there is aThis would be a 10/10 had it not been for the lack of career mode or the ability to play against AI players. However, I hear there is a "Seasons Mode" available as DLC where you can do just that. I wish that mode was in the full game, but for only £11.99 on the PSN store I really can't moan at the price.
    It's an absolutely fantastic golf game though! Takes me right back to the PGA games of the early-mid 90s. No gimmicks, just golf!
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  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Aug 31, 2014
    7
    For the $35 price I decided to give it a try. I played about nine holes before stopping and giving in to the course creator. Its prettyFor the $35 price I decided to give it a try. I played about nine holes before stopping and giving in to the course creator. Its pretty difficult to make a decent hole. Not as many options as I would have liked. Takes awhile to get used to the controls and finding exactly what the options allow you to do.
    There was a lot of EXTRA stuff in the Tiger Woods games that wasn't needed, however, I would have liked to see SOME extras in The Club. Almost no customization of my golfer at all was disappointing.
    If you are looking for just straight golf with no frills at all. This is your game, as the graphics are great, and the gameplay is smooth.
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  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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