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  • Summary: Rise to fame and fortune in the largest, most dynamic golf game ever created. Assemble and join online societies with friends, compete in tournaments, and earn money to climb the ranks in golf's largest gaming community.

    The Golf Club 2 offers a dynamic, single-player career mode,
    Rise to fame and fortune in the largest, most dynamic golf game ever created. Assemble and join online societies with friends, compete in tournaments, and earn money to climb the ranks in golf's largest gaming community.

    The Golf Club 2 offers a dynamic, single-player career mode, infinite hours of interactive golfing with online opponents, a new and improved course creator, cutting-edge swing mechanics, and a host of brand new, lush environments - all blending together seamlessly to create your dream golfing experience.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Jun 30, 2017
    88
    I expected The Golf Club 2 to be better than the first in every way given the new career setup and golf societies, but I was surprised the addition of the swing tempo gameplay is what gives this title a lasting structure. This, combined with the course creator, make the game indispensable for any golf fan. You'll be seeing those missed putts in your dreams and savoring every chip-in birdie.
  2. Jun 27, 2017
    80
    The Golf Club 2 combines a good golf simulation game with the social interaction of an actual clubhouse through the online societies with an engrossing career mode.
  3. Jun 27, 2017
    80
    The Golf Club 2 will resonate better with experienced and patient gamers due to its difficulty, but those who stick with the game will almost certainly feel rewarded for doing so.
  4. Jul 7, 2017
    75
    The Golf Club 2 follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, providing an unrivaled golf simulation that still lacks surrounding content to keep it relevant for months to come. The new career mode leaves a lot to be desired, but few sports games can compete with how solid the on-course gameplay is within The Golf Club 2. Societies is also a welcome addition that golf-loving friends will really appreciate. The Golf Club 2 is still a ton of fun to play, but it’s clear that HB Studios needs to revamp some of the side activities heading into The Golf Club 3.
  5. Jun 27, 2017
    70
    A decent sequel that improves upon its predecessor in virtually every department, The Golf Club 2 strikes a good drive. But while the improvements to the simulation and course editor are appreciated, there’s still work that needs to be done to the unifying Societies system, which represents a clever idea that’s far too convoluted for its own good right now. A third stroke should see this series realise its very real potential – but in fairness, this entry is in regulation and well worth buying if you’re a fan of the sport.
  6. Jul 25, 2017
    70
    TGC2 represents my introduction to this series, as I did not play the original entry. Quite honestly I found this advantageous while writing this review, because I didn’t have any preconceived notions about the series going in. While this created some challenges for my initial onboarding into the game, I feel like it allows me perspective to judge the games merits objectively, without chalking weaknesses up to “well it’s better than the last one”. In general I feel like this is a solid budget title with a fantastic course creator and a lot of options, but it’s hard to recommend it to less hardcore fans of the sport.
  7. Oct 9, 2017
    70
    The Golf Club 2 is a wonderful golf simulation marred by an unispired online mode and some really annoying technical issues.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 7 out of 16
  1. Jul 13, 2017
    10
    for a golf fan, this game has a lot more on offer than mcilroys pga tour. The huge difference being, you actually feel the impact of a shot.for a golf fan, this game has a lot more on offer than mcilroys pga tour. The huge difference being, you actually feel the impact of a shot. after reading reviews about the presentation, i expected the graphics to be terrible. look, they aren't next gen level, but they are passable. the main thing in a golf game for a golfer is a great swing system and this game delivers. brilliant. Expand
  2. Jul 3, 2017
    9
    best golf game on the market , first couple days with server issues were rough but all is good now . very good game play above avg graphics ifbest golf game on the market , first couple days with server issues were rough but all is good now . very good game play above avg graphics if your a golf fan pick it up... Expand
  3. Feb 19, 2019
    8
    The Hot Shots/Everybody's Golf series has been the best golfing on Sony systems for many years. Cartoony (and annoying) characters maskedThe Hot Shots/Everybody's Golf series has been the best golfing on Sony systems for many years. Cartoony (and annoying) characters masked brilliant gameplay. Frankly, I tried various Tiger Woods incarnations through the years (PS2, WII & Ps3) and I absolutely hated the mechanics - adding spin while the ball is in midair is just wrong, and too arcadey.

    I didn't play first The Golf Club game, but I really love the second one. Swing mechanics are tied to the Right stick by default (but you can make it the L stick if you want), and getting a decent swing is fairly easy. Much like real golf, getting exactly what you want out of a shot is far from easy.

    The graphics are beautiful, the courses are awesome and the tournaments are a challenge. I don't really care that we don't get to play against "real golfers" - the game has the PGA license, but getting permission from dozens of pro golfers is probably vastly difficult. And to my mind it doesn't matter, anyway.

    The Golf Club 2 is fun - that's the bottom line - and play is fast. You can play 18 holes in 15-20 minutes, which feels just right to me.

    It's not perfect. The analog swing can be devilishly difficult to master - especially on puts - but you've got a driving range, chipping practice & a putting green to work with. And, much like in real life, knocking 10 yards off your swing is easier said than done. I wish there was a power meter that could be toggled, or which was a default at lower difficulty settings. Also - the AI will give you club selections which don't always make sense. In heavy rough where you'll get 60% power, max? You'd better pay attention to those details because the club you're given will land you well short of the target.

    But these are all small things and overall this game easily deserves 8/10.
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  4. Jul 4, 2017
    5
    I was a player of the Golf Club originally and enjoyed it for a while until It simply became stale with it's lack of variety in terms of gameI was a player of the Golf Club originally and enjoyed it for a while until It simply became stale with it's lack of variety in terms of game features and no proper online multiplayer over p2p. I sat a few days back and thought I'll purchase number 2 because surely after all this time they have fixed the problems from the first game but how wrong I was.

    Positives - Lots of courses , Career Mode included in retail release , more customisation.

    Negatives - Ok so we'll start with the old problems , low FPS .... not sure what it's running at but like the first game it feels horribly optimised and runs at a very poor framerate on ps4 that's obvious to the eye. Then we have the good old stiff , laggy backswing.... unbelievably this Is exactly the same as the first game , there is nothing different the backswing still feels stiff and laggy which results in numerous shots spewing left or right due to the game simply not being accurate in the stick department. Now I am not showing how they could simply overlook this as It has been mentioned numerous times In the past but it looks like this game was simply copy and pasted in massive chunks from the first game and little tiny things added on to it. This is not a new game from scratch in any way at all and It feels like being robbed in many ways so I'll find it hard to trust HB Studios after this. To end things there is the problem of the worst shadows in a game , no idea why the shadows are as bad as they are but they are truly horrible. Try putting with shadows on the green it's truly a shambles. I honestly cant recommend this game In any way and I am a golf lover and have played every golf game released. Stay away from this until the developers listen to people. Thanks
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  5. Apr 10, 2020
    2
    Good feature for long game, good graphics, but putting is ATROCIOUS. Pitch shots aren't much better. Unimaginative, way off, dreadful. LongGood feature for long game, good graphics, but putting is ATROCIOUS. Pitch shots aren't much better. Unimaginative, way off, dreadful. Long game too easy, short game too hard. Worse game engine than tiger woods 2008 - that’s a LONG time ago - dreadful dreadful effort. Expand
  6. Apr 29, 2019
    0
    lol before even starting game on tutorial club wont even swing back properly...rubbish buggy!
  7. Apr 30, 2018
    0
    Hi!
    Thanks for the absolute BEST GOLF GAME ever! It is very realistic and frustrating as in real golf.
    I am 65 years old and have playing
    Hi!
    Thanks for the absolute BEST GOLF GAME ever! It is very realistic and frustrating as in real golf.
    I am 65 years old and have playing golf for a long time, and i just love this game
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