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The Best Golf Games To Help You Hit The Virtual Green

September 15, 2020 72 votes 21 voters12 items

While the PC used to be the de facto way to hit the virtual green, there have been a surprising number of great console releases in recent years. From the standard classics like PGA Tour to epic RPG-style games like What the Golf?, there's really no shortage of ace games. Whether you're looking for a few good golf video games to up your putting game or just want to sit back and slap a few balls around with your friends (or complete strangers), this list ranks some of the best golf games on the PS4, Xbox, PC, Switch and even mobile.

PGA Tour 2K21's graphics are so sublime that you'll feel like you're really out there on the green with the wind blowing in your face (even if it's just the fan), while multiplayer party games like Infinite Minigolf are obviously designed to be a bit more lighthearted. These types of games play with physics and various other mechanics, and if you're not paying attention, you could end up making a huge mess on the green. But that's all right—sometimes that's just part of the game.

Check out all these must-play games to help you become the best virtual golfer ever...on the computer. 

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    Party Golf

    Party Golf
    Photo: Giant Margarita

    Definitely not your typical golf game,  Party Golf offers a unique spin on the genre as you play with multiple people all at the same time. The goal is to try to get your ball into the hole first. Slightly more of a party game than it is a golf simulator, the more people you have, the mroe fun it is.

    Normally in golf, you want to take your time. But in this instance, you need to putt as fast as you can to come out on top. 

    • Release: 2016
    • Developer: Giant Margarita
    • Platform: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Ouya, Xbox One
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    Mario Golf: World Tour

    Mario Golf: World Tour
    Photo: Camelot Software Planning

    Mario and the gang have already conquered go-karts, tennis, and party platformers, so it makes sense they'd dive into the foray of golfing too. In Mario Golf: World Tour you can play as your favorite Mushroom Kingdom characters as you make your way across the green.

    Online play is a major part of this game as you compete against players from all over the world. The game also features various DLC packs so that you can unlock new characters and courses. Sure, it's slightly older nowawadays, but the signature Nintendo style is showcased in spades.

    • Release: 2014
    • Developer: Camelot Software Planning
    • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
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    GolfTopia

    GolfTopia
    Photo: MinMax Games Ltd.

    GolfTopia allows you to build your own golf courses from the ground up. You have control over every tee, hole, and structure. You can even manipulate the earth itself to create new, exciting challenges. You just need to make sure you actually make money in the progress.

    200 golfers will visit your course as they grow their skills over time, and they'll be the ones who decide whether your course is worthy or not. Make sure to keep the members of your golf course happy so that you can make all of the money. 

    • Release: 2020
    • Developer: MinMax Games Ltd.
    • Platform: Windows 7/8/10
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    The Golf Club 2019 featuring PGA Tour

    The Golf Club 2019 featuring PGA Tour
    Photo: HB Studios

    With numerous modes available, The Golf Club 2019 Featuring the PGA Tour improves upon its predecessor wonderfully. You can partake in the FedExCup Playoffs, Q-School, and so much more.

    You can even go online to play against friends or strangers in Match Play, or join your own online society to partake in custom tournaments to climb through the ranks. You can even design your own courses to share with others. 

    • Release: 2018
    • Developer: HB Studios
    • Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
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