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.
What the Golf?Photo: Triband
The perfect golf game for people who don't play golf, What the Golf? is a blast. For starters, every course has a surprising, absurd twist. Each level has surprisingly fun physics challenges that are unlike any other golf game you've played in the past. Plus, you can challenge a friend in the local party mode to see which one of you can stay on your feet!
While it was released for PC and mobile first, the Switch port is often considered the best version out there. If you're looking for some silly fun on the golf course, you need What the Golf?
181Hole in one?
- Release: 2019
- Developer: Triband
- Platform: Microsoft Windows, iOS, Nintendo Switch
- Photo: HB Studios
As the latest entry in the ongoing series, PGA Tour 2K21 features stunning graphics, an impressive roster, and extremely fluid controls. You can play against 12 of the top pros as you test your prowess on an array of courses, including the East Lake Golf Club, TPC Sawgrass, and more!
You can also customize your character to your heart's content with thousands of different options available. Known for being slightly more approachable as previous PGA Tour games, 2K21 is refreshingly easy to pick up but extremely hard to master—much like golfing IRL. With this game, you can prove you have what it takes to become the FedExCup Champion while earning rewards along the way.
125Hole in one?
- Release: 2020
- Developer: HB Studios
- Platform: Google Stadia, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Golf With Your FriendsPhoto: Blacklight Interactive
Sure, golfing alone is fun, but it's always better when you get to get your golf game on with a few friends (or complete strangers). In Golf With Your Friends, you can play with up to 12 people across 11 different levels with 18 holes each. Each level comes with fun themes, including Pirate Cove, Haunted, and Candyland.
You can even alter various modifiers, such as the gravity of ball shape to make things extra challenging. And there are public as well as player servers to allow you to play with people from all over the world. Play with current friends or make some new ones in a game that makes golf goofy!
105Hole in one?
- Release: 2020
- Developer: Blacklight Interactive
- Platform: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
- Photo: Three Field Entertainment
Dangerous Golf is for anyone whose parents told them not to play in the house. There are roughly 100 different miniature golf holes to play through, each one containing various destructible objects. You'll play through a palace, gas station, kitchen, china shop, and so much more as you try to get the ball in the hole as you try to avoid crashing various objects.
Or maybe you actively want to destroy as much as possible. You can turn your ball into a miniature bomb to wreak even more havoc.
11Hole in one?
- Release: 2016
- Developer: Three Fields Entertainment
- Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One