Golf, a sport which needs no introduction other than the fact that it is as popular as many other sports, but probably not as fun to watch live. However, golf is an experience of its own when it comes to playing. There isn’t a sport like it, which is as slow and which makes you wait and ruminate on your mistakes between shots.
Playing golf, however is not available to everyone, due to the pricing and perhaps, the lack of a proper course and gear. This is where video games come in, saving us from boredom and giving us the option to explore another sport, one which we were probably itching to try. Following are the best golf video games you can play today.
The Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004
It is quite a mouthful for a video game name, but when you are as popular as Tiger Woods and the PGA has a deal with the publisher, things get long and good, in this case. This is not the first Tiger Woods game nor the first EA golf game, but it is one of the best. For this game, EA perfected using analog controllers to make your swing better and with that, the game got a lot better. The game had plenty of licensed gear and a few stars such as Gary McCord and John Daly. Other than that, the game has something surreal about it, which the player would have to experience for themselves.
This game, developed by Microsoft Game Studios, was the last of its kind for PC. 2003 was quite many years away, but that does not mean that there are no other golf games for PC. This one, in the eyes of the fans, is quite special. There are plenty of players willing to take it online and still play this game. With a decent modding community, it is not only alive, but still swinging and making plays. If you get the chance, try it out, for there is a reason that two of the best golf games are older, from a game timeline, of course.
World Golf Tour
There is nothing like a good game, except when it is free and you can play it whenever you like, provided that you have an internet connection. Coming from Topgolf, WGT is a video game that has been used to play official esports tournaments backed by the R&A. That says a lot about a video game, particularly one which is not considered by many to be the greatest ever. Well, try it out and see for yourself and keep an eye on those tournaments, there might be more in the future.
Golden Tee 2013
There is nothing like bringing back a game from the past, changing it completely but in a graphical sense. This game was first released in 1989 and it was amazing at the time, when you needed to put coins in an arcade machine to play.
Remade in 2013, Golden Tee puts you in a golfer’s shoes and allows you to swing using a trackball. That is very simple and everybody loves simple gameplay.
PGA Tour 2K21
The name is a bit of a mouthful but we have another PGA Tour game, and it is back with stunning graphics and better controls. This is what everybody wants. The game has plenty of licensed tournaments and tours, so keep an eye on that. Online play works and is great and the game itself has incredibly tunable difficulty settings, for the absolute novices to PGA professionals.
These are some of the best golf video games on the market, new and old.