The Golf Club

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7 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2014

The Golf Club is a fun way to hit the links for golfing purists and would-be course creators.

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Sep 8, 2015

It may simulate golf to a punishing tee and have a course designer-sized trump card, but until it raises its game elsewhere the PGA Tour series is still the king of the fairway.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2014

The game's fun to play and the course creator will keep you up nights (in a good way), but it lacks a strong carrot to spur you on

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6 / 10
Aug 24, 2014

Golf returns to the PC with The Golf Club, a rigorous simulation that falls just short of the green.

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7 / 10
Sep 14, 2015

The Golf Club Collector's Edition is a well-featured and enjoyable game, only held back by the lack of licensed content and performance issues that hamper the fun. The asynchronous multiplayer lends plenty of real-world competition to the proceedings, and the course designer is a powerful tool in the right hands. Its more serious tone may not be to everyone's taste, but the fact that HB Studios has created an indie title that can genuinely contend with EA's monolithic PGA franchise makes it worthy of attention.

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6 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2014

The Golf Club promises a lot but falls down on its implementation. Golf fans will find a lot to like here, though, with the Designer and the solid gameplay providing an expansive experience. Unfortunately, last-gen visuals and a series of frustrating issues make this a hard game to recommend to all but the golf obsessed.

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6 / 10
Aug 18, 2014

Those wanting to get away from Tiger Woods' gimmicks will enjoy this, but it's merely functional.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2014

With excellent swing mechanics and a terrific golf course design mode, The Golf Club steps into the void created by the 2014 absence of EA's PGA Tour

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Ken McKown

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6 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2014

The swing mechanics are excellent, and the course editor is second to none. I just wish there was more of a sense of progression to the core game. As it stands it is expensive, and can sometimes feel like a tech demo fleshed out with menus.

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6 / 10
Sep 7, 2014

The result is a package that settles for a par score – nothing less and nothing more.

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