For centuries, philosophers and mathematicians have gazed up at the night sky and wondered:
"Is there Golf On Mars?"
The year is 2866. Mars is 35% terraformed, finally enough to allow the playing of the game of.. Golf!
Golf across an infinite* rocky Martian surface. Discover golfing obstacles that make us Earthlings gasp in awe!
*Infinity is impossible to represent on any non-quantum computer. In actuality there are roughly 25,770,000,000 golf holes in this game.
In 2020, NASA will launch the Perseverance rover to search for life and golf on Mars. The journey there will take 200 days,
If you were to play one hole of Golf On Mars every 30 seconds during that journey, you would only be able to complete 0.002% of the game (576000 holes).
If you were a paleolithic hunter-gatherer gazing up at the Red planet one night during your traversal of the ice bridge connecting Russia to Alaska
at the last glacial maximum 24515 years ago and a time traveler brought an iPhone for you and your tribe to ritually play a hole of Golf On Mars every 30 seconds,
it would take until the present day to complete all the holes.
But this is not a realistic simulation.
For example, if the ball is 16 pixels wide on your screen then the typical hole will be 1200 pixels away.
Scaling this to the size of a real ball (1.68 inches), it's as if the hole is only 3.5 yards away!
A realistic 18 hole golf course where the fairways are 3.5 yards away would only require about 1300 square feet of land.
However, gravity on Mars is 38% that of Earth's gravity, so you could hit a ball 7 times farther, or roughly 1400 yards for a good player.
This 18 hole course then needs to be to 64000 square feet. You could cover the entire surface of Mars with 241 billion of these golf courses.
Therefore, you could easily fit all the holes in Golf On Mars on the surface of Mars.
Mars is par 3, so aim to finish in under 77 billion strokes.
Fix for ball getting stuck under boulders.
Fix for clouds mysteriously growing in size.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Great successor to a legendary iOS game
Desert golfing golfing is un-ironically one of the greatest mobile games ever. It’s simplicity is rare for a mobile game & creates a unique and engaging experience. The gameplay is addicting yet barebones, but somehow doesn’t get old.
Golf on Mars carries over all of these traits & adds just enough new mechanics to justify the new game. With slightly tweaked physics & optional spin mechanics along with a secret menu, Golf on Mars is much more fleshed out than Desert golfing, by comparison only.
This game is endless, in regards to levels & enjoyment. A must buy for mobile gamers.
The game is fun
I had never played the original Desert Golfing, but I picked this up on a whim and instantly fell in love. It’s such an elegantly designed take on a classic game concept. The way you instantly go from hole to hole without having to wade through a menu screen or a “Level Complete” popup is really genius.
My only complaint/request is that I wish this game had cloud support so I could sync progress across my phone and my iPad.
A little less zen, a little more difficult, but still a great game. A hint for veterans of the first: use backspin (swipe up with a second finger) for rolling mechanics more similar to the first. For a while there I was overshooting quite a bit and the game doesn’t tell you this mechanic until hole 50.
Edit: after 7 or 8 holes of being crushed under a rock (now fixed) or unable to launch the ball far enough vertically to clear a cliff (maddening!), I’ve dropped my rating. Is there a trick I’m missing to scaling these cliffs? It’s a real drag to have to putt around 25 times to be able to skip what is seemingly impossible.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.