* Aloha Manele! Play the Challenge at Manele course, a 9-hole closest-to-the-hole challenge to put you in a Hawaiian island mood
* Update Avatars and Apparel - Now you can edit both from the same screen
* Stability improvements and bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
All the emotions of real golf!
The emotions are real. Even at the free or low cost level I can play a game the simulates the good and bad emotions of actual play. The good about the game is that it is easy to experience competitive emotion. The game requires real knowledge about the game such as ball strike height, spin, course conditions, club selection and shot placement. The courses are rendered well and realistic enough to recognize them on TV.
There is strategy in choosing clothing in that abilities are connected to the clothing you wear. And you do not need to speed lots of money to throughly enjoy the game. However the game is so well done you will be tempted to purchase balls, clubs, and clothing. Which leads to what is not so good with the game. The cost. Kudos to the creators for their work and savvy. I can’t fault them for building a game to make money purchasing clubs and balls to get more distance, better accuracy, and a slower more constant swing meter but it is annoying. Especially when your ball runs out of life near the end of a great round and must buy more to continue with the same abilities. I wish I could edit equipment and balls in the middle of a round. Is that against PGA Rules? :).
You will become obsessed with this game. Even if you have the will power to not buy the club set, ball pack, and other surprise items on sale now!
Best Golf Game out there ... but at a price
The game creates an amazing visual experience and is truly addicting, sometimes realistic, and EXPENSIVE. To get good you need to spend money, lots of money, for clubs and golf balls that are necessary to compete. Seriously it costs approximately $10/ball for high performing balls. Plus you are limited to how many shots per ball before it is retired. Granted I don’t have to spend money on good balls and settle for the crappy ones. But if you want to play competitively you have no choice. I also feel the game is rigged in that a perfectly struck shot sends the ball off course and gets lost. You are left scratching your head and mumbling “how could that possibly have happened?” The answer: game AI is rigged to make you buy more balls. In more ways than one. The wind effects are not realistic. How does a 25-35 mph head wind allow my ball to travel significantly beyond my club’s rated distance sometimes and yet shut the shot down other times? It’s very frustrating along with some of the unpredictable shot outcomes on what appear to be perfectly struck shots. All means to get you to buy better clubs and balls. It’s a shame that the means to the end is spending $100’s of dollars and still not get a totally consistent shot outcome. I love golf too much to just quit as it is the visually best golf game on any platform. But someday I will reach my breaking point. We need MORE FREE rewards and LESS GREED by the developers.
High Quality but Too Much Inconsistency
This is the most realistic golf game there is for iOS. The courses look beautiful and the head-to-head competition makes it matter more. Others have discussed the expensive balls that run out of hits quickly. Unfortunately, the free basic ball hurts your game badly. However, my biggest issue is the inconsistency in the AI. It actually seems like it chooses the winner at times. You consider the wind speed and direction, choose the best club for the shot, and determine what percentage of the power meter you want to hit with, based on the club’s maximum distance. With practice, you gradually get better at this process and you become more and more accurate. Unfortunately, there are times where the game decides that, regardless of your skills and how you play, your ball is going somewhere like a bunker, water hazard, or just way too far or short. Several times, I have had a ball go 20-30 yards beyond the club’s maximum distance while hitting at less than full power into a 15-20mph wind. This often happens when there is a bunker or water hazard behind the green and the game apparently wants me to go there. Of course, putting me in the water means the expensive ball I purchased is now lost and I have to pay more if I want to get a new one.
I think the most frustrating thing about these inconsistencies is that they seem to occur when I have been winning a lot and it feels like an attempt at keeping players relatively even.
- World Golf Tour, Inc
- 216.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Copyright 2014 WGT Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- 2000 WGT Credits $19.99
- 1000 WGT Credits $9.99
- 11000 WGT Credits $99.99
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.