You don’t need to know your birdies from your bunkers to enjoy Golf Peaks. This enticing little puzzle game is all about using your brain to sink tricky shots on mountainous micro-courses.
Your goal is to knock a golf ball into a hole using specific moves. Each shot you can take is represented by a card; you decide which cards to play and what direction to hit the ball.
For instance, if the hole is two tiles away and you have a card that moves the ball two spaces, you’re golden. Some cards let you loft the ball in the air to send it sailing over sand traps and water hazards. Depending on the cards, you may need to deliberately whack the ball into an obstacle to get it in the right spot for your final shot.
As the puzzles get more complicated, figuring out the correct sequence of moves becomes a real test. Some of the later holes require Tiger Woods–like focus – which just makes that triumphant plop! of the ball landing in the cup more satisfying.
With its eye-catching design, soothing soundtrack and easy-to-grasp gameplay, Golf Peaks isn’t just par for the course – it’s the pinnacle of putting puzzlers.