The most popular arcade game ever made has gone mobile. Golden Tee Golf, the pop culture phenomenon that has been played by more than 20 million players over the past three decades, can now be played in the palm of your hand.
Whether you crave a relaxing trip through the front 9 or a teeth-grinding challenge on windy bluffs, Golden Tee Golf has it all. The contests for big prizes. The diverse equipment customization options. The varied and quirky clothing choices. The intricate, white-knuckled course design. The trademark gameplay that allows you TOTAL CONTROL. Make shots as quick and smooth as buttered lightning.
Golden Tee offers a mix of classic features and killer new additions to the legacy:
-The Daily 9 mode throws a series of new challenges at you every day. Take 9 shots in a 24-hour period with a chance to win prizes on each stroke. As the holes get tougher, the stakes rise higher. Check in every day to claim your rewards!
-There’s no better way to prepare for fierce contest play than the Challenge mode. You might find yourself scraping the bottom of a bunker or sweating it out over a pool of boiling lava. Survive this arena and you’ll walk away with generous rewards and the confidence to face anything these courses will throw at you.
-In the mood for more traditional Golden Tee goodness? Check out the Campaign mode. You’ll tour some of Golden Tee Live’s most famous locations, smashing golf balls and scoreboards through some of the series’ most slickly designed circuits. Bag some currency and experience along the way to elevate your game!
-Show the rest of the world what you’ve got going on in the Contest mode. You’ll match wits and weapons with players at your skill level. Advance leagues for the chance to make the highest wagers and bring home the biggest payday. Track your standings in the leaderboards to see how badly you’ve crushed the competition.
-Dress yourself to express yourself! Feeling casual? Conservative? Or are you in the mood for something more outrageous or elaborate? Each day, the Pro Shop will showcase new clothing options for your golfer—from the mundane to the insane. Be sure to tune in, because you don’t want to miss your dream apparel options!
-Go beyond the arcade cabinet! Level up your equipment to enhance performance on the fairway. Improved club sets will pave the way to better scores and higher standings than ever before! And take a peek at the nifty Extra Clubs that are available for purchase.
-Use Premium Balls and Tees to give yourself an edge! Enhance your power, control the movement of the ball on landing, or even resist the mighty winds! Tactical use of these items will allow you to adapt to virtually any situation you’ll encounter on the links.
-And that’s only a snapshot of things to come! Your GT Box is your portal to everything going on in your Golden Tee universe. Gaze wistfully in the rearview mirror at the contests you’ve conquered and stay current on what’s going on in the world of Golden Tee.
* First release to the United States!
* Free coin videos in the Main Menu are back!
* Daily 9 is now broken into 4 difficulty leagues with increased payouts
* Replay videos now have their end of shot animations
* New shield/league designs
* Improved shot feedback image
* Various menu and game bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Golden Tee comes to mobile!
As someone who likes Golden Tee Golf but has no good arcades nearby, I was tickled pink when this released last week. If you’re even only partly familiar with the gameplay, you will find this to be basically identical.
Obviously the good people at Incredible Technologies will do more with this, but I would like to see a mode like in the early arcade versions where you could just play a casual 9 or 18 holes and not worry about the tournament aspect much. That’s about the only real thing keeping me from giving this five stars. Otherwise this is a faithful conversion and I sincerely hope Incredible Technologies is in it for the long haul with this one.
Two flaws holding it back
Having to use balls for backspin/roll ruins this game. The whole foundation of playing Golden Tee requires you to use those ball actions almost every shot for good placement and you don’t earn enough of the balls to play the shots you want in the app. It’s a clear money grab, which is nuts because of how often you need to buy more balls. I’ve already found myself turning the app off during contests because I’m out of backspin balls and I simply can’t compete with other players who can make the required shots for the holes. Nothing more frustrating than visualizing how to birdie/eagle a hole and being denied basic gameplay mechanics unless you pay.
The second issue, which isn’t gameplay related, is that you don’t earn clothes/accessories every set number of birdies/eagles/hole-in-ones like in the arcade, which is one of the reasons that game is fun! This is apparent as another money grab because you can buy the in game currency to buy clothes/accessories. I still feel like they should add that to the game, as getting a free random item here and there won’t stop folks from buying stuff they see from the shop as well. If anything, it might make people spend a little more to finish outfits if they’ve earned a single random piece to a cool set.
Great mobile game but need some adjustments
I play golden tee quite a lot, including playing my home edition often. This game is very similar to the real game which is great to see for a mobile game. However, there needs to be a few changes. The clubs do not carry as far as they indicate they will, especially going uphill (of course it’s going to play longer uphill but the ball goes substantially shorter than it should). Also, I feel like Incredible Technologies could make the spin in this game like it is in the arcade version rather than having certain balls (may be wishful thinking considering their potential to make money off of ball purchases). The last adjustment I would make is with the different type of shots. They are not very much like the ones in the arcade version and are much harder to control. All in all, great phone game.
- Incredible Technologies
- 412.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Gambling and Contests
- © Incredible Technologies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
- In-App Purchases
- 90 Gold Bars $0.99
- 500 Gold Bars $4.99
- 1200 Gold Bars $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.