Friday, August 22, 2014

The Golf Club Gameplay Review

I'm playing The Golf Club, a golf simulation by HB Studios.

The fantastic course designer allows you to create an entire course in seconds, or designate waypoints for each hole while placing obstacles and scenery. Courses can be shared within the game, creating an immense library of user-designed content. The game is best played with a gamepad: there is no support for multi-click swings, and mouse input is bulky and sluggish. Shot adjustments can be made to fade or loft the ball. Driving and iron play is done well, but flop shots and chips offer underwhelming options for the short game. Putting is done purely based on feel and takes practice to master. The strong, flexible course designer highlights a competent golf simulation that needs more refined controls and better shot options when near the green.