Golf video games have been around for close to 40 years for a reason. Their ability to replicate that freeing feeling of open air and nature, and the challenging nature of the game which requires utter precision, have made these games the next best thing to a day in the golf course.
Join us as we take a look at the best games that you can play on your mobile while waiting for your friend to get out of that sand bunker! Just don’t expect the Kim Jung-Il inspired, hole-in-one bonanza Kim Jong Golf to make an appearance on this list!
5. Golf Championship (CanadaDroid)
If you were a fan of Nintendo 64’s amazing Mario Golf 64 or Wii Sports Golf, Golf Championship is probably the game for you. Featuring over 72 holes filled with fun challenges and odd course designs, this cartoony, vibrant game is perfect for those who are not looking for an absolutely realistic experience.
Instead, they can expect beautifully designed levels, customizable avatars, three different game modes and easy to learn, intuitive touch controls. Golf Championship is available for free at the Google Play store.
4. Gold Trophy 2 (Play'N GO)
Golf is not only confined to the golf course, and Play’N Go’s Gold Trophy 2 is the perfect example of that! A slot game featuring a brilliant golf theme, the reels lay atop a background of a beautiful sunny golf course and are filled with golf themed symbols like gold carts, balls, drivers, gold jackets and a shiny gold trophy. Put together a combination of 3 or more in any payline and you will be awarded a prize.
3. Flick Golf (Full Fat)
One of the most popular games in the Flick sports series, Flick Golf is a game that revels in simplicity but offers players so much more. Featuring controls that mainly consist of, well, flicking the ball, Flick Golf requires a high level of precision. It may take you a while before you truly master the art of flicking, but once you do the fun will begin – and we’ll be honest: It gets quite addictive.
If you end up as into the game as we did you can also download the sequels Flick Golf World Tour and Flick Golf Extreme. The latter option features plenty of crazy challenges like golfing on an air craft carrier or in Niagara Falls!
2. King of the Course Golf (Electronic Arts)
An arcade-style golf game brought to you by the legendary EA sports, King of the Course Golf is one of the most complete and realistic mobile golf games you will find – not to mention endlessly fun.
Following the tradition of EA’s Tiger Woods PGA Tour series, King offers players the ability to play in real-life courses including Banff Springs, TPC Sawgrass, Pinehurst No. 2, and more. You will also be able to choose from a large roster of real life golf pros and legends to teach you, including Jason Dufner, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson and Keegan Bradley. You will later have the chance to prove that the student has become the master as you face them in boss battles.
But that’s not all as King also offers a multiplayer mode, which allows you to challenge your friends and compete against them in over 300 courses and an equal amount of challenges. Trying to be No. 1 in the leaderboards then becomes a matter of obsession.
1. Golf Star (Com2US)
The indisputable king of mobile golf games, Golf Star takes multiplayer gaming to the next level. Golf fans will certainly appreciate the great efforts this game makes to reproduce the game in what can only be described as a hyper realistic fashion, not only in its graphics and golfing techniques but also in the game’s physics. Possessing an advanced physics engine that factors in over 70 elements that affect each shot -including impact angle, wind, temperature, humidity and many more – Golf Star is not just playing around. This is a serious golf simulator that can actually teach you a thing or two about improving your game.
Like King of the Course Golf this game also features real courses and real life pros, but where it really sets itself apart from the pack is its robust multiplayer game mode. Allowing up to a massive 10 players to compete against each other in real time golfing in 3 different game modes, there is simply no game that can compete with it if you are looking to challenge your friends.