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The team at Polygames make some small improvements to the series in PGA Tour Golf III. It has a US setting in terms of the courses and players, unlike PGA European Tour, with 8 licensed courses in total: Avenel, Las Colinas, River Highlands, Sawgrass, Scottsdale, Southwind, Summerlin and The Woodlands. Gameplay modes include three different practice options (driving range, putting green, and a full round) as well as a tournament, skins challenge, match play, and shoot-out.

Gameplay follows the standard model with swings made from of a view behind the golfer, with the customary three-click method (start, power, accuracy). Before taking a shot, the club choice, direction and intended draw/fade (spin on the ball) are selected. The game features instant replays and user-created players, stats and tournaments saved to battery-backed RAM. Only the Genesis version has course flybys with tips from PGA pros and switches to a different camera view for the ball's landing.


PGA Tour Golf III Genesis Level par after 3 holes
PGA Tour Golf III Genesis Chipped myself into a great birdie chance here
PGA Tour Golf III Genesis Title screen
PGA Tour Golf III Genesis Applying fade to a shot, resulting in an out-then-in curve

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Alternate Titles

  • "PGA Tour 96" -- SNES title

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Apr 14, 2002 A 100
Sega Force Feb 22, 1995 96 out of 100 96
Gamers (Germany) Dec, 1994 2 out of 16 93
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Dec, 1994 9 out of 10 90
Play Time Dec, 1994 90 out of 100 90
GamePro (US) Jan, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
Mega Fun Nov, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Game Players Jan, 1995 86 out of 100 86
Video Games Nov, 1994 86 out of 100 86
High Score Feb, 1995 4 out of 5 80


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Martin Smith (62904) added PGA Tour Golf III (Genesis) on May 18, 2005
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