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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.

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PGA Tour Golf III Genesis The greens view shows a nice flat approach
PGA Tour Golf III Genesis Stats for the upcoming hole
PGA Tour Golf III Genesis Already missed par this time
PGA Tour Golf III Genesis A bad miss for par

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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
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
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Dec, 1994 9 out of 10 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 (62923) added PGA Tour Golf III (Genesis) on May 18, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Terok Nor (22694)