Golf Resort Tycoon II
This new version resolves many of the bugs and annoyances that hampered the original game and includes a time accelerator to speed things up. The ability to grab a set of clubs and actually play the couse you design has also been added.
In design mode, the game offers all the building tools you'd expect for modifying the landscape, raising/lowering terrain, creating ponds, lakes and other water hazzards, adding sand bunkers, trees, structures, buildings and various famous landmarks.
In 3D play mode, the game offers a 1st-person perspective typical of most golf games and uses a standard 3-click control to determine distance, accuracy and power. You can customize the golfer you play with, choose to play alone or against an assortment of computer controlled players with varying skill sets. You must select the appropriate club for the current shot, so a little golf knowledge will come in handy.
If you're looking for a true golf sim, this isn't your game, but if you want to take a break from the challenge of the game's main focus, that being to build the ultimate golf resort, and have a little fun, the 3D play mode is acceptable.