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Golf features two challenging 18 hole courses where players are able to play a round of golf, and allows players to choose a club, adjust stance and control the swing. The game features three alternating views; an overhead long-range view of the entire hole, an overhead medium-range view from the ball's current location, and an overhead close-range view of the green. Gameplay modes include 1 player, or 2 player play with a link cable.


Golf NES Tee off on the first hole
Golf NES On the green
Golf Game Boy Advance The green
Golf Sharp X1 Title screen

Promo Images

Golf Screenshot
Golf Screenshot
Golf Concept Art
Golf Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Golf-e" -- e-Reader title
  • "Arcade Archives: Golf" -- Nintendo Switch title
  • "アーケードアーカイブス ゴルフ" -- Japanese Nintendo Switch spelling
  • "ゴルフ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

What can you say, it's freaking Golf NES Asinine (1006)

Critic Reviews

Player One Game Boy Oct, 1990 90 out of 100 90
GamesCollection Game Boy Apr 20, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Génération 4 NES 1987 76 out of 100 76
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Boy Apr, 1990 30 out of 40 75
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Apr, 1995 2.25 out of 6 75
The Video Game Critic NES Aug 06, 2000 B- 67
Tilt NES Dec, 1987 13 out of 20 65
Power Play NES Dec, 1987 5 out of 10 50
Retroage NES Dec 28, 2014 4.7 out of 10 47 NES Mar, 2012 D- 16


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Satoru Iwata

The game was originally programmed by Satoru Iwata, who would later go on to become the president of Nintendo. In September 2017, 2 years after his death on 11th July 2015, a playable version of this game was found hidden in the Nintendo Switch firmware, and could be activated by setting the system clock to 11th July and re-enacting Iwata's "directly to you" gesture with the Switch Joy-Cons. However, this was found to be removed in December 2017, and the game would go on to be officially released as a paid game on the Nintendo eShop on October 25th 2019.
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