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Golf Rival

Golf Rival

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Enjoy the game of golf with millions of players!

4.4 Ratings 347K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads
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Ratings & Reviews

4.4
347.4K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    67+%
  2. 4
    19+%
  3. 3
    5+%
  4. 2
    2+%
  5. 1
    6+%
  • Rival update Jan 5, 2020

    By Browning21
    I see the complaints out there that seems to center on unfairness in elements like the wind or club performance. I don’t play video games. None. Obviously this is the first. So for me personally, it’s up there with a baseball game that I played in the 60’s at the Ocean City, NJ boards. It’s great really. The graphics and such are done well. In regards to the unfairness, (which is usually felt if you’re losing), I believe that it levels off in both directions. Sure, there are times when I shake my head but often it’s me not the app. Each club has different characteristics that are meant to give us a choice as to what to play. In summary, I thinks that the game is terrific. You just can’t take it personally. It’s a game, that’s it. So if your attitude is in the sense of a defeatist, you’ll lose more than win. Don’t worry about other players. You take it to the basket and dunk the crap out of it. They’ll do what they do and you need to play your own game, just like the pro’s do. I’ve come across some truly great players that I’ve watched carefully so I can learn. A few of them(5 to 6), really stand out and are most cool to watch. It’s a fun game folks. Don’t take it so seriously or else you’ll be frustrated and want to quit which may be best for you.
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  • JimmyEpps Mar 12, 2020

    By wildman814
    I still think that it’s and unfair game because it synchronizes all of the players but me and that’s unfair because the players that get synchronize are making shots that they shouldn’t be making like puts, when the flag goes up you are in line for the put but if it comes down you aren’t in line. But the players that are synchronized make the put anyway even when the flag has came back down and if all of you MF’s have to cheat to beat me that’s showing me just what caliber of people that you are. And I just wanted you to know that you couldn’t beat anyone if you weren’t synchronized. So I still say that it’s and unfair game to the ones of us that are just wanting to enjoy a game and not be all stressed out because of the cheating that’s going on, so to inform you and the makers of this app that they should be reported to the gaming association for running and unfair game that will cheat you in all kinds of different ways. Like changing your shots and synchronizing players that are buying things. And all of those player’s that synchronize aren’t nothing but cheaters and I would hate to that I had stoop so as to cheat on a casual golf that’s suppose to a fun game because if you have to synchronize to beat a player like me that doesn’t never get to synchronize. And play me fair and don’t synchronize and I will beat you and as to me all of you player’s that synchronize aren’t nothing But Cheaters.
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  • Nov 27, 2020

    By Edward Dawson
    Fun, but rewards are meh. You need gems to open chests, and if you don't you lose the opportunity to get some clubs. Clearly they want you to buy perks - I don't do in-game purchases, so I guess I'm not their target audience. Game is fun though. Which there was an offline option where I could just play a round of 18 holes by myself.
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  • Something just not right here Nov 6, 2020

    By Bobster2007
    I’ve been playing this game for over a year now. Though it is often a great golf game. Many times, things just don’t add up. Often, when you get close to next level, you start to hit a losing streak. You may have better clubs and balls then challenger, but they seem to make these ‘incredible’ shots and so begins your losing streak. I’ve been playing to long and to have a five to ten game losing streak against lower numbered opponents, when your close to opening a new course, just seems VERY fishy to me. Yes, we all have losing and winning streaks. BUT, when you’ve been playing as long as I have, you can see a pattern. I’m guessing, it’s to make you purchase coins, chests and other updates. Though I’ve purchased the challenge pass, which isn’t a bad deal, to increase rewards, it appears, as you get upward to near the 25,000 range to open ext course, I’m guessing, your not playing against ‘real’ players. And it’s completely unacceptable that once you open a course and then lose a few games that drop you below that courses entrance fee. You can’t get back in until you hit target again?!...Hence, those very suspicious losing streaks start. I know odds and stats can be tricky to measure with these App games...But no way, should anyone with good skills hit a 5-10 game losing streak as often happens here. Keeping you from new course.
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  • Best Golf Game Oct 15, 2020

    By Jdawg7339
    If you are trying to decide between this game and Golf Clash, pick this one! The only edge I would give Golf Clash over Golf Rival is that Golf Clash does a better job of giving a wide variety of different tournament events and locations, while Golf Rival’s tournament is largely the same every time. But from a pure gameplay mechanic and technical standpoint, Golf Rival is the better game. The wind mechanic, spin, and different special balls all make much more sense in this game and it is far less often that you feel cheated. The different clubs and upgrades are much more straight forward and unless your opponents clubs are several levels over yours, you can still win if you judge wind properly and execute perfect shots. The shot meter is much better as well. And while Golf Rival offers much the same in-app purchases as Golf Clash does, you never get the feeling that you have to buy things to be successful. In Golf Clash you could be on a long losing streak, getting robbed left and right. Then you spend a little money and everything goes your way for a while. You never get that in Golf Rival. It is CONSISTENT. Golf Clash is all over the place and very unreliable when it comes to consistency. Choose Golf Rival!
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  • Dec 1, 2020

    By Seth Thrustershaft
    Garbage!!!!! Almost 90 percent of the time it's a draw and then it's a one shot, closest to the hole winner takes all. Guess what, 99 percent of the time your opponent gets closest to the hole because of special drivers and balls, it's rigged game. Game opponents are definitely rigged. Over 75 percent of the time the opponent makes impossible shots. The game holds you back to get you to purchase better equipment, it's a rip off game. Would rate zero star's if I could, or even minus zero.
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  • Nov 30, 2020

    By Kwisatz Haderach
    I enjoy the game. It can be very competitive. There are times, when it seems like your luck changes as swiftly as the wind upon the greens. Would recommend the game and (patience). Also 5000 to the next stage is absurd. Too large a gap in players items level and just playing the same 2 maps and the worst kind of stages for draws. All set up to make you feel the need to spend $ to compete. Well that's really sad. Less and less interested in spending money when you manipulate it
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  • Dec 1, 2020

    By K C. Peacock
    Frustrating as all hell! And designed to be so. The time allotted isn't adequate for higher levels. I also think that closets to the pin that results from a tie, should be closets to the pin from that hole, not a new hole so someone with a stronger visa card rather than strategy can steal a win. Also it would be nice to just play 9 or 18 holes through, without repeating the same 4 holes..... like have the developers ever played golf? Why did you change the tournament for the worst??
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  • Nov 25, 2020

    By Tom Modl
    I love this game but I am not spending anymore money on it if you don't match up opponents more fairly. I play in the kingdom a lot but I always get matched up with opponents that are 3 or 4 levels up on me with their clubs and that's not fair. Others complain about this also. Same in regular play too. Please match us up more fairly or as close as possible. Thank you. PS. I'm changing my rating to a 1 because of these unfair matchups. People just starting this game,they just want your money.
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  • Review Nov 22, 2019

    By Chriipzzzy
    This game is addictive, unfortunately it does set you up to pay allot of money to succeed, the chest are junk gives you mostly club upgrades on clubs no one uses, and very little towards the popular ones, you keep wasting gems to open them and no pay off , even my helm club has maxed out yet I keep getting cards for it, also they set up the arena on some holes to be out reach on your top clubs, they change the wind so it’s towards you and hole can’t be reached or you reach on your 1st shot perfectly then your second shot is set up with an out of reach wind wasting hearts, , the kingdom is also set up for failure making shots impossible to make or you set up a shot perfectly the guide line shows no red and no obstacles in your way then you hit a branch or blade of grass that wasn’t in your shot set-up, if you can’t count on the guideline than what good is, I’ve written them several times with no response, but they’ve made the game frustrating, then there’s level 13 witch I don’t even like playing, too many billboards, they’ve taken golf right out of the game with that level more like a pinball game not golf, so I basically do the arena and tournaments, level 13 is awful!!! They definitely cheat you out of money with this gam Still getting cards on my helm club , it’s maxed out with no upgrade available, why am I still wasting cards on this
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  • Rival update Jan 5, 2020

    By Browning21
    I see the complaints out there that seems to center on unfairness in elements like the wind or club performance. I don’t play video games. None. Obviously this is the first. So for me personally, it’s up there with a baseball game that I played in the 60’s at the Ocean City, NJ boards. It’s great really. The graphics and such are done well. In regards to the unfairness, (which is usually felt if you’re losing), I believe that it levels off in both directions. Sure, there are times when I shake my head but often it’s me not the app. Each club has different characteristics that are meant to give us a choice as to what to play. In summary, I thinks that the game is terrific. You just can’t take it personally. It’s a game, that’s it. So if your attitude is in the sense of a defeatist, you’ll lose more than win. Don’t worry about other players. You take it to the basket and dunk the crap out of it. They’ll do what they do and you need to play your own game, just like the pro’s do. I’ve come across some truly great players that I’ve watched carefully so I can learn. A few of them(5 to 6), really stand out and are most cool to watch. It’s a fun game folks. Don’t take it so seriously or else you’ll be frustrated and want to quit which may be best for you.
    more
  • Best Golf Game Oct 15, 2020

    By Jdawg7339
    If you are trying to decide between this game and Golf Clash, pick this one! The only edge I would give Golf Clash over Golf Rival is that Golf Clash does a better job of giving a wide variety of different tournament events and locations, while Golf Rival’s tournament is largely the same every time. But from a pure gameplay mechanic and technical standpoint, Golf Rival is the better game. The wind mechanic, spin, and different special balls all make much more sense in this game and it is far less often that you feel cheated. The different clubs and upgrades are much more straight forward and unless your opponents clubs are several levels over yours, you can still win if you judge wind properly and execute perfect shots. The shot meter is much better as well. And while Golf Rival offers much the same in-app purchases as Golf Clash does, you never get the feeling that you have to buy things to be successful. In Golf Clash you could be on a long losing streak, getting robbed left and right. Then you spend a little money and everything goes your way for a while. You never get that in Golf Rival. It is CONSISTENT. Golf Clash is all over the place and very unreliable when it comes to consistency. Choose Golf Rival!
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  • No in app purchases needed Mar 9, 2020

    By Luctiteo
    I’ve played this game for over half a year now and have had lots of success and usually have better stats than my rivals, although I usually have worse clubs. I have never made an in app purchase in this game, so for all the people that claim you can’t win without in app purchases, this is false. I have days in which I don’t play well, but overall I have good and consistent success. I didn’t always play well, but then I took 2 minutes to look up the wind patterns for the different club types and immediately found more success. I can now consistently dunk shots with most clubs from most terrains. I also try to use as few special balls as I can and try to save them only for when I need one or can guarantee that I will win by using one. By doing this, I never have an issue with running out of balls, while also still winning many games. Overall, I think the most important thing to know is the wind patterns for the club types and by knowing these, there is no need for in app purchases.
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  • Bad reviews were correct Dec 4, 2019

    By Nunyon
    The stars are to rate the bad reviews I saw, they were very correct. Update again, app now pretty much continually crashes in the middle of play so you lose your match. Update, I recently found out that if you give them bad reviews and 5 stars so it will get read, they will retaliate by making your play even more unbelievably off. Shoot the ball 1 way it goes way off. Do not waste any money on this game!!! Crappy till you decide to purchase hoping it will make it a little better, then gets worse as soon as you do, I guess they hope you'll spend even more money, then you get pitted against bots, shots become more inaccurate, using the same clubs, balls, even wind similar velocity, and the shots go way off from where they should, frustrating and completely unfair, I hate dishonest people, and I hate dishonest games. Super frustrating, so screwy, it'll make you want to pull your hair out.
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  • JimmyEpps Mar 12, 2020

    By wildman814
    I still think that it’s and unfair game because it synchronizes all of the players but me and that’s unfair because the players that get synchronize are making shots that they shouldn’t be making like puts, when the flag goes up you are in line for the put but if it comes down you aren’t in line. But the players that are synchronized make the put anyway even when the flag has came back down and if all of you MF’s have to cheat to beat me that’s showing me just what caliber of people that you are. And I just wanted you to know that you couldn’t beat anyone if you weren’t synchronized. So I still say that it’s and unfair game to the ones of us that are just wanting to enjoy a game and not be all stressed out because of the cheating that’s going on, so to inform you and the makers of this app that they should be reported to the gaming association for running and unfair game that will cheat you in all kinds of different ways. Like changing your shots and synchronizing players that are buying things. And all of those player’s that synchronize aren’t nothing but cheaters and I would hate to that I had stoop so as to cheat on a casual golf that’s suppose to a fun game because if you have to synchronize to beat a player like me that doesn’t never get to synchronize. And play me fair and don’t synchronize and I will beat you and as to me all of you player’s that synchronize aren’t nothing But Cheaters.
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  • DONT SPEND MONEY!!!!!!!!!! Nov 5, 2018

    By BACK .9
    Please , keep your money and spend it on a game that will at least not cheat you, don’t know which one that might be because there all crooks but this game has made up bots that are just tossed in the game. I was in the Global 50 that means the top 50 players in the world. I was 45th my friend that plays was in 36th another friend in 22nd and the guy I first new at this game was in 11th position. I went from 45th down to 50 in 1 Day the developer had made the game impossible to win at because he added a new level that everyone could not lose a game for a day are two that had a glitch. The next day people were logging on and couldn’t even win 1 single game the whole day and night. Then we started to notice players who were never in the top 50 just automatically appeared in the game. WADE if you are a real person then I’ll eat my words but this guy comes along out of nowhere starts at 49th day 1. Day 2 he’s at 38th day 3 30th, day 4 22nd, day 5 17th by this time I knew something was up then he passes my friend that was in the 11th spot so I messaged the developer and they have said nothing. This is what you deal with once you get to a certain point of the game and can’t win any more are if you get a higher level and get shut down by the developer
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  • Golf Rival review Jan 12, 2020

    By Nov-Alpha-Zulu
    This game is really fun. It has good graphics with great amounts of detail in nearly every level. Unlike many of the other golf games out there, this one doesn’t Lag really at all when you are aiming up your shot to release, which has been my ultimate complaint with nearly all golf games like this. I find it to be a great game, that is entertaining and easy to just start and go. I only have one complaint. And that is the putting. If my ball is 2 ft from the cup it should be an easy putt with pretty much 0 chance to miss, but when my ball is 50 ft from the cup, the putt should be difficult, the accuracy gauge should be shaking and it should be a challenge to make it. It isn’t fair that I hit a great shot 2 feet from the cup and my opponent hits a shot and it just barely stops on the back of the green and he’s got a 50-60ft putt and drains it no problem. I seriously believe this needs to get addressed and changed because it has me not wanting to play anymore just because what’s the point? I draw 85-90% of my matches because the game just makes it to easy on the greens. Please consider what I have said and suggested for the game, I believe every player would agree with this no doubt
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  • Fun game Aug 3, 2020

    By KamakaziBird
    I’m having fun playing this game. It’s kept my interest for the past few months. I like that it’s free, I can play head-to-head with people in real time, compete in tournaments, and the Kingdom and Arena areas add a nice extra amount of competition in a different way than just playing a single hole vs someone else or a computer. Two suggestions that I think would make this a 5-star game: (1) Put the hole name and par on the screen DURING the hole. This info only pops up when the other player is added and sometimes appears for less than one second. It would be nice to see this as I’m playing a hole. (2) Add a driving range. Just like a regular driving range, there’d be pins at various distances, and maybe the option to select wind speed and direction. It could be as simple as just being able to use clubs, or have the ability to earn coins, quest points, or have its own incentive system (like wolf coins in Arena). Just being able to try out new clubs before playing a hole or tourney when there’s something at stake would be a very nice feature. Thank you for considering these ideas!
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  • Dec 1, 2020

    By Jason Morgan
    Would give this game 5 stars, but it seems my opponent has 20 seconds to shoot whereas I have about half of that! And the fact that in order to compete you have to have gems which you can get if you have forever to collect the one's that are rewarded which may be about 3 at a time. At that rate it would be the year 3000.
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  • Nov 27, 2020

    By Edward Dawson
    Fun, but rewards are meh. You need gems to open chests, and if you don't you lose the opportunity to get some clubs. Clearly they want you to buy perks - I don't do in-game purchases, so I guess I'm not their target audience. Game is fun though. Which there was an offline option where I could just play a round of 18 holes by myself.
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  • Something just not right here Nov 6, 2020

    By Bobster2007
    I’ve been playing this game for over a year now. Though it is often a great golf game. Many times, things just don’t add up. Often, when you get close to next level, you start to hit a losing streak. You may have better clubs and balls then challenger, but they seem to make these ‘incredible’ shots and so begins your losing streak. I’ve been playing to long and to have a five to ten game losing streak against lower numbered opponents, when your close to opening a new course, just seems VERY fishy to me. Yes, we all have losing and winning streaks. BUT, when you’ve been playing as long as I have, you can see a pattern. I’m guessing, it’s to make you purchase coins, chests and other updates. Though I’ve purchased the challenge pass, which isn’t a bad deal, to increase rewards, it appears, as you get upward to near the 25,000 range to open ext course, I’m guessing, your not playing against ‘real’ players. And it’s completely unacceptable that once you open a course and then lose a few games that drop you below that courses entrance fee. You can’t get back in until you hit target again?!...Hence, those very suspicious losing streaks start. I know odds and stats can be tricky to measure with these App games...But no way, should anyone with good skills hit a 5-10 game losing streak as often happens here. Keeping you from new course.
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  • Nov 27, 2020

    By Patrick Adams
    Love the game but. Gets real annoying when you opponent can play out of bounds ie. Into the lake but not being penalised for the shot. Secondly you win loads of rewards but when it comes to shot making you can't use them. Yet your opponent has an abundance of clubs and balls to choose from. Thirdly your opponent has lots of time to choose ball club shot. They may get a timer countdown but it's slow. Whereas as you have very little time and the timer times you our without you noticing it.
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  • Nov 30, 2020

    By Joseph Nye
    A lot of fun. Good game mechanics. Nice courses. Short enough rounds to squeeze in, plus long enough tournaments to complete at your convenience. Edit: I hate the coast to coast tournament. You ruined tournaments, if this is the new template going forward. Hint: it isn't a tournament if you are playing alone, and only have 9 holes. Also, not paying $1.99 to play alone more, to get mildly better items. Don't be greedy. Go back to the old tournaments. They were what kept me playing this game.
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  • Golf Rival Mar 26, 2019

    By Word Cat
    The game could be very good but what really makes me angry is that we all hit losing streaks but we should not get locked out of a level that we’ve already conquered because we’ve gone below the levels amount of trophies you need to be in that level. Once you’ve conquered a level and reached enough trophies to open up the next level like you got enough trophies to open up level 8 but if you lose two or three games when you’re not that far in you immediately go back down to level seven and level 8 is locked again. Please change it around so that whatever level where in if we hit a losing streak we do not have to go back down a level. If you reach level eight and you hit a losing streak leave it so we stay in level 8. Making us go back down a level does nothing but make us angry and annoyed. If were allowed to stay in that level even though we go below the amount of trophies for the level we’ve already hit that amount of trophies and open the level it should stay open. It should be for every level I’ve just mention level eight because that’s the level I’ve had a little difficulty on but It should be for any level that once you open it it should always remain open.
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  • Review Nov 22, 2019

    By Chriipzzzy
    This game is addictive, unfortunately it does set you up to pay allot of money to succeed, the chest are junk gives you mostly club upgrades on clubs no one uses, and very little towards the popular ones, you keep wasting gems to open them and no pay off , even my helm club has maxed out yet I keep getting cards for it, also they set up the arena on some holes to be out reach on your top clubs, they change the wind so it’s towards you and hole can’t be reached or you reach on your 1st shot perfectly then your second shot is set up with an out of reach wind wasting hearts, , the kingdom is also set up for failure making shots impossible to make or you set up a shot perfectly the guide line shows no red and no obstacles in your way then you hit a branch or blade of grass that wasn’t in your shot set-up, if you can’t count on the guideline than what good is, I’ve written them several times with no response, but they’ve made the game frustrating, then there’s level 13 witch I don’t even like playing, too many billboards, they’ve taken golf right out of the game with that level more like a pinball game not golf, so I basically do the arena and tournaments, level 13 is awful!!! They definitely cheat you out of money with this gam Still getting cards on my helm club , it’s maxed out with no upgrade available, why am I still wasting cards on this
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  • Frustrating algorithms (Rigged) Apr 17, 2020

    By H2OCRIB
    The game is not made to be fun and fair. It’s made to keep you on their app as long as possible, which is understood from a business perspective, but as a consumer I’m frustrated at the lack of fairness and integrity. They put you up against a “guest” so most of the time you are going against their computer. They give you just enough taste of winning so you can see yourself moving up in the game which means unlocking more clubs and courses. You are well on your way to getting the next course when they start sending computer opponents your way who have clubs that you cannot compete with and their strike accuracy is on point every time. This makes you frustrated to the point where you quit or are forced to make purchases with the hope of gaining a club/upgrade to legitimately compete. Another thing they should revisit is having the wind be the same for each player on any given shot so I’m not shooting at 9mph wind and they get 6mph. Feeling like you’re playing a game that is rigged and makes you pay to play feels like you’re being manipulated and deceived. Aside from the moral compass of the design, it could definitely allow you to play more interactively with friends and for more than one hole. But there’s no money in that. Be sure not to fall into a trap by making in-game purchases.
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  • Nov 30, 2020

    By Mark Calkins
    Well I guess I have reached the lvl of the game where it's pay for play. I just played for about 30 minutes and lost every single match that all of them ended in draw. Because i haven't dumped money into game i can't get as far as my opponents. Come up short every time. Fun while it lasted, but I'm not the kind of player that will pay for wins. That's not fun in my book.
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  • Nov 19, 2020

    By Jeff Corey
    Great until you get to higher levels then you're stuck unless you BUY "trick" balls. Skill doesn't matter against players who stock up on trick balls. Only use for coins won is upgrading clubs you are not using since you rarely, if ever, get upgrade cards for those clubs. Download and play if you like spending money on make-believe trick balls.
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  • Dec 1, 2020

    By Seth Thrustershaft
    Garbage!!!!! Almost 90 percent of the time it's a draw and then it's a one shot, closest to the hole winner takes all. Guess what, 99 percent of the time your opponent gets closest to the hole because of special drivers and balls, it's rigged game. Game opponents are definitely rigged. Over 75 percent of the time the opponent makes impossible shots. The game holds you back to get you to purchase better equipment, it's a rip off game. Would rate zero star's if I could, or even minus zero.
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  • Nov 30, 2020

    By Kwisatz Haderach
    I enjoy the game. It can be very competitive. There are times, when it seems like your luck changes as swiftly as the wind upon the greens. Would recommend the game and (patience). Also 5000 to the next stage is absurd. Too large a gap in players items level and just playing the same 2 maps and the worst kind of stages for draws. All set up to make you feel the need to spend $ to compete. Well that's really sad. Less and less interested in spending money when you manipulate it
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  • Dec 1, 2020

    By K C. Peacock
    Frustrating as all hell! And designed to be so. The time allotted isn't adequate for higher levels. I also think that closets to the pin that results from a tie, should be closets to the pin from that hole, not a new hole so someone with a stronger visa card rather than strategy can steal a win. Also it would be nice to just play 9 or 18 holes through, without repeating the same 4 holes..... like have the developers ever played golf? Why did you change the tournament for the worst??
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  • Nov 25, 2020

    By Tom Modl
    I love this game but I am not spending anymore money on it if you don't match up opponents more fairly. I play in the kingdom a lot but I always get matched up with opponents that are 3 or 4 levels up on me with their clubs and that's not fair. Others complain about this also. Same in regular play too. Please match us up more fairly or as close as possible. Thank you. PS. I'm changing my rating to a 1 because of these unfair matchups. People just starting this game,they just want your money.
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  • Nov 28, 2020

    By Clayton Cannon
    Update. Zero stars. Once you reach level 16, every opponent magically has infinite special balls. Like they paid thousands for them. Those opponents will use those special balls on every hole including stage play. If you don't get a real person, they will make sure you get matched with a replay that only uses special balls. Also, they purposefully match you with players with higher clubs to try to make you spend money. There is no, and I repeat no, randomness within the matchmaking of games.
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