A fair percentage of the sports-loving public is addicted to golf. The following golf apps vary from lighthearted games to serious, lifelike simulations.
Mini Golf MatchUp (Free)* This game operates rather like a pinball machine: Drag and release your ball to fling it down increasingly difficult mini-golf courses. ( Score: 99/100)
Super Stickman Golf 2 (Free)* This Stickman really knows how to read a green. Play 30 courses and compete with friends in turn-by-turn competition. (Score: 99/100)
Mini Golf Stars: Tournament Golf Game (Free) This game puts the spotlight on a series of nearly impossible putting holes. Play solo or against friends. (Score: 98/100)
Flappy Golf (Free)* Flappy Golf is not a game for golf purists; it’s a very challenging obstacle course or platformer where you try against all odds to flap the ball into the hole. (Score: 97/100)
Flick Golf! Free (Free)* You use a touch-based flick motion to send the ball soaring onto lavish greens. Beautiful graphics are the hallmark of this app. (Score: 92/100)
Let’s Golf! 3 (Free: five holes a day free)* This golf tournament features worldwide competition and crazy course locations, like the Great Wall of China. (Score: 98/100)
Golf Star (Free)* If you are a serious golfer, you will like this app, which takes the game seriously and focuses on realistic course obstacles. (Score: 91/100)
King of the Course Golf (Free)* This golf game gives the player the chance to virtually play some of the greatest PGA courses and be challenged to make bonus trick shots. (Score: 91/100)
WGT Golf Mobile (Free)* This golf-simulation game features some of the world’s best courses, meticulously re-created; courses include St. Andrews and Pebble Beach. (Score: 90/100)
The Masters Golf Tournament (Free)* This is the official app of the Masters Tournament, which takes place each year in Augusta, Ga. (Score: 87/100)
*Available on Apple and Android.
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