Golf is one of the most popular summer sports. You grab the clubs, hit the course, and have some fun. There are golf games on mobile to help pass the time during rainy days. They’re not as good as the real thing and we won’t pretend they are. However, all of these games provide a decent way to pass the time and still get some golfing in. There aren’t a lot of options, but only a few good ones. Here are the best golf games for Android.
The best golf games for Android
Birdie Crush: Fantasy Golf
Price: Free to play
Birdie Crush: Fantasy Golf is one of the newer golf games on this list. It boasts easy controls, fun game play, and plenty of things to do. Each course requires a different set of tricks to master along with various characters to play with. The fundamentals of the game are actually quite good despite the controls being rather simple. Of course, it’s not the most realistic game but it’s good enough for some good arcade golf fun. It’s definitely one of the stronger options in the genre and the graphics are pretty good too.
See also: The best arcade games for Android
Desert Golfing is a perfectly acceptable arcade golf game. You play desert in the sand in some desert somewhere. The game features simple 8-bit graphics, simple controls, offline support, and more. You just hit a ball into a hole over and over again. It’s not a complicated game whatsoever. Those looking for deeper, larger golf games may need to look elsewhere. However, this one costs $1.99, has no in-app purchases and no advertising. It’s surprisingly cathartic to play.
Flick Golf Extreme
Price: Free / $2.99
Flick Golf Extreme is part of the Flick Golf series. It’s one of the most popular arcade golf games on Android. It plays a lot like the arcade golf games you see in bars and similar establishments. You flick your finger to hit the ball. The quickness of your flick determines the distance. The game features decent graphics, leaderboards, and unique maps. It has the occasional bug, but it rarely affects game play. It’s also fairly inexpensive.
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Golf Battle is an online putt-putt game. It features six versus six online PvP in a sort of race format. Players flick their balls up the course and the first one to a hole wins. The game also features one vs one PvP, tons of unlockable content, and plenty of levels. It’s not golf in the traditional sense. There isn’t any agonizing over choosing clubs or observing wind speeds. However, the arcade action is entertaining. There is also a classic mode without the PvP if you want to play solo for a little while. It’s a freemium game like most golf games these days. However, this isn’t a game you take seriously so you just enjoy the arcade golf fun until it’s not fun anymore and then quit.
Golf Clash one of the most popular golf games on Android. It also plays like an arcade game. You flick your finger to hit the ball. This one also has an aiming mechanic for improved control. Some other features include online PvP, weekly events, in-game chats, and more. There are even weather conditions that affect play. The online PvP has the occasional issue, but most of the game is fine. It’s a freemium game, though, so be prepared for that if you decide to try it.
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Golf Master 3D
Price: Free to play
Golf Master 3D is a fairly decent free to play golf game. The game takes place almost entirely online against other players. You square off against opponents and play through real-time multiplayer. Some other game features include surprisingly decent graphics, power-ups to make things interesting, and periodic tournaments for various prizes. It’s a good time killer for golf fans. However, like all free to play games, there are some drawbacks to playing an online PvP game that is also free to play.
Mini Golf 3D City Stars Arcade
Mini Golf 3D City Stars Arcade is one of only a few decent mini-golf games. Even so, it’s only decent. There are a variety of courses to play through along with online PvP, a chat function, challenges, and more. It’s a freemium game with an energy system. That’s kind of lame. However, you can get more energy by watching ad videos instead of paying real money. It’s not ideal, but it could be worse also. There are some complaints about the game’s physics and controls, but otherwise it’s above average for mini golf games. You can also play this one for free via Google Play Pass if you have it.
See also: The best golf apps, golf GPS apps, and golf range finder apps for Android
OK Golf is a surprisingly decent golf game with some decent features. The graphics are pretty decent, even if all of the backgrounds are a dull gray. Additionally, the game includes online multiplayer, multiple courses, secret areas, and simple mechanics. It doesn’t use a club system. Instead, you just drag back and fire away. The game costs $2.99 with no additional in-app purchases or ads. This is definitely what we would consider to be a good mobile golf game. You can also get this one free if you use Google Play Pass.
PGA Tour Golf Shootout
PGA Tour Golf Shootout is a golf game with a lot going for it. It features online PvP modes as well as a single player mode. You also get daily and weekly challenges, various unlockable equipment, and decent graphics. The controls are simple and it’s definitely more of an arcade style golf game rather than something deeper or different. We’re not fans of the upgrade system and it does feel a little bit freemium for our tastes. Still, it’s fun until the freemium elements creep in and worth a play.
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WGT Golf Game is actually one of the better golf games we found. It features real brands, real courses, decent graphics, and fairly good controls and ball physics. There is also an online PvP mode, multiplayer leaderboards, tournaments, and more. There is one tournament where the winner wins a trip to the U.S. Open. It is a freemium game and that means there are freemium game mechanics like equipment level ups and the like. It’s definitely among the best freemium golf games on mobile.
Bonus: Fantasy Golf
Price: Free (usually)
Fantasy sports is a fun way to engage with any sport. There is fantasy golf along with all of the other popular sports. The biggest decision is picking a platform. There are several to choose from, including an official PGA fantasy golf app. Where you go depends on what you like, really. You can usually join or create leagues, play against all kinds of people, and the apps usually let you check and manage your stuff. The apps are also usually free although some may charge you to join a league. We recommend surfing around Google Play to see your options.
See also: The best fantasy sports apps for football, baseball, basketball, and hockey
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