"Highly realistic" golf game with no loading times comes to Steam Early Access, arriving for Xbox One/PS4 soon

The Golf Club soon available for $30 through Valve's testing platform; Xbox One and PlayStation 4 release scheduled for later this spring.

[UPDATE] The Golf Club will be available through Steam Early Access at this link starting at 9 a.m. PDT/12 noon EDT.

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"Highly realistic" golf game The Golf Club, from Canadian developer HB Studios, will soon be available through Steam Early Access on PC, it was announced today. When it goes live, which should be any moment now, you can get the game for $30, discounted from $35 for one week only.

The Golf Club is still on track to be released for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 "soon," but those platforms do not support in-development games like Steam does. HB Studios, which has worked on numerous sports titles across the Tiger Woods, Madden, and FIFA franchises, says that The Golf Club will "redefine the genre" across console and PC.

The game is designed to support 1-4 players for local "couch multiplayer," but it also includes an asynchronous online multiplayer mode where you can compete against "live balls" or "ghost balls" from other players. The Early Access version of The Golf Club includes three modes: stroke play, match play, and 4-balls.

One of the biggest selling points for The Golf Club is that it, unlike EA's Tiger Woods series, has "no loading times" between holes. The Golf Club also features a Course Creator tool, where you can build and share courses with your friends, as well as a social features that allow you to track your scores against your friends and compete for the lowest rounds.

Unlike EA's professional golf series, which will not be called Tiger Woods when it is revived for Xbox One and PS4, The Golf Club does not feature actual PGA Tour professionals or courses. For its part, EA's next-gen golf game also looks absolutely stunning. Golf fans are in for a treat.

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