Canadian developer HB Studios have been working on a "highly realistic" golf game called The Golf Club. The game has been released through Steam Early Access on the PC. You can purchase the game for $30 instead of the normal $35 for one week only starting today.
The game is still set to be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Though when this will happen has yet to be announced. The only word on a release date for the two consoles is "soon". One of the reasons The Golf Club has come out on Steam early is because it supports in-development games unlike Xbox One and PlayStation 4. HB Studios is well known for working on numerous sports titles from the FIFA, Tiger Woods, and Madden franchises. HB Studios has said that The Golf Club is going to "redefine the genre" across PC and consoles.
When it comes to local "couch multiplayer”, the games will support one to four players. The Golf Club will also have an asynchronous online multiplayer mode. In this multiplayer mode, the player can compete against "ghost balls" or "live balls" from other players. The Steam Early Access version of the game will include three modes; 4-balls, stroke play, and match play.
The Golf Club has a course creator tool. With it, the player can build and share courses with their friends. The game has a social feature that will allow players to track their scores against their friends as well as compete for the lowest rounds. A huge selling point of the game is that unlike in EA's Tiger Woods series there will be "no loading times" between holes. However The Golf Club will not feature actual courses or professionals from the PGA Tour while EA's new professional golf series will.
It's safe to say golf fans are in for a hole in one with The Golf Club.