For detailed information about this series, see: Golf at Wikipedia
Golf is a series of golfing video games by Nintendo. Six games have been released:
- Golf (may 1, 1984), Famicom/NES. Also later released on NEC PC-8801. It was re-released for the arcades as Vs. Stroke & Match Golf in two versions: Men Version, featuring the same golfer as the original, and Ladies Version, featuring a female golfer.
- Golf Japan Course (february 21, 1987), Famicom Disk System. Also known as Family Computer Golf Japan Course.
- Golf US Course (june 14, 1987), Famicom Disk System. Also known as Family Computer Golf US Course.
- Golf (november 28, 1989), Game Boy. A remake of the original NES game.
- Mario Open Golf (september 20, 1991), only released in Japan. Re-released in 2007 for Wii Virtual Console and in 2011 for 3DS Virtual Console and ni 2014 for Wii U Virtual Console.
- NES Open Tournament Golf (September 29, 1991), created for the western market, it uses the same engine as Mario Open Golf, but features different courses and game modes. Re-released in 2007 for Wii Virtual Console and in 2011 for 3DS Virtual Console and ni 2014 for Wii U Virtual Console. Also enclosed in the NES Classic Edition in North America and Europe.
The original NES Golf was also ported on the Game Boy Advance as e-Reader card in 2002 and on Wii U Virtual Console in 2013, while the Game Boy Golf was released on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in 2011, and NES Open Tournamnt Golf was released for 3DS Virtual Console in 2011 and for Wii U Virtual Console in 2014.
The original NES game is also hidden as an easter egg in the firmware of the Nintendo Switch as a tribute to Satoru Iwata. It can be accessed from the Switch home menu on July 11 (the anniversary of Iwata's death) by performing Iwata's signature "direct" sign while holding both Joy-Con controllers.
Links to other series
|Punch-Out!!||April 01, 1987||The Famicom Punch-Out!! was originally given out as prize for a Golf US Course competition.||3
|Mario||February 21, 1987||Mario is the player in Golf US Course, Golf Japan Course, the Game Boy Golf and NES Open Tournament Golf; Mario Open Golf is part of both series.||1
|Donkey Kong||November 28, 1991||Donkey Kong makes a cameo in NES Open Tournament Golf.||1
|Animal Crossing||April 14, 2001||Golf is featured as an unlockable playable game in Animal Forest and its revisions.||2
|Wario||October 14, 2004||A microgame version of the NES Golf is featured in WarioWare: Twisted!||2
|Wii games||November 19, 2006||Nine courses from the NES game Golf are featured in Wii Sports and, along with nine additional courses from Golf Japan Course, in Wii Sports Resort.||1
|Captain Rainbow||August 28, 2008||The golf player from the NES game Golf makes an appearance in Captain Rainbow.||1
|NES Remix||December 18, 2013||NES Remix includes challenges based on Golf, while NES Remix 2 includes challenges based on NES Open Tournament Golf.||2|