New Jack Nicklaus PC Golf Game Aims to Be “Most Realistic” Ever

Developer Perfect Golf, in partnership with golf legend Jack Nicklaus, today launched a new PC golf game on Steam. It has the ambitious-sounding name of Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf, and is described as the “most realistic golf computer game the market has ever seen.”

Like The Golf Club, this is not an officially licensed game, so you won’t see familiar PGA Tour faces or courses. However, one real world course, Bethesda Country Club, is available from the store.

In terms of gameplay, Perfect Golf offers 20 different modes, including stroke, match, and skins, while team-based variants like foursomes, better ball, and scramble are also included. The developers plan to add functionality to the game at a later date allowing people to create their own modes and share them.

The game has a lineup of twelve initial courses that are “georeferenced” so that the sun will rise and set in the appropriate place and time depending on the day. Multiplayer is also included.

Gamers can also make use of the Nicklaus Design Course Forge, which is the same toolsuite that Nicklaus’ Nicklaus Design team uses to make real-world courses. This feature, however, is not included with the version of Perfect Golf available today, but is instead coming later.

Other features for Perfect Golf include controller support, customizable green speeds and conditions, multiple difficulty levels and swing types, and a series of camera angles. The game sells for $35, and you can learn more about it here at its Steam page. The system requirements are also listed there.

In other news about golf video games, EA’s Rory McIlroy PGA Tour is coming to the EA Access free game “Vault” next week. Additionally, a team of former Burnout developers have released new footage from their destruction-themed golf game, Dangerous Golf.

Nicklaus is a golf legend. He has won 18 Majors, which is more than any other golfer in history.

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