Play just the back nine or play on several courses in this decent shareware golf game for Mac OS X. While not on par with console golf games or other retail offerings on the market, any golf addict will like the multiplayer options, physics, and gameplay of GL Golf. The demo lets you play six holes from different courses. The graphics are smooth but simple by today's standards, with conelike trees, jagged hills, and repetitive textures. The gameplay and physics are good, however, leaving you feeling pleased with your shots and able to experiment with your stroke. This latest version adds a minimap so you always know the best path to the pin. Some users might find the cheesy soundtrack gets stale after awhile, but it's easy to turn off. While we understand the shareware limitation, we would have liked to play at least nine holes on one of the courses to get a feel for the overall game. In the end, GL Golf remains challenging and makes for a nice distraction, even if it is a simple simulation with somewhat stiff shareware limitations.
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