Golf released for Wii Sports Club

New nine-hole course added based on Famicom game Golf US Course

Nintendo has today released Golf for Wii Sports Club.

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata said "Wii Sports Club Golf offers a more realistic feel to its gameplay" than the Wii Sports iteration.

"You'll now be able to review the course terrain and wind direction, then swing your club while looking at the golf ball on the screen in front of you with the Wii U GamePad."


Players will be able to play the original nine-hole course included in Wii Sports Golf, as well as a newly developed nine-hole course based on the Famicom game Golf US Course.

Golf joins Tennis and Bowling, which were made available when Wii Sports Club launched earlier this year. Boxing and Baseball mini games will launch in 2014.

Nintendo says: "Golf releases with a 24-hour free trial so all players can try the game, as well as Tennis and Bowling, before purchasing. The trial offer is open to everyone, even to people who sampled a 24-hour free trial of Wii Sports Club before. Boxing and Baseball will be coming to Wii Sports Club in 2014."

Each sport is priced at £8.99 / €9.99 / $9.99, but users also have the option to purchase a £1.79 / €1.99 / $1.99 day pass providing unlimited access to all sports games for 24 hours.

Sports can all be played in online multiplayer, and have been fitted with Miiverse functionality. Wii MotionPlus controllers are required to play since they offer "more refined control" than the original Wii Remote.

In a recent feature, CVG said of Wii Sports Club: "Online play will doubtless appeal to some, and Wii Sports Club will raise a laugh at parties, especially for younger players who may not remember the original game. Then again, if local play is your plan, the original Wii Sports disc will run on your Wii U, and the local multiplayer gameplay experience is virtually the same - with no extra costs and all five sports to boot."