Canada-based HB Studios has announced The Golf Club, a new simulation golf game, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
“The philosophy behind the game is to provide an accessible, high quality, social and customizable golf experience with minimal to zero loading times,” the developer explains. “The latter is a bane of console / PC sports games in general and, in particular, golf games. Sitting watching a loading bar for minutes as you wait for a game to load and half a minute between holes can be miserable. Rapid access is behind every design decision made on this game.”
The game includes a full course creator with procedurally generated courses that players can play around with or there is an option to create a course from scratch. A demo video of the course creator can be found below. Players also have the ability to create their own tournaments and tours. If you’re not interested in that though, the game will ship with a handful of courses, but none of them are officially licensed.
“The game is due to launch in the spring but that won’t be the end of the development on our side. We will continue to support the game through updates, feature additions, HB designed courses, new objects for the course creator and, of course, listening to the golfers within The Golf Club by making tweaks, changes and additions that the community is seeking,” the developer added.
A closed beta for the game is set to begin in the coming weeks, HB studios announced, which will be followed by an open beta.