World Golf Tour
World Golf Tour (WGT) is the #1 top rated 3D online game, playable on the web (PC or Mac) or a mobile device (iOS and Android). By clicking on the site, you can play any of over 15 world famous golf courses and thousands of country clubs. The realistic 3D simulation and Flash recreates swinging, driving, chipping and putting from the fairway, rough, bunkers and greens and excellent graphics. Free download at amazon.com, Google play and the App Store.
Shot-Online is a highly accurate 3D simulation and a realistic role-playing experience. Players can choose a character and compete against players with different skills. This game includes a proprietary physics engine which results in realistic interaction such as ball movement that reflects wind, weather and temperature.
This is an online game classic. It is very simple to play and the graphics are very basic. As with mini golf, actual golf game skills are not as necessary to win as the ability to understand angles and impact strength when hitting the ball. Experienced players may find the holes easy; but, newcomers to golf may have to play a few times to figure out the best way to hit the ball. This game may not help your play on the live greens; but, it is a wonderful way to pass the time.
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters
With this Electronic Arts golf game players can play through Q School, the Nationwide Tour and the PGA TOUR including historic moments at the Masters. Play like a pro with a caddie who evaluates wind, lie and yardage and recommends a shot. A play-by-play broadcast provides play-by-play of each swing. Available in multiple platforms including PC, Mac, PlayStation3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii.
Available from amazon and other retailers for about $100.