You would think that given Nintendo's ability to include a fun golf game for free, EA would be capable of creating an even more fun golf game for $50.
You'd be wrong. The game is spoiled by the controls. Just holding the control and not moving it - sometimes your golfer will wind up and swing. Putting is impossible. Driving is nearly so. Chipping is just about the only thing that feels natural, but even that is buggy.
Do yourself a favor and pass on this game, and do NOT, under ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, try to win your older relatives on the Wii by having them play this. They will think it's a hunk of junk. Just stick with Wii Sports Golf for now, and hope that the next version of Tiger is playable.
I rented this game with hopes it would be like the Wii sports golf game, it is NOTHING like it. We didn't get past the tutorial, I put it back in the envelope and sent it right back. We were very disappointed with it. I am sooooooooooooo glad we didn't waste our money buying this game.
I don't find the graphics in this game to be abysmal, but they definitely aren't pretty. The idea of golf on the Wii has great potential, but it's wasted on this game. The controls are just plain broken. While you are starting your backswing your golfer on screen will just decide to give the ball a weak little tap and send it sailing... about five yards.... and wasting a stroke for you. This is extremely frustrating when trying to play a tournament, and every 18 hole match you are wasting 10 or more strokes due to broken controls.
The music in this game seems to be typical garbage, and there's no option to use music from your SD card (a la Excite Truck). The announcers are good... if you like being taunted for missing a shot because the control scheme is a tacked-on broken mess.
Do yourself a favor and pass on this one. You're much better off playing golf on Wii Sports. You may also save yourself the money of the broken controller you'll have after throwing it into a wall out of frustration.