I've read other reviews and many of the negative ones are simply due to people not knowing the full control scheme. One review says you cant change your shot type, try pushing square, duh!
This game has everything, tons of courses, customizable character, awesome graphics, fun gameplay, online community, lots of DLC. I'd seriously rate it 10/10. My little boy destroyed my first copy and I bought it again. (I have an extra online pass for someone). Only negative is that sometimes online it takes a few min to get a game going, need more players! Also I have the move and it is really accurate.
Lastly, people complain about the putting? Yes it is very hard but once you get the feel for it its very realistic. In fact after missing so many putts and finally starting to hit a few is very rewarding. Once you get good the putting is almost too easy, trust me.
Buy or Rent this and see for yourself!!! Great game.
I decided to try a golf game for a change since i never play golf nor do i watch golf or even like it but i figured it would be a change of pace. THe game is pretty fun in certain ways and offers a lot of options. But thats where the good stops. Putting in this game is atrocious. Tutorials on how to really play are non existent and the load times make u wonder if EA's goal was to make that $60 really burn(well i rented so idc). Graphics for PS3 are well below wut they should be. This game approaches fun but lands in disaster. By the time you get to pro (if you dont break the game) you realize your stats and clubs have been the same for almost every tournament. Now what seemed like win-able tournaments become slaughters. Dont even bother with this. Go mini golf or something.