|Golf: Tee It Up!|
|Platform(s)||Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Arcade)|
|Release||July 9, 2008|
Golf: Tee It Up! is a downloadable arcade-style golf title, developed by Housemarque and published by Activision for the Xbox Live Arcade. The title was released on July 9, 2008. The title has two courses with a third that can be added as downloadable content. The title is an arcade game that has simple yet unrealistic mechanics designed for approachable, fun, and short games.
Golf: Tee It Up! has simple game mechanics designed for approachability. The two joysticks allow for aiming while the distance the ball is hit and accuracy are controlled by three presses of a single button. The other major control mechanic is called focus. This allows you to boost your maximum distance or even alter the flight of the ball mid-flight to hit that perfect spot.
Players can play online with Xbox Live. The game is relatively short with only three total playable courses. Two 18-hole courses are included with Golf: Tee It Up!, Caribbean and Parkland. Caribbean is the easier of the two and based on any number of tropical resorts. Parkland is very loosely based on St Andrews Links including stone ruins and obstacles. On September 3, 2008, an expansion course, Desert Course, became available on Xbox Live as downloadable content.
The game received "average" reviews according to the review aggregation website Metacritic. Most critics praised its fun and good looks for an arcade game but wanted a longer game and disliked the sometimes quirky ball physics.