Looking for a new golf video game to get stuck into while stuck at home? Well, our list of the greatest golf games from the last 40 years is the perfect place to start

With the boredom of being cooped up at home during the coronavirus pandemic firmly settling in, we decided to dust off our controllers and reminisce about our favourite golf video games from down the years.

Whether you’re a next generation console gamer craving the ultra-slick graphics of Rory McIlroy PGA Tour or a nostalgic player yearning for some Sensible Golf on the Amiga, there can be no doubt that the gaming industry has produced some absolutely cracking golfing games.

To help keep you entertained at home and to give you some inspiration for your next video game purchase, we delved into the history books to find golf’s defining gaming titles…

Computer Golf! (1978)

Boasting a not-so original title and questionable gameplay, Computer Golf on the Magnavox Odyssey 2 was one of the first golf games ever released.

I think the exclamation mark in the title was designed to make the game appear more dramatic but from the looks of the footage below, frustration best sums up this gaming experience – so just like real life golf in all fairness.