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Mario Golf: World Tour
Box NA - Mario Golf World Tour.jpg
Developer(s) Camelot Software Planning
Nintendo SPD Group No.4
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Release date Japan May 1, 2014
South Korea May 1, 2014
USA May 2, 2014
Europe May 2, 2014
Australia May 3, 2014
Genre Sport
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
PEGI:PEGI 3.svg - Three years and older
CERO:CERO A.png - All ages
ACB:ACB G.svg - General
USK:USK 0.svg - All ages
Mode(s) Single Player, Multiplayer, Online Play
Nintendo 3DS:
3DS Card Icon.png Cartridge
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Nintendo 3DS:

Mario Golf: World Tour is a sport title for the Nintendo 3DS. It is the fifth installment of the Mario Golf series, and the third handheld installment in the series. The game also features gyroscope support and Wi-Fi capabilities, allowing players to participate in online Tournaments against other players from around the world. The game also makes use of downloadable content, in which extra courses and characters may be bought with real money. It is the first and thus far only Mario Golf game to have been released after its tennis counterpart.


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The gameplay is similar to past installments of the Mario Golf series. Players have to hit shots while taking into account character attributes, wind, weather, and course topography. The power, accuracy, and spin of shots are determined by the timing when the player taps buttons or the touch screen as a target line slides up and down the power meter. A simplified control system, like the Auto control system from Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, returns where the player has to worry only about the power of the shot, at the expense of being unable to add topspin or backspin. The touch screen can now be used for selecting clubs, initiating shots, and adding spin. Plus, the trajectory of the shot can be altered by moving the circle pad or by using the touch screen as the shot meter is in motion; this is similar to the impact zone feature of past games. A new feature, known as Item Shots, allows players to hit shots with different effects via items. These include burning through trees with a Fire Flower, creating Jump Blocks over water hazards, ignoring wind via Bullet Bill, increasing draw or fade by Boomerang, and freezing the terrain with an Ice Flower. These items can be collected by hitting ? Blocks on the course, although players sometimes start holes with items.



  • Circle Pad/+Control Pad - Select Option
  • A Button - Confirm
  • B Button - Cancel
  • R Button - Star Character
  • L Button - Make Character Left-handed


  • Circle Pad - Select Shot Path/Move Camera/Change Clubs
  • +Control Pad - Select Shot Path/Change Clubs/Select Ball Hit Placement (while swinging)
  • A Button - Begin Swing/Confirm Sweet Spot Position (manual)
  • B Button - Cancel Swing/Confirm Sweet Spot Position (manual)
  • Y Button - Select Shot Type
  • X Button - Change Camera
  • R Button - Decrease Power Bar
  • L Button - Increase Power Bar
  • Start Button - Pause Menu

Castle Club

  • +Control Pad/Circle Pad - Move
  • A Button - Talk/Confirm
  • Start Button - Pause Menu



The complete character select screen.

The game includes 21 playable characters: 13 default characters as well as four unlockable characters. Additionally, four more characters are available as downloadable content. Stronger Star versions of the default characters are unlocked by beating them in their respective character match in Challenges mode, with the exception of unlockable characters and downloadable characters. When the bonus characters are unlocked or downloaded, they immediately get a star rank.

The DLC character screen.

Below is a table of the playable characters. Note that Height is on a scale of 0 to 10, with 0 being the lowest-flying shot and 10 being the highest. Sweet Spot and Control are out of 11. When a character curves the ball, it is either called a fade or draw. A fade is when the ball curves in the direction of the dominant hand and a draw is when the ball curves opposite the direction of the dominant hand. When a shot is used with a curve on a hole with a higher surface, the ball can either over-curve or under-curve, resulting in misplacing of the ball.


Mario Luigi Peach Yoshi
Mario Artwork - Mario Golf World Tour.png Luigi Artwork - Mario Golf World Tour.png Princess Peach Artwork - Mario Golf World Tour.png Yoshi Artwork - Mario Golf World Tour.png
Trajectory Straight Trajectory Fade Trajectory Straight Trajectory Straight
Height 6.5 Height 3.5 Height 4.5 Height 5
Drive 215 yards Drive 206 yards Drive 200 yards Drive 208 yards
Sweet-Spot 6.1 Sweet-Spot 7.9 Sweet-Spot 8.3 Sweet-Spot 7.25
Control 5.25 Control 6.25 Control 6.75 Control 6.1
Star Drive 280 yards (+65) Star Drive 240 yards (+34) Star Drive 233 yards (+33) Star Drive 250 yards (+42)
Star Sweet-Spot 3.3 Star Sweet-Spot 6.1 Star Sweet-Spot 7.25 Star Sweet-Spot 5.05
Star Control 4.5 Star Control 6 Star Control 6.3 Star Control 5.6
Daisy Donkey Kong Bowser Wario
Daisy Artwork - Mario Golf World Tour.png Donkey Kong Artwork - Mario Golf World Tour.png Bowser Artwork - Mario Golf World Tour.png Wario Artwork - Mario Golf World Tour.png
Trajectory Draw Trajectory Draw Trajectory Fade Trajectory Fade
Height 7.5 Height 4 Height 5 Height 2.25
Drive 213 yards Drive 217 yards Drive 220 yards Drive 209 yards
Sweet-Spot 6.1 Sweet-Spot 5.6 Sweet-Spot 5.6 Sweet-Spot 7.25
Control 5.6 Control 5.05 Control 5.05 Control 6
Star Drive 270 yards (+57) Star Drive 283 yards (+66) Star Drive 290 yards (+70) Star Drive 258 yards (+49)
Star Sweet-Spot 4 Star Sweet-Spot 2.9 Star Sweet-Spot 2.9 Star Sweet-Spot 5.05
Star Control 4.9 Star Control 4.1 Star Control 4.1 Star Control 5.25
Waluigi Boo Bowser Jr. Diddy Kong
Waluigi Artwork - Mario Golf World Tour.png Boo Artwork - Mario Golf World Tour.png Bowser Jr. Artwork - Mario Golf World Tour.png Diddy Kong Artwork - Mario Golf World Tour.png
Trajectory Draw Trajectory Draw Trajectory Straight Trajectory Draw
Height 5 Height 4.25 Height 4 Height 6.25
Drive 208 yards Drive 209 yards Drive 210 yards Drive 211 yards
Sweet-Spot 7.9 Sweet-Spot 7.25 Sweet-Spot 6.75 Sweet-Spot 6.75
Control 6.1 Control 6.1 Control 6 Control 6
Star Drive 246 yards (+38) Star Drive 255 yards (+46) Star Drive 260 yards (+50) Star Drive 264 yards (+53)
Star Sweet-Spot 5.6 Star Sweet-Spot 5.1 Star Sweet-Spot 4.5 Star Sweet-Spot 4.5
Star Control 5.6 Star Control 5.25 Star Control 5.05 Star Control 5.05

Star-Character unlocking criteria

Unlocking criteria for the star version of default characters
Star Mario Beat Mario in the Wiggler Park Character Challenge.
Star Luigi Beat Luigi in the Cheep Cheep Lagoon Character Challenge.
Star Peach Beat Peach in the Peach Gardens Character Challenge.
Star Yoshi Beat Yoshi in the Yoshi Lake Character Challenge.
Star Daisy Beat Daisy in the Forest Course Character Challenge.
Star Donkey Kong Beat Donkey Kong in the DK Jungle Character Challenge.
Star Bowser Beat Bowser in the Bowser's Castle Character Challenge.
Star Wario Beat Wario in his Seaside Course Character Challenge.
Star Waluigi Beat Waluigi in his Seaside Course Character Challenge.
Star Boo Beat Boo in his Mountain Course Character Challenge.
Star Bowser Jr. Beat Bowser Jr. in his Mountain Course Character Challenge.
Star Diddy Kong Beat Diddy Kong in the Sky Island Character Challenge.


Mii artwork-MGWT.png
Trajectory Straight
Height 5
Drive 210 yards
Sweet-Spot 5.6
Control 5.6


Toad Kamek Paratroopa Birdo
Toad MGWT.png Magikoopa Artwork - Super Mario Galaxy.png ParaT!.PNG Birdo MP9.png
Trajectory Draw Trajectory Fade Trajectory Straight Trajectory Fade
Height 6 Height 4.25 Height 5.5 Height 6
Drive 203 yards Drive 214 yards Drive 207 yards Drive 212 yards
Sweet-Spot 8.3 Sweet-Spot 6.1 Sweet-Spot 7.9 Sweet-Spot 6.75
Control 6.9 Control 5.25 Control 6.3 Control 5.6
Star Drive 237 yards (+34) Star Drive 277 yards (+63) Star Drive 243 yards (+36) Star Drive 267 yards (+55)
Star Sweet-Spot 6.75 Star Sweet-Spot 3.3 Star Sweet-Spot 6.1 Star Sweet-Spot 4
Star Control 6.1 Star Control 4.5 Star Control 6 Star Control 4.9

Unlocking criteria

Unlocking criteria for these participants
Toad Collect 40 Star Coins in Challenge Mode.
Kamek Collect 45 Star Coins in Challenge Mode.
Paratroopa Collect 50 Star Coins in Challenge Mode.
Birdo Collect 55 Star Coins in Challenge Mode.


Gold Mario Toadette Nabbit Rosalina
Gold Mario.png Toadette111.png NabbitNSMBU.png Princess Rosalina Super Mario Galaxy.png
Trajectory Straight Trajectory Straight Trajectory Draw Trajectory Fade
Height 6.5 Height 4.25 Height 1.75 Height 7.75
Drive 215 yards Drive 198 yards Drive 213 yards Drive 218 yards
Sweet-Spot 6.1 Sweet-Spot 8.3 Sweet-Spot 6.1 Sweet-Spot 5.6
Control 5.25 Control 7.05 Control 5.6 Control 5.05
Star Drive 280 yards (+65) Star Drive 230 yards (+32) Star Drive 274 yards (+61) Star Drive 286 yards (+68)
Star Sweet-Spot 3.3 Star Sweet-Spot 7.9 Star Sweet-Spot 4 Star Sweet-Spot 2.9
Star Control 4.5 Star Control 6.75 Star Control 4.9 Star Control 4.1

Purchasing criteria

Information on acquiring these characters
Gold Mario Purchase the Season Pass or all three DLC packs separately.
Toadette Purchase the Mushroom Pack or Season Pass.
Nabbit Purchase the Flower Pack or Season Pass.
Rosalina Purchase the Star Pack or Season Pass.


Customizable gear

Main article: List of Mario Golf: World Tour Mii gear

There is a variety of purchasable gear that can be used to customize the player's Mii that will affect their stats. The game will have 500 customizable gear items. If a player equips a Mii with a full character gear set the Mii will play similarly to that character. Tournaments will grant the participants with a piece of gear that isn't available through the store until one of the four major tournaments has ended.


Various items can be used during gameplay to affect the player's shots. They may either be found in ? Blocks or boxes with pictures of the item on it. They can also be obtained at the start of the game, with more items being received if more holes are to be played. In player-tournaments, a set amount of items can be chosen for the tournament players to receive before starting.

Name Image Description
Mushroom MushroomMGWT.jpg Makes the ball roll far once it lands.
Fire Flower FireFlowerMG.jpg Increases the shot distance and burns through trees and obstacles.
Ice Flower IceFlowerMG.jpg Freezes terrain to allow the ball to bounce multiple times. This item also works on water, but not on lava.
Bullet Bill BulletBillMG.jpg Turns the ball into a Bullet Bill and blasts it in a straight line. Ignores wind and greatly increases maximum distance.
Bob-omb Bob-ombMG.jpg Ignores power-reducing terrain, allowing the ball to be hit at full power in the rough.
Boomerang Flower BoomerangFlowerMG.jpg Drastically increases the draw or fade of the shot.
Note Block NoteBlockMG.jpg Creates a Jump Block in midair, letting the ball avoid hazards.
Tornado Tornado.jpg A tornado that sucks up nearby coins.
Kab-omb Kab-Omb.jpg Explodes in mid-air to drop the ball straight down.
Gold Flower GoldFlower.png Has the same effect as the Fire Flower, plus gives the player coins for every yard the ball travels.


A total of 16 playable courses appear in Mario Golf: World Tour, the most of any Mario Golf games, with a total of 234 Holes, including the downloadable Nintendo 64 courses. All of the Castle Club courses have 18 Holes and have tournaments that the Mii can compete in against other Mario characters. The Mario World Courses have different features based on different Mario games and have 9 Holes. All courses but the downloadable ones can be accessed through both Mario Golf (quick round) and Castle Club. The six downloadable courses, which must be bought with real money, are all taken from the Nintendo 64 game with updated music and graphics. Some of these courses have changed appearances to look like some of the Worlds from New Super Mario Bros. U.

Name Image Holes Par Description Unlock Condition Course Type
Forest Course MGWT Forest Course.jpg 18 72 A forest-themed course where multi-colored hills can be seen in the distance. Default Castle Club
Seaside Course MGWT Seaside Course.jpg 18 72 A course located near a beach with a similar appearance to Blooper Bay. Default Castle Club
Mountain Course MGWT Desert Course.jpg 18 72 A mountainous desert-themed course with multi-colored cacti. Default Castle Club
Sky Island SkyIslandArt.jpg 18 54 A course set in the sky, where clouds, Para-Beetles, and Jumbo Rays can be seen. All holes are par 3. Complete the Nine-hole One-On, One-Putt Challenge in the Castle Club mode. Castle Club
Peach Gardens MGWT Castle Course.jpg 9 36 A Peach's Castle-themed course with pink greens, fairways, and roughs. Default Mario World
Yoshi Lake MGWT Canyon Course.jpg 9 36 A course with many pools of standing water, resembling Yoshi's Woolly World and some levels of Yoshi's Story. 7 Star Coins Mario World
Wiggler Park MGWT Garden Course.jpg 9 36 A flower garden course with a Mega Goomba and other giant characters. 14 Star Coins Mario World
Cheep Cheep Lagoon Mario golf world tour lagoon map.jpg 9 36 An underwater course with Cheep Cheeps and and other marine creatures. 21 Star Coins Mario World
DK Jungle DKJungleGolfCourse.jpg 9 36 A Donkey Kong Country Returns themed course, featuring Screaming Pillars and Barrel Cannons. 28 Star Coins Mario World
Bowser's Castle BowserCastleGolfCourse.jpg 9 36 A Bowser-themed course, with many Thwomps and Bob-ombs which will explode if contacted. 35 Star Coins Mario World
Toad Highlands ToadHighlands.jpg 18 72 Toad Highlands from Mario Golf, updated with improved music and graphics. Buy Mushroom Pack or Season Pass Downloadable Courses
Koopa Park KoopaPark.jpg 18 72 Koopa Park from Mario Golf, updated with improved music and graphics. Buy Mushroom Pack or Season Pass Downloadable Courses
Layer-Cake Desert Mario Golf Cake Desert.jpg 18 72 Shy Guy Desert from Mario Golf, updated to resemble Layer-Cake Desert from New Super Mario Bros. U. Buy Flower Pack or Season Pass Downloadable Courses
Sparkling Waters Sparkling Mario Golf.png 18 72 Yoshi's Island from Mario Golf, updated to resemble Sparkling Waters from New Super Mario Bros. U. Buy Flower Pack or Season Pass Downloadable Courses
Rock-Candy Mines Rock Mario Golf.png 18 72 Boo Valley from Mario Golf, updated to resemble Rock-Candy Mines from New Super Mario Bros. U. Buy Star Pack or Season Pass Downloadable Courses
Mario's Star Space Peach Course.png 18 72 Mario's Star from Mario Golf with a Super Mario Galaxy theme and changes in layout and music. Buy Star Pack or Season Pass Downloadable Courses

Game modes

There are two main modes of play: Mario Golf (Quick Round), and Castle Club.

Mario Golf

Mario Golf (Quick Round) is similar to past Mario Golf games, where the player can select a Mushroom Kingdom character or a customized Mii. It features a variety of modes such as Single Player (including Stroke Play, Match Play, Speed Golf, and Point Tourney, all of which provide coins for the player), Vs. (Local Play, Online Friends, and Community Match), and Tournaments (Mario Open and user-created Private Tournaments). Additional regional and worldwide online tournaments are available on the entry floor of the Castle Club.

Single Player

This mode allows the player to take on a round against the scorecard, the clock, or a computer opponent, as well as Challenges, where courses, Star characters, and Mii costumes can be unlocked. The first four modes allow the player to select any unlocked course. The following settings can be adjusted: number of holes (three, six, nine, or 18), order of holes (normal or mixed), wind strength, whether or not to use items or club slots or have coins on the course, whether to start from hole 1 or hole 10 (when playing 18 holes in normal order), what tees to start from (front, back, or tournament), and whether or not to display the shot trajectory. Playing rounds may earn the player Best Badges and will randomly unlock Mii Gear for the player's Mii to use.

Stroke Play

A standard round of golf, where the player's score is compared to par.

Match Play

The player competes against a computer-controlled opponent. The winner of the round is whichever player wins more holes, although if the players are tied by the end of the game, it will proceed into Sudden Death and go through the selected course again until someone wins. The player may choose the opponents skill level, ranging in five different varieties, two of which need to be unlocked.

Difficulty Description Availability
Novice An opponent that makes mistakes frequently, such as making mis-hits, having bad putting and incorrect reading of the green. Initially Available
Intermediate An opponent that has less mistakes than a Novice CPU, however still makes them frequently. Initially Available
Expert An opponent that makes mistakes but doesn't do so too often, being able to get out of rough easily on occasion. Initially Available
Semipro An opponent that has little flaws in its game, only rarely mis-hitting. Unlocked by collecting 90 Star Coins in Challenge Mode.
Pro An opponent with almost no flaws in its game, correctly hitting every shot. Unlocked by collecting 100 Moon Coins in Challenge Mode.
Speed Golf
A Mii is ready to tee off in Speed Golf.

Instead of counting strokes, the player's score is determined by how much time is taken to sink the ball.

Point Tourney

Scored via a modified version of the Stableford scoring system. The player is awarded 8 points for an albatross or a hole in one, 5 for an eagle, 3 for a birdie, 2 for a par, and 1 for a bogey. A double bogey or worse scores zero.

Main article: List of Mario Golf: World Tour challenges

Each of the game's courses, including downloadable courses, have ten Star Coin challenges and ten Moon Coin challenges (the latter are more difficult, and unlocked by earning 90 Star Coins). They take the following forms:

Star (or Moon) Coin Collector - A Star (or Moon) Coin is placed somewhere on a hole. The player must hit the coin with the ball, then complete the hole in par or better.
Ring Master - Multiple rings are placed around the hole. The player must hit the ball through all of the rings, then complete the hole in par or better.
100 Coins - A three-hole challenge where Coins are placed around each hole. The player is given a number of shots equal to the hole's par minus two, and attempts to hit the ball into 100 of Coins over the course of the three holes.
Score Attack - The player must complete nine holes of stroke play, and match or beat the given target score.
Character Match - A nine-hole match play competition against a Mushroom Kingdom character with a set difficulty. Winning this match also unlocks the star version of that character for use.
Time Attack - The player must complete three holes within the given time limit.
Point Challenge - A three-hole challenge. On each hole, Club Slots are spun, which limits the player to no more than three clubs (plus a putter) for the duration of the hole unless the player lines up three Stars on the slots, in which case they will have all of their clubs available. Point Tourney scoring applies, and the player must earn at least the given target number of points within the three holes.
One-On, One-Putt Challenge - Sky Island only. If a tee shot misses the green, the challenge is failed. If a birdie putt is missed, the challenge is failed. To succeed, the player must successfully complete nine holes. If a player gets a Hole-in-One, they succeed as well.


This is the game's multiplayer mode. Local play is available for up to four players, but it does not support download play. During multiplayer, all players play at the same time, which speeds up play significantly because players do not have to wait until it is their turn to play. However, all players must finish the hole before they are allowed to move on. Players can see the ghost shots of other players and on-screen icons also show how the player's shots measure with the other players' in terms of distance. Players can send taunts or cheers to each other by pressing icons, as well as emoticons. Matches with online friends and community matches can also be played from this menu.

Castle Club

Castle Club is a story mode where the player's Mii tackles different tournaments (similar to the story modes from previous handheld Mario Golf games). The building is the Mushroom Kingdom counterpart to real-life golf country clubs. To the left and right of the entrance are the boys' and girls' locker rooms respectively. At the center of the lobby are two staircases leading to the basement, where the player can enter regional and world tournaments and ask the purple Toad for advice on golf terminologies. To the left of the doorway to the Castle Club's exterior is the boutique, where the player's Mii is able to use Coins to buy equipment that will affect its stats, such as drive distance and shot trajectory, similar to the Mii customization feature in Mario Tennis Open. The player can change his/her gear by accessing the pause menu from anywhere in the Castle Club, or by going to the locker room of the Mii's gender and pressing A Button when in front of the locker. Above the boutique is the Royal Room, where most of the Mario playable characters can be met. Located opposite the boutique is the gym, and on top of that is the trophy room. Just outside the Castle Club is the Caddie Master's booth where the player can sign up for a handicap tournament. After completing that, the player will be allowed to compete in tournaments, located on the Forest Course, the Seaside Course, and the Mountain Course in that order. The entrances to these courses are located to the right of the booth, and when the player goes into one of them, he/she can either go for a stroke play or the course championship. Completing either of these modes can raise or lower the player's handicap, and when a tournament is won, the player appears in the Royal Room to receive his/her trophy from Princess Peach.

To the left of the Caddie Master's booth is the Royal Garden, which has pipes leading to the six Mario World courses, and a passageway to the Royal Room. At the far left of this garden is an aura which will summon Kamek when the player approaches it. Kamek can give the player coins, change his/her dominant hand, allow mulligans (the ability to redo strokes), or change the player's swing type, all at a cost of a huge amount of coins. After all three course championships are won, Costume Challenges will begin appearing in the Royal Garden, where players can unlock costumes by completing objectives such as collecting a certain amount of coins, finishing in a short period of time, and beating a target score using Club Slots, all on Mario World courses. Unlike in Quick Round, where the challenges only cover three specific holes, Costume Challenges take place on all nine holes. To the right of the main course entrances is an area with entrances to training grounds where players can take a golf tutorial (no gate) and practice their drives (purple gate), approaches (blue gate), and putts (green gate). The practice sessions come in different levels, and the goal is land the ball on a bullseye placed on the hole to get practice points. The outer, middle, and inner circles are worth 10, 30, and 50 points respectively, and sinking the ball will give the player 100 points. Succeeding 20 times in the training games each for drives, approaches, and putts will earn the player costumes of Bee Mario, Cloud Mario, and Boomerang Mario respectively. Past the practice grounds is the entrance to Sky Island, where the player takes on the One-On, One-Putt challenge, which requires the player to get the ball onto the green (the fringe is not counted) in one shot, then putt that ball in the next for nine consecutive holes. If the ball fails to be hit onto the green or the putt is missed at any point, the challenge is failed. Upon completion, the course will be unlocked and a 18-hole version can be played in Castle Club in its stead. Taking the One-On, One-Putt challenge again and clearing all 18 holes will award the player with a Propeller Mario costume.

Online tournaments

Main article: List of Mario Golf: World Tour tournaments
The Castle Tournament gold trophy.

Mario Golf: World Tour also features a variety of online tournaments for players to take part in that reward the player's Mii with (gold, silver or bronze) trophies and a varying amount of coins depending on their performance, as well as some equipment for participating in the tournament (barring DLC ones). They can either be made by Nintendo, other players from across the world in the form of Private Tournaments, or made by Callaway Golf in partnership with Nintendo.

Trophies earned from Regional and World Tournaments in the Castle Club appear on the trophy hall's display (a maximum of ten normal trophies can be on display at any one time), and trophies from major tournaments appear behind the glass display towards the centre of the room. Trophies are sorted by the type of trophy (gold > silver > bronze), the type of tournament it was earned from (world > regional) and the end ranking the player received from highest to lowest (eg. rank 346 > rank 408). These are the varieties of tournaments known thus far:

Tournament Tournament type Course Range Mode Origin date Coin reward
Fixed-Character Tournament Mario Open Mario World Stroke Play 1st May 2014 30,000 coins
Limited-Character Coin Rush Mario Open Mario World Coin Collector 1st May 2014 27,000 coins
Limited-Item Coin Rush Mario Open Mario World Coin Collector 1st May 2014 27,000 coins
Regional Tournament Regional Tournament Castle Club Stroke Play 1st May 2014 36,000 coins
Regional Point Play Regional Tournament Castle Club Stroke Play 1st May 2014 36,000 coins
Regional Near-Pin Regional Tournament Castle Club Stroke Play 1st May 2014 18,000 coins
World Tournament World Tour Castle Club Stroke Play 1st May 2014 24,000 coins
DLC Coin Rush Mario Open Downloadable Courses Coin Collector 1st May 2014 45,000 coins
Limited-Item Tournament Mario Open Mario World Coin Collector 8th May 2014 30,000 coins
DLC Tournament Mario Open Downloadable Courses Stroke Play 8th May 2014 48,000 coins
Regional Double Peoria Regional Tournament Castle Club Stroke Play
(Double Peoria)
15th May 2014 18,000 coins
Regional Handicap Regional Tournament Castle Club Stroke Play
15th May 2014 19,000 coins
Regional Speed Golf Regional Tournament Castle Club Speed Golf 22nd May 2014 19,000 coins
Regional One-On, One-Putt Regional Tournament Castle Club One-On, One-Putt Contest 22nd May 2014 18,000 coins
Callaway Tournament Regional Tournament Castle Club Stroke Play 22nd May 2014 72,000 coins
Major Tournament World Tour Castle Club Stroke Play 12th June 2014 54,000 coins
Open Coin Rush Mario Open Mario World Coin Collector 12th June 2014 27,000 coins
Open Tournament Mario Open Mario World Stroke Play 12th June 2014 30,000 coins
Regional Driving Contest Regional Tournament Castle Club Best Drive Contest 10th July 2014 18,000 coins

Regional Tournaments

Regional Tournaments may be entered and played by the players' Mii in the Castle Club's basement. They are entered through the red pipe in the area and restrict participants to those in the chosen region(s). Additionally, Callaway Golf has teamed up with Nintendo to produce Callaway-based regional tournaments, which will give the players sponsored Callaway Gear for the Mii to equip during the tournaments and to keep afterwards.

World Tournaments

On the other side of the Castle Club's basement, where a blue area with a blue pipe is located, World Tournaments may be entered. Entering these tournaments will pit the player against the whole world. Participating in these tournaments will give the player sets of clothing for the Mii to equip, like Game Boy or Wii gear sets.

Mario Open

In addition to Castle Club Tournaments, Nintendo have also created Mario Open tournaments which allow the use of Mario characters. Some events include character or item restricted tournaments. Players can also make their own unofficial Mario Open tournaments under rules of their choice for other players to enjoy.

Downloadable content

Mushroom Pack
Description: Toadette takes up the clubs in the first DLC pack for the game. You'll also get two brand new courses to play: Toad Highlands and Koopa Park. This pack will definitely grow on you.

Release Date: May 2, 2014

Price: US$5.99 / CAN$6.49 / €5.99 / £5.39 / AUS$7.80

Blocks: 447


  • Toad Highlands: Toad Highlands from Mario Golf now graphically updated, with Toad-shaped hedges and Toad Houses.
  • Koopa Park: Koopa Park from Mario Golf now graphically updated, taking place at sunset and with Koopa Troopa balloons.

Character: Toadette

Flower Pack
Description: Delicious! The Layer-Cake Desert and Sparkling Waters courses are perfect complements to each other in this pack. You'll also snag the character Nabbit from New Super Mario Bros. U.

Release Date: May 22, 2014

Price: US$5.99 / CAN$6.49 / €5.99 / £5.39 / AUS$7.80

Blocks: 447


Character: Nabbit

Star Pack
Description: The two stellar courses in this pack will have you driving deep into Mario's Star and playing through the Rock-Candy Mines. Need even more star power? How about Rosalina as a playable character!

Release Date: June 19, 2014

Price: US$5.99 / CAN$6.49 / €5.99 / £5.39 / AUS$7.80

Blocks: 482


Character: Rosalina

Season Pass
Description: Can't decide what new courses and characters you want? You can get all three (as they are released) by buying a Season Pass! You'll also get the Gold Mario character to use immediately. If you buy all three packs separately, then you'll get Gold Mario when the Star Pack is released in June.

Release Date: Starts May 2, 2014 and downloads new courses and characters as they are released.


  • Until May 31, 2014: US$14.99 / CAN$16.49 / €11.99 / £10.79 / AUS$15.60
  • After May 31, 2014: US$14.99 / CAN$16.49 / €14.99 / £13.49 / AUS$20.90


  • First Wave: 489
  • Second Wave: 933 (including first wave)
  • Third Wave: 1373 (including first and second waves)


First Wave:

  • Toad Highlands: Toad Highlands from Mario Golf now graphically updated, for example with Toad-shaped hedges and Toad Houses.
  • Koopa Park: Koopa Park from Mario Golf now graphically updated, for example taking place at sunset and with Koopa Troopa balloons.

Second Wave:

Third Wave:


Free-Trial Course Pack

Release Date: May 2, 2014

Price: Free

Blocks: 370 (as of June 19, 2014)


Character: None


On the 17th of April, a demo of the game was released on the Nintendo eShop for Europe, making this strictly the second Mario game (preceded by Mario & Luigi: Dream Team) to have a publicly released demo for download. The demo was later released in North America on April 24. It uses 873 blocks when downloaded and offers ten uses (fifteen for the North American demo).

The demo lets the player go through a tutorial covering camera and shot control or play through either holes 1, 2, and 3 of Seaside Course, holes 1, 2, and 6 of Wiggler Park, and holes 1, 5, and 6 of Yoshi Lake. The demo also allows the player to play the Star Coin Collector mode on hole 9 of Peach Gardens, and the Ring Master mode on hole 14 of Mountain Course. The only playable characters available are Mario, Peach, Yoshi, and Bowser.

Critical reception

Mario Golf: World Tour has received generally positive reviews among critics. IGN gave the game a score of 8.6/10 (a "great" rating). They praised the game's learning curve, training options, large quantity of unlockables, and multiplayer, but criticized the map in Castle Club, saying it was "confusing".[1] Joystiq gave 3 stars out of 5, being more critical, while praising the basic gameplay and online options, criticizing the Castle Club for being sparse and dispensable and noting the safe, conservative approach to the game such as the uninspired environments.[2] Thomas Whitehead of Nintendo Life compared Mario Golf: Word Tour favorably to Mario Tennis Open. He praised the attention to detail that gives the game its charm, such as in Castle Club as well as its reasonable skill curve that allows both novice and expert players to enjoy the game. He gave the game a score of 9/10.[3] The game was scored 83% by Official Nintendo Magazine.[4] Mario Golf: World Tour currently averages a score of 78 out of a possible 100 on Metacritic.[5] Overall, the game was praised for its gameplay and graphics, but criticized for the lack of content in the Castle Club and, by some reviewers, for being too safe.

Reviewer, Publication Score Comment
Brian Albert, IGN 8.6/10 "Mario Golf does a great job of showing you the ropes, and the challenges and multiplayer keep you coming back."
Andrew Hayward, Engadget 3/5 "Nintendo has already confirmed plans for an extensive slate of add-on courses, which should add some welcome variety into the mix. However, a bulk of extra locales won't make up for a lack of ambition on developer Camelot's part, as Mario Golf: World Tour – like Mario Tennis Open before it – takes a too-conservative approach, as if notching par was the only end goal."
Thomas Whitehead, Nintendo Life 9/10 "Whether you want to settle in for a 15 minute blast around some challenges, or a longer spell carefully constructing a new record score, this satisfies either desire. On top of that, it has possibly the most impressive online setup we've seen to date in a first-party Nintendo game."
Henry Gilbert, Gamesradar 4/5 "Mario Golf: World Tour may lack innovation, but it provides easy-to-grasp golfing fun and a slew of unique stages. It's a solid game that will keep you coming back for more."
Compiler Platform / Score
Metacritic 78
GameRankings 78.47%

References to other games

Trophy description from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Name Image NTSC-U Description PAL Desciption
Mario Golf: World Tour
Looks like Mario is really on his game today! Or he just sent his ball off the course and into the trees—it's hard to tell. Getting a ball out of the rough is part of golf! It adds a bit of adventure to the game, though the undersea course in this world tour probably adds more. Mario looks like he's having a good game here! Or maybe he's just whacked his ball out of sight and into the trees. It's anyone's guess, really. Well getting a ball out of the rough can still be fun. Things like that give the game a touch of adventure, which is something world tour is just full of—especially the underwater course!

Regional differences

In PAL versions of Mario Golf: World Tour, the exclamation marks are missing from the animation for Birdie, Eagle, and Albatross. One is present in the Hole-in-One animation, however. Also, the Hole-in-One words that appear are different, the PAL having "HOLE-IN-ONE!", wheras the NTSC version has "HOLE IN ONE!!", leaving out the dashes.

The character select screen also has multiple differences in the distance for each character, as the letters size vary for different versions, with the PAL letters being bigger than the NTSC letters. The abbreviation for "Yards" is also different, with the NTSC version having "yd." and leaves a space between it and the number, whereas the PAL region uses a "yd" abbreviation with no space between the numbers and letters.

Pre-release and unused content

Main article: List of Mario Golf: World Tour pre-release and unused content

In some pre-release screenshots, the animations for "Birdie" or "Bogey" had orange circles and letters, whereas in the final game, they're blue. The letters and wording was also different in the final version, with different colours, fonts and sizes. Many holes where different, either moved or changed completely. Dark transparent boxes were also added behind the wording of certain course information, and some things were moved to different parts of the screen.


Main article: List of Mario Golf: World Tour staff

Mario Golf: World Tour was created by staff at both Camelot and Nintendo, with localization teams from both Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe also involved, the latter organization involving sixteen translators to bring the game to a variety of languages. Both Shigeru Miyamoto and Koji Kondo were involved as supervisors. Finally, while she was not listed in the game's credits, Kerri Kane portrayed Rosalina via recycled and previously unused voice clips from her earlier work on Mario Kart 7.[6]


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Main article: List of Mario Golf: World Tour quotes


  • "Nice on!"
  • "Wow! Nice Albatross!"
  • "Congratulations!"


  • Cheep Cheep Lagoon and Koopa Park are the only courses whose greens do not have square designs; instead, they use a wavy design and a hexagonal design respectively.
  • The course (and mode) music for this game continues after shots on the green and post-hole animations, unlike in previous games, where the music restarts when entering a new hole (there even being a tune for hole overviews).


  1. ^ IGN Review
  2. ^ Joystiq Review
  3. ^ Nintendo Life's Review
  4. ^ ONM Review
  5. ^ Metacritic Review
  6. ^ From Kerri Kane's official site: "I’ve played the part of a fast kart-racing princess for Nintendo in Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart Arcade GP DX and a pretty powerful golfer in Mario Golf: World Tour." (Retrieved July 1, 2014)

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