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|Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
Shifting Sands is the third course in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour. It is a desert course that features a combination of expansive sand seas and rocky valleys. Ruins and cacti are found throughout the course, and its fairways are often bumpy or segmented. It has the fewest water hazards of any course in the game, only having one on the second hole in the form of an oasis. The course's name may be a reference to the "Shifting Sands", the enchanted deserts in L. Frank Baum's Oz books. It also bears superficial resemblance to Shifting Sand Land from Super Mario 64, being a desert area with ruins and Kleptos.
|Two rows of columns are lined up horizontally near the green, with one of the columns standing right on this hole's bumpy fairway. The fallen head of a statue can be seen near the tee boxes.
|This hole features a heavily segmented fairway with an oasis in the middle.
|This hole curves to the right around a large cliff. Multiple large bunkers are found by the fairway where it bends.
|The green is on top of some ruins in an area resembling Stonehenge. The green and the rough form a donut shape with sand in the middle.
|This hole features a wide, bumpy fairway with a large bunker in the middle. Two smaller bunkers can be found near the green.
|This hole takes place on some small clifftops. Three bunkers surround the green.
|The fairway has many bunkers on it and curves to the left around a small cliff. Sufficiently powerful characters can reach a smaller segment of fairway on the left side of the cliff to get closer to the green.
|This is a straight hole with a narrow, heavily sloped fairway with a bunker parting it horizontally through the middle. There is a large bunker and a cliffside behind the green, as well as a smaller bunker near its bottom right edge.
|This hole has a segmented fairway that curves around a pyramid.
|This hole has a bumpy, slightly winding fairway with some bunkers and columns in it. The green is on a mound with bunkers on its left and right sides.
|The bumpy, segmented fairway curves to the left around a cliff toward the end.
|This is a dogleg right hole taking place in a canyon. There is a large bunker and some cacti near the bend and some smaller bunkers on the left and right sides of the green.
|This hole is surrounded by ruins. The green is surrounded by bunkers.
|This hole curves twice around the right side of a canyon. Small, circular bunkers dot the fairway, which becomes segmented when it starts to bend. There is a break in the canyon wall near where the fairway begins to part that can be used to reach the green more quickly. It is also possible to hit the ball over the canyon and land on the green in one stroke.
|This hole has a bumpy fairway that curves to the left. Two bunkers and a cactus are in the middle of the fairway. A narrow break in the canyon wall on the left can be used to reach the green after a short drive.
|This hole is mostly sand and ruins. Its fairway is short and parted by waste near the middle.
|This hole involves a downward descent into a narrow canyon. The green is bordered on the right by bunkers.
|Ruins appear prominently on this double dogleg hole, with the fairway bending around two structures. The fairway is dotted with bunkers.
When playing in the Sands Classic, 29 other competitors will appear in the leaderboard at the end of each Hole. The names consist of other playable characters, Mario characters, or generic nicknames. When playing in the Sands Star Classic, more names will be from Mario characters, characters from other Mario series such as Paper Mario will appear, as well as characters from other Nintendo franchises such as The Legend of Zelda.
|Sands Classic leaderboard
|Sands Star Classic leaderboard
1 - Is replaced by the player's character if they are not in this list.
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|Désert de Sable
|Terra dei Faraoni
|Desierto de las Arenas
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