Fred Couples Golf

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Fred Couples Golf
Fred Couples Golf
Japanese cover art
Developer(s) SIMS Co., Ltd.
Publisher(s) Sega[1]
Composer(s) Yoko Wada[2]
Platform(s) Game Gear
Release date(s)
  • JP December 23, 1994
  • NA 1994
Genre(s) Arcade-like golf
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer (up to four players)
Distribution Cartridge

Fred Couples Golf is a 1993 golf video game exclusively for the Game Gear featuring professional golfer Fred Couples.


In-game screenshot

The player chooses from four generic golf courses and must compete in either a tournament, stroke play, or match play. Each golfer has his/her unique strengths and weaknesses. Names can be changed in addition to shirt color and the difficulty level. Through a Game Gear link, four players can play at once. Fred Couples, the famous golfer that endorsed the game, can only be used as an opponent. He is not available as either a teammate or as a playable character.[3][4]

While the ball is on the ground, the player is shown an overhead view and must analyze it before swinging the golf club.[3] The player can also choose a caddie as well.[5]

A relatively fast pace allow games to be completed within 30 minutes. A password is given every time the player advances in the tournament.[6]


Allgame gave the game a rating of 2.5 stars out of five. In their February 1995 review, GamePro rated it a 3 out of 5. Video Games & Computer Entertainment gave the game a rating of 70% (7 out of 10) in their January 1995 review.