Everybody's Golf (1997 video game)

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Everybody's Golf
European cover art
Developer(s)Camelot Software Planning
Publisher(s)Sony Computer Entertainment
Director(s)Masashi Muramori
Producer(s)Shugo Takahashi
Yasuhide Kobayashi
Composer(s)Motoi Sakuraba
SeriesEverybody's Golf
  • JP: 17 July 1997
  • NA: 30 April 1998
  • EU: 1 June 1998
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Everybody's Golf (みんなのGOLF, Minna no Golf) (Hot Shots Golf in North America) is the first game in the Everybody's Golf series and the first video game released for PlayStation. It was released on 17 July 1997 in Japan, 30 April 1998 in North America and 1 June 1998 in Europe. The North American release was renamed Hot Shots Golf.


The game received an average score of 81.50% at GameRankings, based on an aggregate of 14 reviews.[1] Game Informer ranked it as the 87th best game made for their 100th issue in 2001 despite past criticisms that it was not a golf simulator. They praised it for its balance between simplicity and complexity.[2]

Next Generation reviewed the PlayStation version of the game, rating it four stars out of five, and stated that "it's just the type of golf game that's sure to liven up any PlayStation party and be enjoyed by gamers and golf fans alike."[3]

According to Weekly Famitsu, Everybody's Golf was Japan's sixth-best-selling game of 1997, with sales of 1.02 million units.[4]


  1. ^ "Hot Shots Golf for PlayStation". GameRankings. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  2. ^ Cork, Jeff (2009-11-16). "Game Informer's Top 100 Games of All Time (Circa Issue 100)". Game Informer. Retrieved 2013-11-30.
  3. ^ "Finals". Next Generation. No. 41. Imagine Media. May 1998. p. 110.
  4. ^ Ohbuchi, Yutaka (February 5, 1998). "Japan's Top Ten of '97". GameSpot. Archived from the original on March 1, 2000.