PGA Tour 2K21: A taste of the new golf game’s gameplay

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We go on the links with PGA Tour 2K21 for a brief preview of the new golf game.

PGA Tour 2K21 is the latest game in HB Studios’ line of golf games formally known as “The Golf Club.” This will be the first installment in the series where 2K is in its title. The Golf Club 2019 Featuring the PGA Tour was published by 2K but obviously never had it in the name.

The new game will feature some new shiny things such as real PGA Tour players (although you can’t play with them currently), real-world equipment brands, and more courses. And fan favorites such as the golf course designer makes a return with new features. And the created player feature is now called “MyPLAYER” just like in the NBA 2K games.

We had a chance to give PGA Tour 2K21 a test run via a limited-time beta. I had a chance to tee it up in their new Korn Ferry Tour portion of the PGA Tour career mode. From here, I got through a round at TPC Deere Run, a returning course in the series.

Here’s a one-hole video of my gameplay. My apologies in advance for there being no sound but it still will give you an idea of how PGA Tour 2K21 will look and play.

And there’s a nice video from the developers showing off everything else that the game offers. From career mode to the course designer, MyPLAYER creator, and everything else in between. You can check out that video below. Thanks to the guys at HB and 2K for allowing us to use this footage.

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You’ll notice that some of the classic gameplay mechanics are still there. However, there are a couple of fresh new things in there too. The swing animations seem more authentic, and then there’s the new swing meter. On the bottom of the screen, it looks a lot like a 3-click meter that’s highly recognizable in golf games.

However, this will determine how hard or light you hit your ball after pulling back and forward on the analog stick or mouse. It’s a small sample size but could hold you over until the launch of PGA Tour 2K21 on August 21.