Golf Is Finally Available In Nintendo Switch Sports

By | November 29, 2022

Update 11/29/2022: Golf has finally been added to Nintendo Switch Sports with Nintendo confirming the free update is now available to all users.

Previously only confirmed for a Holiday 2022 launch, Nintendo announced on Twitter that Nintendo Switch Sports owners can download the update as of November 29.

The golf mode features 21 holes pulled from Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort alongside the online Survival Golf mode that sees several players compete simultaneously.

Original Story 09/13/2022: Nintendo Switch Sports is far from done, as more sport is on the way: golf will be added to the game at last.

At today’s Nintendo Direct, it was revealed that golf is being added to the game in the next free update. It will include 21 holes from the original Wii Sports series, so prepare for a little nostalgia. But that’s not all; there’s a new online mode – Survival Golf – which sees eight players compete on the same course, at the same time, to stay in a multiplayer golf match. Players are eliminated based on their number of strokes – get the most strokes and you’re out.

The update will come a little later than initially expected, though: rather than the initially promise Fall launch, the free DLC will be available from Holiday 2022.

We gave Nintendo Switch Sports a 7 at launch, saying it “successfully recaptures the party game magic of Wii Sports, but quickly falls victim to a lack of depth that holds it back from achieving greatness.” It has since seen a summer update that incorporate Ring Fit’s leg strap controls, and we more recently learned that entering a special code at a certain point in the game will unlock the most powerful man in existance: Matt.

Catch up on everything announced during today’s Nintendo Direct in our roundup right here.

Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Features Editor.