Real Golf 2011 Preview

Earlier the summer Gameloft had a hole in one with their sublime yet cartoony golf game Let’s Golf 2. Now the publisher is looking to take a more serious approach to one of the world’s oldest games with the upcoming release of Real Golf 2011 for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Set to feature real golfers and prestigious real world courses, players can expect to hit the links at Bethpage, Evian, Harbour Town, and more. With 10 courses in total, each fully re-created in 3D, players will be challenged by nearly 200 different holes in this upcoming portable offering.

A number of professional golfers have leant both their likeness and their motion capture skills to the project, including Anthony Kim, Sergio Garcia, and Vijay Singh. Players will control these legendary golfers through a new touch-based control scheme that appears to differ from the tried-and-true controls that Gameloft’s Let’s Golf series had embraced. Players will also be given the option of “classic controls,” though at this time we can’t confirm what this alternate control scheme really entails.

Career modes are a pretty standard inclusion in a golf game of this sort, however Real Golf 2011 promises to keep things interesting by letting gamers upgrade their character’s gear as their career continues to evolve. You’ll also be able to take the game online, competing against other armchair golfers around the world.

Real Golf 2011

Real Golf 2011

Golfers looking to set up their tees on this course won’t have to wait long – Real Golf 2011 will be arriving on the iPhone and iPod Touch later this month.