here is an exciting new golf game called CustomPlay Golf in production by a small developer, CustomPlay Games. One of the biggest features is the inclusion of what looks to be an extremely easy to use and powerful course architect. The game is currently scheduled to be released on April 18, 2005 and will be published by Fusion Labs Limited. A demo should be available on December 6, 2004, with a follow-up demo being released on February 28, 2005.

Here are some of the features of CustomPlay Golf:

  • Create an 18 hole golf course across a 2.5 million square plot.
  • The CustomPlay editor allows you to quickly and easily customize every aspect of your own golf courses including surfaces, layout, hazards, elevation, sky, weather, physics, etc.
  • Import your own textures, models and sound effects.
  • Gameplay offers traditional 3-Click and Mouse Swing control.
  • Play the game from a first person perspective and walk around your course.
  • Powerful Random Hole Generator enables you to create new holes in a couple of seconds.
  • Download free assets, add-ons and more from the CustomPlay Golf website.

There are a pair of movies on CustomPlay Games' website that demonstrate the features of the game. To have a look at the animated trees and shadows, take a look at the low resolution movie. To get a good sense of both the game and architect's capabilities, check out the medium resolution movie. A new movie will be released on November 29, 2004.

Below are some screenshots of CustomPlay Golf, including shots of the architect. Click on any of the thumbnails to display a high-resolution screenshot in a new window: