Golf is a sports-simulation video game developed and released by Nintendo in 1984 for the Famicom in Japan, in 1985 for the NES in North America, and on Family Computer Disk System in 1986 again in Japan. The golfer has been identified as Mario in supplemental materials, though not wearing his traditional shirt and overalls.
The main player wears a white shirt and shoes with blue pants and uses a white ball, while the second player wears a red shirt and shoes with black pants and uses a red ball.
The user must first decide whether to play single stroke play or the two player selections of doubles stroke play or match play. The user is then placed at the tee of the first hole with a total of eighteen to play.