Golden tee 97 is the fourth game of the Golden Tee franchise
It offers three new courses: Pine Creek, Coral Ridge and Red Sands.
The game follows the normal rules for golf play. All scoring is done for stroke play (hazards, water penalties etc.) You are provided with a standard set of clubs. 2-9 irons, 3 and 5 woods and a driver. Sand and pitch wedge and a putter.
Prior to the swing you can turn left or right. By rolling the roller ball (controller) back in a certain direction (for backswing) then foward in a certain direction, you can accomplish different shots including slices, hooks, fades and knock down shots.
The game also keeps track of high scores for each course including:
-the thirty best scores -Great golfer points (scored by getting shots within 5' of the hole from at least 50 yards out)
-most greens hit
-most fairways hit
-most eagles or better