Mini-golf is surely a fun way to pass some time so it shouldn’t be surprising that there are video games that allow us to do just that – play mini-golf. There are two popular mini-golf games you can play right now, Golf It! and Golf With Your Friends, but which one you should choose?

Both games have their strengths and weaknesses that make them better than the other and today we’ll try to compare them to help you make a decision. Each of the two games does certain things in a different way or comes with features unavailable in the other title – once you’ll learn about the most important differences, you should be able to pick the game that suits your taste better.

A side note: both games seem to be constantly updated so it may turn out that some of the information below doesn’t hold true anymore. Take all of the info with a grain of salt.

So, let’s take a look at what makes these two seemingly similar games different and which one you should pick.


Golf With Your Friends is considered to be easier to play so it’s a better choice for newcomers, casual players, and those, who want to simply jump in once in a while and have a great time during an exciting gaming session with friends.

Golf It!, on the other hand, is more demanding and requires some skill to be competitive. It shouldn’t matter too much in a friendly environment, but if one of your friends decided to spend some time practicing the game, he’ll have a clear advantage which may lead to a less fun experience for the rest of you. With that being said, if you’re a competitive player and wish to challenge others rather than play for laughs, Golf It! would be a better choice. The skill ceiling is higher but it also feels more rewarding once you begin to notice that all the practice starts to pay off.


Both games have a variety of fun maps to play but it looks like Golf It! has more variety in the vanilla version, which makes golfing more exciting without the need to resort to fan-made DLCs.

With that being said, both games support Steam Workshop, and both workshops seem to be filled with a similar amount of content – this should provide you with enough additional maps for virtually unlimited fun, no matter which game you pick, as long as it’s the Steam version, not a console one.

Extra Features

Golf With Your Friends has two things that are missing in Golf It! – power-ups and additional ball shapes. Power-ups add a little more variety and unpredictability to gameplay and allow players to make a comeback from a seemingly lost position. The same goes for ball shapes – to make things more interesting you can use a cube or an egg instead of a ball. Different objects behave differently according to the game’s physics and mastering all the different types of balls is part of the fun.


Both games are available on PC and the Steam platform, but Golf With Your Friends can also be found on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4. That means that if you’re not a PC player, then you don’t have too much choice – as far as only these two games are concerned it’s either Golf With Your Friends or nothing.


There’s no need to talk too much about this, so let’s make things clear right away: Golf With Your Friends is more expensive. Neither of the two games is extraordinarily expensive but Golf It! is usually on the cheaper side, no matter in which part of the world you’re living.

You may be thinking that whichever game is more expensive must also be better, but it doesn’t have to be true. Treat this information more like extra info – the price difference doesn’t automatically make a game better or worse. Consider all the other factors first before deciding which game is worth its price.

Final Thoughts

Golf It! and Golf With Your Friends are very similar games with some minor differences that can make or break the deal for some players. If you’re wondering if you should pick Golf With Your Friends or Golf It!, you should ask yourself if you’re looking for a competitive experience or a more casual one. If you want to play on a console instead of a PC, you should also take that into consideration. Pricing is different as well, so make sure that whichever game you pick it’s a worthy purchase.