It's been a long wait, especially after the delay, but we're almost there. After seven long years, we're finally getting a new golf sim from EA Sports.

PGA Tour was first announced back in March 2021, with the release slated for spring 2022. With hindsight, that was wishful thinking. It was pushed back another 12 months in March last year, and still didn't manage to hit the release date last month.

Well, it looks like the wait is almost over (for real, this time). We can't wait. It promises to be the "only place golf fans can play all four major championships including the Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, US Open Championship, and The Open Championship".

If you're a gamer and a golfer, you'll not want to miss this. If you're curious, we've shared everything we know about EA's PGA Tour down below.

When is the EA Sports PGA Tour release date?

The EA Sports PGA Tour release date is 7th April 2023, with pre-ordering available now at the likes of Amazon. There's been a slight delay, but we recon it'll be worth the wait.

But wait, there's more! While, yes, the game does become available on that date, some golfers will be able to hit the courses three days early - more on that in our pre-order section below.

Can I pre-order EA Sports PGA Tour?

Yes, pre-orders have begun for EA Sports PGA Tour, and you get some seriously good bonuses for placing your order ahead of time. Retailers including Amazon have had the game listed for a while.

EA Sports PGA Tour will be released in both Standard (£69.99) and Digital Deluxe Edition (£84.99).

Here’s what you get as a bonus for pre-ordering the Standard Edition:

  • THE PLAYERS Championship Gear
  • The Grand Slam Gear Bundle
  • Scotty Cameron Putter

You can pre-order the Standard Edition on the PlayStation Store, for Xbox and on Steam (which comes in cheaper at £59.99).

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Meanwhile, pre-orders of the Digital Deluxe Edition include:

  • 3-Day Early Access
  • THE PLAYERS Championship Gear
  • The Grand Slam Gear Bundle
  • Exclusive Early Access to Augusta National
  • Scotty Cameron Putter
  • 1500 Premium POINTS & XP Bundle
  • Augusta National Amen Corner Gear

You can pre-order the Digital Deluxe Edition for Xbox, on the PlayStation Store and on Steam (which comes in cheaper at £74.99).

The obvious pull of the Digital Deluxe Edition is that sweet, sweet 72 hour early access to the game for those who just can't wait to play.

Which consoles and platforms can play EA Sports PGA Tour?

EA Sports PGA Tour will be on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC (via Steam, Epic Games Store and the EA app) when it comes out in March.

There's no sign of the game hitting PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch unfortunately, but this isn't a massive surprise considering EA Sports franchises like Madden and NHL have not been produced for the console since its release.

EA Sports PGA Tour gameplay details

Buckle up, EA Sports have shared a whole bunch of details about their upcoming golf release.

First up, there's a full career mode - giving golfers the chance to compete at The Players Championship and FedExCup Playoffs.

There's a completely 'overhauled' Create-A-Player feature - you'll be able to create your own golfer (male or female) and earn XP that can then be used to improve their attributes.

You'll also be able to play as some of golf's biggest names including: Scottie Scheffler, Patrick Cantlay, Jordan Spieth, Tony Finau, Nelly Korda, and Lexi Thompson. Each golfer had their likeness and unique swing captured by EA Sports, but you will notice one golf legend missing from the roster.

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Golf icon Tiger Woods won't be making an appearance as he now stars exclusively in 2K's franchise.

Golfers can also take to some of the "world's most renowned courses", but never fear - we've got a complete list of them as revealed by EA Sports:

  • Augusta National
  • St. Andrews (Old Course)
  • Pebble Beach
  • The Country Club
  • Southern Hills
  • TPC Sawgrass
  • Evian Resort
  • East Lake
  • Wilmington Country Club
  • TPC Boston
  • TPC Southwind
  • Teeth of the Dog
  • TPC Scottsdale
  • Tara Iti
  • Whistling Straits
  • The Ocean Course at Kiawah
  • Chambers Bay
  • Wolf Creek
  • Liberty National
  • Bay Hill
  • Riviera Country Club
  • PGA West
  • Quail Hollow
  • Torrey Pines
  • Banff Springs
  • Top of the Rock
  • Bandon Dunes
  • Harbour Town

The courses feature seriously accurate terrain as EA Sports used drones and helicopters specifically designed for mapping to scan and recreate the courses in excruciating detail.

Is there an EA Sports PGA Tour trailer?

Alongside giving us the official release date for the game, EA Sports have kindly dropped a brand new trailer for the new PGA Tour game - tune in below.

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