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Self Golf was made in 48hrs for the Ludum Dare game jam, and was originally released in April 2018. It's a platforming golf game where you are the ball, and the only way to get into the hole is to hit yourself with a golf club. 

The theme for this Ludum Dare was 'Combine Two Incompatible Genres'.  Due to scheduling conflicts I made this one on my own, without the rest of the team .  This is why this has more of a 'developer art' feel to it.  At the start of the jam I had a thought which made me smile, which was the idea of trying to play golf if you were the golf ball.  From this I came up with a plan about making a platformer where  jumping was only possible by using the golf club.  The result is closer to a golf game than a platformer, but I'm pleased with how it plays and I think it fulfilled the theme of the game jam pretty well.

All the actual gameplay is controlled with the mouse.  To use the standard platforming movement to the left and right, just hold down the left mouse button and you'll walk towards the cursor.  To jump or get over obstacles, you will need to take a shot with teh golf club.  To do this just hold down the right mouse button, when you let go you will jump in the direction of the cursor.  Click the right mouse button for a small jump, or hold the button down for a  morepowerful shot

The idea of the game is based around the rules of normal golf - get the ball into the hole in as few shots as possible.  There is a local high score table if you want to try and beat your best rounds.

Don't forget you can press P to pause and F for fullscreen.


  Gameplay, Art
Sound & Music

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(23 total ratings)
AuthorSecond Dimension Games
GenrePlatformer, Sports
Made withConstruct
TagsGolf, ld48, Ludum Dare, Ludum Dare 41
LinksLudum Dare


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I got -9 on the 9 courses

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Just got -17 on 18 courses

Got -20

This is a great little game!  The graphics, music and gameplay are all a nice match.  Great job, especially having done this in only 48 hours, amazing!

Heh funny Happy Gilmour reference.

People aren't submitting any world records since 2018 on my screen except for me :(

No just local high scores sorry, I made this in 3 days for a game jam

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Oh, that explains it. Other than that this game is dang good! You did a good job making this in 3 days!


This is great :)

Glad you liked it!

i give up :(



ITS LOCAL LEADER BOard fuckkkk im stupid

Yeah local leaderboard only, but -14 is a pretty good score!

im john-michael but didnt have enougbh  room but fuk yeah look

very nice :)



A nice, peaceful, lighthearted game! I needed something after I had just played my first horror game and this hit the spot!

The controls were very easy to grasp and felt very reasonable. I did try to bank my shot a few times (twice in the same spot actually) and I think bouncing off the top of the screen might have some odd physics? Other than that, was a true delight and just what I needed at the time. I love the thought that I'm better than Tiger Woods and finished a par 5 with an impossible hole in one, purely because I'm a sentient ball and walking doesn't count against my score X)


Yes it is Falco from Starfox!  Thanks for the video, found it quite relaxing to watch you play through it.


Could we have a download?

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Only bad thing i can see is when you hit your head you lose momentum.
besides that amazing job.


Very good game. Good job!

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This is an extremely cool idea and implemented very well. And the music is some of the most beautiful music I have ever heard in a game. Normally I like rock style but this just sounds really quite awesome. You've done a superb job!

Hey, thanks so much for the kind words!  We're thinking we might spend 2019 turning this into a full game


An amazing game for 48 hours i mean not normaly what id play but still amazing and i suggest it!

Thanks, I was really pleased with it for the short development time.  Any recommendations are very welcome! Thanks for playing


Hey Hey number one by far for 9 holes!

Nice work, I think my best was -11 on 9 holes, although I did have a ridiculous amount of practice :)


Very nice Idea and well executed too. Nice Work

Thank you!


Great little game worth playing! Took a minute to figure out a good technique though. 

Thanks for the video, it was fun watching you figure out the best way to  play.  You landed an amazing shot on hole 16 and I cheered out loud :)

Got -15 on my first attempt ever and -32 with my second attempt, how the hell did i just do this.
While entering my Username i clicked Backspace to change my name in the Leaderboards and my Browser skipped to the previous page. FML

( Still got a Picture on my Phone tho, hah !)

Cool game :) !

-32, nice!  I should probably put in a backspace button, as some people seem to have that issue with the backspace key.  It seems fine for me though, which is weird.


thats a nice game there, theres should be more level or special level with more chalenge. its my first try, maybe it will helps in the next update

Thanks for the video, I may actually go back to work on this game again one day.  I will probably start from scratch though and try to do it right

goodluck!!!! tell me when its ready to play. let me the first tester :D


I thought this would be a relaxing game today...I hate you. I mean, the game is really fun and cool but I got like +25 par or some crap like that. Why  must this parallel my real life golf skills!

Hey thanks for the video! It's easier if you use the platformer side-to-side movement wherever you can.  Some courses are designed to upset you though :)


No ability to look at hte whole course means this is just a memorization game.

Yeah sorry, I made in in 48hrs for ludum dare, so didn't get time for a free look mode


yeah! top of the leaderboard with -15

Nice! If you want a challenge then I think the best score it's possible to get is -32


what is that, all hole in ones?

i would never be able to do that, but i can definitely improve. Thanks for the reply, and i will keep trying.


almost got an average of 1 under par on all of them, but on the last one i got par. and i got -15 again.

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Not quite, I got a -40. ;-) That's the best I know for sure you can do, but it might be possible to hole-in-one #11 or hole-in-two #8. I'm pretty sure you can't go beyond -42 though. 

Really loved this game and the soundtrack, btw. I'll be checking in later to see if it becomes a complete game.

One bug is that typing 'm' on the high score screen will toggle the mute. There's also a glitch where sometimes you putt backwards, but I haven't been able to figure out what triggers it. 

Update: I succeeded on getting a hole-in-one on #11, a hole-in-two on #8, and one more improvement. So -43 is theoretically possible. If you consider adding more features I think an expert mode with harder pars would be fun, since it's very easy to hit par currently. I'd suggest 1,2,2,2,1,4,2,3,2,1,3,2,2,2,3,2,1,3, or 38 total strokes, or -34 under the current par.  It's possible to get under that par for at least 8 holes.


hey.. nice game :). does anyone else has the problem, that one gets kicked back to game browsing when trying to enter a highscore name?

Thanks for letting me know this, will have to investigate

This Game was Awesome

Glad you had fun!


I think the ones with a bit more fun or action are probably these:




Wow, you have made so many games and all of them are amazing no less!!!


Haha thanks, but pretty sure they're not all amazing... you should see the ones I don't upload!

Well I don't know about the ones you haven't uploaded, but the ones you have uploaded really are. My favorite is this one.


Great job, I never get tired of golf games.