Everybody's golf for me has always been the best and most enjoyable golf series i've played. I've had it on PS1, PS2, PSP, and now PS3. This is what the PS3 has to offer.
15 characters - 5 on each level (beginner/intermediate/expert).
6 courses - Starting easy and getting harder. These can be played in long tee mirror mode which makes it feel like 12 courses.
8 different clubs (each with 3 classes to unlock), and 10 different balls.
Online mode where you compete with up to 50 other players in a tournament.
I'll start with the courses. Each is well designed and looks beautiful. They start with the basic Highland country club course which is suitable for all level of games player to play, and get progressively harder as bunker placement as well as wind and smaller green sizes will test even the best gamers, especially if your character is not levelled up much and you don't have all the clubs unlocked. There are 9 levels in challenge mode each with up to 10 challenges, and the special rules added to some challenges make the game that much more of a challenge as you have to play more tactical on times.
In the game each character levels up with the amount of times you use them. This will unlock more power shots and different club levels if you've unlocked new clubs (e.g. B class upgrades to A class), as well as new costumes (up to 6 for each character). The characters are part of the fun of this game once again as they all look well designed.
Multiplayer is where this game really shines. What I love about everybody's golf is you can customise multiplayer to suit the skills. If you're playing someone who can't get the accuracy timing right (my parents for example), select the everybody's club and you only have to get the power level right.
Now for the online multiplayer section. This is fab. You create an avatar and then select a clubhouse to enter. Each clubhouse has 10 rooms with 20 floors. In each floor up to 50 people can be present. Once in the room you can talk to other gamers and interact with some of the environment, it's like a mini version of home and is superbly done. Each of the floors has 4 tee off time games every hour which you have to pre-book like in real golf (this can make sure you get into a game you know will be filled up), and up to 50 players can enter each of the games. When in the online game you play each hole with a time limit (you are given plenty of time to finish the hole), then when you finish each hole you see the leaderboard where scores are updated as each player finishes. Here you can also see what shot each player who hasn't finished is on and how much distance they have left to go. Also you can see what level their character is at and what clubs and ball they are using, as well as leave a short message for others to read.
The final addition is the new advanced shots mode where the power bar is replaced by a slow moving backwards club to determine the power and a timing on the accuracy on the shots (apart from putting). I've found this better for teeing off each hole but its harder to learn the power level to set on second shots. Putting power is not as hard as a second shot for determing power but still is not as easy as the traditional shot method for setting the putting power. This adds a new skill level to the game and makes multiplayer more customisable.
So this game is not only great but allows you to customise sht methods, clubs and balls to either suit your style of play, or the characters you pick to play with. Buy it, you'll not be disappointed.