Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds
Hot Shots Golf Out of Bounds
Developer Clap Hanz / SCE Japan Studio
Publisher Sony Computer Entertainment
Series Hot Shots Golf
First Release July 26, 2007 (JP)
March 18, 2008 (NA)
March 27, 2008 (AUS)
March 28, 2008 (EU)
Genre Sports
Platform PlayStation 3

Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds (みんなのGOLF5 Everybody's Golf 5 in Japan and Everybody's Golf: World Tour in Europe) is the fifth installment in the main Hot Shots Golf series. It was first released on July 2007 in Japan, and then on March 2008 internationally. It is the first installment for the PlayStation 3.




Jasmine Nick Sophie Bjorn
Suzuki Toro Inoue* Sackboy*


Sasha Felipe Sonja
Bloom Fernando Alex*


L.J. Kate Dino Anya
Shigeki Maruyama Gloria* Kratos*

Ones marked with * are DLC.


Hannah Bonnie Trent Rina
Eva Clark Maru-Chan


Flag Country Course Name
Highland Country Club
Okinawa Golf Resort
Euro Classic Golf Club
Great Safari Country Club
Silver Peaks Golf Club
The Crown Field
Oceania Resort Course*
Golfasaurus-Rex B.C.C.*

Ones marked with * are DLC.


Critical reaction to the game has been mostly positive, with the game holding a rating of 81 out of 100 on Metacritic. Chris Roper of IGN gave the game a score of 8.9 out of ten, writing: "Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds is a tremendously fun golf game, one that should appease either casual or hardcore golf fans. It's an arcadey approach to the sport, for sure, but there's still a good deal of depth in the game that'll give veteran players plenty to work with. There could have been more courses, and the lack of voice support online is somewhat disappointing, but the overall package is a ton of fun and definitely worth picking up."

Aaron Thomas of GameSpot gave a score of 7.5 out of ten, writing: "The Hot Shots Golf series has changed very little during the past 10 years, but there's no question that while still good, this is a franchise in need of a shot in the arm -- or at the very least, more courses. But that said, the new swing and robust online play freshen things up just enough to make it worth getting a tee time with Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds." Reviewing the Japanese version, Everybody's Golf 5, Dave McCarthy of Eurogamer gave the game a score of 8.0 out of 10, writing: "In spite of the fact that all you're doing is pressing a button three times, over and over again, it never gets boring. It would probably be too controversial to call it the best golf game, or the best PS3 game. But on both counts it's a remarkably close call."