Links Corner for all fans of Links 2003 Golf Welcome to Links Corner
The leading site for the Links series of golf sims

Other Links related sites.

Links Country Club
Links Sports Network


Princeville (2003)
by Microsoft

Links Corner Course Database ID Number - 1148
Release Date CRZ Filesize Par Course Length
2002-08-21  35,544,057  bytes 72  7309 yards
Type Style CRZ Filename
Course ID Course Key
bf017fe929bb4c22b8a4e8315d1be0aa  875775f604eec6fa49d66491d0eee810 

CLIPNOTES by Ben Bateson (ousgg)

Real, canyon course
Concept  5/10
People always seem to remember Princeville as being better than it actually is. While it features some of best and most innovative Par 5 holes in world golf, the majority of it is actually less special. The elevation changes are not as pronounced, nor the tropical shrubbery quite as impinging on play, as you might imagine, and you're left with an average amble in the countryside. Hawaiian countryside, admittedly.
Appearance  7/10
There are quite a lot of disappointing hard edges here, particularly visible around the hastily-added cartpaths. But the course is set in lush tropical settings, with a stunning panorama, and could hardly fail to be good looking. Some largeish elevation changes contribute to some impressive views, and while the technical aspects of the presentation take something to be desired, this is still a feast for the eyes.
Playability  9/10
18 holes will fly by. Every one of the amazing Par 5s will keep you guessing, and most holes offer a subtle potential for risk/reward. You'll need to bring the best in greenside play to do well, and some creative pin positioning requires flair and imagination. The most is made of elevation changes, from the sharp downhill holes to the surprisingly steep uphill approach to the last hole. It's an excellent course to play, let down slightly by some impenetrable rough in places and some less-than-exciting holes around the turn.
Challenge  4/10
One of the biggest disappointments of Princeville for me was its failure to live up to its reputation as a tough and challenging course. Even on difficult pin settings, I found putting way too easy, and the only thing that kept my score up was the occasional unplayable lie. The hazards and the OB didn't come into play at all, and I finished 4-under. Very disappointing.
Technical  6/10
Some hard edges, some shape problems, and some flawed and cloned planting. All problems that are familiar to the old Microsoft courses. But if Kapalua made a good job of avoiding them, why couldn't Princeville?
Overall Certainly not the worst Microsoft course, but in light of its reputation a big disappointment. Don't expect any of the challenge or big elevations that you'd been led to believe. 31/50
Please remember that Clipnote reviews are the opinion of one person and do not constitute an 'Official' Links Corner review of the course.

The download of this course has been suspended.

Please refer to the course notes above for more information.

Website Security Test
Copyright © 2021 | Links Corner