When it comes to very basic, no nonsense simulators, at least within the world of golf, you are not likely to find a more basic and no nonsense golf sim than Hole in One. Even the title offers little fan faire. Hole in One is a fully licensed title that was developed by RISC and published by BMG Interactive Entertainment in the middle nineties. It was available on the personal computer running the MS DOS operating system as an exclusive play.
Hole in One plays from the third person perspective, instead of the first person like many golf games.
There are many choices that you can make to help pep up the game a little bit. You can select your field, course and even a specific tournament…which is where the official licensing begins. You can choose to play as several different golfers. There are obvious choices in golfing equipment. You can also (again obviously) choose the direction in which you are going to hit the ball and also select how much power you will use.
One of the interesting things about Hole in One is that you
are able to place the camera anywhere on the golf course, and you can view a pixel video of the landscape that the camera captures.