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Golf With Your Friends (Switch): all the updates (latest: Speed Golf)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for Golf With Your Friends on Nintendo Switch (originally released on May 19th 2020 in Europe, North America, and Japan)!

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Golf With Your Friends – Ver. ??? (Speed Golf)

  • Release date: April 18th 2024 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:


  • Speed is king in the brand new Speed Golf mode! Take your positions on the starting line and race to the hole to claim first place. Speed Golf is available to play online or offline on any course, including all workshop content! Speed Golf can even be experienced in teams play for an all new team racing experience.
    • New game setting options are now available for Speed Golf players. Race to the hole in an anything goes ruleset where only time matters, or add time penalties for every stroke taken to reward both speed and accuracy.
    • All courses have been turbo charged with brand new Turbo Charge Boosters! Passing through boosters allow you to reach speeds and take routes never before possible.
      • Turbo Charge Boosters are also now available to use in the Level Editor in order to turbo charge your own creations!
    • Sometimes slowing down is the best way to speed up. The new handbrake feature allows you to slow your roll, opening up new ways for you to save yourself valuable seconds, or you know, just save yourself.
  • The brand new “Critical Hit” pack is now available featuring 10 new cosmetic items based on the spoils of a particularly fruitful party’s campaign. This pack includes 4 Hats, 2 Floaties, 2 Trails and 2 Stickers.


All Platforms:

  • Fixed an issue where the wrong course could be loaded if players joined an online lobby while other players are in practice mode or the mode menu.
  • Fixed a bug where player names were not censored in the in-game score feed during multiplayer gameplay regardless of swear filter settings.
  • Fixed a problem where the Teams selection list could overlay the Controlled Disconnection message if triggered concurrently.
  • [Hotseat] Fixed an issue where the next player’s turn could start before the previous player’s turn had ended in Hotseat mode.
  • Various other minor improvements and bug fixes.


  • Fixed a bug where the “Arcade” sticker was overexposed in gameplay and on the customisation menu.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Team17

Golf With Your Friends – Ver. ??? (Teams Mode)

  • Release date: January 16th 2024 (North America, Europe) / TBA (Japan)
  • Patch notes:


  • A brand new mode! Teams Mode offers a new way for players to play with their friends, both online and offline. Pick your teammates and select one of 12 new pre-set teams representing the many locations of GWYF to compete against each other in any team size configurations.
    • New game setting options are available for teams sessions allowing multiple ways to calculate your team scores. New ball collision options are also available offering the ability to collide with only your teammates or just the enemy team. Perfect for offering some helping hands or sinister strategies to secure the win for your Team.
    • Teams can be enabled in any existing game mode and on any course.
    • Featured Teams are: Nimble Gnomes, Cursed Corrupters, Hot-Air Hitters, The Lumberjacks, Bunker Banshees, Putting Pharaohs, The Cosmics, Jurassic Jaws, Crossbone Caddies, The Fireflies, Gumdrop Golfers and the Deep Sea Divers.
  • New ‘Teams Mascot’ Themed Cosmetic Hat Pack (12 Hats).
  • Free Cosmetic Sticker Pack (12 stickers) to match the new teams, allowing players to play in their favourite team colours!
  • New score feed UI indicates when a player’s ball enters the hole and how many shots it took, offering a real time update on how the game develops.
  • Multiple controller support for local Hotseat which will allow for players to use their own controllers, instead of needing to pass around and share a single pad. Supporting up to 4 controllers. The game will listen for any controller input at the start of each player’s turn.

Quality of Life Fixes

  • [Hotseat] Fixed a problem where a player’s turn could end prematurely when interacting with black holes and cause a soft lock.
  • [Volcano] Fixed a problem on Hole 17 where a player could become stuck if they hit a certain type of pipe from a specific angle.
  • [Peaceful Pines] Fixed an issue where the ball did not get reset after falling into the water on Hole 8.
  • [Escapists] Fixed an issue where a naughty slice of bread between Hole 6 and 7 did not reset the ball position.
  • [Museum] Fixed a problem where part of the stone floor on Hole 6 didn’t reset the ball.
  • [Bouncy Castle][Hockey] Fixed an issue where it was possible for a player to get stuck in a hole that was hidden under the Hole 8 goal tile when playing in Hockey mode.
  • [Hockey] Fixed an issue where freestanding hockey goalies appeared stationary for all players except for the Host in multiple courses.
  • Various other minor improvements and bug fixes.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Team17

Golf With Your Friends – Ver. ??? (Unity Upgrade)

  • Release date: November 2nd 2023 (Europe, North America, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Changes and Additions:
  • Rebuilt game in a new version of Unity to improve support and tooling for future development.
  • Revamped the lighting for each course.
  • A free Headbangers cosmetic DLC hat!
  • [Escapist] Fixed up a missing wall asset on Hole 10.
  • [Level Editor] Fixed visual inconsistency in look between old and newly added icons for 1×1 floor tiles.
  • [Level Editor] Fixed a bug where the player could enter the level editor without naming and describing the course.
  • [Level Editor][Forest2] Fixed a problem where the 1×1 floor tile assets for the Peaceful Pines theme was missing.
  • Various other minor bug fixes and improvements.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Team17 (Steam)

Golf With Your Friends – Ver. ??? (Corrupted Forest Update)

  • Release date: May 18th 2023 (Europe, North America, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

Addition of:

  • Brand New Challenging 9 hole ‘Corrupted Forest’ Course DLC.
  • New ‘Horrifying Headgear’ Themed Cosmetic Pack (5 Animated Hats)
  • ‘Corrupted Crown’ item added as reward for completing ‘Corrupted Forest’ Under par
  • Corrupted Forest items added to Level editor
  • Non resetting water added to level editor
  • 4 new Achievements and Trophies

Various QoL Bug Fixes

  • Shadow appearance improvement
  • Multiple Assets rotation is fixed in level editor
  • Multiple collision issues resolved
  • Missing textures fixed under certain graphical settings
  • Further out of bounds reset issues resolved
  • Fixed instances of Z-fighting on several courses
  • Fixed several broken assets in Level Editor
  • Honey Blob traps now persist after second placement in same turn
  • Shots from under the basket in Dunk no longer count
  • Quarterslide_deep softlock fixed in level editor
  • Text entry is now kept in level editor naming fields if you press return
  • Players will no longer be placed into the wrong courses if they were in practice when the match started
  • The title will no longer freeze while loading large numbers workshop courses in level select
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Team17

Golf With Your Friends – Ver. ??? (Couch Mode Update)

  • Release date: November 28th 2022 (Europe, North America, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

New additions:

  • New ‘Pizza Party’ Themed Cosmetic Pack (5 Hats, 2 Floaties, 2 Stickers, 1 Trail) [available on December 19th]
  • A random course button has been added to the course select menu and set as the default option 
  • Max Course Length option is now available in Game Settings. Players can now specify the maximum number of Holes to be played before the game ends
  • Added a new Couch Mode preset Game Setting. 
  • Local Quickplay option added to the Front End. Players can quickly jump into a local multiplayer game with Friends using the Couch game mode setting and Random Course
  • New local multiplayer ‘player selection’ flow
  • Added the ability to rename local players
  • ‘Offline’ name changed to ‘Local’ for clarity
  • Downloadable content menu containing all up-to-date DLC
  • 4 free Marble Stickers added to the droppable items pool
  • Personal stats moved to its own button in the top right of the front end
  • Help & Options moved to a button in the top right of the front end

Improvements to the Level Editor from community feedback:

  • Some missing Textures have been fixed
  • Quick place issues resolved, items now respect updated placement properties
  • Walls placed now follow the height of prior objects
  • Spawn point names correctly update chronologically after one is deleted
  • Copied objects are no longer offset from the cursor
  • No longer returned to editor after completing a hole in testing mode
  • You can now fly the camera outside the boundaries of the default terrain
  • Resized black holes now behave correctly in published courses
  • The Pirate_Cannon_DeepVariant asset now produces force in the direction it is pointed instead of always along the global X axis
  • Easy Wall Builder now works for walls from the Space theme

Various QoL bug fixes, including: 

  • Shadow appearance improvement
  • Multiple collision issues resolved
  • Hockey goal placement improvements, including goalie synchronisation.
  • Missing textures fixed under certain graphical settings
  • Yellow floatie no longer displays for ‘no floatie’ in customisation menu
  • Fogging now visible on bouncy castle on consoles.
  • Out of bounds reset issues resolved
  • Haunted and Bouncy castle par stats now displayed correctly
  • Default basketball skin can now be recoloured
  • Changed description of Bounds Reset option to more accurately reflect its function.
  • Fixed some issues where Bounds Reset would reset the player while in-bounds (Candyland, Volcano, some others.)
  • Fixed alignment and visual issues with hockey/dunk goal tiles on many courses
  • Fixed instances of Z-fighting on several courses
  • Fixed various instances of incorrect hockey puck collision with course obstacles
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Team17

Golf With Your Friends – Ver. ??? (Sports Update)

  • Release date: September 15th 2022 (Europe, North America) / September 16th 2022 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:

New Content:

  • New Sports Themed Cosmetic Pack (5 Hats, 2 Floaties, 2 Stickers, 1 Trail).


  • Enhancement of the existing Hockey and Dunk modes.
  • Improvements to Hockey Goal collision and floor tiles.
  • Powerup game options added to Hockey and Dunk modes.
  • Improvements to UI and Online menus to make it easier for players to reach each of the main game modes, such as new quickplay buttons for Hockey and Dunk.
  • [Console Only] ‘Official Courses’ label has been removed from the course select menu on consoles.
  • Various other Quality of Life improvements and bug fixes.
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Team17

Golf With Your Friends – Ver. ??? (Bouncy Castle Update)

  • Release date: June 20th 2022 (Europe, North America, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

New Content 

  • Bouncy Castle Course DLC: A new 18 hole Bouncy Castle Course.
  • Split amongst all 3 DLC: 24 new customisation items.
  • Split amongst all 3 DLC: New type of customisation: Ball Stickers.
  • Bouncy Castle Course DLC: Over 150 new Level Editor pieces.

Improvements for All Platforms 

  • Ability to view ping & change region in a lobby.
  • Can now preview locked customisations.
  • Various collision mesh fixes.
  • Added HotSeat turn order settings.
  • Adjustments made to the profanity filter.
  • UI menu controller fixes.
  • Various other QoL and bug fixes including a fix for a cosmetics drop issue.

Various other QoL and bug fixes including: 

  • A fix for a cosmetics drop issue not rewarding items
  • Ball replacement fixes
  • UI navigation improvements
  • Audio fixes
  • Stability improvements across all courses
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Team17

Golf With Your Friends – Update 1

  • Release date: July 6th 2020 (Europe, North America, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Ball collisions should now be consistent between hosts and clients
  • Profanity filter should now be more selective (i.e. less words are filtered)
  • Ball lights will be visible for other players (not just the host)
  • [Collision][Escapists] On hole 6 there are invisible walls located near the ramp
  • [Forest] – Wooden blocker on Hole 16 of Forest does not move for clients in online games
  • The Hole in – One trophy does not trigger in online or hotseat play if another player times out
  • In game fog is not activated depending on the players draw distance settings
  • [Collision][Escapists] On Hole 13 the table on the left side at the start of the Hole has no collision
  • [Audio][Escapists] Some SFX of the Furnace_Pusher_Escapists assets are played despite audio turned off in the settings
  • The Flag Indicator does not show up in Hotseat while in game or in free camera mode on any course
  • Any stats created in the course specific section of the player’s personal stats will be lost if made on the first session since creating new save data
  • [Escapists] The sinks on hole 7 have no collision
  • When the player forfeits a Hole it will give the result “Ran out of Time!”
  • Player profile images in the quickplay lobby will appear as blank circles or the generic golf ball if
  • players have previously been in an online lobby together
  • [Museum] Spirit Wall particle effects appear static from Hole 7 and onward until the player either picks them up or interacts with the Pause menu
  • [Escapists] There is no white rim for the hole in Classic mode on hole 11 of Escapists
  • Powerups can be enabled in Hockey and Dunk mode and positions are not correct in these modes
  • [Museum] The animation for spirit wall pickup is static until the pick up is activated
  • The profanity filter Game option under “Accessibility” has no default value
  • The ‘Who’s the food now?’ achievement is not unlocked after being eaten by Gingy in the practice
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  • [Escapists] The ball is not reset after coming to a stop on a certain metal sheet asset on Hole 9
  • Players can hit their ball whilst in Free-cam mode if they open and close the Pause menu whilst in Free-cam mode on gamepad
  • [Museum] – Active spirit wall VFX and SFX can be heard / seen when spectating
  • [Collision][Escapists] On Hole 3 multiple wooden barriers in the spawn area are affected by collision issues
  • Adds Escapists 2 Course
  • Additional notes: none.
  • Source: Team17 (Steam)

How to download updates for Golf With Your Friends for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Golf With Your Friends, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;


  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.


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