Golf With Your Friends (Switch): Software updates (latest: Couch Mode Update)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software 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. ??? (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
  • range.
  • [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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