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Game No. 34
Voting 8.27 points, 52 votes
Developer Bruce Carver, Roger Carver
Company Access Software
Publisher Access Software, Kixx, U.S. Gold
Release 1986
Platform Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 800/XL/XE, Atari ST, C64, ZX Spectrum
Genre 3D, Sport, Golf
Gamemode Single player
up to 4 players (in turns)
Operation Icon Port2.pngJoystick
Media Diskette Datassette Cartridge
Language Language:english

Description[edit | edit source]

"Leaderboard" is the first programme of the golf simulation series "Leaderboard" and was prized by Zzap!64 (well-known games magazine at that time) with the "Gold Award".

  • With "Leaderboard Tournament" an extension disk with 4 new courses was published in the same year.
  • "Leaderboard Executive", the second programme of the "Leaderboard series", contains new landscape features as trees and bunkers.
  • "World-Class-Leaderboard", is the last and probably the best programme of the golf simulation series with the courses Cypress Creek, Doral Country Club, St. Andrews, Gauntlet Country Club.

With this also three additional course disks were released with each 4 courses. Special features are the course overview (top view), the punch shot, the printable score card and the course editor with which you can change existing courses. This golf simulation is still today worth playing.

Design[edit | edit source]

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Calculated multi-coloured 3D graphics, some sound effects (e.g. tee off), no background music. Up to 4 players can play 18, 36, 54 or 72 holes. There are 4 different golf courses.

Hints[edit | edit source]


  • Joystick left/right: setting the direction of the stroke
  • Fire: the length of holding corresponds to the strength of the stroke (power display)
  • Fire: pressing for the second time carries out the stroke (watch the snap display!)

Levels of difficulty:

Novice easy The wind has no influence on the stroke. The point of hitting is always central.
Amateur medium The wind has no influence on the stroke. The point of hitting is always variable.
Professional difficult The wind influences the stroke. The point of hitting is always variable.

Table of ranges:

Club minimum [Yards] maximum [Yards]
1W 156 271
3W 135 245
5W 128 234
1I 110 220
2I 100 210
3I 88 202
4I 70 189
5I 67 181
6I 55 169
7I 50 153
8I 36 138
9I 26 117
PW - Pitching Wedge 11 83
Putter 1 Inch 64 Feet

Golf courses

Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4
...Course 1 ... ...Course 2 ... ...Course 3 ... ...Course 4 ...

Solution[edit | edit source]


  • Always check your club - make sure that the desired club is also shown in the display. When adjusting the direction, it can happen that the choice of the club is unintentionally changed.
  • If possible avoid hitting the ball onto the rim of the green. Greens are big and have distinctive up and down angles, so you will need 2 shots for a hole-in when the distance is too big. Attention: on the green you need to use the putter.
  • When doing a shot over water, the distance needs to be estimated with special care. A shot with too little strength that lands in the water costs a penalty point.

Cheats[edit | edit source]

There are no cheats known.

Voting[edit | edit source]

Voting of the C64-Wiki users (10=the best vote):
8.27 points at 52 votes (rank 53).
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64er 8 Issue 7/89
C64Games 10 4th November 2007 - "Highlight" - 5421 downs
Lemon64 8,5 4th November 2007 - 127 votes
Kultboy.com 8,34 27th November 2009 - 21 votes
Happy Computer 81% Edition 8/86
ZZap64 97% Edition 86/07

Reviews[edit | edit source]

Werner: "The best golf game for the C64".

Guybrush: "For me the second best golf game after Leaderboard 2. There you have additionally trees and dugouts, whereas here you only have water as an obstacle."

Shakermaker303: "THE golf simulation for the C64 par excellence. 10/10 for this ever"green" :-)"

Borna: "At the beginning of the autumn holidays we loaded it and wondered. Then we played it tentatively. And hey presto - the autumn holidays were over."

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

  • To load a golf course from the additional disk, insert the disk first and then press Shift  + Return   in the title screen.

Cover[edit | edit source]

... Front Cover ...
... Back Cover ...

Bug: Robinson Crusoe[edit | edit source]

When the ball arrives close to the border of land and water, sometimes an additional small land is provided by the game, from which to perform your next stroke, without getting wet feet. Sometimes it is an island, which means actually the last ball went into the water! In some cases continuation of the game becomes impossible, because you are stuck on a yellow island. There's no club to reach the land. This bug is only applicable when you play in professional mode, having the bad luck the wind is blowing to the wrong direction...

Highscore[edit | edit source]

Topscore of Michi
  1. Michi - 60 - Strokes (28.11.2007)
  2. Werner - 61 - Strokes (26.11.2007)
  3. Ivanpaduano - 101 - Schläge (21.08.2019)

#2 Werner #3 Ivanpaduano
#2 Werner #3 Ivanpaduano

Links[edit | edit source]

WP-W11.png Wikipedia: Leader_Board