Have you always wanted to take to the greens of a world-famous golf club, see if you can score that ultimate hole-in-one or get as close to the pin as possible? Maybe you’ve just wanted to try your hand at the rough or find out what it’s like to send your ball sailing down the fairway? Well, if the golf course of your dreams is out of reach, we’ve got a solution for you in the form of an online slot, and it doesn’t even require you to leave the comfort of your own home.
Playtech has designed a fun golf-themed game called Golden Tour, and it’s a rip-rollicking ride through the proverbial ups and downs of one of the many good online casino games. Join us as we clamber onto the virtual golf buggy and take a tour through the greens and fairways of Golden Tour. Read our review below.
Although this is actually an older game, having been released some 10 years ago, Golden Tour is still a great interactive slot and has been re-engineered for mobile, desktop and tablet consumption. The simple 5×3-reel layout makes it easy to see on any resolution, and there is even the addition of birds chirping in the background to complete the illusion. Action takes place across just five paylines.
How to play
Golden Tour is played across five reels and three rows, with the many golf-related symbols on the reels including a white and an orange golf ball, as well as golf shoes, pints of beer, flags, golf caddy bags and buggies. The white ball combinations of two, three, four or five across a payline pays out 1x, 10x, 40x or 200x your stake, respectively.
The double golf ball symbol is the ultimate wild card as it’s a substitute for all the symbols, and when standing in for either the orange or white golf balls, it gives an awesome winning combo. The wild symbol is by far the most rewarding, giving you 5x, 20x, 100x or 400x your stake for landing (respectively) two, three, four or five across a payline. Look out for the golden bonus feature symbols, which are a driver, an iron and a putter.
Golden Tour is a fairly popular online slot machine as it has a maximum win of 2,000x your stake per spin and a relatively high RTP (return to player) of 97.71%.
The game features both autoplay and turbo buttons at the bottom of the screen, or you can choose to spin manually using the red button found in the same place. The control panel is where you set your bet, adjust the lines and decide on how much you’ll be putting down (remember to stay within your budget.) Your wins and total bet can be found next to the Autoplay button.
Golden Tour is based on the renowned PGA Tour in terms of its inspiration for imagery. While its graphics are by no means the highest definition you’ll experience at an online casino, they fit the gameplay and are quite engaging. Chirping birds, the swing of the golf club and the solid thwack at the start of the spin make this slot really fun to play, as does the round of applause when you land a win! When playing on a desktop, you have the option to go full screen or stay on the smaller resolution, where you’ve got the choice to browse possible casino table games in between spins.
Because of its gameplay, there is only one bonus feature: The Hole in One. It’s a pick-me sort of game with three scatter symbols – a gopher, a duck and a catfish. To get to this screen, you’ll have to land on three or more of the same scatters on consecutive reels, for example, three gophers, ducks or catfish scatters on reels 1, 2 and 3. This opens a new window where you get to choose from several golf clubs. Once you’ve selected a club, the screen is taken over by a golfer who takes a shot at the green – no matter where the ball lands, you’re guaranteed a win.
For sure, this bonus feature is above par!
Bonuses and jackpots
Golden Tour is quite light on the bonus and jackpot side of things, although opportunities for payouts are good with the various symbols paying out varying prizes. The double golf balls wild symbols pay up to 2,000x your stake, while the single golf ball pays out half that multiplier.
The orange golf balls, golf buggy and bag are medium-value symbols paying out 500x, 250x and up to 200x your stake.
Low-value symbols are the red flag with up to 150x stake payout, a glass of beer with a top prize of 100x and the golfing shoes with a prize of up to 50x the stake.
But let’s give you a bit more detail on the Hole in One bonus feature. As we explained, you have to trigger this bonus round by landing at least three of the same scatter symbols (the gopher, duck or catfish). Once you’re in the pick-me game, you can rest assured you’ll bag a win, but the size depends on the multiplier you get.
Basically, the more trigger scatters you land, the more you’re likely to win in the bonus feature.
- 3 scatters – 1x
- 4 scatters – 3x
- 5 scatters – 10x
If you enjoy playing slots that have a sports theme, you’ll find many others on our site to fulfill your desires beyond Golden Tour. Here are a few suggested titles that you’ll find at Borgata Online.
- Roads to Riches Race Day
- Slingo Racing
- Basketball Star on Fire
- Let’s Soccer
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