12/16 minigames with batting cages, koi-koi, karaoke and pool left.
I don't know why the batting cages in this game seem brutal compared to Yakuza 4. I really thought I would have an easier time with this one. Do I really need to hit 18/20 balls in the EASY game just to get the required score? Where's the bullseye?
Either way, I finished golf. What an awful, awful game. And the shocking thing about it is that I had a +2 on a Par 3 hole and still ended up with a -6!
If I learned anything about this game that might help anybody...
Be wary of the position of the arrow. If the arrow is pointing in a certain direction, use the L3 view near the hole and position your marker slightly in the opposite direction to compensate for the drift of the ball.
Sometimes even halving the power of the driver won't put you in that great of a position to land on the green or fairway. If you end up in the bunker or the rough, it's almost like wasting two strokes because they are so difficult to get out of. Always try to stay on the flattest surfaces. If halving your power still puts you on the rough, I suggest trying to hit the ball near the hole. I'd rather risk overshooting the goal than having to shoot from the rough. Put the hit indicator all of the way on the bottom of the golf ball before swinging and overshoot the "nice shot" line (to the right of it) a little bit to give the ball's trajectory a bit more arc, so when it lands it will bounce straight up and down rather than going forward.
Holes 8 and 9 are really great for putting since the ground is completely flat. You don't have to worry about re-adjusting the alignment. The only thing you need to do is halve the power on the putter from 30 to 15 and calculate roughly how much force you will need to get it to the hole (should be less than 7). Don't apply too much pressure or the ball might ricochet off the inside of the cup and spin out. If you're on your game, you should be able to get to the flat putting areas on the 8th and 9th holes with two strokes to go. Folks, this is an EASY minus two points at the end of the game. If you manage to maintain or achieve a -3 score by the end of the 7th hole, you will be golden.
I tend to play it safe on the 9th hole. I advise traveling along the fairway instead of trying to hit the ball over the water hazard (unless it's totally necessary because you need a -2 or something). There risk is too great of ending up in the bunker or incidentally in the water, especially if all you need is par or a birdie. It is VERY easy to birdie this hole, so refrain from doing anything silly. Even going all of the way around will net you a birdie and an easier surface to put on. If you do decide to risk hitting over the water hazard and straight toward the cup, you will more than likely end up in the bunker... and if you don't land in the bunker, the grass is very uneven. It's very, very tempting to want to use this shortcut, but you will probably end up regretting it if you do try it.