Golf is an activity that is challenging, relaxing, and addictive, but unfortunately time, finances, and distance often stand in the way of enjoying the pleasures of the course. Fortunately, online and console golf games exist in abundance to help satisfy the craving, and these games are addictive in their own right. The intricacies of strategy and skill are well-translated into a virtual experience in many games; others offer a more casual approach. Whether playing the full 18 holes of real, famous golf courses or focusing on angles in a whimsical miniature golf games, I find the range of options to play golf online endlessly entertaining and challenging. Here are 18 of of my current and past favorites.