I got this as a gift last week. I've barely ever golfed (three times, several years ago) and don't play golf games. But I have a move that's been gathering dust and figured I'd give it a shot.
I am finding it fun, but very very hard. I am actually pretty sore after playing around 30 holes of virtual golf. I've been able to hit par on about three or four of those with a handful of really terrible ones.
The game, with the move, replicates pretty well my real game (terrible). Although the accuracy in terms of lining up the shot is far better than I could ever hope for (I know there are a lot of assists on the default Pro level). But my ability to shoot past the hole, shoot past it again, etc is well represented
One annoyance: the game makes you use a real controller (or the non-wand move thingie if you have one, which I don't) to navigate menus. Because the controller isn't in use, and I have automatic shut-off, ever 10 minutes the game pauses and I have go go turn on the controller I am not using. I don't see why the wand couldn't be used in menus and stuff, it's a little annoying to use that way but much better than having to have a full controller powered up and available all the time.
I tried the game face thing, and while it was fun it doesn't look very much like me.
Anyway, I am about as far from a hardcore golf gamer as you can imagine, but so far I am finding it pretty fun, much more fun than if I were just using a controller (I have tried that in the past and found it does not grab me at all).
One thing that I looked for but couldn't find was a 'practice' mode... is there anything like that available?