I didn't know EA has scrapped their gold game, haven't paid much attention since getting TGC back in 2014. Honestly, I think TGC stole a good portion of EA's audience. EA's game may look better but, the gameplay was much better IMO in TGC and the course creator was a game changer. TGC may not have officially licensed course but, I have been incredibly impressed with some of the recreations the community have built. TGC is the only golf game I need, except I'll probably get the new entry in the Hot Shot series as well. I doubt I would have ever purchased EA's golf game again as long as TGC is around.
PSN ID: CrimsonNagus
XBL GT: Crimson Nagus (returning to XBL with Xbox One X)