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Follow this link for info about the review system. 1 = Terrible, 5 = Awesome!

A decent game. It would have benefitted greatly from some green close-ups, though.

PGA GolfGraphics: 3
Sound: 2
Replay Value: 3
Notes: 1- to 4-player game
Screen Shots

If you want to play a really good round of golf on Intellivision, get Chip Shot Super Pro Golf instead. Still, the old standby wasn't too bad. Sound was virtually nonexistent.




ROM Two ROM variations exist.
Box So far, eight variations have been found.
Manual Seventeen variants have been identified.
Overlays Four different overlay variations are known to exist.
Label To date, six labels have been recorded.
Easter Eggs No known Easter eggs exist (unless you count the ROM variant).




A total of eight PGA Golf box variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
PGA Golf Box (Mattel Electronics 1816-0910) Mattel Electronics 1816-0910 1980 U.S.A. Plastic tray; part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom; refers to Keyboard Component on cover
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 1816-0910 1980 Hong Kong Plastic tray; part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom; refers to Keyboard Component on cover
PGA Golf Box (Mattel Electronics 1816-0910-G1) Mattel Electronics 1816-0910-G1 1980 Hong Kong Plastic tray; no part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom; text on bottom flap on blue sticker
PGA Golf Box (Mattel Electronics 1816-0510) Mattel Electronics 1816-0510 1980 Hong Kong French-Canadian; plastic tray; no part number on top; © Mattel Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada on back
PGA Golf Box (Mattel Electronics 1816-0410) Mattel Electronics 1816-0410 1979 Hong Kong International version with slots in back for localized manual; PGA logo removed; submitted by Moonbeam
PGA Golf Box (Mattel Electronics 1816-0810) Mattel Electronics 1816-0810 1979 Hong Kong International English edtion?; no PGA logo; plastic tray; bottom flap refers to UK address
PGA Golf Box (Intellivision Inc. 1816) Intellivision Inc. 1816 1980 U.S.A. Standard Intellivision, Inc. box
PGA Golf Box (Sears 3873-0910) Sears 3873-0910 1979 Hong Kong Plastic tray; blue game title on top and back




Two different versions of this game exist. Most of the copies I've seen are the original version. The ROM variant, which exists in both blue and white label versions, adds a new feature: if you press the <enter> key on the keypad, the distance to the hole and par for the hole appear on the screen. I do not know if the documentation was ever altered to indicate this feature.

PGA Golf - Screen Shot (ROM variant)
Par and Distance ROM variant




A total of seventeen PGA Golf manual variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 1816-0920 1980 U.S.A. NEED CONFIRMATION; submitted by Hankster
PGA Golf Manual (Mattel Electronics 1816-0920) Mattel Electronics 1816-0920 1980 Hong Kong  
PGA Golf Manual (Mattel Electronics 1816-0920-G1) Mattel Electronics 1816-0920-G1 1980 Hong Kong  
PGA Golf Manual (Mattel Electronics 1816-0920-G2) Mattel Electronics 1816-0920-G2 1980 U.S.A.  
PGA Golf Manual (Mattel Electronics 1816-0920-G2) Mattel Electronics 1816-0920-G2 1980 Hong Kong  
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 1816-0920-G3 1980 Hong Kong Green artwork
PGA Golf Manual (Mattel Electronics 1816-0920-G3) Mattel Electronics 1816-0920-G3 1980 Hong Kong Blue artwork; submitted by Hankster
PGA Golf Manual (Mattel Electronics 1816-0720) Mattel Electronics 1816-0720 1980 Hong Kong French-Canadian; blue artwork w/ grey border
PGA Golf Manual (Mattel Electronics 1816-0820) Mattel Electronics 1816-0820 1980 Hong Kong U.K. printing; green artwork w/ grey border
PGA Golf Manual (Mattel Electronics 1816-0161) Mattel Electronics 1816-0161 1980 Hong Kong Dutch; noted, and image contributed by cmart; need confirmation of part number, other appearance details
PGA Golf Manual (Mattel Electronics 1816-0111) Mattel Electronics 1816-0111 1980 Hong Kong French version, from Mattel Electronics France; blue artwork; submitted by Moonbeam
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 1816-0131 1980 Hong Kong Italian version; green and black artwork with gray border; title localized as 'Golf Professionistico'
PGA Golf Manual (Mattel Electronics PC-1816-0920) Mattel Electronics PC-1816-0920 1980 U.S.A. PlayCable version; grey and green artwork; original part number is consipuously masked out on front cover
Image not available. Bandai 1816-0201 None   Japanese release by Bandai; noted by voltron and others; shows stylized game graphics
PGA Golf Manual (Intellivision Inc. 1816-0820) Intellivision Inc. 1816-0820 1980 U.S.A. Stapled along left edge; still has © Mattel, Inc. on the cover!
PGA Golf Manual (Intellivision Inc. 1816-0820) Intellivision Inc. 1816-0820 None U.S.A. Stapled along top edge; stock seems thicker than normal
PGA Golf Manual (Sears 3873-0920) Sears 3873-0920 1980 Hong Kong  

There were also some variations of the 'Running Man' and Mattel logo on the back cover.

Running Man Logo and Text on Back (orginal (U.S.A., Hong Kong))

Back cover of orginal (U.S.A., Hong Kong)—note ™ next to Mattel Electronics logo in the center of the 'running man' rectangle

Running Man Logo and Text on Back (rev. G2 (U.S.A., Hong Kong))

Back cover of rev. G2 (U.S.A., Hong Kong)—note ™ next to Mattel Electronics logo in the center of the 'running man' rectangle and missing ® in the 'available from Mattel Electronics' text





A total of five PGA Golf overlay variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
PGA Golf Overlay (Mattel Electronics 1816-4289) Mattel Electronics 1816-4289 1980 U.S.A. Original revision(?): white outline around title, brown woods, grey irons, orange putter; Note: copyright date is 1980
PGA Golf Overlay (Mattel Electronics 1816-4289) Mattel Electronics 1816-4289 1979 U.S.A. Original part number, white outline around title, but different colors: brown woods, orangeirons and putter; Note: copyright date is 1979; (wonder of those irons got rusty from a dunk in the water hazard? ;-)
PGA Golf Overlay (Mattel Electronics 1816-4289-G1) Mattel Electronics 1816-4289-G1 1979 U.S.A. No outline around title; brown woods, orange irons and putter; Note: copyright date is 1979
PGA Golf Overlay (Phil Boland 49 75207) Phil Boland 49 75207 1979 U.S.A. Part of the Sears Super Video Arcade Overlay Set (2013)
Image not available. Intellivision Productions N/A 2014 U.S.A. Part of the Supplemental Overlay Pack for Intellivision Flashback; outline around title; brown woods, grey irons and orange putter




A total of six PGA Golf label variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
PGA Golf Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A None   No origin
PGA Golf Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A None Hong Kong Origin upper right
PGA Golf Label (Intellivision Inc.) Intellivision Inc. N/A 1980 U.S.A. Origin lower right; © I.I. 1980 to left of origin; ™ small, centered vertically on right edge; smaller label, rounded corners
PGA Golf Label (Intellivision Inc.) Intellivision Inc. N/A 1980   Date lower right; no copyright, origin; larger label, square corners
PGA Golf Label (Intellivision Inc.) Intellivision Inc. N/A None   No origin, copyright or date info; larger label, square corners
PGA Golf Label (Phil Boland) Phil Boland N/A None   Part of the Sears Super Video Arcade Overlay Set (2013)




Title Screen Title screen for PGA Golf.
The Links - First Hole Did this version of Golf introduce the fundamental notion of how golf swings are simulated in games?




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