A fair percentage of the sports-loving public are addicted to golf. The following golf apps vary from lighthearted games to serious, lifelike simulations.

iPhone

Mini Golf MatchUp (Free)*— This game operates rather like a pinball machine: Drag and release your ball to fling it down increasingly difficult mini-golf courses. (Mobilewalla Score: 99/100)

Super Stickman Golf 2 (Free)*— This Stickman really knows how to read a green. Play 30 courses and compete with friends in turn-by-turn competition. (Score: 99/100)

Mini Golf Stars: Tournament Golf Game (Free)— This game puts the spotlight on a series of nearly impossible putting holes. Play solo or against friends. (Score: 98/100)

Flappy Golf (Free)*— Flappy Golf is not a game for golf purists; it's a very challenging obstacle course or platformer where you try against all odds to flap your ball into the hole. (Score: 97/100)

Flick Golf! Free (Free)*— In Flick Golf! you use a touch-based flick motion to send your ball soaring onto lavish greens. Beautiful graphics are the hallmark of this app. (Score: 92/100)

Android

Let's Golf! 3 (Free: five holes a day free)*— This golf tournament features worldwide competition and crazy course locations, like the Great Wall of China. (Mobilewalla Score: 98/100)

Golf Star (Free)*— If you are a serious golfer, you will like this app, which takes the game seriously and focuses on realistic course obstacles. (Score: 91/100)

King of the Course Golf (Free)*— This golf game gives the player the chance to virtually play some of the greatest PGA courses and be challenged to make bonus trick shots. (Score: 91/100)

WGT Golf Mobile (Free)*— This golf-simulation game features some of the world's best courses, meticulously re-created; courses include St. Andrews and Pebble Beach. (Score: 90/100)

The Masters Golf Tournament (Free)*— This is the official app of The Masters Tournament, which takes place each year in Augusta, Georgia. (Score: 87/100)

* Available on both platforms.