Gameloft just released the first screenshots for its upcoming ‘Real Golf 2011’ game for the iPhone and iPad. Fully licensed with 10 golf pros and 10 famous courses, this game steers away from the cartoony graphics of their Let’s Golf!® franchise, instead going for realism that will compete head to head with EA Mobile’s Tiger Woods PGA TOUR®. It’s nice to see some fresh blood in this category! While Tiger Woods is currently still my favorite golfing game on the platform, it has seen little by way of updates (save for one additional 99¢ DLC course, Hazeltine National) since it’s launch 1 1/3 years ago.

No official graphics specs have been released for Real Golf 2011 yet, but I suspect that this will support Retina display graphics and Gameloft lists online multiplayer as an option, so this will very likely kill Tiger Woods on the platform. Watch out EA Mobile, it looks like if you want to hang onto that green jacket, then you’ll need to reinvigorate your franchise with an updated title. Gameloft has not announced pricing or a release date yet for Real Golf 2011, but the trailer below does say “Available in September”!

Game Features:
  • Ten of the world’s best golfers are ready to face off against you:
    • Camilo Villegas
    • Anthony Kim
    • Jim Furyk
    • Natalie Gulbis
    • Greg Norman
    • Vijay Singh
    • Sergio Garcia
    • Annika Sorenstam
    • Justin Rose
    • Karrie Webb
  • Ten real golf courses fully recreated in 3D:
    • Evian Masters (France)
    • Bethpage (USA)
    • Harbour Town (USA)
    • Pearl Valley Golf Estates (South Africa)
    • Old Head (Ireland)
    • Kiawah Island (USA)
    • Kingston Heath Golf Club (Australia)
    • Bali Ocean Course (Indonesia)
    • Cherry Blossom Golf Club (Japan)
    • Royal Loch Course (Scotland)
  • Two types of controls: An intuitive touch-based control scheme, or classic controls for easy pick-up-and-playability.
  • Motion capture technology and dynamic lighting effects make every character and course look authentic.
  • Make your own legend in Career mode by winning tournaments. Then upgrade your golfer with new gear as you watch your world rank rise.
  • Compete against other players from around the world online or challenge your friends to a fun match online or locally (Wi-Fi or Bluetooth).