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Mario Golf: Super Rush Battle Golf tips

Be the first to three flags in arena golf chaos

Mario Golf: Super Rush Battle Golf tips Image: Camelot Software Planning/Nintendo via Polygon
Jeffrey Parkin (he/him) has been writing video game guides for Polygon for almost seven years. He has learned to love just about every genre of game that exists.

Mario Golf: Super Rush’s Battle Golf mode is a chaotic rush to claim three flags before your competition. Battle Golf takes place in an arena on a much smaller course. Once a flag has been claimed, the hole disappears. Between other players, Chomps, Thwomps, Special Shots, and the course, there’s a lot working against you in Battle Golf.

In this Mario Golf: Super Rush Battle Golf guide, we’ll give you some tips on how to win with advice about which holes to target, using Special Dash and Special Shots, and how to adapt when it all goes wrong.

Avoid the crowd

Battle Golf is about finishing three holes before anyone else does. The best way to do this is to avoid everyone else and just focus on your own game. If you’re really lucky, you can get your three holes in without interacting with anyone else.

Use Special Dash to kick balls out of the way

You’re probably going to end up dealing with other players, though. One of the benefits of every character’s Special Dash is that you’ll kick any ball you run over. On the Battle Golf courses — especially the technical course — you can ruin someone’s approach with a tiny kick.

Use your Special Shots

While playing Battle Golf, you’ll fill your Special Shot gauge pretty quickly, so you’ll have lots of chances to use it. These shots will usually knock away other players’ balls when they land. This is extra useful when aiming at a hole several other players are approaching.

Watch out for Chomps and Thwomps

The Battle Golf arena — both the strategic and technical version — is full of Thwomps and Chain Chomps. These obstacles actively seek out both you and your ball. Their attacks will knock your ball away much like other players’ Special Shots, so it’s best to avoid them as much as you can.

Take as many strokes as you need

There’s no penalty or limit on the strokes you take per hole in Battle Golf. Fewer strokes is always better because it means you’re spending less time running around, but it doesn’t matter if you claim a flag in two shots or eight, so long as you do it before another player. Don’t sweat taking extra swings, so long as you’re moving toward your goal.

Be adaptable

Between other players claiming flags first, getting knocked off fairways by Special Dashing players or Chomps, or just bad bounces, there’s an excellent chance you’ll get interrupted on an approach. Instead of focusing on getting back on track and wasting time to line up a difficult shot, consider just heading for a different hole. There are nine holes to choose from in Battle Golf, so there’s probably an easier target.