The par 73, 7,263-yard Plantation Course at Kapalua, which hosted the opening event of the year on the professional tour, is the course of the champions. Each January, the course hosts an elite field of the previous year's winners. The grand scale of the course designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore unfurls across natural geographic formations and pineapple plantation fields that take your breath away. The addition of Kapalua brings the total number of courses in "Links 2004" to ten. "Links 2004" also features real international courses like St Andrews, Loch Lomond, Grey Wolf, Four Seasons Resort Aviara and New South Wales just to name a few.
With the cold weather keeping most golfers in doors for the winter, "Links 2004" offers golfers a variety of exciting options for play. Gamers can compete in Stroke, Match Play, Nassau, Skins, Stableford, Best Ball and even Alternate Shot matches. Players can also select the player count, course and course conditions for their match. In addition, "Links 2004" offers online play via Xbox Live. Golfers from all over the world are coming together for a round of golf and "Links 2004" now offers a new "Fast Play" mode, where golfers play simultaneously (not turn based) and a full round can be completed in a fraction of the normal time.
"Links 2004" delivers one of the most realistic and competitive golf experiences available for Xbox. As part of the XSN Sports brand, "Links 2004" offers gamers the ability to create and compete in their own online golf tournaments via Xbox Live while keeping track of hard-earned stats on their own virtual sports page, the centralized website XSNsports.com.