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Mario Golf: Super Rush: How to unlock new courses and are there secret maps?

It’s not immediately obvious how to unlock new courses in Mario Golf: Super Rush, the latest game in Nintendo’s long-running golf series. At first, it seems that playing the Mario Golf: Super Rush adventure courses is the only way to unlock them in multiplayer, but is that the case? More importantly, are there any Mario Golf: Super Rush secret maps or hidden courses for players to discover? Let’s take a look.

How to unlock new courses in Mario Golf Super Rush

Mario Golf: Super Rush: How to unlock new courses

There are two ways to unlock new courses in Mario Golf: Super Rush:

  • Play through the Golf Adventure mode.
    • This will unlock new courses in both the multiplayer and regular golf modes as the player finishes these courses in the RPG mode. Be advised it takes around 8 hours to complete Golf Adventure.
  • Do a full round on one of the unlocked courses in regular ‘Play Golf’ mode, such as the full 18 holes on Bonny Green, and it will open up another course.
    • Keep on doing this to unlock all courses in Mario Golf: Super Rush.

However, the bad news is that there are no secret maps or hidden courses in Mario Golf: Super Rush. Fortunately, as the publisher revealed in its Nintendo Direct livestream, the game will get free post-launch DLC in the form of new characters and new courses, although the only one hinted at was a new course based on Super Mario Odyssey’s New Donk City.

There are many playable characters in Mario Golf: Super Rush, although like with the courses, the big question is: are there any unlockable playable characters in the game? We’ve got the answer here. Elsewhere in Nintendo this month, it managed to show the exact opposite of the expected Switch Pro at E3, and Breath of the Wild 2 remains as mysterious as ever, despite the new trailer.