For detailed information about this series, see: Mario Golf at Super Mario Wiki
Mario first starred as a golfer in Family Computer Golf Japan Course and Family Computer Golf US Course, released in 1987, but those aren't technically part of the Mario series, and are instead part of the Golf (Nintendo) series.
The actual golf games with Mario in their title are:
- Mario Open Golf (September 20, 1991), known outside Japan as NES Open Tournament Golf. Re-released in 2007 for Wii Virtual Console and in 2011 for 3DS Virtual Console. Being yet another game in the Golf (Nintendo) series, it's sometimes not considered an actual part of the series.
- Mario Golf 64 (June 11, 1999), Nintendo 64. Simply called Mario Golf outside Japan. Re-released in 2008 for Wii Virtual Console and in 2015 for Wii U Virtual Console.
- Mario Golf GB (August 10, 1999), Game Boy Color. Simply called Mario Golf outside Japan. Re-released in 2012 for 3DS Virtual Console.
- Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour (July 28, 2003), GameCube.
- Mario Golf: Advance Tour (April 22, 2004), Game Boy Advance.
- Mario Golf: World Tour (2014), Nintendo 3DS.
Links to other series
Mascot link: Miis are selectable characters in Mario Golf: World Tour.
|Donkey Kong||September 20, 1991||Donkey Kong makes a cameo in Mario Open Golf.||1
|Yoshi||June 11, 1999||Baby Mario from Yoshi's Island is a playable golfer in Mario Golf 64 and Mario Golf GB.||1
|Zelda||June 11, 1999||Mario Golf 64, Mario Golf GB and Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour feature references to the Zelda series.||3
|Paper Mario||August 11, 2000||Luigi's Diary in Paper Mario features a reference to the Mario Golf series.||1
|Mobile Golf||May 11, 2001||Mobile Golf is a new version of Mario Golf and features some of the same characters.||1
|Super Smash Bros.||November 21, 2001||In Super Smash Bros. Melee Princess Peach fights using a culb from the Mario Golf series, while the Adventure Mode stage Mushroom Kingdom features golf courses in the background; there also is a trophy of Plum from Mario Golf 64, while Mario's and Daisy's trophies reference the Mario Golf series; Brawl also references the Mario Golf series in Mario's trophy and there are Stickers and music tracks based on the series.||1
|Pikmin||July 28, 2003||Some Pikmin make a cameo in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour.||1
|Death Note||July 02, 2004||The sixteenth chapter of Death Note features a reference to Mario Golf.||2|