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LittleBigChallenge: The Golf Course Challenge

Mark Valledor's Avatar Posted by Marketing Manager, SCEA

LBP Hot Shots Golf contest

To celebrate the release of SackBoy in Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds, we’re putting together the first official LittleBigPlanet golf course where each hole is designed and created by the LBP community.

The best 9 holes and a driving range from North America and the most popular 9 holes and club house from Europe will form the official LittleBigPlanet golf course. So not only can you win individual glory at having your hole selected, but your creation will forever be part of this course!

Every winning entry will be awarded a LittleBigPlanet prize crown, so start drafting up your designs and switch to create mode! The Challenge has officially begun!

How to take part:

To enter, simply create and publish your hole or driving range in LittleBigPlanet before midnight on April 14, 2009 (Pacific Time). What makes a good hole? That’s entirely up to you – think Hot Shots Golf, think LittleBigPlanet, mash the two together and see what you come up with.

So that we can easily identify entries, and if you live in the US or Canada, you need to name your level in a specific way:

    LBPGolfNA” for US entries and “LBPGolfCA” for Canadian entries

You can then follow this name by either “Driving Range” or “Par 3, 4, 5” etc, depending on how long or difficult your level is. For example:

    LBPGolfCA- Par 4” is a moderately difficult, average length hole from a Canadian Creator.
    LBPGolfNA- Driving Range” is a driving range from a US Creator.

(Note – Driving Range levels are limited to the US for this Challenge.)

We’ll then have a two-week voting period from Tuesday April 14 to Monday April 27 where you can play, vote and “heart” your favorite golf levels. Media Molecule will select the 9 winning holes and driving range for North America from eligible levels that get the best ratings during this time.

Click here for US Terms & Conditions

Click here for Canadian Terms & Conditions

Good luck and we’ll see you on the links!

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D34DL1N3R said:

March 31st, 4:01 pm

“So not only can you win individual glory at having your hole selected…”

Wow, that sounds really bad, lmao. Not to mention the use of glory & hole in the same sentence.

Micho_86 said:

March 31st, 4:04 pm

I posted a driving range level awhile back…
So far it has a 4 star rating.
Originally I posted it for the survival challenge competition.

Ftwrthtx said:

March 31st, 4:05 pm

Sounds like another great idea.


GGCAN said:

March 31st, 4:05 pm

Thanks for the post Mark.

Glad to finally see that the Canadians are being allowed to join in this contest.

Keep up the good work !

The_Punisher111 said:

March 31st, 4:05 pm

Do we get prizes?
I see no “Fun Factor” in it or replayibility

tearsofash said:

March 31st, 4:24 pm

This seems like it could be fun.

phinnv8 said:

March 31st, 4:26 pm

Who cares Sony where is the PLAYSTATION 3 news? You know that global announcement?

2.70? Price cut? ANYTHING?

ShadyDa1NOnly said:

March 31st, 4:30 pm

@ (Micho_86) I just played your level. It aint bad i made it up to #3 (2,451). Hope to play some more people levels who going to do this=]

Blkant said:

March 31st, 4:31 pm

I’m glad you guys are doing this, but I keep asking and NEVER get a response to this question: Are we going to see any real content updates again? I’m growing impatient and really want some more stuff in LBP to tinker with. You guys said LBP would go where the community wants to take it so more content please?

I_am_rushin said:

March 31st, 4:34 pm

Hey Jeff when will we be hearing from Naughty Dog?

VofEscaflowne said:

March 31st, 4:36 pm

Thank you for taking the time in allowing Canadians to enter this contest :) Hopefully this means good things for future Playstation related contests, including Home.


March 31st, 4:36 pm

Glad to see you guys keeping the community busy. Sad it’s only open to NA… =[


ThreeLeggedFreak said:

March 31st, 4:38 pm

That’s cool, any plans for a Killzone 2 and/or God of War Level pack Mark? Please say yes.

Phantommizzi said:

March 31st, 4:51 pm

That’s pretty dam cool, Im gonna leave this to the people who can actually make levels though. Im gonna stick to making my Ratchet & Clank weapon.

bushisprez said:

March 31st, 4:53 pm

Is golf even possible in LBP? like literally swinging a club or sackboy a hole isn’t difficult to make.


March 31st, 4:53 pm

Great contest. I love using Sackboy in HSG.

butterflybangs said:

March 31st, 4:54 pm

The prizes for this competition aren’t great. I could care less about having something that contributes to my non-existant E-peen. The idea of the level becoming “official” seems meaningless since everyone can already publish levels for everyone to play.

Additionally, two weeks (Easter is in there somewhere) is hardly enough time to slap together a level.

If some LBP swag *cough*Where are the stuffed sackboys?*cough* was involved, I’d totally be all over the competition.

Also, Golf = mleh.

ForgetfuI said:

March 31st, 4:57 pm


Fluidshine said:

March 31st, 4:59 pm

This is great another chance at winning a prize crown!! I am definitely going to make a level for this…probably a driving range one.

starBlinky01 said:

March 31st, 5:06 pm

yay canada finally!! I may take part in this one.

bob52 said:

March 31st, 5:17 pm

Ya Canada FTW!!

Zezzler said:

March 31st, 5:27 pm

Thanks for the Canadian love~~~
I dont even know where to start, but i will get-er-dunn! thanks Media Molecule.

PatriotEyez27 said:

March 31st, 5:41 pm

Thanks Sony for including Canada! WOO HOO !

jqtaxpayer said:

March 31st, 6:04 pm

I can’t wait to show the world my hole!

Midgetguy said:

March 31st, 6:34 pm


Maybe I’ll enter…

l3lackCalamity said:

March 31st, 6:50 pm

what canada is allowed to do something ?
YEAH worship Mm. Just make sure you keep this up to a point to where were equal with the Americans.

Wafi24 said:

March 31st, 7:26 pm

l3lackCalamity in my opinion you are equal to me i in no way am i better than you. Thanks MM hopefully i can get a crown this time out of many chances lol wish me luck MM.

kuff1 said:

March 31st, 7:29 pm

I’m hoping my hole will get a lot of glory.

Anyway, somebody need to fix the Playstation Blog Yahoo widget. It ain’t working.

krae_man said:

March 31st, 7:35 pm

A contest open to Canadians? Finally.

Please tell me that from now on all SCEA contests will be open to Canadians(Including contests where the prizes are non digital and have monitary value).

Darkdrium777 said:

March 31st, 7:42 pm

Void in Quebec.

How exciting. D:

lakaiHIGH said:

March 31st, 7:48 pm

sounds pretty awesome. wish there were more ways of attaining that pimp crown.


phinnv8 said:

March 31st, 7:52 pm

Thanks for the early April Fools joke today Sony. Letting all your gamers think there was some news about their gaming console… you know the PS3? That new “cutting edge” system released 2 years ago?

Great job for lowering the price of an 8 year old system and make us think about selling our PS3s and buying that and a 360.

Azira013 said:

March 31st, 7:55 pm

Yay!!! Canadians can play too!! Hurray!!!

Zookey said:

March 31st, 8:08 pm

Sweet hehe!

Thrasher20 said:

March 31st, 8:31 pm

Cool stuff. I love Little Big Planet. Thanks for the growing support of a bad-ass game.

EVanHelsing said:

March 31st, 9:05 pm

Thank you for opening up this contest to Canadians.

Kenshin71 said:

March 31st, 9:28 pm

How does the golf course work? I didn’t know golf clubs were usable in LBP since the animations don’t replicate a golf swing. If they are not usable then there is little point in creating a golf course. Would be a great idea for DLC though.

kdiep said:

March 31st, 9:29 pm

cool excited to see the final version with all golf courses. Not gonna try to make one though mainly because I don’t have time to do those freakin MANDATORY tutorials. SUCKS big time. I understand that’s how you get a full understanding but if the tools are so user-accessible and pick-up-n-create then let us do just that. Jump right into it and whenever we need help, we watch tutorials or ask or something.

Anyway just a small rant cause I want to create stuff too. Just not enough to sit through freakin hours of tutorials just to get started. Probably not even gonna remember most of it.

Kenshin71 said:

March 31st, 9:33 pm

Oh and if golf can’t be done well on LBP then HGS5 should be ported to PSN. Unless it would cost a lot of money or the file is too big there is no reason not to but plenty of reasons to do it.

D-Squad3 said:

March 31st, 10:22 pm

I’m really confused, how do we make a level? What are the requirements and wtf is a driving range level?!!

Carl-G said:

April 1st, 2:41 am

Any chance of doing Trophies for ‘Hot Shots Golf:Out of Bounds’ ? I’d get it then + the LBP add-on ;P

DragoonSV said:

April 1st, 7:44 am

Will the LittleBigPlanet Golf Course & Driving Range be addons for ‘Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds’? If it is, it will be kinda cool to play this course.

LongTallnUgly said:

April 1st, 8:29 am

Seems to be more Canadians on this American blog than Americans

StalkingSilence said:

April 1st, 8:37 am

I’m not even sure how I’d go about making a golf course. haha besides the GOLF! sticker. I’ll have to think about the objects and how it’s going to work out.

StalkingSilence said:

April 1st, 8:38 am

Oh and the golf ball item – I need to look around at what I gots

The_Punisher111 said:

April 1st, 8:58 am

You know what … ?
Since Sony announced a freaking PS2 (NOT PS3) price cut …. makes me feel like they SUCK!! And they ingore consumer!!!

April Fools

KojimaYi said:

April 1st, 9:05 am

CEK111 said:

April 1st, 9:30 am

How can Europe enter?
And where is the rules for it?

mmmpieisgood said:

April 1st, 11:22 am

I too would like to know the terms and conditions/level naming rules for European entries, please!

mmmpieisgood said:

April 1st, 11:23 am

In response to my own previous post and for others in Europe, I have now found the rules for europeans here:

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