Parents can get it for younger players who wouldn't ordinary like a golf game because this one's easy to get into, and it offers many modes of play.
It almost goes without saying that golf fans won't be impressed by the use of cute mascots in a golf game and that's a shame because Mario Golf is a truer to the sport than most golf games out there (i.e. Links Xtreme). Mario Golf will surprise you because it's much closer to a simulation than its appearance lets on.
Older gamers or golf enthusiasts should definitely do like we did and put aside prejudices and give the game a shot. I guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised.