You may be sensing a theme with this season’s Fortnite challenges, as they’re determined to make us use the game’s new battle pass feature, toys, to complete at least one challenge every couple weeks or so. Previously it was shooting hoops, but this week in Fortnite, we have to hit golf balls from tee to green on five different holes.
This is…going to be a process. Why? Because so far as I can tell, every golf hole is, you guessed it, at the new area Lazy Links, which is an entire nine hole, par 3 golf course that was added at the beginning of season 5. Cramming everyone into a single area like this to complete a challenge is going to be absolute chaos. It could be fun, or it could be totally frustrating as you drop game after game to spoilsports as you’re just trying to get a few shots off. Like some other challenges, it seems like the best option is probably to do this in 50v50 and hope that your half of the map includes Lazy Links. I’m not sure Epic really thought this through, or if they did, they just want to see what happens when everyone descends on the golf course at the same time.
To get this challenge started, first you’ll need a golf ball. This is a battle pass only challenge because you can only get a golf ball toy through the battle pass, and you will need to have hit tier 27 to unlock it. Give that it’s week 5 out of 10, if you’re dedicated enough to want to complete this challenge ASAP, I’m guessing you’re dedicated enough to have made it to tier 27 already. Equip the golf ball like an emote, and then head to Lazy Links.
Once you get there, you will have nine holes to choose from, and you’ll need 5 of the 9 in order to complete the challenge. Here’s a map of the nine holes. The base of the arrow is the tee, and the end of the arrow is the green, so you can see where you’re aiming.
My advice would be to start with the holes that are the furthest away from the clubhouse and pool, as that’s where everyone will be gearing up. Or conversely, you could be the person that arms themselves to the teeth and then starts golfing, so you have some recourse if someone tries to interrupt your shots, rather than having an empty inventory.
Then you get to golfing. This works similarly to the basketball challenge, but it’s a little more involved considering your target is much further away. As soon as you use the toy/emote from your wheel, you want to be aiming your reticle in the air over your target, the green. Where your reticle is determines how hard you’re going to swing your club, and if it’s too low, you’ll simply put or chip. If it’s too high you’ll never find your ball. I’d aim just a tiny bit above each green. When you land on it, you will actually see a pop-up notification in the kill feed, and it will tell you how far away you are from the pin. Just be grateful this challenge didn’t stick with the original wording, which required five holes in one. In all my practice for this article, I hit the green a bunch, but never did get a hole in one.
There are carts everywhere, so you will probably want to pick up an ATK to get from hole to hole quickly. If you want to be extra safe if you’re doing this solo, you could build yourself a little 1×1 set of walls on the tee to protect you as you shoot.
This definitely seems like it’s going to be one of the harder unique challenges of the season, given that it’s entirely jammed into a single area of the map, and it requires you to stay there for a very long time to get five of these done. Again, 50v50 is probably the ticket. If there are other, secret holes out there that “count” besides the golf course itself, I will hunt those down and post them here. But for now, Lazy Links mayhem it is. Good luck.