Super adorable design of characters and accessories, and a generally very very lighthearted and fun game.
The game itself is kind of like an RPG Golf game, but the characters explain that it's meant to make golf fun for everyone, so there are only a few characteristics you get to choose from, and then all the playing is just by tapping a button 3 times -- start, strength, accuracy.
I wouldn't call it deceptively simple, but I would definitely say that there's nuance to it that leaves a lot of room for progress and fun.
The main thing to note is that it is LOOOOONG. I've barely played more than 8 hours, but I'm still at the very very very very very beginning. There's tons of clothes and clubs and characters and golfballs to unlock, but everything is stretched out and really requires you replaying 9 holes over and over and over again.
It's not like bad repetitive, it's just that there's progress to be made (a lot of it) and you definitely have to put the time in "actually" playing the game.
This isn't like DOOM or something where you just run forward mashing buttons and upgrades just start appearing and you can make it through 5 levels in 2 hours. This is really really asking you to make dedicated progress and effort to really try and make birdies and holes-in-one, to upgrade your clubs and focus on wind speed and the slope of the ground, but it's not a golf simulator, like an ESPN/EA game, it's more that it's a simple premise with tons of dedicated detail.
It's awesome as a distraction, and also seems really good if you're into the progress.
The only reason I'd not give it 5 stars is because it really does feel like the game "world" is super sparse at first, and it takes a hot minute to realize that you really really do have to progress to fill it all out.
Like getting Golf Carts or fishing games or any of that, apparently, is like several rankings into the game, which is probably at least 20 hours of dedicated effort -- so a few days if you don't play all day. And that's to just barely unlock those features.
It's cool that there's progress and it does ask a lot of effort, but we're living in a post-MGSV and post-BotW world ... five stars is asking a lot.