When doing approach practice, make the arrows that indicate where the ball is going to land be about five to ten feet in front of the red circle. Then, when shooting, have the power indicator stop just before the sign that says where you should stop, and press A when the indicator comes back (to make the ball backspin more). You should get it in every time.
|Back Nine Holes In Birdie Challenge|
Successfully complete the front nine holes in Birdie Challenge to unlock the back nine holes.
When trying to collect Best Badges, you can only get one per hole.
|Blooper Open Tournament|
Place first in the Sands Classic Tournament with any character to unlock the Blooper Open Tournament.
When watching the introduction sequence, when Bowser starts chasing Waluigi and Wario, Birdo is playing with the secret character, Boo.
|Bow Wow Pits|
Bow Wow Pits count as an out of bounds, but are rocky and very bouncy. Therefore, your ball rarely stays in the pit. It will be counted as out of bounds only if it stays in the pit. You can also hit a Bow Wow with your ball to watch him awaken and turn bright red -- do not worry, you are safe as long as you do not land in its pit.
|Bowser Badlands Tournament|
Place first in the Peach Invitational Tournament with any character to unlock the Bowser Badlands Tournament.
|Camp Hyrule Tournament|
At the title screen, hold Z and press Start to unlock the "Special Contests" on the main menu. Enter the "Password Tournament" screen and enter "0EKW5G7U" as a password.
Note: The first character is the number zero.
When you finish the game in tournament mode, even if you do not have any of the secret characters, the game will show a cast of all of the characters including the secret ones.
|Cheep Cheep Tournament|
Successfully complete the Lakitu Cup Tournament with any character to unlock the Cheep Cheep Tournament.
In coin mode, there are different types of coins. Red are worth 10, Blue are worth 20, small gold are worth 1, and big gold can range from 30 to 40.
When in multi-player mode, press C-stick Up, C-stick Down, C-stick Left, or C-stick Right or the during an opponent's turn to compliment them. There are four different compliments per character.
|Control Ball Spin|
Quickly press the following buttons when choosing your accuracy to get various ball spins:
- Topspin: Press A(2).
- Backspin: Press B(2).
- Super topspin: Press A, B.
- Super backspin: Press B, A.
Press B after the ball stops to immediately jump to the replay. To view it from another angle, watch the replay again. Press A for a faster replay.
Repeatedly reload a saved game to get weather conditions that you like.
When putting, notice that each character has their name and a logo on their ball.
|Hole In One Contest|
At the title screen, hold Z and press Start to unlock the "Special Contests" on the main menu. You will find the hole in one contest in the "Special Contests" menu.
|Hollywood Video Tournament|
At the title screen, hold Z and press Start to unlock the "Special Contests" on the main menu. Enter the "Password Tournament" screen and enter "BJGQBULZ" as a password.
|Intermediate And Expert In Side Games|
Successfully complete novice mode in any Side Game to unlock the intermediate mode. Complete the intermediate mode to unlock expert mode.
Note: In shot practice, expert is "Trouble Shot".
|Mario Open Tournament|
At the title screen, hold Z and press Start to unlock the "Special Contests" on the main menu. Enter the "Password Tournament" screen and enter "GGAA241H" as a password.
When you hit a mushroom in Peach's Invitational, the ball will bounce high into the air.
|Peach Invitational Tournament|
Place first in the Blooper Open Tournament with any character to unlock the Peach Invitational Tournament.
Usually the only time you can get a perfect shot with any character with bad control rate is when you get the power indicator (on manual shot) directly on where the indicator started (it will say "Nice shot"). If you miss it by a notch, the ball will go wild with somebody such as Bowser (it will still say "Nice shot").
On one of the Peach's Castle holes, hit the ball in a flower bed.
|Play As Boo|
Get fifty birdie badges to unlock Boo.
|Play As Bowser Jr.|
Play the 18 Hole Birdie Challenge in the Side Games. Get a Birdie or better on all eighteen holes to unlock Bowser Jr..
|Play As Petey Pirahna|
Successfully complete the putting, approach, and shot practice under all three difficulty settings in the Side Games to unlock Petey Pirahna.
|Play As Shadow Mario|
Successfully complete Ring mode to unlock Shadow Mario.
|Replay A "bad" Hole|
When playing in tournament mode and you have a lot of bad hits or putts. You can restart the hole by doing the following. Save the game before you finish the hole. When you load your game again, you will start back at the tee for that hole. This also makes it easier to collect Birdie Badges and win tournaments.
|Sands Classic Tournament|
Successfully complete the Cheep Cheep Tournament with any character to unlock the Sands Classic Tournament.
Play against the challenging character in Character Match mode after being invited (getting an envelope) and win to unlock that character's star version. A star usually adds something about 30 yards to your swing.
Place first in the Bowser Badlands Tournament with any character to unlock the Star Tournament.
|Target Bullseye Tournament|
At the title screen, hold Z and press Start to unlock the "Special Contests" on the main menu. Enter the "Password Tournament" screen and enter "CEUFPXJ1" as a password.
When in multi-player mode, press A, B, Y, X or the C-stick during an opponent's turn to taunt them. There are four different taunts.
Note: Hold the button and use the Analog-stick to vary the taunts.
If you hit your ball into a warp pipe, it will appear from another warp pipe. This only works with warp pipes that you cannot see through the other side. However, if you hit it into the pipe it came out of, it will go back to where you hit it the first time.
To hear Yoshi, hit the ball into a flower bed.