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Donald's Golf Game (1938)

Donald is golfing, and his nephews are along to "help." Between their noise and their practical jokes, Donald isn't having a lot of fun or success with his game.


Jack King (uncredited)




Uncredited cast:
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck / Huey / Dewey / Louie (voice) (uncredited)


Uncle Donald goes golfing on a course by the beach, insisting on total quiet for his concentration, not even a singing bird. Alas for him the nephews, brought along as caddy trio, come prepared for more mischief then just making disturbing noises, they have a whole bag of trick clubs and enlist a grasshopper to 'animate' Donald's ball... Written by KGF Vissers

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For the first (and only) time, Huey, Dewey and Louie appear wearing, respectively, red, orange and yellow. This proved too confusing, so for their next appearance in The Hockey Champ (1939) they returned to red, yellow and green. See more »


Edited into The Magical World of Disney: Donald's Weekend (1958) See more »

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Nice but unexceptional
16 March 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

There are some good things about Donald's Golf Game, but there are also some not so good things.


1) Once again, the animation is very well done. I love cartoons with colourful, crisp backgrounds and good character features and Donald's Golf Game did well in both counts.

2) One thing I love most in an 8-or so minute Disney cartoon is good music. That is why I love The Old Mill, Wynken, Blynken and Nod and The Ugly Duckling so much. Here, the music is appropriately lively, with quirky motifs and rousing orchestration.

3) The characters are still their engaging selves, Donald being as volatile and as cantankerous as he is well known for, and Huey, Duey and Louie providing excellent support as his mischievous nephews.

4) Clarence Nash, need I say more? He is perfect for the voice of Donald, simply born to voice him. Don't get me wrong, I like Tony Anselmo as well, but Nash conveyed the hot headedness of the character more effectively. And I mustn't forget that Nash also provided the voices for Huey, Duey and Louie so strictly speaking it is a pretty bravura one man show.


1) I know this is not the first Donald Duck cartoon to have this flaw, but for me the story is pretty routine. Nice but otherwise unexceptional.

2) A good part of the cartoon is funny, but some of the gags were rather predictable and not as well timed as others.

3) The pacing is a little too fast. When the ending came, I was like "That's it?"

Overall, this is a decent Donald Duck cartoon, but not a truly great one. Personally I prefer Donald's Nephews, No Hunting, Toy Tinkers and Donald's Off Day all of which I consider one of Donald's better cartoon efforts. 7/10 Bethany Cox

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4 November 1938 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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