Players take control of 10 playable characters, each with their own unique caddy. The series is noted for crude humor, particularly in regard to the characters. For example, Ice Trey is a "Wannabe Hip-hopper" who is likely to bust out a rhyme to get himself in the mood for the game.
Unique to the series is the "Composure Meter". The better you're playing, the higher your composure - the worse you're playing, the lower. The distance on your clubs increases/decreases as your composure goes up or down, respectively. This is designed to simulate frustration, the more shots you miss, the more frustrated you get. The more frustrated you get, the more shots you miss. A solution to this vicious circle is beating your caddy, which increases your composure for each successful beating.
Outlaw Golf supports single player and multiplayer with 1-4 players, and Outlaw Golf 2 supports single player, online and offline multiplayer with 1-4 players. Outlaw Golf was released for the Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo GameCube on October 19, 2002. Outlaw Golf 2 was released for the Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation 2 on October 19, 2004.