Planet MiniGolf looks like it's stuck in the visual limbo between downloadable game and retail release. The courses aren't quite as inventive as the tables in Zen Pinball. A full-on character creation system would have been welcome, but at least there are some customization options. Appearance modifiers and accessories invite you to get creative. Some of them (putters, balls, etc.) don't affect your avatar. Animation work is passable, and sometimes it's even funny. For example, the burly Bruce putts one-handed and hardly ever looks at the ball. Lots of putts look stronger than they should. When you win a match, your avatar will dance around to frat boy instrumental party rock.
The sound design usually stays out of the way, which is a good thing. Most of what's here is quite annoying. It's forgettable and usually completely unnecessary. Planet MiniGolf has the single most annoying announcer I've ever heard. Seriously, Zen Studios. What were you thinking? This absurdly obnoxious personality doesn't have a name, but I'll give him one: Captain Redundant. If Zen Studios didn't offer the option to turn him off, the score at the top would be at least five points lower.