When you are playing the star tournament, it will be a bit more challenging than the normal tournament. Other characters will get higher scores than usual and the green is basically like the fast fairway you have from blooper open and so on. To stay in the game and have a better chance of staying in the game, get star characters for everybody and be bowser star character, try to get more birdies, eagles etc and don't hit the ball as hard on the green.
- Stages - Hold Z and hit Start at the Title Screen: 9L3L9KHR: Bowser Badlands Tour 2GPL67PN: Bowser Jr.'s Jumbo Tourney 0EKW5G7U: Camp Hyrule Tournament BJGQBULZ: Hollywood Video Tour ELBUT3PX: Peach's Castle Grounds Course GGAA241H: Super Mario Open CEUFPXJ1: Target Tour Tournament
- Characters - Boo: Get 50 Best Badges Bowser Jr.: Complete the Birdie Challenges (Front 9, Back 9 and All 18) Shadow Mario: Complete Ring Shot Mode Petey Piranha: Complete all the Side Games (Beginner, Intermediate and Expert) Star Character: When a character has an envelope next to them, play them and beat them in a Character Match (this'll give them better stats and let them shoot farther)
- Courses - Cheep Cheep Tournament: Get 1st in Lakitu Cup Sands Classic: Get 1st in Cheep Cheep Tournament Blooper Open: Get 1st in Sands Classic Peach's Invitational: Get 1st in Blooper Open Bowser Championship: Get 1st in Peach's Invitational Star Tournament: Get 1st on all Courses in Tournament Mode Intermediate Level Side Games: Clear the Beginner Level of a Side Game Expert Level Side Games: Clear the Intermediate Level of a Side Game Birdie Challenge Back 9: Beat the Birdie Challenge Front 9 Congo Canopy Stroke Play: Beat the Front 9 and Back 9 on Birdie Challenge Congo Canopy Random Hole Mode: Beat the Front 9 and Back 9 on One On, One Putt
If you don't like a shot that you made, like if you went out of bounds or in the water, just save the game and reopen it. You will restart the hole with, but the wind may be a different speed and in a different direction and the hole might even be in a different spot on the green, but at least you can try the hole again!
Are you having trouble getting all of the Best Badges?? Don't worry! OK, if you get to shoot for a par, and have no possible way of getting a Birdie. DON'T shoot, instead, press START and go to Quit Game (or Save Game, I don't remember) and click on an open slot.
It will save and take you to the main menu. Go to Continue and pick that Tournament. It should take you to that same hole. Good Luck!! (oh, and when you get all of the Best Badges, even in the Star Tournament, it doesn't give you anything).