We're gonna sink 'em all!
|—Ace, "Rose's Room"|
In the video game, Ace, Lina, and Wedge (whom the player controls) are on a quest. Along the way, the trio defeats enemies like the Windmill and the final boss, Prof. Sandtraps. In the secret ending, Ace finds and frees his father, who survived thanks to Project F.L.O.G.
In a battle, you can play as either Ace, Lina, or Wedge. When in battle with an antagonist, you can either attack, defend, or mulligan. In the attack menu, options are stroke, tech, and item. In a stroke, the options are putt, chip, and drive.
Steven plays the game in his room for an entire day while the other Gems are away on a mission. He beats the final dungeon when Garnet, Pearl, and Amethyst return. As he attempts to watch the secret ending, Amethyst activates the Wailing Stone they had found, cracking the TV screen. Afterward, Steven goes into his mother's room where he creates a TV and game console to finish watching the secret cut scene.
- Golf Quest Mini is a mash up of Pokémon, EarthBound, Legend of Zelda, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Final Fantasy (among other games), incorporating parodies of the play styles, character design, and dialogue.
- At the beginning, when Ace and his friends accept the challenge put forth by Professor Sandtraps, Ace says: "We're gonna sink 'em all!" This is a parody of Pokémon's phrase "Gotta catch 'em all!".
- June 9, 2014 is the date Ace's father disappeared.
- The game console the game is played on resembles the Nintendo 64.
- Ace's companions resemble Brock and Misty from Pokémon.
- The majority of dialogue that was shown for this game consists of golf puns.
- Typically, Rose's room can only show things that Steven has seen or knows about. The room was able to show him the ending of the game, however, suggesting that the ending shown was how Steven wanted the game to conclude.
- F.L.O.G. may be a reference to F.L.U.D.D. from Super Mario Sunshine.