Archive for 2012

Rustic Bridge — Hole #1: Par 4

By • Updated: Feb 13th, 2018 • Category: Rustic Bridge

You can get pretty close to this green a couple different ways, if not on, with certain looks!  A 3-wood at the right angle can reach the sand around the left side, and a driver played just right can curve in pretty close from the right.  With high tees, some woods can go over the […]



Glacier Ranch — Hole #9: Par 4

By • Updated: Jan 29th, 2018 • Category: Glacier Ranch

Here’s sweet 5-wood dunk.  This one looks way long but was actually perfect — check it out!



Glacier Ranch — Hole #13: Par 5

By • Updated: Jan 29th, 2018 • Category: Glacier Ranch

Put your tee shot up on the grassy hill to the right, and bring you approach over the top to the green.



Glacier Ranch — Hole #14: Par 4

By • Updated: Jan 29th, 2018 • Category: Glacier Ranch

This hole-out to a back pin was otherwise water-bound for sure!



Glacier Ranch — Hole #15: Par 3

By • Updated: Jan 29th, 2018 • Category: Glacier Ranch

Check out the bank-in on this short par 3.



Rustic Bridge — Golden Tee 2007

By • Updated: Jan 29th, 2018 • Category: Rustic Bridge

This post contains tips, tricks, and information related to the 2007 Golden Tee course Rustic Bridge.



Rustic Bridge — Hole #12: Par 5

By • Updated: Jan 29th, 2018 • Category: Rustic Bridge

This is a tough eagle.  You need a long drive, but even then, you may still need quite a bit of curve on your approach shot, trying to hold a narrow green with water all around it!  Here’s an outstanding hole-out.  This drive was long enough to allow a 5-wood over the top. There’s also […]



Rustic Bridge — Hole #13: Par 4

By • Updated: Jan 29th, 2018 • Category: Rustic Bridge

You can usually play a big A1 drive to the second fairway, but it does come with a bit of risk — this is interesting, for instance.  This approach shot from the rough found the cup.  But, if you aren’t sure, just lay back in the first fairway — you’ll still have plenty of club […]



Rustic Bridge — Hole #17: Par 3

By • Updated: Jan 29th, 2018 • Category: Rustic Bridge

Here’s a short ace played off the hill.



Cedar Meadows — Golden Tee Fore! 2004 Extra

By • Updated: Jan 2nd, 2018 • Category: Cedar Meadows

Check out this video for a demo round played on Cedar Meadows!



Rustic Bridge — Hole #11: Par 4

By • Updated: Feb 24th, 2017 • Category: Rustic Bridge

Often drivable, but the difficulty is in the angle of the approach.  You have to be careful not to clip any trees on your way to the green.  Here’s a nicely played 3-wood from a left-center box.  Here’s another nice 3-wood ace from the center box.  And this driver found a pin tucked to the […]



The 400-yard ace club

By • Updated: Feb 4th, 2017 • Category: Driving

Since the YouTube era of Golden Tee began a few years ago, we’ve seen plenty of amazing hole-outs.  It’s a fairly small group, however, who have made their way to the top of the Great Shot points list for a single stroke by finding the hole off the tee from 400+ yards out.  This post […]



Glacier Ranch — Hole #16: Par 4

By • Updated: Jan 28th, 2017 • Category: Glacier Ranch

There are some spots to work your tee shot through the trees into the green, depending on your setup.  I have had success a couple different ways here. From the front box, you can ram a 9-iron through the gap where it will hit the leaves and settle. More easily, though, you may also be […]



Golden Tee 2K

By • Updated: Jan 16th, 2017 • Category: 1999 - Golden Tee 2K


Max length putt

By • Updated: Jan 16th, 2017 • Category: Home Edition, Putting

Some greens in Golden Tee are so large that you can leave yourself with a literally unmakeable putt.  So what is the cutoff distance?  I’ve found that it’s right about 145 feet.  Anything longer, and you cannot get the ball to the hole, no matter how hard you hit it.  Keep this in mind if […]



Rustic Bridge — Hole #6: Par 4

By • Updated: Jan 13th, 2017 • Category: Rustic Bridge

This one can be difficult to drive and requires a tight angle into the green, and likely the front box.  However, with the introduction of high tees to classic courses, you can now cut a path over the top in some cases to reach the green — here’s an example ace! From the back box, […]



Glacier Ranch — Hole #18: Par 4

By • Updated: Jan 1st, 2017 • Category: Glacier Ranch

This 5-wood stayed left the whole way, caught the green, and spun back in! This tee box was tucked back in the trees, but this 3-wood went through them and angled back for a dunk — awesome. And here’s a beautiful ace with the 0-hybrid.



Glacier Ranch — Hole #4: Par 5

By • Updated: Aug 6th, 2014 • Category: Glacier Ranch

Most players have the best success driving this green by hitting a smooth driver straight through the gap in the trees at the green, where it should bounce up and settle. I have also had a lot of success lining up with the center of the green, using my 3W, pulling back slightly left, and […]



Painted Gorge — Hole #4: Par 4

By • Updated: Oct 5th, 2013 • Category: Painted Gorge

Here’s an example ace here — thanks Skipper!  



Coconut Beach — Hole #2: Par 4

By • Updated: Aug 22nd, 2013 • Category: Coconut Beach

From one of the front boxes, this hole can potentially be drivable!  From the closest box, you’ll have the distance, but the trees will pose an issue.  Your best bet is from the second-closest box — with a nice wind at the green, you can play anywhere from a fairly straight shot to a C3-type […]



Coconut Beach — Hole #10: Par 4

By • Updated: Aug 17th, 2013 • Category: Coconut Beach

The play is almost always straight down the fairway to the right — you should have plenty of club to get there in two.  A driver can work nice to minimize the effect of wind and slope — this one was played nicely and found the hole. Use either backspin, bite, or nothing with the […]



Cape Haven — Hole #7: Par 5

By • Updated: Aug 17th, 2013 • Category: Cape Haven

You may have to carry 340 or more to reach the green if you play out to the left fairway.  It can be done sometimes, but you also don’t want to get wet trying, and you’ll have to put extra emphasis on your drive to be as far right as possible.  It’s worth consideration sometimes […]



Sequoia Grove — Hole #18: Par 4

By • Updated: Aug 15th, 2013 • Category: Sequoia Grove

Here is a fantastic low-teed driver cut through the gap and into the hole.  This one came in pretty hot after a big hop and an out-wind but still found the hole! If the wind is blowing hard left, you may need to rotate another click left and play more of an A2-type shot instead […]



Bear Lodge — Hole #14: Par 4

By • Updated: Aug 7th, 2013 • Category: Bear Lodge

Some guys have gotten close to driving the green here, at least getting close enough for a short chip shot.  Check out this insane long drive.  Don’t expect these results, but check out how this high-teed driver skipped the water with a tailwind! It’s never a bad option to lay up behind the sand straight […]



Cape Haven — Hole #13: Par 3

By • Updated: Jul 8th, 2013 • Category: Cape Haven

This par 3 can be really tough, especially with a bad wind and/or if you have the back box.  Sometimes it’s best to work a very small-cut driver against the wind/slope to hold the green.  Here’s an awesome 3-wood dunk from the back box. Here’s a one-hopper from the front-right box.  This 7-wood found the cup […]



Coconut Beach — Hole #17: Par 4

By • Updated: Jul 8th, 2013 • Category: Coconut Beach

This is one of the toughest eagles in 2013, followed immediately by perhaps THE toughest eagle in the game.  In most cases, it doesn’t hurt to go for it, because the sand and the rough below the hole will catch most errant shots.  Let’s start there, because this is very entertaining. From the front box, […]



Coconut Beach — Hole #11: Par 5

By • Updated: Jul 5th, 2013 • Category: Coconut Beach

This year’s Design-A-Hole has a lot going on.  There are a lot of options, so you’ll need to size them up depending on your tee box.  From the front boxes, this hole can be drivable, and you’ll always want to go for it.  Even with a wind blowing hard right, you can still curve a […]



Sequoia Grove — Hole #13: Par 4

By • Updated: Jul 5th, 2013 • Category: Sequoia Grove

Most of the time, you’ll be trying to hit a low-lofted shot through the hole in the bottom of the tree.  However, it’s very easy to miss high and ram right into it.  The trick is to try to land your ball well short of the green, because you’ll get a lot of bounces downhill […]



Jackrabbit Junction — Hole #18: Par 5

By • Updated: Jul 5th, 2013 • Category: Jackrabbit Junction

The best setups allow you to blast a straight high-teed driver over the cacti to the right edge of the second fairway.  If the wind is more challenging, you can rotate left and play a big A1 drive through the gap into that second fairway instead.  Here’s a nice backspin one-hop hole-out with the 7-wood. […]



Bear Lodge — Hole #4: Par 4

By • Updated: Jun 4th, 2013 • Category: Bear Lodge

Here’s a nice 3-wood ace from the left-center box followed by one floated in from the right-center box. The hole gets long from the back boxes.  You can work a driver through the gap in the middle like this nice shot from the back right box, and this driver actually dunked from the back left box! […]