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Royal Dubai — Hole #1: Par 4

By • Updated: Jul 30th, 2018 • Category: Royal Dubai

With a great wind, it’s possible to drive this hole!  You’ll just have to hope for a lucky bounce over the stream in front of the green.  Having streaks as your balls on this course greatly help your chances of driving #1.  Check out this huge high-teed A1 driver that finds the cup!  Here’s another […]



Agave Ranch — Golden Tee 2019

By • Updated: Jul 22nd, 2018 • Category: Agave Ranch

Here are some early screenshots of the course!  Here is the official preview of the new 2019 Scottsdale, Arizona course. “As the sun deliberately dips beyond the horizon, Agave Ranch comes to life. The lights above turn on as the temperatures dip, putting a spotlight on this 18-hole course smack-dab in Scottsdale, Arizona. But the desert has company. […]



Sandhill Woods — Golden Tee 2019

By • Updated: Jul 22nd, 2018 • Category: Sandhill Woods

Here are some early screenshots of the course!  Here is the official preview of the new 2019 Pinebluff, North Carolina course. “It’ll require back roads and a map to get there—your GPS will do you no good here—but Sandhill Woods offers golfers something they treasure—spectacular, immaculate tranquility. Although the town of Pinebluff, North Carolina is only 2.4 square […]



Priming for Golden Tee 2019!

By • Updated: Jul 18th, 2018 • Category: 2018 -- Golden Tee Live 2019, Lead Story

It’s that time of year again to get pumped for new courses and features, and you can find links to everything new here — check back often as more news is released regarding Golden Tee 2019…the 30-year anniversary! Now, the courses!  They look fantastic, as usual…click the links below to get much more detail on […]



Catedrais Beach — Golden Tee 2019

By • Updated: Jul 18th, 2018 • Category: Catedrais Beach

Here are some early screenshots of the course!  Here is the official preview of the new 2019 Ribadeo, Spain course. “On the coast of Ribadeo, Spain sits an Oceanside course far different from most—a place of gorgeous blue water, endless sun and soaring, overpowering rock walls. Catedrais Beach, which stands for the Beach of Cathedrals, is what happens […]



Beals Creek — Golden Tee 2019

By • Updated: Jul 17th, 2018 • Category: Beals Creek

Here are some early screenshots of the course!  Here is the official preview of the new 2019 Big Spring, Texas course. “At the crossroads of Interstate 20 and U.S. Highway 87, deep in the heart of Big Spring, Texas, is a golf course you grew up with. Jean shorts won’t be welcome at Beals Creek Golf Club, but […]



Pembroke Links — Golden Tee 2019

By • Updated: Jul 16th, 2018 • Category: Pembroke Links

Here are some early screenshots of the course!  Here is the official preview of the new 2019 Lamphey, South Wales course. “Across the Atlantic Ocean, golf returns to its roots—to its rugged, long and spectacular origins. Here in Lamphey, South Wales, Pembroke Links provides bold travelers with an opportunity of a lifetime. Ancient ruins can be seen off […]



Gearing Up for Golden Tee 2018!

By • Updated: Jul 16th, 2018 • Category: 2017 -- Golden Tee Live 2018, Features

Excitement is building for the new release of features and courses, and here is where you can get a consolidated summary of everything happening!  Check back here often as your source for all the latest that Golden Tee 2018 has to offer.  Here’s the GT 2018 launch preview! Here’s the attract mode video featuring the […]



Mayfield — Hole #16: Par 4

By • Updated: Jul 13th, 2018 • Category: Mayfield

From the front box, this 6-wood hops up into a left-center pin. From the back box, this driver settles into a center pin. And my goodness, did this hole get challenging with the new tee boxes.  There’s one in the center, but they’ve also added one left and right tucked behind trees. From the left […]



Summit Lakes — Hole #9: Par 4

By • Updated: Jul 8th, 2018 • Category: Summit Lakes

This par 4 is drivable a lot of the time. If there’s ice, it’s that much easier. Just go for it and don’t worry about getting wet. Or, if you can’t get there, line up with the wind for a straight-wind approach shot from just about anywhere. Without ice, you may have anywhere from a […]



Coral Vista — Hole #1: Par 4

By • Updated: Jul 8th, 2018 • Category: Coral Vista

This hole is drivable straight-away from the front box. From the middle box, big hitters can sometimes get there too — check out this huge C3 that finds the hole from 400+.



Royal Dubai — Hole #2: Par 5

By • Updated: Jun 17th, 2018 • Category: Royal Dubai

From the back-right box off the tee, try to curve it around the right side with a high-teed 3-wood or driver and land the fatter fairway area between the two necks so that you have a reasonable approach. From the back-left box, you can do the same more often around the left side of the […]



Safari Dunes — Hole #1: Par 4

By • Updated: May 10th, 2018 • Category: Safari Dunes

With the newer tee boxes, this one can rarely be drivable…check out this huge C3 that finds the cup! No problem laying up shorter here since it’s just the first hole.  But after a long drive, here’s a hole-out to start the round.



Calypso Key — Hole #8: Par 4

By • Updated: May 6th, 2018 • Category: Calypso Key

From the back box, a high-teed 3-wood can clear straight over the trees to the green. From the right box, this 3-wood shot through the gap for an ace. There’s a newer tee box as well that forces a longer shot around or over the trees in order to drive the green. And there’s another […]



Safari Dunes — Hole #10: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 28th, 2018 • Category: Safari Dunes

From the back-right of the box, you can take a lofted (7 or 8) wood over the top…here’s an ace to a front pin.  Even a high-teed 5-wood can work into a headwind…check out this ace to a front pin. With a front pin, having a 7/8-wood is still a great option so you can […]



Royal Dubai — Hole #12: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 28th, 2018 • Category: Royal Dubai

From the new left box, you can punch a 2-hybrid through the trees at the green for an eagle putt.  Or check out this 3-wood that cut around the outside to find the hole!  A low-teed 3-wood can also cut under/through the trees to the green, but carry is always key!



Royal Dubai — Hole #8: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 28th, 2018 • Category: Royal Dubai

From the back box, this 5-wood had just enough carry to reach a back pin! Man does this hole get tough from the newer tee box that tucks you back-left…this requires you to cut the ball around the trees and uphill into this island green, or even to lay up if you don’t have the […]



Royal Dubai — Hole #6: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 28th, 2018 • Category: Royal Dubai

Because this par 4 is not too long, there’s often no reason to blast out in the narrow neck of the fairway.  You can lay back in a couple spots…either to the far right behind the tree, or to the left of the tree…here’s a hole-out from there.  The sand to the right is also […]



Royal Dubai — Hole #5: Par 5

By • Updated: Apr 28th, 2018 • Category: Royal Dubai

There’s a group of trees conveniently placed where the left fairway starts to open back up, but the fairway strips by here still present a good option at which to aim.  From the right side there, here’s a nice 2-iron curved around into the cup. There’s a newer tee box out to the far right […]



Safari Dunes — Hole #5: Par 5

By • Updated: Apr 23rd, 2018 • Category: Safari Dunes

The best setups allow you to drive over the junk to the second fairway, playing out to the left. Most other setups call for a layup on the sloped landing area between the fairways straight ahead, which calls for distance control.  You can play left to the island, or right in front of the sand […]



Calypso Key — Hole #7: Par 5

By • Updated: Apr 23rd, 2018 • Category: Calypso Key

From the original tee boxes, your best shot off the tee is out to the left fairway.  You can be anywhere here and you’ll have enough loft to go over the trees guarding the approach into the green. Another popular spot off the tee here is the island straight ahead past the first fairway, which […]



Mystic Hills — Hole #5: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 23rd, 2018 • Category: Mystic Hills

Three different tee boxes here, with the front-left being the easiest as it’s usually a high-teed 4W or 5W pretty straight over the top at the green.  From there, this high-teed 5W floats over the top to find the cup. From the front-right, you may have to play a bit of cut into the green, […]



Mayfield — Hole #4: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 23rd, 2018 • Category: Mayfield

From the center box, here’s a high-teed 5-wood over the top for the ace. There’s a newer tee box out left, but it’s still a similar shot and distance over trees into the green.



Royal Dubai — Hole #9: Par 5

By • Updated: Apr 23rd, 2018 • Category: Royal Dubai

A good play many times off the tee here is to hit long and to the right side of the left fairway, allowing a fairly straight approach into the green. There’s a newer tee box out left that allows you to play to the end of the left fairway instead, with a much easier approach.  […]



Calypso Key — Hole #11: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 15th, 2018 • Category: Calypso Key

You can go right or left around the trees, or over the trees, depending on the box and setup, but be careful of the rock overhang guarding the right side! From the front box, this 5-wood cut around the left side with backspin for an ace.  And this medium-teed 6-wood also cut around the left […]



Calypso Key — Hole #2: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 15th, 2018 • Category: Calypso Key

There’s a newer tee box in the front-left allowing you to drive this green over the trees!



Rhineland — Hole #9: Par 5

By • Updated: Apr 15th, 2018 • Category: Rhineland

There’s almost never any need to try to cut through the tunnel on this one.  Play your drive out as far as you can, towards the middle of the fairway to give yourself some room to hit a wood over the hill into the green with as little curve as you need. However, now with […]



Safari Dunes — Hole #7: Par 5

By • Updated: Apr 15th, 2018 • Category: Safari Dunes

It’s best if you can reach the second fairway past the neck, but that’s not always possible.  The alternative is to hit out to the end of the first fairway as close as comfortably possible, which also allows you the distance for a fine approach shot. There’s a newer tee box out left that makes […]



Calypso Key — Hole #6: Par 3

By • Updated: Apr 15th, 2018 • Category: Calypso Key

Here’s an ace to a right pin. There is a really long tee shot from one of the newer boxes that will have setups where some players can’t even reach the green.  Yep, sometimes you need to really hammer a high-teed driver just to get there.



Calypso Key — Hole #4: Par 5

By • Updated: Apr 15th, 2018 • Category: Calypso Key

A popular layup spot is to the right by the outlet spot towards the water…even if you’re back a ways you can still get there.  Here’s a driver hole-out from there. There’s a new tee box way left that allows you to lay up in the sand to the left for a straight approach into […]