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Sandhill Woods — Hole #9: Par 5

By • Updated: Nov 3rd, 2018 • Category: Sandhill Woods

From the right box, there are rare setups where you may be able to drive the green — check out this massive C3 that somehow gets there!



Pembroke Links — Golden Tee 2019

By • Updated: Oct 28th, 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 […]



Catedrais Beach — Golden Tee 2019

By • Updated: Oct 28th, 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: Oct 28th, 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 […]



Priming for Golden Tee 2019!

By • Updated: Oct 28th, 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 — Hole 12: Par 4

By • Updated: Oct 28th, 2018 • Category: Catedrais Beach

Here’s a tough hole, especially with a cross-wind, because the green is so narrow.  If you opt to try to cut the ball into the wind instead of playing out into the wind, be aware of the rock on the top left of the hill, which can knock down a shot without enough loft.  Clearing […]



Sandhill Woods — Hole #15: Par 4

By • Updated: Oct 28th, 2018 • Category: Sandhill Woods

From the far-right box, here’s an incredible low-teed driver cut through the woods that curves back in the hole!  Here’s another medium-teed with roll that bounces up and in. And from the center box, here’s an amazing high-teed driver around the left that hits short and pops up into the cup!  Using the right side, […]



Agave Ranch — Golden Tee 2019

By • Updated: Oct 20th, 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: Oct 20th, 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 […]



Catedrais Beach — Hole 18: Par 4

By • Updated: Oct 19th, 2018 • Category: Catedrais Beach

Some setups here can be really tough, because you can face distance challenges as well as finding the right cut.  You’ll be coming in left-to-right usually, so angle is important. A common mistake I’ve seen early is to come up short, and then compound the issue by using bite or backspin, which pulls your ball […]



Pembroke Links — Hole #8: Par 4

By • Updated: Oct 19th, 2018 • Category: Pembroke Links

From the right box, here’s a driver dunk for the ultra shot!  And here’s a big A1 that finds a back pin.



Sandhill Woods — Hole #18: Par 4

By • Updated: Oct 18th, 2018 • Category: Sandhill Woods

From the front-center box, check out this 2-hybrid that plays the grassy area in front of the green to hop up on and into the cup! From the left-center box, here’s a great 5-wood curved around with backspin for the ace. From the back box, here’s a fantastic 3-wood with backspin that finds the cup. […]



Beals Creek — Hole #1: Par 4

By • Updated: Oct 18th, 2018 • Category: Beals Creek

From the front box, this hole is usually drivable – here’s a high-teed driver straight at it for the ace.  And here’s a big C3 that gets it done too!



Catedrais Beach — Hole 16: Par 3

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

You’ll get a lot of practice shaping shots here, as most setups call for you to curve around the hill into the green.  This can either be a small cut, most often with the wind NOT blowing right, or a larger cut where you rotate to the right and play more of a C2-type shot […]



Agave Ranch — Hole #16: Par 3

By • Updated: Oct 18th, 2018 • Category: Agave Ranch

From either box, this hole can be a round breaker…an awkward green with water everywhere and rocks to deflect errant shots into said water.  Loft is key to clear everything, and accuracy is key to stick the tough green. From the left box, this 3-wood narrowly avoided all those problems to find a back cup!



Catedrais Beach — Hole 17: Par 5

By • Updated: Oct 17th, 2018 • Category: Catedrais Beach

It can be tough with some setups, but a high-teed driver hit well can still carry up onto the plateau to the left.  Going up top, as usual, gives you the advantage of a straight shot down into the green.  Distance is important too, since it can be tough to get an approach driver to […]



Catedrais Beach — Hole 15: Par 4

By • Updated: Oct 17th, 2018 • Category: Catedrais Beach

Even though the green slopes downhill, it’s still a nice option to high-tee a wood and go straight at the green, compensating for distance.  This is usually still easier than trying to curve left or right around the hill into the green.



Catedrais Beach — Hole 14: Par 5

By • Updated: Oct 17th, 2018 • Category: Catedrais Beach

Often times the best shot here is to blast as far as you can down the left fairway, either a B2 hammer or a curve shot.  In the right conditions, you’ll carry far enough to have a clear shot at the pin.  Sometimes you’ll have to play a small cut into the green still, but […]



Catedrais Beach — Hole 11: Par 5

By • Updated: Oct 17th, 2018 • Category: Catedrais Beach

This hole is sometimes drivable with the right combo os tee box, wind and positioning…from the center box with a high tee, this driver cuts its way through for the super albatross!  Even if you’re not sure you can get there but think you can get close, it can be good to shoot the gap […]



Catedrais Beach — Hole 9: Par 5

By • Updated: Oct 17th, 2018 • Category: Catedrais Beach

From the center box, tee it high with a 5W or 6W and carry over at the green…this high-teed 5-wood goes right over the top for the super albatross! From the back box, you can carry a high 3W or 4W over the top as well at the green, but you won’t always have the […]



Catedrais Beach — Hole 7: Par 4

By • Updated: Oct 17th, 2018 • Category: Catedrais Beach

With this hole, you do need to curve a wood through the gap with bite or backspin.  Early on you’ll notice that you may be carrying long because it’s slightly downhill, so tend to play a half-club shorter and towards the center of the green for an eagle putt.



Catedrais Beach — Hole 6: Par 4

By • Updated: Oct 17th, 2018 • Category: Catedrais Beach

Here’s another hole where the best play is to high tee the highest lofted club you can carry to the green and blast it right over the top.



Catedrais Beach — Hole 5: Par 4

By • Updated: Oct 17th, 2018 • Category: Catedrais Beach

From the back boxes, it’s best to high-tee a 5W or 6W and aim right at the green by carrying over the top.  Of course, curving is still an option…from the back-center box, here’s a great 5-wood cut around the left to a front pin. From the front-right box, a high 8W can be good […]



Catedrais Beach — Hole 4: Par 5

By • Updated: Oct 17th, 2018 • Category: Catedrais Beach

From all boxes, you can hit up on top of the hill…anything from a high-teed driver to a more lofted wood.  Distance off the tee helps as you may still have a driver into the green, but more important is accuracy…falling down to the left is death.  Take your time and stick the center of […]



Catedrais Beach — Hole 2: Par 4

By • Updated: Oct 17th, 2018 • Category: Catedrais Beach

The fairway narrows about where you want to land your ball, because it’s nice to be able to cut it a bit left to have a more open shot into the green. Beware the left water on the approach which can gobble up an errant approach to a left pin!



Sandhill Woods — Hole #6: Par 4

By • Updated: Oct 17th, 2018 • Category: Sandhill Woods

From the front-right box, check out this driver thumb shot through the trees with the right distance to settle on the green.  Here’s another one with the 3-wood that backspins into the cup! From the left-center box, here’s a 6-wood thumbed at it with a cross-wind helping push it in the hole.



Sandhill Woods — Hole #14: Par 4

By • Updated: Oct 13th, 2018 • Category: Sandhill Woods

From the front box, this low-teed 3H barely clears and hops up to find the cup! From the center box, here’s a low-teed 3W thumbed through that finds the hole.



Pembroke Links — Hole #9: Par 5

By • Updated: Oct 13th, 2018 • Category: Pembroke Links

By driving out to the right just behind the sand, this driver finds the hole for double eagle. I don’t know that this is repeatable, but check out this amazing 8-wood punched through the window after a drive straight ahead towards the tower!  Here’s another one punched through with the 4-wood.  Again, this shouldn’t be […]



Sandhill Woods — Hole #4: Par 3

By • Updated: Oct 2nd, 2018 • Category: Sandhill Woods

From the back box, this high-teed 5-wood thumber dunks for the ultra-shot ace!



Beals Creek — Hole #5: Par 4

By • Updated: Oct 2nd, 2018 • Category: Beals Creek

From the left-center, here’s a high-teed 4-wood curved around for the dunk!