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Coconut Cove — Golden Tee ’99

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Coconut Cove — Hole #1: Par 4

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Coconut Cove — Hole #2: Par 4

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Coconut Cove — Hole #3: Par 3

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Coconut Cove — Hole #4: Par 5

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Coconut Cove — Hole #5: Par 4

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Coconut Cove — Hole #6: Par 3

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Coconut Cove — Hole #7: Par 5

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Coconut Cove — Hole #8: Par 4

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Coconut Cove — Hole #9: Par 4

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Coconut Cove — Hole #10: Par 4

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Coconut Cove — Hole #11: Par 3

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Coconut Cove — Hole #12: Par 5

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Coconut Cove — Hole #13: Par 4

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Coconut Cove — Hole #14: Par 4

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Coconut Cove — Hole #15: Par 5

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Coconut Cove — Hole #16: Par 3

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Gearing Up for Golden Tee 2018!

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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 attract mode video featuring the new logo for 2018.  And to start off, why not listen to a discussion with course designer Jim Z. as he talks with us about the new courses and features!  And here are some additional photos of the new courses.

Now, the courses!  We’ve got 5 new ones as usual…click the links below to see a course overview and pictures:
Calypso Key
Mayfield
Rhineland
Royal Dubai
Safari Dunes

In addition to the 5 new courses, we’re going to get a chance to play two reimagined courses from the Golden Tee Fore era!  These will come out at some point post-release so we get to focus on the 5 new courses first.  Read about Mystic Hills first and watch a preview.  The other course to come out will be Rattlesnake Ridge!  This will be a great way for veteran players to catch up on these legacy courses and new players to get a taste of some old designs!  The courses are constructed exactly the same but with new technology to bring them into the LIVE era.  While some will play easier because of the new equipment and shot types available, you’ll notice some holes are much more narrow and the greens are smaller!

Also coming later in the release will be time-released tee boxes.  After a certain period of time, we’ll start to notice new tee box areas in play!  Not only that, but some will be very different, perhaps even changing par on the hole.  One will even have you attacking the hole from a different direction!

Building on the success of Freaky Fridays, you’ll start seeing the Monday Mix-Up, another variation available for play as part of the daily contest!

Another exciting addition is a new shot type called “release”.  This will function like bite in reverse, or a less-drastic version of roll.  It should be great for a casual player to get a bit more aggressive and will also help others with chipping around the green too without the threat of rolling over the green!

Build-A-Bag 2.0 will be here with new features as well!  First, you’ll be able to make cosmetic changes to your club, such as changing the color of the club head, shaft and grip.  There will also be modifications made to the ball tracers with the Build-A-Ball feature with more colors, things that adjust based on how hard you hit the ball, a variety of new options and improvements to highlight more of the tracing itself…we’ll see what’s to come here!

The new clothing is always anticipated each year, and 2018 will continue to deliver.  But once again we get to see brand new golfers in the game this year…you’ll notice new models and faces that look much more natural.  You’ll even have body suits, including fat, muscle, mascot, speedo, and shirtless!  And instead of being limited to one headwear item or shirt, you’ll be able to add more accessories, like that cigar or even gloves on top of what you already have.

In addition to the always creative clothing options, there are 16 new custom putters added for 2017!  Check them out here: The Tall Boy, Thigh-High, My First Putter, The Mighty, Hot Dog on a Stick, Venom, Ethel, Drip-Drop, Hot Mic, Bender, Buried Treasure, Bones, and more to come…you can find them all in the GT Caddy app.

New clubs and balls are back in 2018 as well!  Regarding club sets, which were revolutionized with the Build-a-Bag option, Golden Tee has built on this feature to offer a couple of the most popular combinations as complete sets for you in 2018.  First, we have the Players’ Choice for 2018, a collection of the most popular clubs for a well-rounded attack at any course.  Next, there’s Play Like a Champion, a set assembled for players of all skill levels by world champion Mark Stenmark!

In addition, there are two new virtual ball options with some new features…check out the Rambler and the Vanguard!  These balls will decelerate differently and not brake as much through the ground…we’ll have to check them out!

Freaky Fridays have made their way into Invitationals ahead of the 2018 release…now you can challenge your friends to some of the most popular designs featured on the Friday Daily contest throughout 2017!  And with the 2018 release are more enhancements to Invitationals to make them bigger and better.  You’ll have the option to play in contests with up to 100 people for up to $1,000 in prize money!  It’s worth noting that the maximum entry per person will remain at $25.  The other great feature is that you can set a size limit so it’s really first-come, first served…no more waiting on that last guy to join!  Invite 10 and kick off when you have the first 5 accept, or whatever you choose to set up.

2018 brings a whole new in-game user interface!  It’ll be similar to before but once again advanced to better fit the information you need and allow you to navigate around easier.  The big news is the addition of a shot-height meter!  This will help with shooting over objects, trees, whatever by showing how high your shot reached…pay attention and learn for the next time!  The data has always been there, but now it’s exposed to help us know the height of our shot.  Also, we’ll be able to see a display showing exactly what surface the ball is sitting on – this will be especially nice by the green/fringe/rough to know how the lie will impact your shot.  Players could mostly tell this before by gauging the distance lost when changing clubs, but now this information is more clearly exposed as well.

Along with the new user interface, you’ll have a “camera lock” feature.  Everyone has a favorite camera view and you’re accustomed to clicking that button after each shot.  But now, you can lock in that view by holding down that button, and it’ll be set for each shot!  You can still unlock it or click the buttons for different views as before, but this will be a fun feature similar to quick-shot.

Finally, for the casual player, there are a couple of great new features.  First, you’ll have the ability to smoothly turn to better line up a shot.  Clicking left or right once turns the old way, but if you hold either,  you’ll have a smooth scroll between steps!  So for that left-2 wind, just turn a pinch right and hit it straight.  There will also be the concept of a “starter pack” offered to showcase some of the game’s advanced equipment and features and give players a taste of what they’re missing with the online mode!

Of course, there are certain things we won’t be getting this year (no chipping on the greens, no driving range) that have been common requests from the community, but once again Golden Tee has unleashed a plethora of new features to get us excited for late September!



Rhineland — Golden Tee 2018

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Here are some early screenshots of the course!  Here is the official preview of the new 2018 Germany course.

Among castles and train tracks and mountain walls exists Rhineland, Golden Tee’s German creation. While the endless, lush green surfaces may seem familiar, this course is anything but. Situated in the Rhine River Valley, the Rhine River serves as a constant obstacle: a large, long body of water that will play an impact on the round’s most impactful shots. And the elevation? Well, let’s just say you haven’t walked a course like this in years—maybe ever.”

Expect to soon see a YouTube demo of all 18 holes from the beta version!

GT Par can range from -xx to -yy on this course…to be further analyzed!

This post will contain tips, tricks, and information related to the 2018 Golden Tee course Rhineland! Check out the hole-by-hole breakdowns and example hole-outs as I partner up with the Golden Tee community to give you the edge you need to beat your friends!

The most popular club/ball combo on this course will also be discussed.



Calypso Key — Golden Tee 2018

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Here are some early screenshots of the course!  Here is the official preview of the new 2018 Barbados course.

At one of the southern most points of the Caribbean lies an 18-hole golf course seemingly tucked away. Sure, the white beaches will look somewhat familiar; as will the crystal blue water and white waves as they crash throughout. But here on the island of Barbados, the traditional “tropical” course label will be rewritten. Rocks and rough and large, never-before-seen palm trees line all fairways. What this land may lack in elevation it makes up for in terrain. Prepare to be floored by its beauty but also bewildered by all these glorious elements coming together all at once.

Expect to soon see a YouTube demo of all 18 holes from the beta version!

GT Par can range from -xx to -yy on this course…to be further analyzed!

This post will contain tips, tricks, and information related to the 2018 Golden Tee course Calypso Key! Check out the hole-by-hole breakdowns and example hole-outs as I partner up with the Golden Tee community to give you the edge you need to beat your friends!

The most popular club/ball combo on this course will also be discussed.



Safari Dunes — Golden Tee 2018

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Here are some early screenshots of the course!  Here is the official preview of the new 2018 African course.

In southern Africa lies a golf course rich with elements: a mix of sand and ocean and fescue, an environmental concoction new to the game you love. Here at Safari Dunes, you’ll walk amongst wilder beasts and elephants, while your wayward tee shots might end up in a hippo’s mouth baking in a nearby hazard. The scenery is both marvelous and grungy—the bright green fairways tucked between danger and beauty alike. Let’s take a walk on the wild side.

Expect to soon see a YouTube demo of all 18 holes from the beta version!

GT Par can range from -xx to -yy on this course…to be further analyzed!

This post will contain tips, tricks, and information related to the 2018 Golden Tee course Safari Dunes! Check out the hole-by-hole breakdowns and example hole-outs as I partner up with the Golden Tee community to give you the edge you need to beat your friends!

The most popular club/ball combo on this course will also be discussed.



Royal Dubai — Golden Tee 2018

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Here are some early screenshots of the course!  Here is the official preview of the new 2018 UAE course.

After nearly 30 years of daytime playing, Royal Dubai is allowing us to play the game after hours. With average temperatures exceeding 100 degrees during the day in the United Arab Emirates for much of the year, this is golf at night, under illuminated, artificial lights. The towering Dubai skyscrapers serve as a spectacular backdrop, lighting up the dark skyline themselves. Below, you will have to navigate an extravagant mix of water, sand and thick palm trees to score well. Welcome to Golden Tee at night. 

Expect to soon see a YouTube demo of all 18 holes from the beta version!

GT Par can range from -xx to -yy on this course…to be further analyzed!

This post will contain tips, tricks, and information related to the 2018 Golden Tee course Royal Dubai! Check out the hole-by-hole breakdowns and example hole-outs as I partner up with the Golden Tee community to give you the edge you need to beat your friends!

The most popular club/ball combo on this course will also be discussed.



Mayfield — Golden Tee 2018

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Here are some early screenshots of the course!  Here is the official preview of the new 2018 Iowa course.

Throw the clubs in the trunk, take a right turn down the asphalt road and embrace your inner neighborhood golf hack. Such is the vibe of Mayfield Golf Club, an Iowa park district course that looks and feels like a course you’ve played on a Sunday afternoon. Well, yes and no. This is Golden Tee in a way you’ve never seen it before: through a lively neighborhood, with ground under repair and with water towers and power lines hovering in the distance. Here, shirt and shoes are most certainly optional.

Expect to soon see a YouTube demo of all 18 holes from the beta version!

GT Par can range from -xx to -yy on this course…to be further analyzed!

This post will contain tips, tricks, and information related to the 2018 Golden Tee course Mayfield! Check out the hole-by-hole breakdowns and example hole-outs as I partner up with the Golden Tee community to give you the edge you need to beat your friends!

The most popular club/ball combo on this course will also be discussed.



Teal Gardens — Golden Tee 2017

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Here are some early screenshots of the course!  Here is the official preview of the new 2017 Sakamoto, Japan course.

For the first time in its storied history, the game you love has touched down in Japan. The village of Sakamoto offers up an array of inquisitive obstacles. Some of these, like the detailed bridges, finely manicured sand traps and magnificent dojos were built by men. Others, such as the tall bamboo trees that sway by tee boxes, will serve as a more natural test. Get past these, and you’ll be greeted with some of the more shapely greens we’ve ever crafted.”

Here is a 6-hole demo from the Golden Tee Lounge!

Here is a YouTube demo of all 18 holes from the beta version!

GT Par is consistently -29 on this course.

This post contains tips, tricks, and information related to the 2017 Golden Tee course Teal Gardens! Check out the hole-by-hole breakdowns and example hole-outs as I partner up with the Golden Tee community to give you the edge you need to beat your friends!

The most popular club/ball combo on this course will also be discussed.



Teal Gardens — Hole #1: Par 4

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From the front box, you can drive up or near the sand with a big drive to give a chip at an early eagle.



Teal Gardens — Hole #2: Par 4

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From the front of the middle box, here’s an A1-Turbo shot that carries onto the green and almost drops!  With this shot removed from the game, you likely cannot drive the green anymore, so just look at the pin placement and lay up to the left or right side to give the best approach.

From the fairway, this approach bounced off the pin and spun back in the cup.

Given the setup, you may also opt to blast out to the rough right of the water…here’s a nice early hole-out from there.



Teal Gardens — Hole #3: Par 4

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From all boxes, a high-teed wood with perhaps a bit of cut can go over/around the left straight at the green…anywhere from an 8-wood to a 5-wood depending on the setup.  There are also cut shot options that offer a chance to use backspin, but the tricky green and steep sandy drop-off make this a tough early eagle.

From the front box, this 6-wood cut around to a front pin.  And this 5-wood cut around to a back pin.  From the back of this box, a high-teed 6-wood can go over the left side to a back pin!  This high-teed 8-wood cut over the trees to a front pin.

From the back of the second box, this high-teed 5-wood went straight over to dunk in a front pin!  Even a medium-teed 5-wood can clear the center gap between the trees so you can use backspin if needed.

NOTE — this hole changed from the beta version.



Teal Gardens — Hole #4: Par 3

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From the right box, here’s a hybrid into a tough pin.

From the center box, here’s an ace to a back pin.

Fun trivia — the message in the sand behind the green translates to “hazard”.  Naturally.



Teal Gardens — Hole #5: Par 5

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Your best landing area, given a front or perhaps middle tee, is the center of the three shortcut pods in the water.  It’s an offset shot but is the easiest to hit and clears the way for your approach.  Here’s a 3-wood hole-out from the center of there.

From the back tees you can’t get there, so aim for the smaller single pod straight ahead off the fairway.  This gives you a decent angle into the pin.  Here’s a driver hole-out from there.

Another option to avoid the risk of the water is the far end of the right fairway…it takes away more of the water risk if you can high-tee a driver out there, but you’ll have a more challenging curve shot into the green.



Teal Gardens — Hole #6: Par 4

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Five tee boxes here and a difficult green sloped towards the water make this another tough early eagle.  You might need a small cut over the left edge of the trees or you may high tee a wood straight at it.

From the 2nd box, this 5-wood curves around to a front pin.

From the 3rd tee box, here’s a great 4-wood pretty straight over the top to a back pin.

From the back box, this driver went over the top corner to a back pin.