Ah, Memorial Day. Some call this weekend the unofficial start of summer, while many travel to be with friends and family and remember those who died in military service. It’s also a popular time to hit the links by day and hit the trackball by night. As we round the corner to the second half of the Golden Tee 2015 season, I like to reflect on the history of the Golden Tee LIVE era and admire the fact that we’ve been given 50 grand courses to curse and celebrate at the same time. In the spirit of travel, what if we could visit all 50 courses and take a spin on each? How would that look? I’m glad you asked – let’s take a journey around the Golden Tee world via seven exciting Golden Tee Fan regional tours! And while you are out, see if you can spot all your favorite Golden Tee clubs, balls, and golf terms while celebrating the diversity of each masterpiece and learning a few fun facts — which is your favorite?
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The Bear Necessities
Hatcher Pass, Willow, Alaska, USA
Keep an eye out for Ospreys fishing for prey. Off the coast is also your best chance anywhere to see an Albatross if you don’t happen to create your own along the way!
The Summit is Brewing
Yukon Territory, Canada
In this barren land, you may need the Canadian Rangers as your caddies. There are plenty of opportunities to put up a Snowman on this tough course; keep those mine Shafts abandoned.
It’s Goin’ Down – I’m Yellin’ Timber!
Cape Arago, Oregon, USA
Trees may Gimmie shelter, but you’ll need Buzzsaws to cut through all that Timber. Steady your Stance and Carry Underwood!
Whisper Words of Wisdom
Napa Valley, California, USA
It’s always a good time golfing in Napa Valley, win, lose or Draw. This scorable course gives you the chance to turn your irons into Blades of glory.
Calaveras, San Andreas, California, USA
You may find your ball getting Pummelled by these giant Sequoias, wishing you could cut a Hole-in-One to make things easier. In fact, some of these huge redwoods do have a bottom arch cut out, but you still need the right club and distance to make it work.
Monterey, California, USA
Some extra long holes here can Offset your scoring chances, but don’t let that leave you in a Scramble for a solid round.
In the Palm of Your Hand
Palm Springs, California, USA
With water almost everywhere here, make sure you have your Grabber handy! There’s more to this game than a Washer and dryer.
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Jack of all Trades
Gila Bend, Arizona, USA
Hummingbirds are abundant in this state, so you’re likely to see a Birdie one way or another. Just don’t get Fat on those Fried Eggs.
The Granddaddy of Them All
Tusayan, Arizona, USA
You won’t find much but scenery off the fairway on this epic course, although you could count that among the Fringe benefits.
A Monumental Experience
Navajo, Holbrook, Arizona, USA
You’ll have a hard time keeping your eyes on the Fairway while playing this beautiful course…just try not to lose your Grip on reality.
A Grizzly Challenge
Redvale, Colorado, USA
Rocky Hollow Picture Show
Moab, Utah, USA
Keep an eye out for the Bogey hovering over the 8th hole. Several nearby trails offer the opportunity for added scenery through Tandem biking!
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA
The 4th hole is an excellent opportunity for an early Albatross, but if you are seeking an eagle to close out your round, the trees on the 18th are the ultimate Obstruction of justice.
Play Misty for Me
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
The Surge of geysers provides an added touch of scenery. Be sure to bring your Jack Links jerky if you drive astray on hole #11, because you’ll be messin’ with Sasquatch. And try not to let the toughest finishing hole in the LIVE era act as an Inciter for anger; you don’t want to be escorted out in a Straight Jacket!
The Hills Have Eyes
Keystone, South Dakota, USA
Mr. Sparkle, Very Popular Course
Ely, Minnesota, USA
On the front nine, there are plenty of Eagles in Stock, Plus some great scenery throughout! Push your way through the back and your scorecard will be a good Read.
Buy the Farm
Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA
With tractors hard at work around the Farm, you’re bound to see some Rippers. And I also hear that Shank ham is on the menu tonight; never go against the Grain!
I’m the Real Shady
Nordic Park, Illinois, USA
Groove is in the Heart of America! With all the pressure and strain you’ll be under here, you’ll be looking for an Equalizer. This course certainly tests your skills in Stroke prevention.
Up Around the Bend
Sayre, Oklahoma, USA
Route 66 rewards the Driver who finds this gem along the road, but let’s hope your Divots are the only thing that need repaired. Also enjoy hole #6 with the infamous Maniax mansion behind the green!
Reborn on the Bayou
Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
Yucatan, Mayan Ruins, Mexico
King Vultures tend to scavenge on stray balls in this area, so stay on course! Better to Whiff than to end up Unplayable, even if the scenery is enticing.
You Put the Time in on Coconut
Punta Gorda, Belize
Honors students can score big here, but try not to Choke on the difficulty of the finishing hole while driving you into a Frenzy!
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Enjoy the view and take the pragmatic Approach around this course. And stay clear of the giant tortoises — never know if they may Bite!
A Brush with Royalty
Half Moon Bay, Antigua and Barbuda
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Edgewater, Florida, USA
With all the looks here, you’ll be thinking Hi-Lo on many shots (do you have the right Pitch?). The side-to-side options on the box will also make you feel like you’re playing Tee ball.
Valdosta, Georgia, USA
Atlanta may be 3 miles north, with the Masters another hour further, but you’ll still take joy watching Hawks in flight. Take Pinterest in this difficult course so you can later share with your buddies.
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Hickorys are plentiful in North Carolina, so grab some nuts while you’re here without the fear of a Cavity.
Nag’s Head, North Carolina, USA
Don’t be short of the 18th green, or not even an open-faced club Sand Wedge can save you in this Blast zone. Better figure out the formula for Trajectory.
Washington D.C., USA
Just because you’re in the land of government on a safer birdie course doesn’t mean you should play like a Rebel! Navigate the course at a medium Pace, and then Pull out.
It’s Always Sunny
Duquesne, Pennsylvania, USA
Enjoy the Spinny rides off the green of hole #4, but resist the urge to jump off course! Keep your Cart on the Path of birdies.
Manhattan, Central Park, New York, USA
This golf course/park Hybrid lets you socialize with passers-by while you play through. Play this course well and Wall Street will recognize that your Stock is rising!
The Glen Is Mightier
Granville, Vermont, USA
Try to avoid the desire to use Detonators to blow the bridges on the 7th and 14th holes, but do enjoy the lands that our Settlers built as they continued to migrate inland.
Acadia, Maine, USA
Twist and turn up and down this Celtic Green masterpiece, but save your second chances for Mulligan’s bar in Dublin.
Glen Nevis, Scotland
The Rough is rough here — take care to stay away. And with pot bunkers galore, you could also call this place Lob City.
Bonnie and Pride
Gullane, Scotland, UK
Elevation control is key, so make sure your Loft is better than Ann Taylor (besides, Heather has Dimples).
Parks and Trek
It’s enticing to Putter about this fantastic course, but pairing it with a good score is even sweeter, so don’t Lag behind! The French made this course quite scorable but also planted several Dukes of Hazard.
Still Waters Run Deep
Enjoy the Slopes! With the dry air in this elevation, you’ll wish that an Air-O-Swiss humidifier was your playing partner.
Luscious vineyards alure, but try to stay off the Juice until you are done with your round. And save that Apron for dinner.
My Big Fat Greek Outing
Known as the home of the Javelin throw, Greece also developed the Ballistas to help you project up and over long distances.
May the Falcon gods watch over you (and don’t forget your Glove). This is as close as you’ll get to the Middle East, but you’ll still be well out of the range of Snipers…just hope that with all the sand around, you don’t feel like you’re fighting the Battle of Bunker Hill!
A Grand Excursion
Mara River, Tanzania
With so much different terrain here, your Caddie better be a great Lie detector. Hopefully Archers aren’t necessary to fend off the wildlife. If you wander too far off the savannah, however, Thor may greet you with a Streak of lightning…the nearby Congo receives more flashes than anywhere in the world!
The Frozen Tundra
Mt. Everest, Nepal
Abundant snow is Par for the course in this elevation. With so much white stuff around, you’ll wish your ball was equipped with its own Tracker. By the time you get to the 18th hole, it’ll appear as if you need to launch your ball into Orbit. Hopefully you Stick the green instead of watching your ball Hurtle back down the mountain!
The Great Wall
Howitzers are certain to project over any walls in your way. China is also the king of Iron production, so your equipment will feel right at home.
The Pearl of the Orient
Break open the oysters! The lagoon is gorgeous, but the course can give you the Yips; your best Caddie here may be a Water Filter.
Alice Springs, Australia
Serious Backspin can be your friend here as you Old Skool Rap around this classic course. Kangaroos are nature’s most famous Bounders, but get too close and you’ll see the ‘roos Hightail it out of there. Do Drop bears really exist? In any case, you should also be able to catch abundant Peregrines flying about the country!