Pumping Up for Golden Tee 2016By Golden Tee Fan • Category: 2015 -- Golden Tee LIVE 2016, Features •
We’re into September, and that means Golden Tee 2016 is less than a month away! Click here to watch the preview trailer for the new release. Here’s everything you need to know about it, starting with the courses (possibly more scorable than 2015)! Click each link below to read an overview of each course and find links to video demos of each hole taken from the beta version in August!
One of the first things you’ll notice with the new 2016 cabinets is an updated control panel — see below and click here to read more about its design. This correlates with a new menu system, including a Back button and a Random button for course selection, making it easier to navigate around and begin any game mode. Also notice how the course length is shown at the bottom, another cool new feature!
In addition, Golden Tee is installing a keypad for cardless entry on the back of the panel. Here’s how to get registered for the change prior to the release.
Next, there are two sets of new balls Click here to read about the interesting new Barrage and Stout ball sets. We’ll check back after a few weeks into the new release to see how well this new equipment fits into the 2016 version as compared to what you may already own. New clubs sets may be released at a later point, but you can find new clubs in the Build-A-Bag feature (see below).
Perhaps the biggest enhancement this year is the installment of Build-A-Bag, which gives players the chance to purchase and assemble a bag including any clubs (and spin options) they wish! The feature will initially be available only on the GT Caddy app when GT 2016 launches. Six new clubs are offered this year to include in your custom set! Bags will cost $5 each, and standard or custom bags can now be defaulted to a particular course…no more forgetting to change clubs on different courses! Here’s how the creation experience will look. Even better, here’s a video tutorial of how you can create your own bag!
In addition, there is a big new game feature with this release called Money Shot. It’s like Closest-to-the-Pin, but there is no cup…only a flag. Your goal is to finesse your shot as close as possible to the base of the flag. You get 3 shots with the same tee box and pin placement, but the wind changes each shot to mix things up. You can play multiple times, but your next game will have a different tee box and pin placement for the same hole. Click here to read more about it! Here’s another follow-up article detailing the payout structure.
Another popular request was to add Golden Tees to Closest-to-the-Pin, and now we have it! CTTP will also be available in Casual or Offline mode so you can play with your buddies without having to play for prize money.
As always, you’ll have the chance to win new headwear, shirts, pants, and FOOTWEAR to add to your virtual wardrobe…this year’s additions really look great! Here’s more info and pictures of what’s available from the GT Caddy app.
That’s it — we’re always ready for new courses and new features, so the rest of the year should be a great time to be a Golden Tee Fan! Check back for the course write-ups on each hole to continue to learn how to navigate your way to lower scores!