Posts Tagged ‘golden tee courses’

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 […]



Sequoia Grove — Hole #16: Par 4

By • Updated: Mar 4th, 2018 • Category: Sequoia Grove

Here is an awesome 3-wood ace from the left-center box.  This high-teed 5-wood found the cup from there as well. This 3-wood came around the left side with a great B1 shot and found the hole.  This one came around with more angle for the dunk!  And this low-teed driver skip was a great play […]



Jackrabbit Junction — Hole #5: Par 4

By • Updated: Mar 4th, 2018 • Category: Jackrabbit Junction

This shot is easiest from the left-center box — normally a high tee right at the green, even though a high tee wouldn’t always be needed.  Here’s a high-teed 5-wood ace from there. The same shot works from the right-center box where a high tee is most often needed.  Or you can work a shot around […]



Jackrabbit Junction — Hole #7: Par 3

By • Updated: Mar 4th, 2018 • Category: Jackrabbit Junction

This hole plays uphill, so you’ll usually need to play a little extra distance to stay pin-high.  But above all else here, keep your ball on the same tier as the pin!  It can be tempting to be aggressive, but you’ll likely cost yourself a stroke if you have to putt up or down a […]



Jackrabbit Junction — Hole #13: Par 4

By • Updated: Mar 4th, 2018 • Category: Jackrabbit Junction

Three different fairway approaches to the hole create variety on this short par 4, which is all about distance control.  You need to clear the hill in front while trying not to fall off the slope on the back. Here’s an ace coming down the right fairway, where the angled green makes the shot slightly […]



Jackrabbit Junction — Hole #18: Par 5

By • Updated: Mar 4th, 2018 • Category: Jackrabbit Junction

The best setups allow you to blast a straight high-teed driver over the cacti to the right edge of the second fairway.  If the wind is more challenging, you can rotate left and play a big A1 drive through the gap into that second fairway instead.  Here’s a nice backspin one-hop hole-out with the 7-wood. […]



Coconut Beach — Hole #3: Par 5

By • Updated: Mar 4th, 2018 • Category: Coconut Beach

Here you’ll almost always play a driver straight ahead to just behind the back-left fairway trap.  This is the safe play, and the farther left you can stay, the straighter approach you’ll have — this one played the wind nicely.  Here’s a nice 7-wood curved around from well behind the fairway sand.    Even if you […]



Coconut Beach — Hole #6: Par 5

By • Updated: Mar 4th, 2018 • Category: Coconut Beach

This par 5 is difficult to get close in two because of the narrow fairway and the pesky trees hanging over the green.  However, I’ve found a strategy that works pretty well most of the time. With any type of wind except a strong tailwind, you can lay back in the fairway for a driver […]



Coconut Beach — Hole #9: Par 4

By • Updated: Mar 4th, 2018 • Category: Coconut Beach

There are many ways to play this shot, and often still more than one option given a particular tee box and wind.  The left-center box gives you the best look, because you can take aim straight at the green and play just a small curve around the left of the trees.  You can also rotate […]



Coconut Beach — Hole #11: Par 5

By • Updated: Mar 4th, 2018 • Category: Coconut Beach

This year’s Design-A-Hole has a lot going on.  There are a lot of options, so you’ll need to size them up depending on your tee box.  From the front boxes, this hole can be drivable, and you’ll always want to go for it.  Even with a wind blowing hard right, you can still curve a […]



Coconut Beach — Hole #13: Par 4

By • Updated: Mar 4th, 2018 • Category: Coconut Beach

A low-teed 4-wood often works well here — it stays under the first obstacle and goes through the second obstacle instead of over it.  This lets you hit it hard but still have correct distance.  Check out an example of that shot here.  Just be careful using backspin and/or hitting it super hard, both of […]



Coconut Beach — Hole #15: Par 5

By • Updated: Mar 4th, 2018 • Category: Coconut Beach

The only legitimate chance of eagle here is to look to the right towards the green, and locate the shortcut patch.  Depending on the wind, you’ll play a couple different types of shots.  With a headwind, you’ll want a high tee, loft and an accurate line through the middle of the structures to nail the […]



Coconut Beach — Hole #17: Par 4

By • Updated: Mar 4th, 2018 • Category: Coconut Beach

This is one of the toughest eagles in 2013, followed immediately by perhaps THE toughest eagle in the game.  In most cases, it doesn’t hurt to go for it, because the sand and the rough below the hole will catch most errant shots.  Let’s start there, because this is very entertaining. From the front box, […]



Cape Haven — Hole #16: Par 5

By • Updated: Mar 4th, 2018 • Category: Cape Haven

With a tailwind, blast a long drive down the fairway, where you should have enough to get there in two.  Hit it straight or curve it and try to get past the bridge a ways.  The overhanging bridge can be in play if you hit it too hard, so you’ll want the ball on the […]



Cape Haven — Hole #18: Par 4

By • Updated: Mar 4th, 2018 • Category: Cape Haven

Here’s a nice 4-wood with backspin from the far right box.  In contrast, here’s a great 7-wood from there as well. This 5-wood rolled in nicely from the center box. Check out this ferocious 3-wood dunk from the back box! VIDEO DEMO



Bear Lodge — Hole #4: Par 4

By • Updated: Mar 4th, 2018 • Category: Bear Lodge

Here’s a nice 3-wood ace from the left-center box followed by one floated in from the right-center box. The hole gets long from the back boxes.  You can work a driver through the gap in the middle like this nice shot from the back right box. Or, you can high tee something like a 3-wood and go […]



Bear Lodge — Hole #7: Par 4

By • Updated: Mar 4th, 2018 • Category: Bear Lodge

From the back left box, this one can be really tough.  The trees reach out and it almost looks undrivable, but it can be done — you’ll just need the right angle of pullback, and take it all the way out to 3 or past.  Here’s an excellent 3-wood ace from the back-left box.  You […]



Bear Lodge — Hole #11: Par 3

By • Updated: Mar 4th, 2018 • Category: Bear Lodge

Here’s a nice 7-wood from the front-left box followed by a 5-wood ace from the back-right box. VIDEO DEMO



Toughest 2008 Golden Tee Courses

By • Updated: Mar 4th, 2018 • Category: 2007 - Golden Tee LIVE 2008

The votes are in! Borrowing from a blog on underdogsports.net, there have been enough votes to have a consensus on the difficulty ranking of each 2008 course in Golden Tee Live. Here’s the breakdown, from hardest to easiest: 1) Bayou Bay — got 41 of 68 votes for hardest course, and average rank was 1.57. […]



Longwood — Golden Tee Golf

By • Updated: Jan 29th, 2018 • Category: Longwood


Royal Links — Golden Tee Golf

By • Updated: Jan 17th, 2018 • Category: Royal Links


Sylvan Lakes — Golden Tee Golf

By • Updated: Jan 17th, 2018 • Category: Sylvan Lakes

Check out these videos of a video bot posting a perfect -42 on the classic 1989 Golden Tee Golf course Sylvan Lakes! VIDEO DEMO — Part One VIDEO DEMO — Part Two



Tundra Peak — Hole #5: Par 4

By • Updated: Jan 2nd, 2018 • Category: Tundra Peak

If you’re towards the back middle of the box, a high-teed 3-wood can take aim directly at a center pin and clear the mountain!  Keep this in mind as you line up your shot, because you may not have to curve it around. Otherwise, you’ll need to be accurate enough to curve your ball around […]



Tundra Peak — Hole #6: Par 4

By • Updated: Jan 2nd, 2018 • Category: Tundra Peak

Just lay back short of the sand for your approach shot — here’s an example hole-out.  Even if you do carry into the sand, you should still be able to loft a shot into the green.  And here’s a hole-out after a long drive out to the second part of the fairway. VIDEO DEMO



Tundra Peak — Hole #12: Par 3

By • Updated: Jan 2nd, 2018 • Category: Tundra Peak

Use your loft and carry over the ice to the green.  With a back-right pin, the icy mound can serve as a nice backstop!  You can also use the ice to help bounce forward if you end up short, although this one got lucky! Don’t have a high-lofted club?  Just run it into the mountain […]



Tundra Peak — Hole #13: Par 4

By • Updated: Jan 2nd, 2018 • Category: Tundra Peak

The safest play, and only play in my opinion, is to take your shot straight over the mountains ahead to get to the second part of the fairway — use a high tee if it will help you carry far enough. You can still lay back left for a longer approach shot — here’s a […]



Tahiti Cove — Hole #3: Par 3

By • Updated: Jan 2nd, 2018 • Category: Tahiti Cove

HOLE-OUT FROM FRONT RIGHT BOX HOLE-OUT FROM THE MIDDLE-LEFT BOX HOLE-OUT FROM LEFT BOX



Black Hills — Hole #5: Par 4

By • Updated: Jan 2nd, 2018 • Category: Black Hills

Here is a really, really tough par 4, and it’s only the 5th hole!  Sometimes, this can set up where you can line up towards the pin and carry a wood over the trees to the green.  But, you have to be dead on if you attempt this, because everywhere off the green is trouble. […]



Tahiti Cove — Hole #14: Par 4

By • Updated: Oct 9th, 2017 • Category: Tahiti Cove

Check out your tee box — if you’re on one of the two closest boxes, you’ve got a chance to drive this thing!  It takes bravery and a beautifully executed shot (or an already trashed round), but it’s fun to try! From the front box, there’s a gap in the trees, and you’ll be short […]



Summit Lakes — Hole #3: Par 4

By • Updated: Sep 13th, 2017 • Category: Summit Lakes

Here’s an occasionally drivable par 4. If the lake is frozen, be glad, because most of the water the rest of the way will be too! The round will play much easier than if the water is in liquid form. From the front of this huge tee box, you can get to the green with […]