Posts Tagged ‘Golden Tee’

Pelican Grove — Hole #18: Par 4

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

The low-teed 1-iron is money here, but the low-teed 2-hybrid with the Hawks should be able to get it done for you as well.  From the right-box, this 2-hybrid actually one-hopped over the water, onto the green, and into the hole — and it’s not bad to play it this way either.  Here’s another one […]



Shady Acres — Hole #9: Par 4

By • Updated: Mar 4th, 2018 • Category: Shady Acres

You usually loft a shot around the trees and hope to hold the green here.  This 3-wood had enough to catch the rough and a nice hop to a back pin.  This 4-wood was another nice play to a back-right pin. A driver is another good option, where you land left and depend on backspin […]



Shady Acres — Hole #13: Par 3

By • Updated: Mar 4th, 2018 • Category: Shady Acres

It’s nice when you can use a 5-wood to loft a shot onto this green — here’s an example ace to a left pin. Here’s a 7-wood ace to a back-right pin. With lower-lofted clubs, this hole can be difficult.  It’s often between a 2-hybrid and 3-hybrid if you play Hawks, and there’s quite a […]



Shady Acres — Hole #16: Par 5

By • Updated: Mar 4th, 2018 • Category: Shady Acres

A good option many times off the tee here is to rotate right and look for a little grassy outlet jutting from the right out into the water.  You can play a small cut into this area to give yourself an open approach shot with a wood. Curving an A1 shot off the tee often […]



Shady Acres — Hole #18: Par 4

By • Updated: Mar 4th, 2018 • Category: Shady Acres

From the front box, this 9-wood was perfectly-played into a back-left pin. From the back box, this 5-wood also found the hole.  And here’s a great 3-wood.  With a lot more angle, check out this impressive 5-wood dunk!  And this one is fun because it aced for a -41 in the all-drivable par-4 daily contest! […]



Turtle Island — Hole #11: Par 5

By • Updated: Mar 4th, 2018 • Category: Turtle Island

Unless the wind will be strong in your face on the approach (and maybe even then), you can lay up straight ahead in the fairway in line with the lava pit on the left.  This should leave an open driver approach into the green — here’s an example hole-out. Or, you can take the traditional […]



Turtle Island — Hole #14: Par 4

By • Updated: Mar 4th, 2018 • Category: Turtle Island

The shot here depends on the wind.  With a head-wind, you’ll often high-tee a 3-wood over the top of the trees. This high-teed 5-wood carried into the back rock but caught a great deflection into the cup! With a right-blowing wind, you can aim left and pretty much take the trees out of the picture […]



Turtle Island — Hole #16: Par 3

By • Updated: Mar 4th, 2018 • Category: Turtle Island

From the back box, check out the bounces this 5-wood gets off the rock before it finds the cup.  Here’s another terrible shot that kicks all the way over and somehow into the hole!  And this 9-wood rattled around off the rock too and settled back in the cup!  There can be quite a bit […]



Highland Links — Hole #4: Par 5

By • Updated: Mar 4th, 2018 • Category: Highland Links

On this short par 5, you don’t even have to worry about driving past the sand trap in the fairway.  If you lay up short, you’ll have plenty of distance and elevation to carry over on the approach — here’s a 3-wood with bite that sucked right into the hole. VIDEO DEMO



Highland Links — Hole #9: Par 4

By • Updated: Mar 4th, 2018 • Category: Highland Links

You’ll usually want to fly over the rock mountain in the middle of the fairway, but you’ll have to make sure you have enough loft.  From the back box, this medium-teed 3-wood played a small cut left-to-right to ensure it cleared, and then it found the cup.  This medium-teed 3-wood cut over the left peak […]



Greek Hills — Hole #8: Par 5

By • Updated: Mar 4th, 2018 • Category: Greek Hills

Your tee shot here can depend on your confidence in your accuracy with C3 shots.  It’s easy to find the sand, and that will eliminate any chance at eagle.  On one hand, it may be best to blast it past all the sand as far down the fairway as you can, but of course the […]



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. […]



Moose Landing — Hole #13: Par 3

By • Updated: Jan 29th, 2018 • Category: Moose Landing

FLY-BY DEMO Here’s a nice near-ace. Here’s a very short par 3 that plays roughly at 74 yards. Sounds easy, right? No dice! #13 can jump up and bite if you try for the pin every time. The difficulty of this hole lies in its green and pin placement. While it may be large, the […]