Posts Tagged ‘Golden Tee 2012’

Tundra Peak — Hole #18: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 3rd, 2017 • Category: Tundra Peak

The most common, and usually safest, shot is a high-teed 5-wood.  Since it slopes way back towards you and the green is frozen, it should settle, although you’ll almost always have a fun downhill putt to finish out!  This one was just played very nicely.  Medium-teed 5-woods also work sometimes.  Here’s a nice one that […]



Royal Cove — Hole #4: Par 5

By • Updated: Apr 3rd, 2017 • Category: Royal Cove

This can be a really tough eagle.  First, you might want to take a run at the green or at least get it close!  Rotate right and play a big high-teed C3 driver around the side.  Just hope you don’t get unlucky like this! If you don’t want to give that a try, rotate right […]



Royal Cove — Hole #11: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 3rd, 2017 • Category: Royal Cove

Don’t pay TOO much attention to the demo here, because the hill is now higher than the demo and you have a slim chance of being able to climb up and over the hill towards the green.  HOWEVER, study this shot.  It’s a medium-teed 3-wood with roll from the right-center of the box.  There’s a […]



Royal Cove — Hole #14: Par 5

By • Updated: Apr 3rd, 2017 • Category: Royal Cove

Three options here!  First, to the right, there’s a narrow green patch along the wall through the trees.  If you can stick it here, this gives you probably your best approach shot for eagle — here’s a hole-out from there.  It can be very tough, especially with a left-blowing wind or if you get an […]



Royal Cove — Hole #18: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 3rd, 2017 • Category: Royal Cove

This shot is usually doable by curving around the left side and using backspin to hold the green.  Here is a perfect 5-wood backspin around the corner.  This sick low-teed 5-wood cut all the way around to a back right pin.  Here’s a 2-hybrid that played a huge A2-type cut. Sometimes you may not be […]



Auburn Glen — Hole #5: Par 5

By • Updated: Apr 3rd, 2017 • Category: Auburn Glen

First, check if you can blast your drive down straight ahead to the second fairway.  If so, you can end up with a fairly straight approach shot. Otherwise, you just need to nail the correct layup spot for a shortcut to the right through the trees — it will take a little practice to learn […]



Auburn Glen — Hole #7: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 3rd, 2017 • Category: Auburn Glen

Over or under, that’s the question!  The safest shot is usually a low-teed driver straight at the green under the bridge.  You don’t have to hit it as hard as you think either — you should have plenty of loft and distance to carry the water, and you want the ball to stop before skidding […]



Auburn Glen — Hole #8: Par 3

By • Updated: Apr 3rd, 2017 • Category: Auburn Glen

Sometimes higher-lofted clubs can help you float shots in here, especially when the pin is tucked to the right. Here’s a low-lofter to a center pin. VIDEO DEMO



Auburn Glen — Hole #11: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 3rd, 2017 • Category: Auburn Glen

Here’s a tricky hole that will test your skill.  The tee shot to the right is difficult to stick due to the narrow fairway, but you’ll be rewarded with a straight approach shot for an easy birdie if you pull it off — here’s a hole-out from there. If you do play down the left […]



Auburn Glen — Hole #12: Par 5

By • Updated: Apr 3rd, 2017 • Category: Auburn Glen

It’s all about the tee shot here.  Either use a high tee to try to carry the sand to the second part of the fairway, or play a driver cut shot with roll and try to thread the needle past the sand.  You’re good from past the sand.  This driver hole-out uses the hill as […]



Auburn Glen — Hole #14: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 3rd, 2017 • Category: Auburn Glen

The safest shot for you here is to high-tee a 4 or 5-wood over the top of the barn at the same angle as it runs.  If you miss this shot too far right, the tree guarding the green will halt your progress.  Likely you will clip some leaves but have enough momentum to carry […]



Auburn Glen — Hole #17: Par 3

By • Updated: Apr 3rd, 2017 • Category: Auburn Glen

This hole also has two tee boxes — one from the left and one straight on.  Here is where you really need Hawks or a set with low-lofted irons.  With a 7-wood or 9-wood, you may have an awful time trying to keep your round intact. From the left, here’s a perfectly-played ace.  Here’s another […]



Auburn Glen — Hole #18: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 3rd, 2017 • Category: Auburn Glen

In the minds of many, Auburn lets you off the hook with a very doable finishing hole.  You’ll have a pretty straight shot through the gap to this green.  Above all else, aim for the fat part of the green closest to the pin and give yourself a putt.  You’ll need to nail your distance, […]



Grand Canyon — Hole #9: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 3rd, 2017 • Category: Grand Canyon

From almost every setup, a high-teed 9-wood can go straight at the green if you’ve got the distance.  Here’s a perfect example of where you’d play this shot to a back pin.  This one actually comes at it from the left — what a crazy shot!  And this one involves a bank, which is even […]



Grand Canyon — Hole #12: Par 5

By • Updated: Apr 3rd, 2017 • Category: Grand Canyon

The left or right fairway works here — it’s usually wind-specific.  To the right, you can hit it long and straight or curve a big A1-type shot over there, trying to get past the sand.  You don’t have to be dead accurate — it can bounce off the walls a bit and settle, still giving […]



Grand Canyon — Hole #13: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 3rd, 2017 • Category: Grand Canyon

This is the hole that seems to define your round.  The risk/reward is more evident here than anywhere.  It requires a precise A1-type curve around this mountain with exact distance to hold this green and give yourself an eagle putt.  If you miss in any direction, you risk the chance of a re-tee, which is […]



Grand Canyon — Hole #14: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 3rd, 2017 • Category: Grand Canyon

If you get the front left box, you can high-tee a 3-wood and play a small cut through the gap — here’s an ace from that box. From the middle box, this hole may be drivable — check out this high-teed 3-wood that nearly went in!  It takes a precise shot through this gap, but it […]



Grand Canyon — Hole #17: Par 3

By • Updated: Apr 3rd, 2017 • Category: Grand Canyon

In beta, this hole did NOT have a sand trap in front.  If you played the Flares and had a strong wind in your face, you didn’t have much option other than stroke limit, so be thankful you now have somewhat of a bail-out spot! This hole alone makes me want to use Hawks to […]



Grand Canyon — Hole #18: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 3rd, 2017 • Category: Grand Canyon

Here you’ll be aiming straight through the small gap straight ahead, to the left of the green.  It’s too risk to try to cut it left to right — instead, shoot straight through and use the hill to the back left of the green to deflect back down onto the green.  There is water left […]



Dusty Bend — Hole #3: Par 3

By • Updated: Apr 3rd, 2017 • Category: Dusty Bend

Don’t forget about the fence guarding the front of the green here — you absolutely cannot be short!  Make sure you have plenty of carry and use bite or backspin to hold the green.  Here is a nice use of bite from the back box. VIDEO DEMO



Dusty Bend — Hole #6: Par 5

By • Updated: Apr 3rd, 2017 • Category: Dusty Bend

Distance off the tee shouldn’t be an issue here — anywhere right of the sand is fine for your approach.  You actually don’t want to hit too far off the tee and bring some of the brush into play just past the fairway, so lay back a bit from the end of that first fairway. […]



Dusty Bend — Hole #7: Par 3

By • Updated: Apr 3rd, 2017 • Category: Dusty Bend

This one can be a bit tricky, so always play it safe.  The green basically has a front and back section, so play your tee shot to the middle of whatever section contains the pin.  Bite may be a good option here to get the ball to stick when it lands.  It’s often a 7-wood […]



Dusty Bend — Hole #8: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 3rd, 2017 • Category: Dusty Bend

This hole is tough to eagle, and an errant tee shot can turn your round in the wrong direction.  Everything slopes towards the water in the front right of the green, so you need to aim well left to avoid the water and a devastating re-tee.  Stay dry, and accept that birdie is a fine […]



Dusty Bend — Hole #12: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 3rd, 2017 • Category: Dusty Bend

This hole is fun — you’ll have all kinds of different shots here depending on your tee box and the wind.  The green is deceptively huge, so it’s important to get your shot close to the pin for a manageable putt. From the back left box, here is a high-teed 5-wood from the back left […]



Dusty Bend — Hole #13: Par 5

By • Updated: Apr 3rd, 2017 • Category: Dusty Bend

The safest play is something like a high-teed 4-wood to the left side of the left fairway.  This fairway slopes right, so don’t be careless and let one trickle into the water!  At the same time, there’s a semi-hidden building behind what you’re hitting over.  Sometimes it’s directly in your line.  If you play a […]



Dusty Bend — Hole #14: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 3rd, 2017 • Category: Dusty Bend

You will be aiming over the barn to get to the second fairway here.  A high-teed 3-wood clears the barn easily.  If the wind is in your face, high tee a driver and take it just right of the tree between the barn and the house to land safely in the fairway ahead.  Even if […]



Dusty Bend — Hole #16: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 3rd, 2017 • Category: Dusty Bend

Normally you’ll just hit your drive out to the right over the water and into the fairway.  Here’s a hole-out from the right side of the fairway after a nice drive.  If you go too far, you could find yourself in between clubs, so you may want to use backspin and lay back just over […]



Dusty Bend — Hole #18: Par 4

By • Updated: Apr 3rd, 2017 • Category: Dusty Bend

A clever change from the beta version is the addition of a sign over the two buildings on your way to the green.  Now you have to think about elevation control.  Usually, you can take a 3-wood through the gap over the building and under the sign — a driver will not clear the building […]



Your own Golden Tee club set — what would you choose?

By • Updated: Jan 4th, 2015 • Category: Features, Golden Tee golf clubs

**Edited since there is no longer a 220 yard 7-wood as was offered in the Flare set previously. Imagine if you could take clubs from any of the 20 different bags that Golden Tee has assembled over the LIVE era, compiling your own personal set.  What would you choose? First, let’s list off some of […]



Tundra Peak — Hole #17: Par 3

By • Updated: Aug 5th, 2014 • Category: Tundra Peak

Here’s a great hole-out to a tough back-left pin.  And this deflection is amazingly lucky! Also, there’s a little ice gully to the right that can be fun to rattle around in — check out this amazing shot!  Here’s another shot that got some crazy bounces before finding the cup.  Here’s yet another wild one! […]