Playable versions of Pebble Beach Golf Links and Pinehurst No. 2 among updates to innovate VR platform
(AUSTIN, TX.) GOLF+ – the leading VR golf app on the market – announces upcoming updates to the GOLF+ experience in time for the holiday season, including the ability to play realistic recreations of Pebble Beach Golf Links and Pinehurst No. 2, new equipment from Callaway Golf and TaylorMade, and game-enhancing capabilities like putt analysis and practice mini-games.
Using the Meta Quest 2 VR headset, GOLF+ users can now experience the intricacies of Donald Ross’ turtle-backed greens at Pinehurst and the wind-whipped tee shot at Pebble Beach’s 7th hole, all in the comfort of their home. Pinehurst #2 will be available on the GOLF+ platform to play on November 18, while Pebble Beach will be available on December 9.
“GOLF+ offers the opportunity to introduce Pebble Beach to completely new audiences,” said David Stivers, CEO of Pebble Beach Company. “We are thrilled to bring one of golf’s most iconic experiences to life via the GOLF+ platform. Golfers will have the opportunity to virtually walk in the footsteps of golf’s greatest champions on one of the most historic courses golf, Pebble Beach Golf Links.
“It’s exciting that players anywhere can experience the beauty and challenge that the No. 2 course presented to the greatest golfers of all time, all without leaving their living rooms,” said the president of Pinehurst, Tom Pashley. “GOLF+ has the chance to reach an unprecedented number of future golfers and we are delighted to introduce Pinehurst to them.”
Coming in December, a revolutionary new feature gives users the ability to analyze and understand every swing they make in GOLF+. The platform is able to collect and report over 20 specific swing attributes – the same metrics used by tour pros to refine their swings – to help users understand what they’re doing well and where they can hit. ‘to improve. GOLF+ is the first VR platform to equip golfers with swing visualization tools and information that can help golfers of any skill level better understand the fundamentals of their swing.
“Our vision for GOLF+ has always been to enable golfers of all skill levels to deepen their relationship with the game,” said Ryan Engle, co-founder and CEO of GOLF+. “The platform is an on-ramp for those who have never bought a club, a way to enjoy the sport again for the elderly or disabled, and now, thanks to the game-enhancing elements we have designed a place where golfers can get useful tips on how to improve their swing and have more fun on the course.
Additional updates include new team modes that will allow players to compete against friends anytime, anywhere in Stableford, Skins, or Match Play formats. Golf addicts will be able to choose from hundreds of unique items to build their ideal bag setup, including the most popular new equipment from leading manufacturers, such as Callaway Golf and TaylorMade.
Fresh from investments by some of the biggest names in sports and business including Breyer Capital, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Brady, Stephen Curry, Mike Trout, Ben Crenshaw and many more, the groundbreaking platform realizes its vision of make golf more accessible to everyone.
Designed to be complementary to traditional golf, the GOLF+ VR experience removes typical barriers such as time constraints, green fees and weather to allow users to play anywhere, anytime. For those who have never chosen a club in the real world, it offers a stress-free way to learn, play and practice at their own pace. Avid golfers can enjoy realistic physics and realistic recreations of some of the world’s most iconic courses. In less than a year since its launch, the platform’s hundreds of thousands of golfers have played over six million rounds on the platform.
GOLF+ is currently available on the Meta Quest 2 platform for $29.99. The game comes standard with Valhalla Golf Club, host of the PGA Championship and Ryder Cup, as well as three other mock course designs. Users can add the famous Ocean Course at Kiawah Island and Wolf Creek Golf Club for just $7.99. The Pro Putt mini-golf game and the Topgolf virtual hangout are also available for free. GOLF+ allows both single and multiplayer options, making it ideal for solo practice or a social round.
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GOLF+ is the first VR golf game on the market. Created by entrepreneurs and co-founders Ryan Engle and Rob Holzhauer, GOLF+ was designed to make the sport of golf more accessible to everyone. Perfect for beginners who have never played traditional golf, or avid players looking for a “real” golf experience, GOLF+ is the perfect way to learn, practice and play with friends and family anywhere, whenever. The game is currently available on the Meta Quest 2 platform.
About Pebble Beach Resorts
Pebble Beach Company, headquartered in Pebble Beach, California, owns and operates the world-renowned Pebble Beach Resorts®, including The Lodge at Pebble Beach™, The Inn at Spanish Bay™ and Casa Palmero®. The Company also operates five renowned golf courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links®, Spyglass Hill® Golf Course, The Links at Spanish Bay™, Del Monte™ Golf Course and The Hay®. His other famous properties include scenic 17-Mile Drive®, The Spa at Pebble Beach™, Pebble Beach Golf Academy™ and Pebble Beach® Equestrian Center. It annually hosts premier events such as the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational and PURE Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee. Future site of the 2023, 2035, 2040 and 2048 US Women’s Open and the 2027, 2032, 2037 and 2044 US Open Championships, Pebble Beach Golf Links® has hosted six US Opens, five US Amateurs, a PGA Championship and many other tournaments. . To reserve or for more information, please call 800-654-9300 or visit pebblebeach.com.
About Pinehurst Resort
Founded in 1895 in the Sandhills of North Carolina, Pinehurst Resort & Country Club is a 2,200-acre property featuring nine exceptional golf courses, The Cradle nine-hole par-3 short course, a 75,000-foot putting course square (Thistle Dhu), 16 clay tennis courts, an award-winning spa, 60,000 square feet of event space, other recreational and social activities for families, and elegant accommodations in six separate accommodation units, including four historic hotels. Widely known as the birthplace of American golf, Pinehurst has hosted more individual golf championships – including the US Open, US Women’s Open, PGA Championship, Ryder Cup and PGA TOUR Championship – than any other venue in America North. In 2024, it will once again host the US Open. The resort is just over an hour from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, 90 minutes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport, and only half a day’s drive from many east coast towns. To book tee times and golf packages: www.pinehurstresort.com, 855.235.8507.
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