GOLF+ – the leading VR golf application on the market – announces upcoming updates to the GOLF+ experience in time for the holiday season, including the ability to play lifelike recreations of Pebble Beach Golf Links and Pinehurst No. 2, new equipment from Callaway Golf and TaylorMade, and game improvement capabilities like putting analysis and mini training games.
Using the Meta Quest 2 VR headset, GOLF+ users can now experience the subtleties of Donald Ross’s turtleback greens at Pinehurst and the wind-whipped tee shot at Pebble Beach’s 7th hole, all from the comfort of home. Pinehurst No. 2 will be available on the GOLF+ platform to play on Nov. 18, while Pebble Beach will be available Dec. 9.
“GOLF+ provides an opportunity to introduce Pebble Beach to completely new audiences”, says David Stivers, CEO of Pebble Beach Company. “We are excited to bring one of the most iconic experiences in golf to life via the GOLF+ platform. Golfers will have the opportunity to walk virtually in the footsteps of golf’s greatest champions at one of golf’s most historic courses, Pebble Beach Golf Links.”
“It’s exciting that players anywhere can experience the beauty and challenge that the No. 2 course has presented to the greatest golfers to ever play the game, all without leaving their living room,” says Pinehurst President, Tom Pashley. “GOLF+ has a chance to reach an unprecedented number of future golfers and we’re excited to introduce them to Pinehurst.”
Available in December, a groundbreaking new feature gives users the ability to analyze and understand every swing they take in GOLF+. The platform is able to collect and report more than 20 specific swing attributes — the same metrics used by tour pros to finetune their swings — to help users understand what they are doing well and where they can improve. GOLF+ is the first VR platform to equip golfers with swing visualization tools and insights that can help golfers of any skill level better understand the fundamentals of their swing.
“Our vision for GOLF+ has always been that it will allow golfers of all skill levels to deepen their relationship with the game,” says Ryan Engle, Co-Founder and CEO of GOLF+. “The platform is an on-ramp for those who have never picked up a club, a way to enjoy the sport again for elderly or disabled individuals, and now through the game improvement elements we’ve designed, a place where golfers can obtain useful guidance 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 with friends anytime, any place in Stableford, Skins or Match Play formats. Golf junkies will be able to select from hundreds of unique items to build out their ideal bag setup, including the most popular new equipment from leading manufacturers, such as Callaway Golf and TaylorMade.
Fresh off investments from 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 others, the revolutionary platform is fulfilling its vision of making golf more accessible for everyone.
Designed to be complementary to traditional golf, the GOLF+ VR experience removes typical barriers such as time restraints, greens fees and weather to allow users to play anywhere, anytime. For those who have never picked up 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 life-like recreations of some of the most iconic courses in the world. In less than a year since 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 fictional course designs. Users can add the famed Ocean Course at Kiawah Island and Wolf Creek Golf Club for just $7.99. The Pro Putt mini-golf game and virtual Topgolf hangout are also available free of charge. GOLF+ allows for both single-player and multiplayer options, making it ideal for solo practice or a social round.
GOLF+ is the leading 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 newcomers who have never played traditional golf, or avid players who are seeking a “real” golf experience, GOLF+ is the ideal way to learn, practice and play with friends and family anywhere, at any time. The game is currently available on the Meta Quest 2 platform.
About Pebble Beach Resorts
Pebble Beach Company, headquartered in Pebble Beach, Calif., owns and operates the world-famous 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®. Its other famed 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 the PURE Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee. Future site of the 2023, 2035, 2040 and 2048 U.S. Women’s Opens and 2027, 2032, 2037, and 2044 U.S. Open Championships, Pebble Beach Golf Links® has hosted six U.S. Opens, five U.S. Amateurs, one PGA Championship, and numerous other tournaments. For reservations or more information, please call 800-654-9300 or visit pebblebeach.com.
About Pinehurst Resort
Established in 1895 in the Sandhills of North Carolina, Pinehurst Resort & Country Club is a 2,200-acre property featuring nine outstanding golf courses, The Cradle nine-hole par-3 short course, a 75,000 square-foot putting course (Thistle Dhu), 16 clay tennis courts, an award-winning spa, 60,000 square feet of function space, other recreation and social activities for families, and elegant accommodations across six distinct lodging units, including four historic hotels. Widely known as the Cradle of American Golf, Pinehurst hosted more single golf championships – including the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open, PGA Championship, the Ryder Cup and PGA TOUR Championship – than any other site in North America. In 2024, it will again welcome the U.S. Open. The resort is slightly more than an hour from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, 90 minutes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport and only a half-day drive from many east coast cities. To book tee times and golf packages: www.pinehurstresort.com, 855.235.8507.