GOLF+ a VR golf application, has announced upcoming updates to its gaming 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, game 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 VR 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.”
Available in December, a new feature gives users the ability to analyze and understand every swing they take in the game. The platform is able to collect and report more than 20 specific swing attributes — the same metrics used by tour pros to fine tune their swings — to help users understand what they are doing well and where they can improve. The game 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,” comments 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.