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WGC 2011 Courses - Alphabetical

Real Version Course Designer Date Size Images Notes
Aphrodite Cliffs Dave Farmer 1/11/2010 130.08 Hover Over Course Row to ExitAphrodite Cliffs is a fictional course set in Cyprus, a few miles south west of Paphos. The course is named after Aphrodite the Greek Goddess of love. She is said to have first emerged from the sea here and one of the offshore rocks you see is called Aphrodite's Rock to commemorate this.The course is 7200 yards long and is a par 72.Straightforward play will often have you in trouble. To achieve the best score you have to think differently at times. Let me give you an example.If you hit a straight, full power shot off the tee at #7 which is a par 5 hole, you will likely end up in one of the two fairway bunkers or the rough. You could avoid this by playing your tee shot at less than full power. However, you will be unable to reach the green in two shots. Whilst a birdie will still be attainable you will have passed up the opportunity to score an eagle.To obtain the best result play your tee shot at full power but as a draw. If placed correctly this will enable you to swing the ball right to left and in between the two bunkers, finishing nicely on the fairway with the green in reach.If you find other holes difficult keep in mind that the obvious shot won't always put you in the best place.The fairway bunkers and the rough are intended to be penal making greens out of reach.Greens are mostly very reasonable with subtle breaks but are still a challenge. In normal and soft conditions even a long driver or 3 wood shot should hold on the greens as long as you don't hit the greens too far back. This should enable you to be bold in going for the flags. Dry conditions are, as you would expect, a different kettle of fish. You need to be more gentle when playing from around the greens in Dry conditions.A course overlay texture has been used which gives an excellent rendition of the type of terrain you would expect to see at this location.Enjoy playing here and any feedback you have would be very welcome.More [+]
Portal Arcadia Ranch Golf Course Jeff Helton 12/16/2010 80.10
Real Ardmore (WGC Name); Merion Golf Club Jim Dickson 11/9/2012 151.69
Real Aronimink Golf Club Jeff Helton 9/28/2011 151.49 #8 Hover Over Course Row to ExitAronimink Golf Club - Newton Square, PA7190 Yards Par 70Designed by Donald Ross in 1926 (Club was founded in 1896)1962 PGA Championship, the 1977 U.S. Amateur Championship, the 1997 United States Junior Amateur Championship and the 2003 Senior PGA Championship, AT&T National Championship in 2010 and 2011.The course is an early American Classic style layout. The rough is lush and the greens are fast. It was fun to make and it's just as fun to play it.Thanks to Steve Danut for his help on the models.More [+]
Real V.2009 Augusta National Golf Club Joe Habiger 3/15/2009 114.02 Hover Over Course Row to ExitIt has been a huge undertaking but I am finally finished. I was not looking for perfection so please understand this, I only had so much info to go on.I want to thank Steve Richardson for his fantastic objects and Rat for helping me with that overlay.I hope you all enjoy your rounds, just be careful because the course can bite you back. More [+]
Real V.2012 Augusta National Golf Club; Magnolia National (WGC Name) Joe Habiger 4/5/2012 89.46 Hover Over Course Row to ExitThanks to Steve Richardson for the objects used on the course.More [+]
Portal Autumn Hills Country Club Jeff Helton 4/27/2011 136.00
V.2013 Autumn Hills Country Club Jeff Helton 2/17/2013 129.84
Barren Valley Brian Silvernail 1/27/2015 141.19
Real V.2010 Belfry, PGA National at The Jeff Helton 12/14/2010 126.49 #2 Hover Over Course Row to ExitThe PGA National at The Belfry
Architect: Dave Thomas
Opened: 1997
Location: England
PAR 72PRO 7032
MEN 6523
WOMEN 5839
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Real V.2013 Belfry, PGA National at The Jeff Helton 4/21/2013 74.11
Real Belfry, The Brabazon Course at the Jim Dickson 6/28/2009 135.54 #9, #10, #14, #18 Hover Over Course Row to ExitThe Brabazon Course at The De Vere Belfry, is truly unique in the world of golf and needs little introduction. The reason: It is the only golf course in the world that has hosted The Ryder Cup on four occasions. The Belfry has so many memorable golf holes; it is difficult to single them all out. The Ninth is a great sweeping dog leg to a waterside green. The 10th is the ultimate risk/reward hole, a short par 4 driveable for some and does not offer an easy lay up. The 18th is steeped in tradition and has been the site of 3 great European Ryder Cup wins. The Belfry is home to the Quinn Direct British Masters and has hosted the Benson & Hedges International Open, the PGA Seniors' Championship as well as the Ryder Cup.*This is a conversion of Jim Dickson's great rendition originally created for CPG1 and updated for CPG2010.More [+]
Real Bellewood Country Club Jim Dickson 12/5/2011 182.82
Big Sur Stephen Faupel 6/21/2008 90.21 Hover Over Course Row to ExitThis is my first attempt for CPG2. It is a course located in the Big Sur area just south of the Monterey peninsula on the central California coast. I am really looking forward to comments from others as to what I did right and/or wrong so I can improve for the future.More [+]
Birch Hall Alan Portway 8/9/2010 124.61
Real Birdsfoot Golf Club Jeff Helton 5/23/2014 118.90
Real Birkdale Golf Club, Royal Jim Dickson 7/21/2012 107.82
Portal Blue Bayou Golf and Fishing Club Jim Dickson 3/2/2010 183.00
Real Bodega Harbour, The Links at Brian Silvernail 2/2/2013 118.27
Real V.2 Boston, TPC Terry Armstrong 3/24/2012 140.14 Hover Over Course Row to ExitBig thanks to Steve Faupel for designing the clubhouse.I took out half of the forest grass, no adjustment needed in the game.Thanks, TerryMore [+]
Real Brabazon Course at the Belfry, The Jim Dickson 6/28/2009 135.54 #9, #10, #14, #18 Hover Over Course Row to ExitThe Brabazon Course at The De Vere Belfry, is truly unique in the world of golf and needs little introduction. The reason: It is the only golf course in the world that has hosted The Ryder Cup on four occasions. The Belfry has so many memorable golf holes; it is difficult to single them all out. The Ninth is a great sweeping dog leg to a waterside green. The 10th is the ultimate risk/reward hole, a short par 4 driveable for some and does not offer an easy lay up. The 18th is steeped in tradition and has been the site of 3 great European Ryder Cup wins. The Belfry is home to the Quinn Direct British Masters and has hosted the Benson & Hedges International Open, the PGA Seniors' Championship as well as the Ryder Cup.*This is a conversion of Jim Dickson's great rendition originally created for CPG1 and updated for CPG2010.More [+]
Brackenwood Hills Golf Club Dave Craven (Blade) 8/29/2010 114.88 #2, #3, #5, #6, Pond Hover Over Course Row to ExitMy courses, (so far at least), are fictional, but I always try to make them feel and play realistically. To this end I used a real course for inspiration.Brackenwood Hills GC, (Par 72), is a fictional course based on the layout/routing of a Municipal golf course near my home called simply Brackenwood. I laid the basic plot out using an aerial image but knew from the start that the course length would play too easy in this game, so my goal was to toughen it up a bit mainly by lengthening the holes a bit and some minor re-routing to accomodate what I wanted to do with the course. The other thing I wanted on this course was some elevation as not too many 'elevated' courses have been done for this game. After generally optimising the landplot how I wanted it I selected the 3 main areas that would suit my needs and put in the hills that give this course it's name. The one other thing I tried to do with this layout was to put the course onto the plot with as little 'tweaking' as possible so there are no multi level, or tricked up greensThe real Brackenwood is a beautiful course but as with many Municipals it's bunkers are unremarkable and few so I have used the same basic technique on all the bunkers on the course so they all have a similar look and feel regardless of the shape I have used and have also not used that many bunkers per hole. I have used minimal planting of trees so that where possible you can see several tees,fairways and holes as you look across the course especially from some elevated viewpoints.The custom duck sounds I found on the internet. The custom flag I somehow managed to make myself!Thanks go to Steve Richardson for his ducks, John Drolet for his cars, BJ for the boats, Dean and Rich for taking the time to fix the bug that caused this course to have no shadows on it, Dave Farmer for the Course Overlay and to Jim Dickson for a little inspiration. (It means a lot to me when a 'noted' designer, someone I look up to, takes the time to tell me he likes the look of my course and the way it plays). Also thanks to anyone who has commented on my course based on the screenshots and videos I have posted on the site.I hope you enjoy playing it as much as I had fun designing it.Dave.More [+]
Real V.2010 Bro-Bålsta Golfklubb Jeff Helton 8/10/2010 123.08 Preview Hover Over Course Row to ExitBroBalsta GK
Located in Sweden
Real Course Designer: Peter Nordwall
Course Opened: 1978
18 Holes - Par 72TEES:Pro: 7025
Men: 6539
Women: 5479
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Real V.2011 Bro-Bålsta Golfklubb Jeff Helton 7/22/2011 98.49 Hover Over Course Row to ExitBroBalsta GK
Located in Sweden
Real Course Designer: Peter Nordwall
Course Opened: 1978
18 Holes - Par 72TEES:Pro: 7025
Men: 6539
Women: 5479
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Portal Broken Tree Golf Club Jim Dickson 3/9/2011 170.00
Real Bull's Eye Country Club; Tri-City Golf Course Brian Zager 11/14/2017 142.80 Hover Over Course Row to ExitFor more details about this course see the included text file or my website: http://www.zagerdesign.com/golf_design/courses/wgc2011/bulls_eye_tri-city.htmMore [+]
Portal Burrangarra Jim Dickson 11/17/2010 161.00
Real Cabo del Sol (Ocean Course) Terry Armstrong 10/24/2011 125.87 #1, #2
Real Canterbury Golf Club Jeff Helton 10/5/2011 114.50 #3 Hover Over Course Row to ExitCanterbury Golf Club
Cleveland, OH
Designer: Herbert Strong
Design Year: 1921
Par 71 7,061 yards
Western Open: 1932, 1937
U.S. Open: 1940, 1946
PGA Championship: 1973
U.S. Amateur: 1964, 1979
Senior Players Championship: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
U.S. Senior Open: 1996
Senior PGA Championship: 2009
Ohio Amateur: 2006
Ohio Amateur Qualifier: 2004
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Real Carnoustie Golf Links (Championship Course) B.J. Weworski 5/15/2009 163.08 Hover Over Course Row to ExitRegarded as the fairest yet sternest test of golf anywhere Ernie Els said of the Championship Course "You've really got to have your wits with you to play the golf course. Every links shot you can imagine gets tested here. It's got everything as far as I am concerned"Carnoustie is on the East coast of Scotland, just 25 miles from St Andrews and within a 90 minute drive of 3 international airports, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Within 140 miles you can drive to all 5 Open Championship venues in Scotland plus the Ryder Cup 2014 venue of Gleneagles.Par: 72More [+]
Real Celtic Manor (Twenty Ten Course), The Jim Dickson 10/2/2010 131.53 Hover Over Course Row to ExitBuilt to stage the 2010 Ryder Cup, the first course to be built specifically for golf's greatest team tournament, it measures a robust 7,493 yards off the back tees and has a par of 71.With water hazards on half of its holes, the course has six signature holes and presents many more memorable tests andrisk-and-reward dilemmas. One of the features of the spectacular new course is its variety with many of the earlier holes having a links-like feel with some long rough and greenside swales, before the middle section of the course reveals the full extent of the lake-lined challenge.A tough finishing stretch culminates in a real sting in the tail at the 18th.This is a conversion of Jim Dickson's excellent CPG1 rendition with minor changes based on updates made by European captain Colin Montgomerie. Thanks to Nike for doing the bulk of the conversion work.More [+]
Real Chambers Bay Golf Course Terry Armstrong 2/7/2015 155.64
Real Champion Course at PGA National Resort & Spa, The Terry Armstrong 1/14/2014 111.94
Real Charleston, Country Club of Jeff Helton 5/15/2012 108.91
Portal Chestnut Plain; Spruce Plains (CPG 1 Name) Dean Baker 5/6/2008 78.60
Portal Clarity, Hills of Jim Dickson 7/13/2010 130.00
Real Portal Club de Golf Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu Brian Silvernail 7/11/2009 183.00
Real Portal Club de Golf Fontainebleau Jim Dickson 5/30/2008 141.00
Real Portal Club de Golf La Tempête B.J. Weworski 4/25/2010 126.00
Real Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course, The B.J. Weworski 7/6/2010 111.74 #3, #8, #13, #14 Hover Over Course Row to ExitThe Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains on the shores of beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene in North Idaho. Opening in 1991 to unprecedented reviews and awards, the course established itself as a premier destination golf course debuting as the #11 resort golf course in the nation, while unveiling an extraordinary #1 ranking in the category of "Beauty and Esthetics" by Golf Digest.Thanks to Steve Richardson for the many excellent custom objects and to Nike, Smokinjo & ZONA for playtesting.Enjoy,
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Real Cog Hill Golf & Country Club (#4 - Dubsdread Course) B.J. Weworski 3/9/2011 149.42
Real Congressional Country Club (Blue Course) Jeff Helton; B.J. Weworski 6/16/2011 153.20 #9, #17 Hover Over Course Row to ExitBJ and ZONA finished this joint project a few days ago. Hopefully everybody will enjoy it. It's a challenging course but if you can hit the fairways, you have a good chance to shoot under par. Although the rough is thick and the greens are fast, it's a fair test.More [+]
Real Conway Farms Golf Club Jeff Helton 8/12/2014 111.13
Portal Cortante, El Jörgen Ekroth 5/6/2008 75.20
Portal Cougar Ridge Judd Markle 5/6/2008 76.60
Real Country Club of Charleston Jeff Helton 5/15/2012 108.91
Real Cranberry Highlands Golf Course Jeff Helton 2/11/2012 156.68
Portal Crossing, The Jim Dickson 5/7/2008 84.50
Portal Culebrita Golf Club Jim Dickson 5/3/2011 102.00
Real Dacotah Ridge Golf Club Jeff Helton 9/26/2013 76.95
Real Dallas National Golf Club Jeff Helton 4/21/2013 127.22
Real Del Paso Country Club Jeff Helton 7/21/2011 173.66
Portal Devils Garden B.J. Weworski 5/6/2008 86.60
Real Dorado Beach Resort & Club (East Course) Terry Armstrong 1/7/2013 89.79
Real Doral Golf Resort (Great White Course) B.J. Weworski 5/31/2008 107.94 Hover Over Course Row to ExitThe legendary Great White Course is enjoyable for the high handicap player while maintaining the integrity of the course for the accomplished player.In designing the Great White, Norman blended strategically demanding fairways with hundreds of palm trees. He then laid out the course in a manner where water comes into play on 14 of the 18 holes, which makes for a challenging, but picturesque Great White Golf Course.On December 6, 2005, Doral Golf Resort & Spa unveiled the "New Look" Great White Golf Course. Highlighting the enhancements to the Great White Golf Course was the re-design of the 6th and 15th holes, as well as all bunkers. The course also received new landscaping, as thousands of native grasses were planted around the course, while cart paths were installed at strategic locations throughout the course for improved drainage. More [+]
Real Doral Golf Resort, The TPC Blue Monster at B.J. Weworski 1/24/2011 159.22
Portal Driving Range B.J. Weworski 4/23/2008 17.40
Real Dutch, The; Stad Groningen Golf Links (WGC Name) B.J. Weworski 11/10/2008 126.98 Hover Over Course Row to ExitThis inland links style course is set in the Netherlands.The layout is situated on the remains of an old farm making good use of the remaining irrigation channels for hazards.This course plays in CPG2 and CPG2010.More [+]
Real Eastmoreland Golf Course Stephen Faupel 2/15/2011 57.76 #1, #3, #5, #8, #12, #16, #17 Hover Over Course Row to ExitThe region in and around Portland, Oregon has some of the most incredible public courses per capita in the nation - in my opinion - lol. This is a course that I have played on occasion and it is not particularly difficult but it is fun. Heavily treed with some water on the back 9 bring the difficulty up just a notch or so.I haven't created a course since doing so since the game was first introduced, so I had to learn the designer from scratch. So this one is simple but fun.SteveMore [+]
Portal El Cortante Jörgen Ekroth 5/6/2008 75.20
Real Elgin Country Club Jeff Helton 3/10/2013 126.73
Real Elgin Golf Course, The Highlands of Jeff Helton 7/19/2013 96.52
Real Emirates Golf Club (Majlis Course) Jim Dickson 5/29/2008 96.37 Hover Over Course Row to ExitThis is a real course rendition created by Jim Dickson and converted to CPG2 format for public release. The course plays host to the Dubai Desert Classic.More [+]
Portal Enchanted Forest Jim Dickson 12/21/2009 113.00
Portal Enchanted Forest Mini-Putt Jim Dickson 8/24/2010 118.00
Real Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club Terry Armstrong 11/10/2012 111.05
V.2 Esperanza Country Club, La golfmandave 9/28/2009 63.55 Hover Over Course Row to ExitLa Esperanza is a fantasy course based in the southern mountains of Arizona. The course is a 9 hole executive course that plays to 3400 yards from the back tees. While this may seem short to most, the course will have you guessing, with elevation changes, club conflicts, OB on every hole, and of course the desert conditions.More [+]
Real Estonian Golf & Country Club (Sea Course) Jeff Helton 6/11/2010 109.17 #1, #9, #12, #14
Real Portal Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, Club de Golf Brian Silvernail 7/11/2009 183.00
Real Fife Old (WGC Name); The Old Course at St. Andrews Golf Links B.J. Weworski 4/21/2010 113.78 #16, #18 Hover Over Course Row to ExitAt first glance you might not recognise the name but this is a rendition of one of the most famous golf courses, if not the most golf famous course, in the world.Thanks to Steve Richardson for the superb objects. More [+]
Real Firestone Country Club (South Course) John Drolet 11/13/2008 82.46 Hover Over Course Row to ExitFirestone Country Club remains a one of a kind golf facility. It is the only course in the world to have held three televised golf events in one calendar year, -The American Golf Classic, The CBS Golf Classic, and The World Series of Golf. Recreated by John Drolet in 2008 for CPG.More [+]
Real Portal Fontainebleau, Club de Golf Jim Dickson 5/30/2008 141.00
Forest Park Golf Club emmers3195 8/9/2009 36.71 Hover Over Course Row to ExitThis is my first course. It is a 9 hole par 3 course which I hope you will enjoy. Please feel free to put on any comments about the course.More [+]
Real Fortune Bay, The Wilderness at Jeff Helton 9/15/2014 89.90
Portal Georgetown Inlet Golf Links (CPG 1 Name); Inlet Links Chuck Gunsaullus 5/6/2008 83.80
Real Ghost Creek at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club Stephen Faupel 4/21/2011 103.79 #3, #5, #9, #11, #18 Hover Over Course Row to ExitHailed as one of the nation's premier semi-private golf courses, Ghost Creek's Robert Cupp-designed layout emulates traditional golf course architecture with gently rolling terrain and a creek that reappears throughout. Ghost Creek was home to the NIKE TOUR Championships in 1993 and 1994 and was rated in 2005 in Golf Magazine's Top 100 Places You Can Play. It is also a regular tour stop every August for the LPGA Tour's Safeway Classic.More [+]
Real Giants Ridge Golf Resort, The Quarry Golf Course at Jeff Helton 5/14/2013 97.83
Real V.2012 Glen Ellyn, Village Links of Jeff Helton 11/27/2012 145.53
Real V.2013 Glen Ellyn, Village Links of Jeff Helton 5/14/2013 165.06
Real Glen Oak Country Club Jeff Helton 10/14/2012 106.45
Grasslands Country Club Terry Armstrong 11/22/2012 77.49
Real Green Valley Country Club Jeff Helton 12/13/2011 167.86
Real Gut Kaden Golf & Country Club B.J. Weworski 2/21/2009 138.51
Portal Hanauma Cliffs Brian Silvernail 3/31/2011 124.00
Real Harare Golf Club, Royal Goran Unkovski (Sodaboy) 11/18/2009 102.98 #1, #6, Clubhouse, Course Hover Over Course Row to ExitI have finally completed my first golf course designed for CPG2010. I hope that even though it is my first design - it will stand the test when compared to some of the better courses designed for this game.Firstly a disclaimer: this course is distributed as freeware to CustomPlay Golf users. If you are interested in using any of my custom objects for your own designs, please let me know, and I will too provide these as freeware. The freeware license applies only insofar as the actual Royal Harare Golf Club.cpg file is not altered that is, the file should not be altered to be used with other software based on the CPG engine such as custom simulators. This work is my own, and any use of it other than the one I intended, is strictly forbidden without my previous consent.Why did I choose to design the Royal Harare Golf Club (RHGC)? Simply put - it is one of my favourite courses - and very dear to my heart. I have played there many times - and one might say that I know the details and intricacies of the course inside out.
I have tried to bring the most authentic experience possible - and have kept everything as real as I could. Here is a list of things I tried to do to achieve realism:
1. Tree height placement has been done individually - i.e. - I have placed every single tree in the course one by one - checking the height according to my photographs - and matching this to the in-game model. Although the tree types are different from the actual ones (since the available treehouse models are European/America/Asian and we do not have a wide choice of trees indigenous to southern Africa) - these trees visually best reflect the actual trees found at the RHGC. The few purple trees that you will find are actually meant to reflect the Jacaranda tree which when in bloom, is entirely purple (bloom is in late September/October).
2. I used the blueprint tool and used the Google overhead map for a subtle course overlay (44% transparency) - meaning that the distances and dimensions are very accurate, and the look of the fairway is more in line with the actual look because a lot of the yellows from the course overlay have been blended in.
3. I created custom objects to bring an authentic feel to the course. One of my biggest achievements in this respect is the clubhouse - which is very accurate in all respects (dimensions, textures) - and in my opinion brings an important realistic overall feel to the finished golf course. My other custom objects include the flag post and Zimbabwean flag, the benches with adverts for Air Zimbabwe and ZimPlats who are the sponsors of the RHGC, the club notice board which is used for tournament results and other info, and the eastside fence. All objects were modeled in Google Sketchup 7, imported to 3DSMax 7, and then exported as CO2 object files. I created the eastside fence because the available transparent wire fence objects are created by applying a transparent TGA file to the model this creates a fuzzy view from the distance so I modeled my fence as an actual 3d object which is not distance-sensitive. In addition to this, I modeled the tennis courts, the cricket pitch, and the rugby field by utilizing ground textures and existing pole objects. All other objects used are not mine, and credit goes to the original creators.
4. Overall scenery is very accurate the Harare Sports Club to the south of the golf course has been modeled to include the national cricket pitch, the rugby field, and the Harare Tennis Club with a number of grass and clay courts. These are all seen from the course preview flyby.
5. The course flyby has also been created to show you a gentle overview of the course I have modeled the camera to target the middle of the RHGC and created a wide flight pattern so that all the details and scenery can be seen (the sports club, the residential area, the agricultural fields to the east, the clubhouse). I made sure that the camera rotates smoothly and that it really feels like a flyby from a helicopter as opposed to the usual jerky camera seen in other course flybys.
6. The panorama I used comprises of a layered tree line without any major landmarks except the Millennium Towers which are actually visible towards the south of the course. Actually, from the 6th hole teebox, the Millennium Towers are very visible so I aligned the panorama perfectly to create the same view you would see if you'd actually play the course. I will also post some actual photos for comparison of visual authenticity.
7. Concerning elevation RHGC is a flat golf course. The north-west of the course has a slight incline of a couple of meters, and the south-east has a slight decline of equal measure. I have portrayed these variations in the design but overall I left the majority of the course flat not because it was easier but because this is actually how the course feels and plays. One of the major elevation issues when designing the RHGC were the elevated greens. Also, there is no water/hazards and the only out of bounds is the perimeter of the golf course (fence).
8. Elevated greens are the main feature of the RHGC. This is actually what makes the course challenging in addition to the numerous bunkers surrounding the greens. I have done my best to portray the green elevations and the overall bunker shape/depth by individually shaping each of these independently and with differing parameters. So some bunkers were shaped using different methodology to create a different feel. Green breaks are not abundant at the RHGC but some holes like the 5th and the 9th have easily identifiable breaks, and varying elevation while a couple of others have a more subtle but equally difficult break pattern. Generally the greens are flat with subtle break variations.
9. All tee positions have been incorporated. Black (tournament), white (men), blue (youth/senior), red (ladies). Each hole has 5 pin placements, 1 hard, 3 normal, and 1 easy. Each of the pin placements has been chosen according to actual photographs and positions.
10. Lastly, there are 7 ground templates (and some other aesthetic ones for paths and dirt) that I used. Default tee, default fairway, default rough, default fringe, default green, default sand and my own light rough template. This template is designed as a fairway/rough hybrid. I have individually adjusted each template option to create the feel of the Zimbabwean rough. There is very little actual deep rough at the RHGC, so I created the light rough template because the rough around the fairway is actually very forgiving. The default rough would therefore not be very realistic in terms of playability. I know that messing around with the template options is dangerous as it can lead to strange/unrealistic results but I believe that my light rough template is spot on.
Finally, I would like to give a very brief overview of the RHGC.The elegant clubhouse and general atmosphere at Royal Harare Golf Club reminds one of colonial days. One of the only 5 courses in southern Africa granted "Royal" status, the classy Zimbabwe club can be proud of its heritage. Its course, one of the best in Africa, was a learning ground for some of the great players this country has produced, like Nick Price, Mark McNulty and Tony Johnstone.Royal Harare is comfortably spread out on a large tract of land in the city's green and spacious northern suburbs. The national botanical gardens are just across the road to the northwest, but the course itself is a good advertisement for the beautiful old indigenous trees and shrubs of the region. The kikuyu-grass fairways and Macginnes-grass greens are invariably in immaculate condition, and even the rough is well groomed. Overall the feel and atmosphere is a peaceful one, and this can lull one into a false sense of security and ease. The six-hole stretch from the 13th into the clubhouse includes 2 tough par-fours (the 14th and 18th), making for an absorbing finish on this championship course. Some of the holes appear dangerously simple but the elevated greens and numerous bunkers mean that this is a precision-play course.I hope you will enjoy this creation and I hope my 70+ hours of work have not been wasted ;-)
Once you have played - please let me know your thoughts... and of course - if there are any bugs - shout out!
Good luck and catch you in game sometime soon,Goran Unkovski (Sodaboy)
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Real V.2008 Hazeltine National Golf Club Joe Habiger 5/24/2008 96.90 #17 Hover Over Course Row to ExitThe forces of nature are on display at Hazeltine. On a piece of ground where the woods battled the prairie for dominance over the centuries, the golfer is faced with a mixture of both. Water also comes into play, with hazards guarding a number of holes, and with the fearsome challenge of Hazeltine Lake on number sixteen playing on a player's mind long before stepping onto its tee. If the wind is up, the course takes on a whole new dimension.Architect Robert Trent Jones took the landscape and put a premium on shot values that makes low scores rare. His son Rees Jones used the routing and modified the course to test the best players of today. As head professional Mike Schultz says, "If you are out of position at Hazeltine, you are always hitting over something." At times it is a natural feature of the land, and at times it is one of the many strategically-placed bunkers that closely guard the greens.Hazeltine is all about golf. This is the course that defines the club, as tough a test as you will find.ChangelogChanged trees, textures, new longer yardages according to Hazeltine's Website, new course overlay, improved greens, added and moved some bunkers to reflect longer yardages.More [+]
Real V.2011 Hazeltine National Golf Club Joe Habiger 1/18/2011 88.09 Hover Over Course Row to ExitThe forces of nature are on display at Hazeltine. On a piece of ground where the woods battled the prairie for dominance over the centuries, the golfer is faced with a mixture of both. Water also comes into play, with hazards guarding a number of holes, and with the fearsome challenge of Hazeltine Lake on number sixteen playing on a player's mind long before stepping onto its tee. If the wind is up, the course takes on a whole new dimension.Architect Robert Trent Jones took the landscape and put a premium on shot values that makes low scores rare. His son Rees Jones used the routing and modified the course to test the best players of today. As head professional Mike Schultz says, "If you are out of position at Hazeltine, you are always hitting over something." At times it is a natural feature of the land, and at times it is one of the many strategically-placed bunkers that closely guard the greens.Hazeltine is all about golf. This is the course that defines the club, as tough a test as you will find.ChangelogChanged trees, textures, new longer yardages according to Hazeltine's Website, new course overlay, improved greens, added and moved some bunkers to reflect longer yardages.More [+]
Portal Heretic, The Chuck Gunsaullus 5/7/2008 64.90
Portal Heron Point Jim Dickson 5/7/2008 76.00
Portal Heron Pointe Golf Club Jim Dickson 7/16/2011 186.00
Portal Hidden Shoals Jim Dickson 4/16/2010 138.00
Real Highlands of Elgin Golf Course, The Jeff Helton 7/19/2013 96.52
Portal Hills of Clarity Jim Dickson 7/13/2010 130.00
Portal Hollow, The Stephen Faupel 5/7/2008 65.30
Portal Inlet Links; Georgetown Inlet Golf Links (CPG 1 Name) Chuck Gunsaullus 5/6/2008 83.80
Real Innisbrook Golf Resort (Islands Course) John Drolet 5/31/2009 124.77 Hover Over Course Row to ExitWith tight fairways, intimidating water hazards and abundant bunkers, the newly renovated and lengthened Island course is considered by many to be no less demanding than the Copperhead. The Island has played host to numerous U.S. Open qualifiers, NCAA Championships and has been ranked among the country's top 50 resort courses by Golf Digest and No. 14 in Travel and Leisure Golf's "Fifty Finest in Florida." The Island's first six holes are bordered by beautiful Lake Innisbrook and lateral water hazards that require pinpoint accuracy on tee shots and approaches. The middle six holes feature rolling hills dominated by cypress and pine trees. The final third of this course boasts a mixture of holes designed to reward the bold and penalize the errant golf shot. Your round will end at a finishing hole that's withstood the test of the world's most skilled players and is one of the most photographed in Florida.Par: 71More [+]
Real Interlachen Country Club Jeff Helton 3/7/2014 95.01
Real Inverness Club Terry Armstrong 7/17/2013 104.04 #1, #3, #4, #6, #18 Hover Over Course Row to ExitInverness Club is a nationally recognized private club, building on a rich heritage to provide its members and quests a memorable experience. We are thoughtful stewards of a historic, world-class golf course. Rooted in Midwestern values and family-oriented, we strive for excellence in a broad range of amenities and activities for our members. EnjoyMore [+]
Real V.2010 Jubilee Course at St. Andrews Golf Links, The Brian Silvernail 7/4/2010 144.71 #1, #5, #8, #9, #11, #13, #16, #18 Hover Over Course Row to ExitBuilt in 1897, the Jubilee Course at St. Andrews first started out as a 12 hole course where ladies and beginners could play. In 1905, it was expanded to 18 holes and in 1988 it was re-designed to championship standards by Donald Steel.This is a conversion of a course I created for the original Custom Play Golf. I would like to thank Steve Richardson for the use of his St. Andrews town objects. Thanks also to John Drolet and Nike for their help with the course and to Jim Dickson and Mike Jones for play-testing.More [+]
Real V.2013 Jubilee Course at St. Andrews Golf Links, The Brian Silvernail 7/19/2013 107.66
Real Kiawah Island (Ocean Course) Terry Armstrong 5/29/2012 171.39
Real Kiawah Island Turtle Point Golf Course Terry Armstrong 4/23/2016 103.73 Hover Over Course Row to ExitHoles 1 to 13 put the sound down a bit, Hole 14,15,16 put the sound up to hear the ocean better, and put the sound down at bit for Holes 17,18, Terry ArmstrongMore [+]
Real Kingsbarns Golf Links Jeff Helton 6/8/2010 120.37 #8, #10, #15, Course
Real Portal Kungsängen Golf Club (Kings Course) Jörgen Ekroth 5/6/2008 104.00
V.2 La Esperanza Country Club golfmandave 9/28/2009 63.55 Hover Over Course Row to ExitLa Esperanza is a fantasy course based in the southern mountains of Arizona. The course is a 9 hole executive course that plays to 3400 yards from the back tees. While this may seem short to most, the course will have you guessing, with elevation changes, club conflicts, OB on every hole, and of course the desert conditions.More [+]
Portal La Luna Naranja Jim Dickson 8/31/2011 148.00
Real Portal La Tempête, Club de Golf B.J. Weworski 4/25/2010 126.00
Real Langdon Farms Golf Club Stephen Faupel 7/20/2013 103.12
Real Laurel Valley Golf Club Jeff Helton 4/28/2014 99.86
Real LedgeRock Golf Club Jeff Helton 12/20/2012 97.64
Real Liberty National Golf Course Terry Armstrong 8/9/2014 146.93
Real Linfield National Golf Club Jeff Helton 1/20/2013 97.14
Real Links at Bodega Harbour, The Brian Silvernail 2/2/2013 118.27
Real Links at Spanish Bay, The B.J. Weworski 11/21/2008 189.04 Hover Over Course Row to ExitI had the pleasure to play several of the Monterey courses last year on a "dream" golf trip with my brother, nephew and a good friend. Spanish Bay was actually my favorite of the bunch which is saying a lot since we also logged a round at Pebble Beach (very close 2nd). The course was designed using a DEM for primary elevations and countless hours sculpting each hole, referencing digital photos we had taken and memory from my round. I feel this rendition does justice to the course and will give you a chance to experience this pacific coast gem.BJ.More [+]
Portal Links, Royal B.J. Weworski 9/8/2008 106.00
Portal Little Tree Championship Golf Course Jim Dickson 1/25/2011 177.00
Real Loegstoer Seaside Course Jesper Mansa 1/13/2009 64.93
Lone Wolf Golf Course Jeff Helton 5/6/2011 113.15 #2, #3, #6, #13, #15, #18 Hover Over Course Row to Exit2011 fictional designEnjoy the course, feedback is welcome.FYI - a few of the shot points don't work correctly. Your player may initially be aimed off a little to the side at times. It could not be fixed. It's no big deal but still thought I should mention it.More [+]
Real Longaberger Golf Club Jeff Helton 10/12/2013 110.03
Real Lookaway Golf Club Jeff Helton 6/8/2013 137.17
Portal Luna Naranja, La Jim Dickson 8/31/2011 148.00
Real V.2012 Magnolia National (WGC Name); Augusta National Golf Club Joe Habiger 4/5/2012 89.46 Hover Over Course Row to ExitThanks to Steve Richardson for the objects used on the course.More [+]
Portal Manor, The Jim Dickson 5/7/2008 90.60
V.2 Mapleview Country Club Terry Armstrong 1/3/2016 72.59
Meadows and Lakes Botte 2/3/2011 167.18 Course Hover Over Course Row to ExitMeadows and Lakes is a fantasy course set in a luscious land of exotic beauty. For superior enjoyment of the course the grass option must be turned on. In other words...please, please turn on the grass. Thanks for trying this course. More [+]
Real Medinah Country Club (No. 3 Course) Jeff Helton 9/11/2012 127.66
Real Merion Golf Club; Ardmore (WGC Name) Jim Dickson 11/9/2012 151.69
Portal Midland Putting Course Jeff Helton 8/31/2010 44.30
Real Montour Heights Country Club Jeff Helton 3/23/2012 145.48
V.2 Mountain Creek Golf Club Terry Armstrong 2/8/2012 62.67 Hover Over Course Row to ExitMountain Creek, which is in play on seven holes. The biggest challenge on the course is saved for the end of the round, appears as a par four. Here on the 18th. golfers off the tee must thread a needle and avoid both Mountain Creek on the left, and a large pond on the right, Enjoy.More [+]
Real V.3 Muirfield Village Golf Club Terry Armstrong 6/11/2010 132.43 Hover Over Course Row to ExitMuirfield Village: When Jack Nicklaus decided to hold his own tournament he went about it with every bit as much seriousness as he approached his game. With The Masters as his model, Mr. Nicklaus designed and built his own course among the rolling terrain of Dublin, Ohio near his hometown of Columbus. The course opened in 1974 and ever since has been the site of The Memorial, a tournament that honors the greatest players each year and one of the premier stops on PGA Tour. The course though, is one of Mr. Nicklaus' very best layout with fast fast bent grass greens and water, water everywhere.I fixed the water problem, added a course overlay. Looks good, and plays well. TerryMore [+]
Portal Oak Field Ken McHale 5/7/2008 97.00
Real Oakmont Country Club TransAtlantic Designs 7/3/2008 111.98
Real Old Course at St. Andrews Golf Links, The; Fife Old (WGC Name) B.J. Weworski 4/21/2010 113.78 #16, #18 Hover Over Course Row to ExitAt first glance you might not recognise the name but this is a rendition of one of the most famous golf courses, if not the most golf famous course, in the world.Thanks to Steve Richardson for the superb objects. More [+]
Real V.2012 Olympic Club (Lake Course), The Jeff Helton 6/15/2012 132.35
Real V.2013 Olympic Club (Lake Course), The Jeff Helton 5/23/2013 112.34
Portal Path of Patience Jim Dickson 8/2/2010 114.00
Portal Patience, Path of Jim Dickson 8/2/2010 114.00
Real Pebble Beach Golf Links B.J. Weworski 2/11/2009 185.93 Hover Over Course Row to ExitLong voted the top public course in the US, Desert Rat brings us his recreation of this master-piece. This is the 3rd of 4 monterey courses that he has done for CustomPlay Golf. More [+]
Real Pelican Hill Golf Club (Ocean South Course) Terry Armstrong 6/4/2009 256.70 Hover Over Course Row to ExitThe Ocean Course: Located on the Pacific Coast Highway just below Newport Beach, the magnificent Tom Fazio designed course descends downward toward the jagged Pacific shore returning to the lavish Clubhouse complex. Along the way spectacular ocean views across rugged arroyos and canyons threaten to distract the golfers concentration. Yet this course demands full mental attention because it is very tricky and especially difficult when the wind is up. Steep elevation changes make club seclection difficult. Fairways slope considerably so that proper shot placement is essential to achieving a good score. An unusual characteristic of the course is the number and sequencing of the short holes. There are five Par 3's and two of them,the Twelfth and Thirteenth are grouped together on the cliffs above the beach. The very short Thirteenth features dual greens surrounded by sand and brush. Also unusual for a Par 70 layout is the presence of three Par 5's, the Eight on the front and the Fourteenth and Seventeenth on the back. Two Par 4's the Ninth and the Tenth are very long and perhaps the most difficult on the course.More [+]
Real V.2013 PGA National at The Belfry Jeff Helton 4/21/2013 74.11
Real V.2010 PGA National at The Belfry Jeff Helton 12/14/2010 126.49 #2 Hover Over Course Row to ExitThe PGA National at The Belfry
Architect: Dave Thomas
Opened: 1997
Location: England
PAR 72PRO 7032
MEN 6523
WOMEN 5839
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Real PGA National Resort & Spa, The Champion Course at Terry Armstrong 1/14/2014 111.94
Portal Pinespings Golf Club (CPG1 Name); Tall Pines Joe Habiger 5/7/2008 63.60
Portal Pirate Jim Dickson 6/3/2008 9.20
Portal Pitch and Putt Jim Dickson 7/8/2008 30.90
Real Plainfield Country Club Jeff Helton 11/9/2014 90.66
Real Portmarnock Golf Club Jim Dickson 6/7/2012 104.49
Real Prairie Dunes Country Club Terry Armstrong 3/1/2010 112.93 Hover Over Course Row to ExitPrairie Dunes: A lost treasure because of its location in the Midwest in Hutchinson, Kansas, this little jewel of a course calls for skill and craftiness rather than brute force. At 6,593 yards par-70 it is known as the St.Andrews of the prairies.More [+]
Preserve, The Brian Silvernail 8/2/2015 113.28
Real Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Ghost Creek at Stephen Faupel 4/21/2011 103.79 #3, #5, #9, #11, #18 Hover Over Course Row to ExitHailed as one of the nation's premier semi-private golf courses, Ghost Creek's Robert Cupp-designed layout emulates traditional golf course architecture with gently rolling terrain and a creek that reappears throughout. Ghost Creek was home to the NIKE TOUR Championships in 1993 and 1994 and was rated in 2005 in Golf Magazine's Top 100 Places You Can Play. It is also a regular tour stop every August for the LPGA Tour's Safeway Classic.More [+]
Portal Putting Course B.J. Weworski 7/4/2008 29.00
Real Quail Hollow Golf Club Stephen Faupel 7/27/2008 114.09 Hover Over Course Row to ExitQuail Hollow Club is one of the finest courses in the Southeast United States. The private member club hosted the Kemper Open from 1969 to 1979 and has more recently been the site of a Senior PGA TOUR event hosted by club member Arnold Palmer. Since 2003 it has been the site of the PGA Tour Wachovia Championship every year in May.The course was originally designed by famed golf course architect George Cobb in 1961 to capture the beauty as well as challenging terrain of the Piedmont region. In the intervening years, the course underwent a series of improvements, including modifications of several holes by Arnold Palmer in 1986 and a redesign by Tom Fazio in 1997 and 2003.Throughout the course, exquisitely manicured greens follow the unusual contours of the hills to present a challenge to even the sharpest short game. Course highlights include hole #7, which is transected by a serpentine pond; signature hole #17, 200+ yards over water; and, for a suitably challenging finish, hole #18, which must be negotiated over a deep creek bed that runs the length of the fairway.Thanks to Mike (spikel), Mick (oldpro3138) and Marc Allen for their comments and testing to help ready the course for release. This is my third go at this course, but the first for CPG2. It is (I think) my best attempt so far. Thanks to Custom Play Games for giving us this great tool to bring real courses to life. More [+]
Real Quarry Golf Course at Giants Ridge Golf Resort, The Jeff Helton 5/14/2013 97.83
Real Quicksilver Country Club Jeff Helton 7/27/2012 122.82
Real Red Tail Golf Center Stephen Faupel 1/11/2013 75.03
Portal Renaissance Chuck Gunsaullus 5/7/2008 82.00
Portal Richlands Country Club Steve Richardson 5/6/2008 59.50
Real Ridges Golf Course, The Brian Zager 2/4/2013 128.23 #1, #4, #6, #9, #12, #13, #14, #17 Hover Over Course Row to ExitThe Ridges Golf Course is a real course located in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. It is 6,289 yards long and plays to a par of 72. The front 9 was built in 1963 and the back 9 was added later.This rendition is mostly true to the original course. I did create a fictional tee on about half the holes that makes the course longer to keep the hazards in play for the 300+ yard drives of WGC. When playing the "WGC" tee, the tee markers that are black are fictional tees while the ones that are blue are the real blue tee. You can play from the real blue tees the whole round or any of the other real tees by choosing them in the game options. I find it fun to occasionally take the driver or even all woods out of the bag and play from these shorter tees.The other disclaimer to the realism of this is that over the past few years, some of the bunkers on the course were removed or made smaller. I think the way they were before made the course more interesting so I left them in for this rendition. I did include some of the newer changes they made too though such as the concrete cart paths. So in a way this rendition is sort of a hybrid of old and new.There are five pins on each hole: three normal pins, one easy pin and one hard. I did this because three pins do not make for enough variety in my opinion. If you need a consistent pin placement for tournaments or multiple groups playing online, choose either the easy or hard pin.For more details about the process of building the course see the included text file or my website: http://www.zagerdesign.com/golf_design/courses/wgc2011/the_ridges.htmHope you enjoy the course.BrianMore [+]
Riverbend Golf Club Terry Armstrong 12/7/2011 93.10 #1, #2
Portal Rocky Mountain Golf Resort John Drolet 6/2/2008 89.03 Hover Over Course Row to ExitThe Rockies has become one of the premier golf destinations in Canada and the Rocky Mountain Golf Resort is most certainly one of the reasons why. This fantasy course was designed by John Drolet and opened in 2008 for CPG2. The course was designed for long hitters, and the par 72, 18-hole course offers magnificent 360 mountain views.Designed for CPG2, this course will play in CPG 2010More [+]
Real Portal Rollandia Family Golf Center Tim Shaffer 6/2/2008 77.00
Real V.2008 Rollandia Family Golf Center Tim Shaffer 8/23/2008 78.79
Portal Rooftop B.J. Weworski 12/20/2007 40.30
Real Royal Birkdale Golf Club Jim Dickson 7/21/2012 107.82
Real Royal Harare Golf Club Goran Unkovski (Sodaboy) 11/18/2009 102.98 #1, #6, Clubhouse, Course Hover Over Course Row to ExitI have finally completed my first golf course designed for CPG2010. I hope that even though it is my first design - it will stand the test when compared to some of the better courses designed for this game.Firstly a disclaimer: this course is distributed as freeware to CustomPlay Golf users. If you are interested in using any of my custom objects for your own designs, please let me know, and I will too provide these as freeware. The freeware license applies only insofar as the actual Royal Harare Golf Club.cpg file is not altered that is, the file should not be altered to be used with other software based on the CPG engine such as custom simulators. This work is my own, and any use of it other than the one I intended, is strictly forbidden without my previous consent.Why did I choose to design the Royal Harare Golf Club (RHGC)? Simply put - it is one of my favourite courses - and very dear to my heart. I have played there many times - and one might say that I know the details and intricacies of the course inside out.
I have tried to bring the most authentic experience possible - and have kept everything as real as I could. Here is a list of things I tried to do to achieve realism:
1. Tree height placement has been done individually - i.e. - I have placed every single tree in the course one by one - checking the height according to my photographs - and matching this to the in-game model. Although the tree types are different from the actual ones (since the available treehouse models are European/America/Asian and we do not have a wide choice of trees indigenous to southern Africa) - these trees visually best reflect the actual trees found at the RHGC. The few purple trees that you will find are actually meant to reflect the Jacaranda tree which when in bloom, is entirely purple (bloom is in late September/October).
2. I used the blueprint tool and used the Google overhead map for a subtle course overlay (44% transparency) - meaning that the distances and dimensions are very accurate, and the look of the fairway is more in line with the actual look because a lot of the yellows from the course overlay have been blended in.
3. I created custom objects to bring an authentic feel to the course. One of my biggest achievements in this respect is the clubhouse - which is very accurate in all respects (dimensions, textures) - and in my opinion brings an important realistic overall feel to the finished golf course. My other custom objects include the flag post and Zimbabwean flag, the benches with adverts for Air Zimbabwe and ZimPlats who are the sponsors of the RHGC, the club notice board which is used for tournament results and other info, and the eastside fence. All objects were modeled in Google Sketchup 7, imported to 3DSMax 7, and then exported as CO2 object files. I created the eastside fence because the available transparent wire fence objects are created by applying a transparent TGA file to the model this creates a fuzzy view from the distance so I modeled my fence as an actual 3d object which is not distance-sensitive. In addition to this, I modeled the tennis courts, the cricket pitch, and the rugby field by utilizing ground textures and existing pole objects. All other objects used are not mine, and credit goes to the original creators.
4. Overall scenery is very accurate the Harare Sports Club to the south of the golf course has been modeled to include the national cricket pitch, the rugby field, and the Harare Tennis Club with a number of grass and clay courts. These are all seen from the course preview flyby.
5. The course flyby has also been created to show you a gentle overview of the course I have modeled the camera to target the middle of the RHGC and created a wide flight pattern so that all the details and scenery can be seen (the sports club, the residential area, the agricultural fields to the east, the clubhouse). I made sure that the camera rotates smoothly and that it really feels like a flyby from a helicopter as opposed to the usual jerky camera seen in other course flybys.
6. The panorama I used comprises of a layered tree line without any major landmarks except the Millennium Towers which are actually visible towards the south of the course. Actually, from the 6th hole teebox, the Millennium Towers are very visible so I aligned the panorama perfectly to create the same view you would see if you'd actually play the course. I will also post some actual photos for comparison of visual authenticity.
7. Concerning elevation RHGC is a flat golf course. The north-west of the course has a slight incline of a couple of meters, and the south-east has a slight decline of equal measure. I have portrayed these variations in the design but overall I left the majority of the course flat not because it was easier but because this is actually how the course feels and plays. One of the major elevation issues when designing the RHGC were the elevated greens. Also, there is no water/hazards and the only out of bounds is the perimeter of the golf course (fence).
8. Elevated greens are the main feature of the RHGC. This is actually what makes the course challenging in addition to the numerous bunkers surrounding the greens. I have done my best to portray the green elevations and the overall bunker shape/depth by individually shaping each of these independently and with differing parameters. So some bunkers were shaped using different methodology to create a different feel. Green breaks are not abundant at the RHGC but some holes like the 5th and the 9th have easily identifiable breaks, and varying elevation while a couple of others have a more subtle but equally difficult break pattern. Generally the greens are flat with subtle break variations.
9. All tee positions have been incorporated. Black (tournament), white (men), blue (youth/senior), red (ladies). Each hole has 5 pin placements, 1 hard, 3 normal, and 1 easy. Each of the pin placements has been chosen according to actual photographs and positions.
10. Lastly, there are 7 ground templates (and some other aesthetic ones for paths and dirt) that I used. Default tee, default fairway, default rough, default fringe, default green, default sand and my own light rough template. This template is designed as a fairway/rough hybrid. I have individually adjusted each template option to create the feel of the Zimbabwean rough. There is very little actual deep rough at the RHGC, so I created the light rough template because the rough around the fairway is actually very forgiving. The default rough would therefore not be very realistic in terms of playability. I know that messing around with the template options is dangerous as it can lead to strange/unrealistic results but I believe that my light rough template is spot on.
Finally, I would like to give a very brief overview of the RHGC.The elegant clubhouse and general atmosphere at Royal Harare Golf Club reminds one of colonial days. One of the only 5 courses in southern Africa granted "Royal" status, the classy Zimbabwe club can be proud of its heritage. Its course, one of the best in Africa, was a learning ground for some of the great players this country has produced, like Nick Price, Mark McNulty and Tony Johnstone.Royal Harare is comfortably spread out on a large tract of land in the city's green and spacious northern suburbs. The national botanical gardens are just across the road to the northwest, but the course itself is a good advertisement for the beautiful old indigenous trees and shrubs of the region. The kikuyu-grass fairways and Macginnes-grass greens are invariably in immaculate condition, and even the rough is well groomed. Overall the feel and atmosphere is a peaceful one, and this can lull one into a false sense of security and ease. The six-hole stretch from the 13th into the clubhouse includes 2 tough par-fours (the 14th and 18th), making for an absorbing finish on this championship course. Some of the holes appear dangerously simple but the elevated greens and numerous bunkers mean that this is a precision-play course.I hope you will enjoy this creation and I hope my 70+ hours of work have not been wasted ;-)
Once you have played - please let me know your thoughts... and of course - if there are any bugs - shout out!
Good luck and catch you in game sometime soon,Goran Unkovski (Sodaboy)
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Portal Royal Links B.J. Weworski 9/8/2008 106.00
Real Royal Troon (Old Course) Terry Armstrong 7/27/2010 117.18 Hover Over Course Row to ExitWelcome To Royal Troon Golf Club....founded in 1878 by a few enthusiasts Royal Troon Golf Club has out grown its purely local reputation and is now known as one of the finest Championship Courses in the world. The Old Course today presents a stern golfing examination in particular inward half of Royal Troon is widely accepted the most demaning of any Courses on the Championship rotation. More [+]
Portal Saxe Gotha Jim Dickson 7/14/2009 262.00
Seascape Country Club Terry Armstrong 10/10/2013 127.73 Hover Over Course Row to ExitSeascape is a fictional course with the flipped version of Pebble Beach, seaside in the UK somewhere. I added some people along the tee mounds and greens. Seascape CC has turned out to be the answer to Pebble Beach in the UK, enjoy, Terry ArmstrongMore [+]
Real Sewickley Heights Golf Club Jeff Helton 4/13/2012 126.65
Real Portal Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club B.J. Weworski 5/22/2008 82.90
Portal Snake Pit, The Jim Dickson 11/4/2009 112.00
Real Snow Canyon Country Club, Entrada at Terry Armstrong 11/10/2012 111.05
Real Somerset Hills Country Club Jeff Helton 11/16/2011 132.19 #6, #12, #14 Hover Over Course Row to ExitCourse designed by A.W. Tillinghast in 1918 I believe. The club was founded in 1899 (wow that was a long time ago) but was later moved to the new location (over an old horse racetrack in New Jersey) where Tillinghast worked his magic. Not the longest course (about 6700 yards) but hitting the fairways is difficult due to the doglegs, odd angles and elevation changes. Turning up the wind really doubles the difficulty factor because of the extreme elevations on many of the holes. Most bunkers are shallow but the very thick and long dead rough makes up for them since it creeps very close to the fairways and greens.Hope you all enjoy it. BJ actually has played this course in real life since he grew up close by and when play testing he remembered many of the holes and referenced how difficult the course actually played, pretty cool. This course is featured in Golf Digest top 100 US courses.More [+]
Real Spanish Bay, The Links at B.J. Weworski 11/21/2008 189.04 Hover Over Course Row to ExitI had the pleasure to play several of the Monterey courses last year on a "dream" golf trip with my brother, nephew and a good friend. Spanish Bay was actually my favorite of the bunch which is saying a lot since we also logged a round at Pebble Beach (very close 2nd). The course was designed using a DEM for primary elevations and countless hours sculpting each hole, referencing digital photos we had taken and memory from my round. I feel this rendition does justice to the course and will give you a chance to experience this pacific coast gem.BJ.More [+]
Real Spirit Hollow Golf Course Jeff Helton 6/21/2014 134.77
Portal Spruce Plains (CPG 1 Name); Chestnut Plain Dean Baker 5/6/2008 78.60
Real Spyglass Hill Golf Course B.J. Weworski 12/8/2008 160.80 Hover Over Course Row to ExitSpyglass Hill is rated one of the toughest courses in the world from the Championship tees, boasting a course rating of 75.5 and a slope rating of 147. The PGA Tour consistently lists Spyglass Hill's holes 6, 8 and 16 among the toughest on the tour, and during the 1999 United States Amateur, the stroke average of the field during medal play was in excess of 79.Spyglass Hill is an annual co-host to the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, formerly known as the Crosby. Spyglass Hill co-hosted the 1999 United States Amateur during medal play rounds, and hosts many other world-class professional and amateur events each year as well.Hope you enjoy many fine rounds on Spyglass!BJMore [+]
Real V.2010 St. Andrews Golf Links, The Jubilee Course at Brian Silvernail 7/4/2010 144.71 #1, #5, #8, #9, #11, #13, #16, #18 Hover Over Course Row to ExitBuilt in 1897, the Jubilee Course at St. Andrews first started out as a 12 hole course where ladies and beginners could play. In 1905, it was expanded to 18 holes and in 1988 it was re-designed to championship standards by Donald Steel.This is a conversion of a course I created for the original Custom Play Golf. I would like to thank Steve Richardson for the use of his St. Andrews town objects. Thanks also to John Drolet and Nike for their help with the course and to Jim Dickson and Mike Jones for play-testing.More [+]
Real V.2013 St. Andrews Golf Links, The Jubilee Course at Brian Silvernail 7/19/2013 107.66
Real St. Andrews Golf Links, The Old Course at; Fife Old (WGC Name) B.J. Weworski 4/21/2010 113.78 #16, #18 Hover Over Course Row to ExitAt first glance you might not recognise the name but this is a rendition of one of the most famous golf courses, if not the most golf famous course, in the world.Thanks to Steve Richardson for the superb objects. More [+]
Real Stad Groningen Golf Links (WGC Name), The Dutch B.J. Weworski 11/10/2008 126.98 Hover Over Course Row to ExitThis inland links style course is set in the Netherlands.The layout is situated on the remains of an old farm making good use of the remaining irrigation channels for hazards.This course plays in CPG2 and CPG2010.More [+]
Real V.2010 Sunningdale Country Club Jeff Helton 8/10/2010 115.64 #3, Preview Hover Over Course Row to ExitSunningdale Golf Club
Located in Scarsdale, NY (USA)
Real Course Designer: A.W. Tillinghast
Course Opened: 1913
18 Holes - Par 69TEES:Pro: 6649
Men: 6214
Women: 5445
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Real V.2011 Sunningdale Country Club Jeff Helton 8/17/2011 129.53 Hover Over Course Row to ExitSunningdale Golf Club
Located in Scarsdale, NY (USA)
Real Course Designer: A.W. Tillinghast
Course Opened: 1913
18 Holes - Par 69TEES:Pro: 6649
Men: 6214
Women: 5445
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Portal Tall Pines; Pinespings Golf Club (CPG 1 Name) Joe Habiger 5/7/2008 63.60
Real Tanah Merah Country Club (Garden Course) Jim Dickson 1/30/2012 167.63
Real Portal Tempête, Club de Golf La B.J. Weworski 4/25/2010 126.00
Real V.2010 The Belfry, PGA National at Jeff Helton 12/14/2010 126.49 #2 Hover Over Course Row to ExitThe PGA National at The Belfry
Architect: Dave Thomas
Opened: 1997
Location: England
PAR 72PRO 7032
MEN 6523
WOMEN 5839
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Real V.2013 The Belfry, PGA National at Jeff Helton 4/21/2013 74.11
Real The Belfry, The Brabazon Course at Jim Dickson 6/28/2009 135.54 #9, #10, #14, #18 Hover Over Course Row to ExitThe Brabazon Course at The De Vere Belfry, is truly unique in the world of golf and needs little introduction. The reason: It is the only golf course in the world that has hosted The Ryder Cup on four occasions. The Belfry has so many memorable golf holes; it is difficult to single them all out. The Ninth is a great sweeping dog leg to a waterside green. The 10th is the ultimate risk/reward hole, a short par 4 driveable for some and does not offer an easy lay up. The 18th is steeped in tradition and has been the site of 3 great European Ryder Cup wins. The Belfry is home to the Quinn Direct British Masters and has hosted the Benson & Hedges International Open, the PGA Seniors' Championship as well as the Ryder Cup.*This is a conversion of Jim Dickson's great rendition originally created for CPG1 and updated for CPG2010.More [+]
Real The Brabazon Course at the Belfry Jim Dickson 6/28/2009 135.54 #9, #10, #14, #18 Hover Over Course Row to ExitThe Brabazon Course at The De Vere Belfry, is truly unique in the world of golf and needs little introduction. The reason: It is the only golf course in the world that has hosted The Ryder Cup on four occasions. The Belfry has so many memorable golf holes; it is difficult to single them all out. The Ninth is a great sweeping dog leg to a waterside green. The 10th is the ultimate risk/reward hole, a short par 4 driveable for some and does not offer an easy lay up. The 18th is steeped in tradition and has been the site of 3 great European Ryder Cup wins. The Belfry is home to the Quinn Direct British Masters and has hosted the Benson & Hedges International Open, the PGA Seniors' Championship as well as the Ryder Cup.*This is a conversion of Jim Dickson's great rendition originally created for CPG1 and updated for CPG2010.More [+]
Real The Celtic Manor (Twenty Ten Course) Jim Dickson 10/2/2010 131.53 Hover Over Course Row to ExitBuilt to stage the 2010 Ryder Cup, the first course to be built specifically for golf's greatest team tournament, it measures a robust 7,493 yards off the back tees and has a par of 71.With water hazards on half of its holes, the course has six signature holes and presents many more memorable tests andrisk-and-reward dilemmas. One of the features of the spectacular new course is its variety with many of the earlier holes having a links-like feel with some long rough and greenside swales, before the middle section of the course reveals the full extent of the lake-lined challenge.A tough finishing stretch culminates in a real sting in the tail at the 18th.This is a conversion of Jim Dickson's excellent CPG1 rendition with minor changes based on updates made by European captain Colin Montgomerie. Thanks to Nike for doing the bulk of the conversion work.More [+]
Real The Champion Course at PGA National Resort & Spa Terry Armstrong 1/14/2014 111.94
Real The Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course B.J. Weworski 7/6/2010 111.74 #3, #8, #13, #14 Hover Over Course Row to ExitThe Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains on the shores of beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene in North Idaho. Opening in 1991 to unprecedented reviews and awards, the course established itself as a premier destination golf course debuting as the #11 resort golf course in the nation, while unveiling an extraordinary #1 ranking in the category of "Beauty and Esthetics" by Golf Digest.Thanks to Steve Richardson for the many excellent custom objects and to Nike, Smokinjo & ZONA for playtesting.Enjoy,
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Portal The Crossing Jim Dickson 5/7/2008 84.50
Real The Dutch; Stad Groningen Golf Links (WGC Name) B.J. Weworski 11/10/2008 126.98 Hover Over Course Row to ExitThis inland links style course is set in the Netherlands.The layout is situated on the remains of an old farm making good use of the remaining irrigation channels for hazards.This course plays in CPG2 and CPG2010.More [+]
Portal The Heretic Chuck Gunsaullus 5/7/2008 64.90
Real The Highlands of Elgin Golf Course Jeff Helton 7/19/2013 96.52
Portal The Hollow Stephen Faupel 5/7/2008 65.30
Real V.2010 The Jubilee Course at St. Andrews Golf Links Brian Silvernail 7/4/2010 144.71 #1, #5, #8, #9, #11, #13, #16, #18 Hover Over Course Row to ExitBuilt in 1897, the Jubilee Course at St. Andrews first started out as a 12 hole course where ladies and beginners could play. In 1905, it was expanded to 18 holes and in 1988 it was re-designed to championship standards by Donald Steel.This is a conversion of a course I created for the original Custom Play Golf. I would like to thank Steve Richardson for the use of his St. Andrews town objects. Thanks also to John Drolet and Nike for their help with the course and to Jim Dickson and Mike Jones for play-testing.More [+]
Real V.2013 The Jubilee Course at St. Andrews Golf Links Brian Silvernail 7/19/2013 107.66
Real The Links at Bodega Harbour Brian Silvernail 2/2/2013 118.27
Real The Links at Spanish Bay B.J. Weworski 11/21/2008 189.04 Hover Over Course Row to ExitI had the pleasure to play several of the Monterey courses last year on a "dream" golf trip with my brother, nephew and a good friend. Spanish Bay was actually my favorite of the bunch which is saying a lot since we also logged a round at Pebble Beach (very close 2nd). The course was designed using a DEM for primary elevations and countless hours sculpting each hole, referencing digital photos we had taken and memory from my round. I feel this rendition does justice to the course and will give you a chance to experience this pacific coast gem.BJ.More [+]
Portal The Manor Jim Dickson 5/7/2008 90.60
Real The Old Course at St. Andrews Golf Links; Fife Old (WGC Name) B.J. Weworski 4/21/2010 113.78 #16, #18 Hover Over Course Row to ExitAt first glance you might not recognise the name but this is a rendition of one of the most famous golf courses, if not the most golf famous course, in the world.Thanks to Steve Richardson for the superb objects. More [+]
Real V.2012 The Olympic Club (Lake Course) Jeff Helton 6/15/2012 132.35
Real V.2013 The Olympic Club (Lake Course) Jeff Helton 5/23/2013 112.34
The Preserve Brian Silvernail 8/2/2015 113.28
Real The Quarry Golf Course at Giants Ridge Golf Resort Jeff Helton 5/14/2013 97.83
Real The Ridges Golf Course Brian Zager 2/4/2013 128.23 #1, #4, #6, #9, #12, #13, #14, #17 Hover Over Course Row to ExitThe Ridges Golf Course is a real course located in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. It is 6,289 yards long and plays to a par of 72. The front 9 was built in 1963 and the back 9 was added later.This rendition is mostly true to the original course. I did create a fictional tee on about half the holes that makes the course longer to keep the hazards in play for the 300+ yard drives of WGC. When playing the "WGC" tee, the tee markers that are black are fictional tees while the ones that are blue are the real blue tee. You can play from the real blue tees the whole round or any of the other real tees by choosing them in the game options. I find it fun to occasionally take the driver or even all woods out of the bag and play from these shorter tees.The other disclaimer to the realism of this is that over the past few years, some of the bunkers on the course were removed or made smaller. I think the way they were before made the course more interesting so I left them in for this rendition. I did include some of the newer changes they made too though such as the concrete cart paths. So in a way this rendition is sort of a hybrid of old and new.There are five pins on each hole: three normal pins, one easy pin and one hard. I did this because three pins do not make for enough variety in my opinion. If you need a consistent pin placement for tournaments or multiple groups playing online, choose either the easy or hard pin.For more details about the process of building the course see the included text file or my website: http://www.zagerdesign.com/golf_design/courses/wgc2011/the_ridges.htmHope you enjoy the course.BrianMore [+]
Portal The Snake Pit Jim Dickson 11/4/2009 112.00
Real The TPC Blue Monster at Doral Golf Resort B.J. Weworski 1/24/2011 159.22
Real The Tuxedo Club Jeff Helton 12/20/2013 91.99
Real The Wilderness at Fortune Bay Jeff Helton 9/15/2014 89.90
Real The Wisley Golf Club Joe Habiger; B.J. Weworski 1/11/2011 91.33 #14 Hover Over Course Row to ExitSituated in a tranquil area of north - west Surrey, The Wisley is only a 30 minute drive from London's west End.B.J. Weworski originally designed the front 9 and I designed the back 18 holes.More [+]
The Woodlands of Wyandotte Doug Jones (sinewiz) 7/28/2008 160.44 Hover Over Course Row to ExitThe Woodlands of Wyandotte is my fictional interpretation of golf in Southeast Michigan. Small lakes and marshland, deeply wooded tree areas, lush rolling fairways meandering through rolling farmland. The name pays homage to the town I was born and raised in. Hope you enjoy.This course was designed for CPG2 but plays in CPG 2010 as well.More [+]
Real Torrey Pines Golf Course (South Course) B.J. Weworski 6/30/2011 128.04
Real Totteridge Golf Course Jeff Helton 10/21/2012 107.29
Real TPC Blue Monster at Doral Golf Resort, The B.J. Weworski 1/24/2011 159.22
Real V.2 TPC Boston Terry Armstrong 3/24/2012 140.14 Hover Over Course Row to ExitBig thanks to Steve Faupel for designing the clubhouse.I took out half of the forest grass, no adjustment needed in the game.Thanks, TerryMore [+]
Portal Tranquility, Valley of Jim Dickson 6/23/2010 177.00
Real Tri-City Golf Course; Bull's Eye Country Club Brian Zager 11/14/2017 142.80 Hover Over Course Row to ExitFor more details about this course see the included text file or my website: http://www.zagerdesign.com/golf_design/courses/wgc2011/bulls_eye_tri-city.htmMore [+]
Real Troon (Old Course), Royal Terry Armstrong 7/27/2010 117.18 Hover Over Course Row to ExitWelcome To Royal Troon Golf Club....founded in 1878 by a few enthusiasts Royal Troon Golf Club has out grown its purely local reputation and is now known as one of the finest Championship Courses in the world. The Old Course today presents a stern golfing examination in particular inward half of Royal Troon is widely accepted the most demaning of any Courses on the Championship rotation. More [+]
V.2 Tropical Bay Golf Club Terry Armstrong 1/30/2012 99.04 Hover Over Course Row to ExitA magnificently mature layout. This winding waterway provides a natural hazard on five holes. Try not to be distracted by the beautiful scenery here, Enjoy.More [+]
Real Turnberry Resort (Ailsa Course) B.J. Weworski 7/15/2009 150.27 Hover Over Course Row to ExitNamed after the third Marquess of Ailsa, who owned the land on which it was built, this championship course is one of golf's storied places. Home to three Open Championships, Ailsa has shaped some of the most remarkable moments in the tournament's history.Its first three holes pose a fairly tough opening, particularly when the wind blows from the direction of its namesake, the brooding isle of Ailsa Craig, 11 miles out to sea. From the 4th hole to the 11th, the coastal scenery is magnificent and the course is demanding. Commanding a passage of stout hitting throughout, the 5th to the 8th holes are framed by sandy hillocks, while the 9th, 10th and 11th are flanked by craggy rocks.On its stony ridge on the edge of the sea, the 9th hole is Turnberry's trademark. The landmark lighthouse casts shadows over the 13th-century ruins of Bruce's Castle, the reputed birthplace of Scotland's hero king Robert the Bruce, and the narrow path to the tee and the drive across the corner of the bay fill players with trepidation.The back nine, like the front nine, require both cleverness and control. The steep incline of the plateau green on the 13th hole, ”Tickly Tap" or "Tricky Little Stroke" makes one of the largest putting surfaces on the course look rather small. Likewise, the subtle contours of the 17th hole, Lang Whang, slightly obstruct each shot also characteristic of the trickery of Turnberry. On the 18th, with the red-roofed hotel in sight to distract, gorse running down the right side and small dunes peeking up just enough to block your view of the landing zone, finding the fairway is even more difficult.On 16 July 2009, this legend of the game will test the skill of the world's best once more as The Open Championship returns to Ailsa.Par: 70More [+]
Real Tuxedo Club, The Jeff Helton 12/20/2013 91.99
Portal Valley of Tranquility Jim Dickson 6/23/2010 177.00
Real Portal Vanajanlinna Golf & Country Club B.J. Weworski 8/14/2008 145.00
Real V.2012 Village Links of Glen Ellyn Jeff Helton 11/27/2012 145.53
Real V.2013 Village Links of Glen Ellyn Jeff Helton 5/14/2013 165.06
Real Wakonda Club Jeff Helton 9/25/2012 104.81
Waterways Golf Club Terry Armstrong 6/20/2012 97.69
Real Whitford Country Club Jeff Helton 9/21/2012 110.97
Real Wilderness at Fortune Bay, The Jeff Helton 9/15/2014 89.90
V.2008 Willow Lakes Dave Craven (Blade) 6/8/2008 120.06
V.2010 Willow Lakes Dave Craven (Blade) 10/16/2009 122.98 Hover Over Course Row to ExitWillow Lakes - The course takes it's name from the old orchard of Willow Oak trees it sits in and the natural lakes around which the course plays. The actual layout was based on an overhead of a real course although the finished version bears no resemblance to the original whatsoever! Although this is essentially an update of the version I released for CPG2 I have called it version 1.0.0 in the title here as for the CPG 2010 game it is a first, (and hopefully only), version. I have also added the moniker 2010 to the Course name to differentiate it from the CPG2 version.This release adds more visuals to the course with extra objects, (trees, bushes, grass, buildings, vehicles etc), wildlife and a new course flyby. Some animations, of which the previous release had none, have also been added to enhance the course.Thanks go to BJ for his assistance when I was originally designing the course, (and learning to design at the same time), Dean and Rich for some help with the original conversion from CPG1 to CPG2 and for giving us the game and to Steve Richardson for his superb objects and to John Drolet for the extra vehicles he made for the Community.Dave. More [+]
Real Wisley Golf Club, The Joe Habiger; B.J. Weworski 1/11/2011 91.33 #14 Hover Over Course Row to ExitSituated in a tranquil area of north - west Surrey, The Wisley is only a 30 minute drive from London's west End.B.J. Weworski originally designed the front 9 and I designed the back 18 holes.More [+]
Woodlands of Wyandotte, The Doug Jones (sinewiz) 7/28/2008 160.44 Hover Over Course Row to ExitThe Woodlands of Wyandotte is my fictional interpretation of golf in Southeast Michigan. Small lakes and marshland, deeply wooded tree areas, lush rolling fairways meandering through rolling farmland. The name pays homage to the town I was born and raised in. Hope you enjoy.This course was designed for CPG2 but plays in CPG 2010 as well.More [+]
Wyandotte, The Woodlands of Doug Jones (sinewiz) 7/28/2008 160.44 Hover Over Course Row to ExitThe Woodlands of Wyandotte is my fictional interpretation of golf in Southeast Michigan. Small lakes and marshland, deeply wooded tree areas, lush rolling fairways meandering through rolling farmland. The name pays homage to the town I was born and raised in. Hope you enjoy.This course was designed for CPG2 but plays in CPG 2010 as well.More [+]

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