When I first got my Optishot, I had a hard time deciding on which course I should play. With 15 Optishot courses to choose from the options can be overwhelming. You don’t want to spend time on a course that is too hard or too easy and you may even want to get an advantage on your buddies. So that is why I put together this Optishot courses guide. This guide will give you the inside scoop on the best of the Optishot courses included with the game (I have not attempted to study the platinum courses). In this guide you will find the real course equivalent, the course length, a preview of the toughest hole and more.
Optishot Courses Ultimate Guide
My Top 5
Course #1 – The Golf Club Scottsdale Course (Real Name)ParTotal Yards - Back - Middle Tees Total Yards - Front - Par 3 TeesLongest Hole - Back - Middle Tees Hardest Hole Scottsdale National727249 Yards 6260 Yards 5090 Yards 2403 Yards638 Yards 600 Yards #14
Now called Scottsdale National Golf Club, is owned by GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons and is one of the most exclusive courses in the world. With no houses in site and set in the Arizona desert, this is one of the Optishot courses that will really test your game.
Toughest Hole #14 – Par 5 638 Yards
Other Favorite Hole #6
Long par 3 with a small green to shoot at, most of my misses hit the many bunkers surrounding it.
Course #2 – Cogs Corner Course (Real Name)ParTotal Yards - Back - Middle Tees Total Yards - Front - Par 3 TeesLongest Hole - Back - Middle Tees Hardest Hole Coggs Hill727450 Yards 6585 Yards 5264 Yards 2297 Yards609 Yards 565 Yards #9
Owned by Joe Jemsek, Cogs Hill golf course is located in Lemont Illinois. This course is ranked in the Top 100 in the U.S. by Golf Magazine. It has been the site of many PGA tour events. The course is loaded with sand traps and has trees lining most fairways. More on its history.
Toughest Hole #9 – Par 5 609 Yards
Other Favorite Hole #7
This hole is a little dogleg right with a tight landing spot off the tee as water and bunkers come into play. Shoot up to an elevated green surrounded by sand.
Course #3 – Torrey White Course (Real Name)ParTotal Yards - Back - Middle Tees Total Yards - Front - Par 3 TeesLongest Hole - Back - Middle Tees Hardest Hole Torrey Pines - North726755 Yards 6278 Yards 5769 Yards 1192 Yards550 Yards 501 Yards #4
The North course is known for its great views and is one of my favorite Optishot courses to play. Located in Southern California, it is not as tough as the South course but will sure to please. Its signature and toughest hole is the 6th. It is also host to the Farmers Insurance Invitational.
Toughest Hole #4 – Par 4 396 Yards
Other Favorite Hole #6
This signature hole is set against an ocean background and has bunkers that will test your drive and approach.
Course #4 – Twisted Twig Course (Real Name)ParTotal Yards - Back - Middle Tees Total Yards - Front - Par 3 TeesLongest Hole - Back - Middle Tees Hardest Hole Crooked Stick727485 Yards 6995 Yards 5449 Yards 1223 Yards610 Yards 580 Yards #8
Located in the heart of Indiana this top 100 course is rich with history and dedicated membership. Home to the 1992 PGA Championship won by John Daly it is as challenging as any course in the world. Also host to the BMW Championship.
Toughest Hole #8 – Par 4 433 Yards
Other Favorite Hole – Many
Course #5 – West Maui Plantation Course (Real Name)ParTotal Yards - Back - Middle Tees Total Yards - Front - Par 3 TeesLongest Hole - Back - Middle Tees Hardest Hole Kapalua Golf - Plantation737123 Yards 6483 Yards 5571 Yards 1165 Yards658 Yards (wow) 571 Yards #4
Who wouldn’t want to play golf in Hawaii? This course was designed by the great Ben Crenshaw and features the rolling hills of state. It is quite lengthy and boast a par of 73. This is one of the only Optishot courses I have been able to play in real life (I shot 100).
Toughest Hole #4 – Par 4 374 Yards
Other Favorite Hole #18 – 658 Yards!!!!
Don’t need to say much about why I like this hole. It is a monster. I don’t think I will ever play a longer hole.
Here is the rest of the list of Optishot courses and their real names.
Long Island Black (Beth Page Black)
Torrey Black (Real)
Palm Desert Mountain (Big Horn Mountain)
Palm Desert Canyons (Big Horn Canyons)
Barseback Golf Club (Real)
Black Mountain (Real -Thailand)
The Canadian Club (St. Georges GC)
Osterakers Golf Club (Real)
Warwick Hills Golf Club (Real)
Flyde Links (Royal Lytham St. Annes)
The Optishot is a great way to play improve your game but it also a great way to play courses you may never get to see. They do a great job replicating the holes and are always coming out with more and more courses. To see a full list of courses click here.
If you are interested in purchasing an Optishot please see my Optishot reviews before you buy (I do try to give my honest opinion).