“Official Virtual Reality Golf Game of the PGA TOUR” to integrate PGA TOUR Tournament courses into GOLF+ beginning with TPC Scottsdale and TPC Sawgrass in early 2023
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida. – The PGA TOUR and GOLF+, the world’s first VR golf game, today announced a long-term agreement that makes GOLF+ the “Official Virtual Reality Golf Game of the PGA TOUR”. The deal will also see the creation of new PGA TOUR gaming experiences where GOLF+ players can experience exclusive, interactive content and features related to real-world PGA TOUR tournaments.
Using a Meta Quest VR headset, GOLF+ users will be able to compete at select TPC Network golf courses and other PGA TOUR tournament courses beginning with TPC Scottsdale and TPC Sawgrass in early 2023. These in-game PGA TOUR experiences will provide players with exclusive tournament competition. within the game. Additional tournament courses will be added in future years to join the GOLF+ list of world-class venues.
“The PGA TOUR is thrilled to be working with GOLF+, the leading golf game in the emerging virtual reality gaming market,” said Len Brown, PGA TOUR Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President, Licensing. “The GOLF+ VR platform is a forward-thinking way to enjoy the sport that appeals to players and golfers of all skill levels, and an innovative way for people to play golf and grow the sport globally. The TOUR will support the partnership with new courses, ShotLink powered by CDW data, shooting trails and video highlights from PGA TOUR competitions.
GOLF+ will have the right to use the PGA TOUR trademarks, the right to advertise in TOUR media and TOUR partner platforms, as well as content and video rights allowing GOLF+ to create gaming experiences unique.
“We look forward to working with the PGA TOUR as it provides the opportunity to present unparalleled interactive tournament experiences to our players in virtual reality,” said Ryan Engle, co-founder and CEO of GOLF+. “We are both committed to using innovative technology and interactive experiences to reach new golfers around the world and grow the game we love.”
Golfers and other athletes who have joined GOLF+ as investors include Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, World Golf Hall of Famer Ben Crenshaw, Tom Brady, Steph Curry and Mike Trout.
“In addition to providing one of the best VR sports experiences in the world, GOLF+ will now offer fans a new way to experience the excitement of the PGA TOUR,” said Rory McIlroy. “This technology has the power to not only bring new people to the game of golf, but to evolve the way the PGA TOUR is seen and experienced by golfers and players around the world.”
“As a kid, it was always my dream to go to the PGA TOUR and test my game on the ropes against the best players in the world,” added Jordan Spieth. “It’s great that fans and future TOUR pros are able to use this platform to get a taste of what it’s like to compete on the PGA TOUR.
Designed to be complementary to traditional golf, the GOLF+ VR experience removes typical barriers such as time constraints, green fees and weather to allow users to play anywhere, anytime. For those who have never chosen a club in the real world, it offers a stress-free way to learn, play and practice at their own pace. Avid golfers can enjoy realistic physics and realistic recreations of some of the world’s most iconic courses. In less than a year since its launch, the platform’s hundreds of thousands of golfers have played over six million rounds on the platform.
GOLF+ is currently available on the Meta Quest 2 platform for $29.99. The game comes standard with original course designs, Topgolf, and a mini-golf experience called Pro Putt. Players can add the famous Pebble Beach, Pinehurst No.2, The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, and Wolf Creek Golf Club as in-app purchases. GOLF+ allows both single and multiplayer options, making it ideal for solo practice or a social ride.