PGA TOUR announces GOLF+ as its exclusive virtual reality golf game

“Official PGA TOUR Virtual Reality Golf Game” to integrate PGA TOUR tournament courses into GOLF+ starting with TPC Scottsdale and TPC Sawgrass in early 2023

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL. – The PGA TOUR and GOLF+, the world’s premier virtual reality golf game, today announced a long-term agreement that will make GOLF+ the “Official Virtual Reality Golf Game of the PGA TOUR.” The agreement also provides for the creation of new PGA TOUR gaming experiences where GOLF+ players can experience exclusive, interactive content and features tied to real-world PGA TOUR tournaments.

Using a Meta Quest VR headset, GOLF+ users will be able to compete on select TPC Network golf courses and other PGA TOUR tournament courses beginning with TPC Scottsdale and TPC Sawgrass in early 2023. These PGA TOUR in-game experiences offer players exclusive in-game tournament competition. More tournament courses will be added in the coming years to complement the GOLF+ list of world-class venues.

“The PGA TOUR is excited to partner with GOLF+, the leading golf game in the emerging VR gaming market,” said Len Brown, PGA TOUR Chief Legal Officer and EVP, Licensing. “The GOLF+ VR platform is a pioneering 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 promote the sport worldwide. The TOUR will support the partnership with new courses, ShotLink powered by CDW data, Shot Trails and video highlights from PGA TOUR competitions.”

GOLF+ obtains rights to use PGA TOUR Marks, rights to advertise in TOUR media and TOUR partner platforms, and rights to content and video that enable GOLF+ to create unique gaming experiences.

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“We’re excited to partner with the PGA TOUR as it offers the opportunity to bring our players unparalleled interactive tournament experiences in VR,” said Ryan Engle, co-founder and CEO of GOLF+. “We are both committed to using innovative technology and interactive experiences to reach new golfers worldwide and expand 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.

“GOLF+ not only offers one of the best VR sports experiences in the world, but now offers fans a new way to enjoy the excitement of the PGA TOUR,” said Rory McIlroy. “This technology has the power not only to bring new people to the game of golf, but to transform the way the PGA TOUR is viewed and experienced by golfers and players around the world.”

“As a kid, my dream was to make the PGA TOUR and test my rope play against the best players in the world,” added Jordan Spieth. “It’s great that fans will be there and future TOUR pros can use this platform to get a taste of what it’s like to compete on the PGA TOUR.”

Designed to complement 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 picked up a racquet in the real world, it provides a stress-free way to learn, play and practice at their own pace. Avid golfers can enjoy realistic physics and lifelike recreations of some of the world’s most famous golf courses. In less than a year since launch, hundreds of thousands of golfers on the platform have played over six million rounds on the platform.

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GOLF+ is currently available on the Meta Quest 2 platform for $29.99. The game comes standard with original course designs, top golf, and a miniature golf experience called Pro Putt. Players can add the famous Pebble Beach, Pinehurst No.2, the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island and the Wolf Creek Golf Club as in-app purchases. GOLF+ allows for both single player and multiplayer options, making it ideal for solo practice or a social gathering.