HB Studios announced today that Greg Norman himself has signed-off on the game’s built-in course designer feature, and is allowing The Golf Club to use his Greg Norman Golf Course Design brand in the game.
What’s even more interesting about this partnership is that Norman’s design firm will leverage The Golf Club’s course designer for its real life projects to give its clients the ability to play a hole before it is constructed. The tool will also give his golf course architects the ability to change hole features on the fly so clients can envision what a particular alteration will look like in real life.
Jeremy Wellard, President of HB Studios is quite elated by the new parternship:
“We couldn’t be happier to partner with Greg Norman and his golf course design company. The Greg Norman Course Designer in our game will not only let our players create the golf courses of their wildest dreams and imaginations, but it will now allow Greg Norman and his team to demonstrate their design concepts to their clients, bringing an unparalleled level of access and ability to customize the course to their specificity. This partnership truly shows the power of The Golf Club’s course design feature and we look forward to working closely with the team at Greg Norman Golf Course Design over the coming years.”
The Shark himself is also happy to be using The Golf Club’s course designer:
”We are excited about our new partnership with HB Studios which will allow my design company to visualize our golf courses before any dirt has been moved onsite. This new software tool will allow our design clients to play the golf holes on a computer while the project is still in the design phase and construction has yet to start which will provide a significant cost savings as well as a sales and marketing advantage to our clients.”
To show off The Golf Club’s course designer feature a few new screenshots have been released, which you can view below. There are also a few gameplay shots from within the game itself.
The Golf Club is set to hit the PS4, Xbox One, and PC sometime this summer. The PC version is in Early Access on Steam if you want to try out the game before its official release.
About The Golf Club
The Golf Club is a fully featured golfing experience where users can play against friends’ and rivals’ best rounds in turn-based/asynchronous competition modes enhanced by cloud-based technology. The game supports Tours & Tournaments, stroke play, match play, and 4-ball.
The Golf Club’s course designer allows players to build an unlimited number of golf courses, which can then be shared and played with friends online. New courses can be generated in a matter of seconds by selecting a theme, terrain features, number of holes and difficulty. Players can then enjoy a full suite of editing tools from changing the time of day to placing hazards and objects to create the ultimate golf challenge. Players can also discover new courses built by friends and the community by filtering through rank and difficulty, as well as interact with new members of The Golf Club through the Message Center.
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