Introducing our new golf simulator!
Beat the winter blues! Experience golf simulation on a new level with the Vista 12 Golf Simulator from TruGolf. Enjoy your favorite courses with high-definition graphics and improve your game with world-class analytic software. It’s the next best thing to playing golf outdoors! Enjoy drinks and food from Pier 290 while playing world famous courses!
What exactly IS an Indoor golf simulator?
The golfer stands in a 12’ x 16’ bay that has a very large movie-type screen in the back. The golfer uses real clubs and golf balls. The ball hits the screen, drops to the floor, and the virtual portion begins. Based on the information rendered from the camera and sensors, a virtual ball continues into the virtual golf course on the screen, landing the ball exactly where it would land if playing on the real course.
How many players can play at a time?
We suggest a maximum of 4 players. If you are playing a match with friends, be sure to give each player at least 1 hour per player for an 18 hole game. An 18-hole game for a foursome with a few warm-up swings should be no less than 4 hours!
Of course, you don’t necessarily have to play a full course. When booking by the hour, you can play to whatever you get through, or you can play “Closest to the Pin”, “Longest Drive”, “Demolition Golf”, or our multiple “Driving Ranges”.
Do I rent by the hour or by the game?
The simulator is rented in 1-hour sessions. $35/hour for weekdays, $45/hour for weekends and holidays. You can practice on the practice range or you can choose from over 50 courses to play.
If you choose to play a full course, please be aware that it takes an hour for one person to play 18 holes. We highly suggest booking 1 hour per player to allow time for practice swings and choosing a course.
Do I bring my own golf equipment?
Yes! Please bring your own clubs, but please do NOT wear golf shoes.
What’s it like to play on a virtual golf course?
Once you choose your course and mode of play, you are ready to tee off. Before you start a hole, or at any time, you can get an aerial view of the hole to get an appreciation of the layout, and also be able to get distance information to trees and other hazards that could come into play. When you tee off, you will swing a real club and hit a real golf ball into the screen. You will see the fairway ahead of you, as well as the rough and nearby trees and hazards, just as you would if you were playing outdoors. You may see the green in the distance on long holes, unless you are playing a dogleg. On par 3’s, the green and flag will be in clear view, just like on a real course. You will see your virtual ball land and bounce following the actual topography of the course. For your next shot, you will see the new view from your lying ball, and you will continue to play as if you are on the real course, but with no time wasted looking for your ball way over there in the rough! You will putt right into the screen. Putting requires that you get a feel for the speed of the greens, adjust accordingly for uphill or downhill putts, and play any break (left or right) that you will be able to see on the green. With virtual golf, there is a “gimmie” distance from the hole. Our distance is 2 feet.
How old do I have to be to play golf?
Kids are welcome if playing with a parent! In fact, virtual golf is a great way to introduce your youngsters to this fabulous game. It’s not too hot or too cold, there’s no tiresome walking and, best of all, no bathroom runs from the farthest spot on the course! However, all players must be 16 years old to play without a parent!