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As technology advances unstoppably, the VR world is growing bigger. Even when it may not feel the same as reality, virtual experiences have many perks, and the same happens in golf! While these place are not the full VR experience, virtual simulators can help not only to improve our game thanks to its technology, but also enjoy playing in some courses that otherwise we could not even dream of.
We now take a look at Idaho, the Gem State. Even when still there are few indoor golf places to play here, there some great alternatives, most of them in the capital city of Boise. Let’s check them out!
Virtual Indoor Golf Facilities in Idaho
If you are looking for a private golf experience, in order to learn in the fastest and more personalized way, with the best technologies around, Golf 365 in Boise is your place.
They count with two training programs. The first and most typical one is the private training/coaching, which is the classic personalized class where you will train all the aspects of the game with Bill Moseley, a passionate golf teacher with more than 25 years of experience. The other one is called the Confidence Golf Schools, focused more on the mental aspect of the game for those trying to take their golf to the next level. (Golf 365, s.f.)
Here there is also the service of club fitting, as the facility counts with the services of Randle Burton, the owner of the company EGT (Exceptional Golf Technologies) and a great club builder who can analyze and advise you on everything related to golf clubs!
As for the technology available, the facility uses the Ernest Sports ES16 Tour launch monitor, a complete system which measures the distance, range, spin, angle, direction, height and effect of your shot, among other data. (Ernests Sports Web, s.f.)
They also count with a great website where you can check all the information about their services.
Imagine a place where you can play golf in 87 of the best courses of the world, while having all your shots analyzed by the best technology available. That’s what you will find at Scarlett’s Golf Experience, an indoor virtual golf experience located in the city of Post Falls, in the north part of Idaho, which counts with 5 golf simulators.
The technology here is capable of analyzing the ball spin, accuracy and power of your shots, and offers the possibility of taking lessons by PGA professional Timothy J. Parsons, a coach with more than 12 years of experience. However, if you prefer to play by your own or with some friends (up to 6 people per simulator), for $40 per hour you can rent it and have some fun! (Scarlett's Golf Web, s.f.)
Another services at Scarlett’s include a pool table, a bar, and live sport events while you play.
Located in Boise, the capital city of Idaho, the Back 9 Indoor Golf facility offers the opportunity to play some of the best courses in the world, such as Pebble Beach, Bandon Dunes or Torrey Pines, without the need of having to go there nor the inconveniences of the bad weather!
This complex counts with simulators where you can choose from 67 different courses, all of them with their own level of difficulty, and for some affordable prices that range from $18 to $25, depending on the day of the week and the number of holes you play.
Par5 Indoor Center in Pocatello counts with a virtual HD Golf experience where you can choose from 26 different courses, and counting with a software to analyze your swing. Apart from this, there is also the possibility of organizing events and meetings.
Located in the city of Pocatello, in the south of Idaho, this facility is placed in the Sonnenkalb Business Complex, and it is more similar to an actual house than the typical indoor golf facility.
Rates here range from $25 to $40 per hour, depending on the number of people playing. (Par 5 Indoor Golf Website, s.f.)
This recent project is located in the University of Idaho, in the city of Moscow, but it is opened for the general public.
Opened in November 2017, this simulator counts with the Trackman technology, featuring 15 different courses to choose from such as Saint Andrews, Torrey Pines or Pinehurst. It also has the option of playing in a virtual driving range in order to practice your swing, as it can measure the angle, speed and strength of your shots. (University of Idaho, s.f.)
These are all the indoor and virtual golf facilities we found in Idaho. From time to time, a new location may open up without us being aware of it. If you know of a venue that isn't current on our list, be sure to Contact Us, or let us know in the comments. Also, be sure to let us, and your fellow golfers know your thoughts on these places in the comment section.