Golfnation.org is a web site using a Google Maps mashup and Google Earth to help golfers choose and learn about golf courses. So far they have 73 golf courses for Atlanta, Georgia; Tampa, Florida; and Salinas, California. First, you can use a Google Maps mashup to find the location of each course for the 3 cities they’ve done so far. Each course has a web page describing the course, costs, location, etc. They also include screenshots from Google Earth of each hole. They use Google Earth’s satellite and aerial photos to show the course, the clubhouse, and they placemark each hole. The flag for each hole is a placemark which gives the basic details on hole distances. You can download the GE file for each course.
For example, you can visit the map for Atlanta. If you select Georgia National Golf Club you see the web page with all the details including screenshots of each hole’s aerial photo from Google Earth. If you click on the Google Earth file , you can see the entire course from Google Earth complete with hole paths, and hole information. They also have a network link allowing you to browse all the courses on a city by city basis.