Back in March of this year, Google made some substantial changes to the “Places of Interest” layer. While it certainly had some nice new features, the majority of you weren’t very happy with the changes.
A few days later, Google responded to your criticism and a few days after that they replaced most of the original layers.
However, one layer remained missing: Golf Courses. We wrote a blog entry back in June that showcased some alternatives, but none are as easy to use as the built-in layer. As announced in the Google Earth Help Forum earlier this week, the layer has finally returned!
You can access the layer by going to the “Layers” tab on the left side of your Google Earth screen, then choosing [More] –> [Parks/Recreation Areas] –> [Golf Courses].
I’m not sure why it took so long to restore this layer, but it should certainly make golfers happy. Any other major layers still missing, or have they covered all of the layers that you care about?