– Courses in Google Earth

GolfNation courses in Google 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.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. currentley we are looking for helpers on this. if you wish to help contact Beezer on the forums. dont forget to put me as a referr! my id is kareemamir

  2. is a really good site, as a golfer I like a lot of the information they have. Although I prefer a new site that has all of the Google Earth satellite images of all of the courses in every state. They claim to have 16,000 courses, not sure about that but I’ve found all of them in Georgia..the website is, don’t think it’s complete yet but check it out.

  3. Just advising a few blog sites and forums that we have indeed got 16,000 courses linked to Google Earth, we also just finished mapping Augusta National, complete with yardage indicators, Tee’s and pins.
    Love to get feedback. Especially anyone who knows Augusta really well, some pins were educated guesses!

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