What can ProVisualizer be used for?

  • Take your strategy and course management to a whole new level by planning and visualizing your round in advance.
  • Play with more confidence and precision using our super-accurate yardage charts and GPS-enabled mobile planner.
  • Follow the pros on the PGA and European Tours using the pre-mapped courses on our Pro Calendar.
  • Explore over 2000 of the world's greatest courses on our Global Map and Features pages.
  • Map the courses you have played and send them to your friends.
  • Create a comprehensive golf course guide for your club website.

Do I need to register to use ProVisualizer?

  • No.
  • ProVisualizer is designed to be completely anonymous.
  • No registration or login is required.
  • Just read the instructions below and start mapping your courses today!

How do I map my course?

  1. Go to "2D Planner" or "3D Planner".
  2. Enter the address into "Find on Map" and click "Go!".
  3. Enter the course name and click "Save As".
  4. Select hole 1.
  5. Drag the map to the tee.
  6. Click "Set Tee Position" then click on the map at the correct location.
  7. Drag the map to the green.
  8. Click "Set Pin Position" then click on the map at the correct location.
  9. If it is a par 3, you are done.
  10. If it is a par 4, drag the map to the fairway, then click "Set Target 1" and click on the map at the correct location.
  11. If it is a par 5, drag the map to the lay-up location, then click "Set Target 2" and click on the map at the correct location.
  12. If it is an extremely long par 5 requiring 4 shots to reach the green, you may also wish to "Set Target 3" in the same way.
  13. Click "Next Hole" to advance to the next hole.
  14. Repeat steps 5 to 13 until you have mapped all the holes.

How do I print my yardage charts?

  • Go to "My Courses" and click on "Yardage Charts".
  • Follow the simple step-by-step instructions at the bottom of the page.

How do I read the distance on the yardage charts?

  • The idea is that you can work out the distance to/from any visible landmark using the circles.
  • The yellow circles show the distance from the tee: 200, 250 and 300 yards.
  • The white circles show the distance from the green:
    • Bright circles are 100 and 200 yards.
    • Medium circles are 50, 150 and 250 yards.
    • Faint circles are every 10 yards in between.
  • The bright circle around the pin is 10 yards, so you can see the size of the green and adjust for different pin positions.
  • If you select "metres" in the drop-down list then the circles show metres instead of yards.

How do I send a course to my friends?

  • Go to "My Courses" and click on "Link".
  • Copy and paste the URL into your email.

How can I view my course from another computer, tablet or mobile phone?

  • Go to "My Courses" and click on "Link".
  • Save the URL in an online bookmark (e.g. Google Chrome) or online doc (e.g. Google Docs) or email it to yourself.
  • You will then be able to access the course from any device that can connect to the internet.
  • The link will also act as a backup should you ever lose the data on your main computer.

How do I create a golf course guide for my club website?

  • Map your course as described above.
  • Go to "My Courses" and click on "Link".
  • Add the link to your club website with an appropriate caption, e.g. "Course Guide at ProVisualizer".
  • Visitors will then be able to click on the link and see all the usual ProVisualizer features including:
    • Overview Map
    • Course Layout Analysis
    • Elevation Profile
    • 2D/3D/Mobile Planners
    • Yardage Charts, and
    • 3D Fly-Over in Google Earth
  • If you wish, you can create a separate guide for each set of tees, e.g. Mens, Ladies, Championship, etc.
  • Any time you change the course layout, simply adjust the tee/pin/target positions accordingly and update
    the link on your website.
  • That's it, it really is that simple!