Please use this page to submit questions and suggestions for improvements.

Common questions will be answered on the "Frequently Asked Questions" page.

Other questions will be answered by adding tips to the individual pages where appropriate.

Suggestions for improvements are highly valued and all feedback is reviewed regularly
to ensure we prioritize the improvements that are most important to our users.

Thank you very much for your input!
The ProVisualizer Team

Enter your feedback (max 500 characters):

The following table shows the status of feedback that is currently being worked on.

If you are requesting a course, please check our A to Z after a couple of days.

We can normally map new courses within 48 hours, but sometimes it can take longer if we are away.

Please include your email address if you would like to be notified when your course is ready.

Date

Feedback

Status

8 Jun 2021 Awesome Tool! Thank you for all your work! One question/feature request: Is it possible to add the cones within the 2D/3D planners? Thanks!

Answer: Thanks very much for the feedback. We have added the Cones button just below the Dispersion button on the 2D/3D Planners.

Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Complete
4 Jun 2021 Will you be adding 4, 5 or 6 hybrid club selection?

Answer: Thanks very much for the feedback. We have added the ability to rename your clubs however you wish.

To rename a club, go to My Profile, then type in the new name, then press the Tab key on your laptop, or click anywhere on the background on a tablet.

For example, you can rename "4-iron" to "4-hybrid", "5-iron" to "5-hybrid", "6-iron" to "6-hybrid", etc.

Hopefully that's all OK, but please let us know if you have any further feedback.
Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Complete
5 Apr 2021 Korn Ferry scheduled courses would be a huge help.

Answer: Thanks very much for the feedback. A few people have asked for this now, so we're going to do it.

Here it is: 2021 Korn Ferry Tour Schedule

Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Complete
5 Mar 2021 Hi guys A great resource thank you very much. A question please? Is there any way to include the customised shot dispersions on the yardage charts also?

Answer: Thanks very much for the feedback. We liked the idea and we tried to do it, but unfortunately it turned out to be too complicated. The main problem was that we would have had to bring in the elevation data so we could calculate the plays like distance and work out which club was required for each shot so we could look up the correct dispersion parameters for each shot. On top of that, we would then also have had to add all the dispersion buttons and the drop-down list of dispersion profiles, and we just couldn't see a good way of adding all of that without making the user interface too complicated.

However, it is still possible to create yardage charts with dispersion if you use a Snipping Tool to capture the images directly from the 2D Planner and paste them into a word processor document.

Hope that's OK.
Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Use Snipping Tool to Capture Images from 2D Planner
2 Mar 2021 I am playing in a tournament at a course I have never played, and after using your site I feel like I better know what to expect. Its like having a digital caddy! One thing: could you add the option for different tees?

Answer: Thanks very much for your feedback. There are a few different ways you could do this:
  1. Use the "Save As" button on the 2D/3D Planner to create a copy of the course, e.g. "ABC Golf Club - White Tees", "ABC Golf Club - Yellow Tees", "ABC Golf Club - Red Tees", etc. This has the advantage that you can adjust the targets to the optimal position for each set of tees, but the disadvantage that you have to switch courses to see the alternative tees.
  2. Use the "Measure" button on the 2D/3D Planner to measure the distance forward from the back tee block to each of the alternative tee blocks. This has the advantage that you don't have to switch courses to see the alternative tees, but the disadvantage that you can't optimise the targets for the alternative tees. If you use this option, you can also add Notes in the top-left corner of the map to give the yardage from the alternative tees, e.g. "White - 450, Yellow - 425, Red - 400", etc.
  3. Finally, if you are printing Yardage Charts, you can use the "Tee Grid" option. This overlays a 10-yard grid from 50 yards back to 100 yards forward so you can easily see how far back/forward the alternative tee blocks are.

Hopefully one of those options will work for you, but please let us know if you have any further feedback.

Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Use "Save As", "Measure", "Notes" and "Tee Grid"
3 Oct 2020 I love this application. However when I use 'measure distance' or 'set target' the lines are not appearing. I have tried selecting the different line colour options but all I get is a tiny white dot. I am using Safari on a Mac. Any suggestions please.

Answer: The centre lines and measure lines are only shown when you are in 2D mode. When you are in 3D mode, it only shows the tee, pin and target markers.

Use the "2D/3D" button next to the "Next Hole" and "Prev Hole" buttons to switch between 2D and 3D mode. Also make sure that the "Line Brightness" is not zero. If it is zero, the centre lines will be invisible.

Note that you can force it to show the measure lines in 3D mode by clicking the "Measure" button. If you do this, it will rotate and stretch the numbers so that they are readable from a low angle.

Hope that explains it, but if you are still having trouble, please submit another feedback with your email address and we will be happy to explain in more detail.

Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Click "2D" Button to See Measure Lines
15 Sep 2020 Fantastic tool, thx for creating. It would be great to have a feature to add notes on to the maps (effectively callout boxes) and also to have the ability to draw target areas and areas to avoid with coloured zones/highlights. Thanks.

Answer: We have added the ability to enter notes on the 2D/3D Planner, just below the Satellite/Terrain/Map drop-down. You can enter multiple lines of text in any format you wish. The notes are included in course links and will be shown on the Mobile Planner and Yardage Charts.

Regarding the ability to draw target areas, you can already do this fairly easily using the "Measure" and "From Tee" buttons.

To draw a cone-shaped target area for your tee shot, use the "From Tee" button to draw the sides of the cone and then the "Measure" button to draw the lines across the top and bottom of the cone.

You can also use the "Measure" button to draw arbitrary polygonal zones, e.g. layup zones on par 5's, or zones to avoid.

We decided not to add the ability to draw coloured zones, as it would require lots of buttons for editing the zones and we felt it would make the user interface too complicated.

Hope that's all OK.
Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Complete
30 Jul 2020 Hello team : Some laptops work properly and some others show these kind of errors : An error occurred while rendering. Rendering has stopped. RuntimeError: Program failed to link. Link log: error: Too many combined image uniforms, shader storage buffers and fragment outputs etc... This one shows this error with FF, Chrome, Opera and Midori.

Answer: Thanks for the feedback. If it is consistently giving you the same error with every browser then it sounds like it could be a compatibility issue with the graphics system on your laptop. The graphics library that we use (CesiumJS) should work with most modern laptops. Try going to the CesiumJS website here. If you get the same error there then there's probably nothing we can do. However, if the CesiumJS website works, let us know and we will investigate further.

Please let us know how you get on.
Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Try CesiumJS Website
28 Jul 2020 Hi Team, I love this site! Such a helpful tool! I recently mapped a course called Bald Peak Colony Club in New Hampshire. It looks like the image quality for the satellite view is of a fairly low quality compared with other courses on the site. Is it possible to update the map with satellite imagery from Bing maps, which has higher resolution aerial imagery? Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks

Answer: Thanks very much for the feedback. We had a look at the Bing imagery for your course. It looked good when zoomed out, but the last two zoom levels were only marginally better than the Esri imagery that we use by default. Therefore, in this case, we can't really justify using Bing imagery as we only have limited credits and we need to save the credits for courses where it makes a bigger difference.

Sorry we can't be more helpful this time, but hope you understand we have to use our credits where they make the biggest difference. Hope that's OK.
Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Not Justified In This Case
27 Jul 2020 Hi, Please could you look at re-mapping Woodhall Spa Hotchkin Course, Lincolnshire, England. It has had extensive renovations over the past three years with numerous bunkers added (and some removed). The English Amateur Championships is there this week and the English Seniors Championship the following week. I'm playing in the English Seniors and am using ProVisualizer to develop my strategy and game plan. Thank You

Answer: Thanks very much for the feedback. Unfortunately none of the imagery providers that are available to us have fully up-to-date imagery, so this is the best we can do at the moment. The only thing we can suggest is to use the "Google Earth Views" on the 2D/3D Planner to view the Google imagery side-by-side with the ProVisualizer imagery. Most of the holes look similar but the Google imagery does show some new bunkering on the 1st, 2nd and 18th.

Hope that helps a bit.
Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Use Google Earth Views
16 Jul 2020 I notice the courses I've mapped don't show in the A-Z listing automatically. I can see how I can share a link with playing partners, but what about everyone else?

Answer: Thanks very much for the feedback. Several people have now asked this question. Unfortunately, we can't allow users to publish directly to the A-Z listing as it would be too much work for us to verify the accuracy of the maps. There is also the question of who would maintain the maps and keep them up-to-date.

However, you are certainly welcome to publish the courses on your own website or on course review sites or social media sites. If you did that, then they should show up in Google searches so other users will see them when searching for course maps.

Hope that's OK.
Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Publishing directly to ProVisualizer not allowed
8 Jul 2020 Great Tool Guys! Good Job! I was wondering if I could save my profile (clubs in bag, dispersion and length info) so that I could use ProVisualizer on several computers. Thanks

Answer: Thanks very much for the feedback. We have added a new "Backup My Profile" button. Go to "My Profile", click the "Backup My Profile" button, and follow the instructions to email the profile to yourself. You can then open the email on the other device and click the links to restore your distance and dispersion profiles to the other device.

Hopefully that all makes sense, but please let us know if you have any other feedback.
Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Complete
7 Jul 2020 Could you please include a tab perhaps of the Korn Ferry Tour courses?

Answer: Thanks very much for the feedback. We would love to add tabs for the Korn Ferry Tour and all the other pro tours, but unfortunately it's too much work trying to maintain the schedules and keep them up-to-date, especially with all the changes and cancellations that are happening at the moment. However, we will definitely try to ensure that as many of the courses as possible are pre-mapped and available on our A to Z directory here.

Also, if there are any courses missing from the A to Z, please don't hesitate to submit a course request via this feedback page and we will map the course as quickly as we can.

Hope that's OK.
Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

See A to Z
17 Jun 2020 Dear Provisualizer, I recently found your website and have really enjoyed using it since! A really good tool to create personalized yardage books! I would like to know if it would be possible to save/print all the pages at once i.e have all 18 holes in full detail in one PDF document instead of having to save/print them all individually. I hope you understand what I am trying to say. Thank you for the site!

Answer: Thanks very much for your feedback. It's a very good suggestion and we would love to be able to do this, but unfortunately it's not as easy as it sounds. The main issue is that we would have to construct 18 separate maps, which is more than most web browsers can handle.

Therefore, the best approach is to use a Snipping Tool to copy the yardage charts one at a time into a document, and then print the document. This is actually the most reliable way to print the yardage charts anyway, because it's much easier to adjust the margins and other printer settings from within a document than printing directly from a browser.

Hope that helps!
Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Use Snipping Tool
7 Jan 2020 I just discovered this site and it's fantastic. 2 things- Is it possible to include more Canadian courses, particularly the Golden Horseshoe region (Niagara-Toronto). And a changing yardage number as the cursor scrolls. I would find it easier to plot out my shots seeing the number as I move the cursor. Great site!

Answer: Thanks very much for your feedback. Good to hear you like the site.

Regarding the Candian courses, we have added the four courses that you requested shortly after this feedback. If there are any others, just let us know the names and addresses and we will add them as quick as we can.

Regarding the changing yardage number as you move the cursor, we have modified the "Set Target" buttons so that you can now right-click on the map as well as left-click. If you left-click on the map, it sets the target and de-activates the button exactly as before. If you right-click, it sets the target but also keeps the button active.

Each time you right-click, it updates the distance information in the panel on the right, so you can see the exact yardage of each shot. This allows you to quickly try multiple targets by right-clicking before selecting the best target with a left-click.

The right-click option also works when setting the tee and pin positions, so you can quickly check the distance from multiple tee positions and multiple pin positions.

We think this is a really good improvement, so thanks again for the suggestion, very much appreciated! Hopefully it works well for you too, but please let us know if you have any further feedback.

Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Complete
18 Aug 2019 Great tool to create yardage book for any courses. Would be great if you could update the map.

Answer: We don't allow direct updates to pre-mapped courses because it would be too much work for us to verify the changes. However, you can use the Set Tee/Pin/Target Position buttons on the 2D and 3D Planners to adjust the map, and then click the "Save As" button to save the updated map to "My Courses". You can then use the "Link" button on "My Courses" to generate a page for your course just like the pre-mapped courses. You can then email the link to your friends or post it to social media or discussion groups, or even start your own website with links to all the courses you have played.

Alternatively, if one of the pre-mapped courses has changed and needs updating, please let us know via this feedback page, and we will re-map it as soon as possible.

Hope that makes sense.
Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Use 2D/3D Planner and Save to My Courses
3 Aug 2019 Is there any way to get a more clear image of some courses? Some can be tough to distinguish between tee ground and fairway (where the green starts and ends, etc)

Answer: By default we use Esri imagery, but we do have the ability to use Bing imagery on selected courses. Bing imagery is too expensive to use on every course and in most cases is no better than Esri imagery. However, if you let us know the name of the course, we will check to see if the Bing imagery is good enough to justify the extra cost.

You can also use the "Google Earth" buttons on the 2D Planner and 3D Planner to see the Google imagery. If you save the course in the 2D Planner or 3D Planner, you can then also use the "3D Fly-Over" button on "My Courses" to generate a shot-by-shot fly-over tour in Google Earth.

Hope that helps, but please let us know if there is a specific course you are having trouble with, and we will see if there is any way we can get some better imagery.

Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Need Course Name
15 May 2019 The circles are not showing up on my computer??? I cannot find where you might be able to turn that setting on/off.

Answer: Try setting the "Circle Brightness" up to 10 on the 2D Planner. If the circles still don't show then it sounds like there might be an issue with your browser. The latest version of Chrome on some platforms seems to have disabled support for one of the rendering functions used by the Cesium 3D graphics library that we use. Therefore, it's probably worth trying a different browser if you can. Firefox and Edge both seem to work OK on platforms where we have seen the issue with Chrome.

Hope that helps.
Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Try Different Browser
9 Apr 2019 Hi, what a great program, just struggling to get my home course of Filey up and running. Any help would be most welcome.

Answer: Thanks very much for your feedback. Step-by-step instructions for mapping your course are available on our FAQ page here. We have also added our own map of Filey here.

Hope that helps.
Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Complete
27 Mar 2019 I love your program, but just lately when I'm plotting a course I get a message that rendering has failed and the program drops out. I have about 6 courses on file, should I delete some? Will this help?

Answer: Thanks very much for your feedback. You are not the first to report this issue. There is no need to delete any of your courses. The website can easily handle hundreds of courses. The problem you are seeing is something to do with the timing of operations in the graphics library. We haven't yet been able to work out exactly what causes it, but it seems to occur mainly when you click the buttons too quickly causing it to start the next operation before it has fully completed the previous operation. We are looking into it to see if there is any way we can block it from starting the next operation before it has completed the previous operation, but it's complicated and it might not be possible to make it 100% bullet proof. In the meantime, the best advice is to give it a couple of seconds to complete each operation before clicking the next button.

Hope that helps and we will continue trying to find a more robust solution.
Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

In Progress
18 Feb 2019 I'm doing the courses for my son, and he tends to have to play longer tees than his age. However when I start marking the 2D planner hole by hole, including targets, I sometimes get a par 6 for what is in fact a very long par 5. How do I change this to the course actual pars?

Answer: Thanks for your message. It's good to hear that you are using the site this way. Unfortunately there is no way to override the pars, as these are calculated based on the number of targets that you define on each hole. The only way to change a par 6 to a par 5 is to remove one of the targets. However, we think there is no reason why your plan should have exactly the same par as the official scorecard. We think if you want to play a long par 5 as a par 6, or a long par 4 as a par 5, then there is nothing wrong with that. Therefore, we would recommend going with the calculated pars, as this will represent the most realistic target score on each hole.

Hope that makes sense.
Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Not Possible
3 Jan 2019 Hi, I recently had to re-install Windows on my computer because of a hard disk crash and even though I had a bookmarks backup from my Chrome browser I can no longer find my courses under HTTP that I have saved over 3 or 4 years. Is there any way to find them?

Answer: For each course:
  1. Click on the bookmark in Chrome.
  2. Click on "2D Planner".
  3. Click "Save As".
Your courses will then be restored under "My Courses". If you no longer have the individual courses bookmarked in Chrome, please submit another feedback with your email address. We should be able to recover your courses from our logs provided you have clicked the "Link" button at least once for each course under "My Courses".

Hopefully the instructions above are enough, but please get in contact if you have any trouble.
Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

See Answer
20 Nov 2018 Error occurred while rendering, rendering stopped. Please advise???

Answer: It's difficult to know what the problem might be without more information. We have occasionally seen rendering errors if we click a button before the page is fully loaded. Therefore, the first suggestion would be to wait a few seconds before clicking any buttons when the page is loading. If this doesn't help, please submit another feedback describing the circumstances of the error in as much detail as possible, and we will investigate further.
Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

More Details Required
19 Nov 2018 OMG! What started out as a decision to upgrade my clubs (irons), lead me to perform statistical analysis, which got me to thinking about writing an article for my professional organization, that resulted in me stumbling across your site. To my surprise, a course that has victimized me and my partners (only to have us return for more punishment) was in your list ... Tobacco Road, Sanford NC. Amazing!!! I hope to obtain permission to use pics and data from your site in my paper. Reginald

Answer: Yes, of course, you are definitely welcome to use pics and data from our site in your article. We only ask that you provide a link back to our site from your article, and also send us a link to your article when it is published.
Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Yes
11 Oct 2018 Hi, Do you have a search feature - I can't seem to find it. Love your site by the way. Thanks.

Answer: Yes, you can either search by location on our Global Map or alphabetically on our A to Z listing. If we don't already have the course you are looking for, let us know via this feedback page and we will add it to the site as fast as we can.
Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Complete
12 Sep 2018 Viewing the course links on an iphone is working great. Really like how the auto rotation of the holes is looking. Wondering if there is a way to hide the upper address bar and bottom bar in safari. Usually, that address bar at the top is minimized and the bottom bar is hidden as you scroll down a webpage. Wondering if there is a way to hide these items while viewing/using the provisualizer page during a round. Sad to see them eating up so much of the screen real estate. Thanks for the tool!

Answer: We have added a full screen (FS) button to the Mobile Planner just above the zoom-in (+) button. This works on Android but unfortunately full screen mode is not currently supported directly in Safari. To view the page full screen in Safari, you have to click the "Go To" icon (square with arrow pointing out) then click "Add to Home Page". You can then click the icon on your home page to view the web-page in full screen mode.
Hope that makes sense, but please let us know if you have any further feedback.
Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Complete
10 Jul 2018 I just input the routing [2D Planner] for Burntisland as I did not see it had been done anywhere previously. How do I ensure that my work is saved.... or in other words when will a url such as: https://www.provisualizer.com/courses/burntisland.php be created for public access?

Answer: We don't allow users to publish directly to the ProVisualizer site because we would end up with dozens of different versions of each course, and many of them would inevitably be incomplete or inaccurate, which wouldn't be very helpful.

Instead, if you know of a really good course that deserves to be on the site, then please let us know via the feedback box above. We will then map it as accurately as we can based on the official scorecard and maps on the club website. This ensures that every course on ProVisualizer is mapped to the same high standard and is regularly updated whenever new satellite imagery becomes available.

We have added Burntisland here.

Alternatively, if you go to "My Courses" and click the "Link" button, it will generate a course guide. You can then either send the course guide directly to your friends by copying and pasting the URL into an email, or you can make the guide more widely available by publishing it to a social media site or discussion forum.

If you wish, you could also start your own website with guides for all the courses you have mapped. Your website would then show up in search results, so the general public would be able to find and view your courses almost as easily as if they were on the ProVisualizer site.

Hope that makes sense, but please let us know if you have any further feedback.

Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Publishing directly to ProVisualizer not allowed
4 Jun 2018 I have been using your system for quite a while now, but I see you have changed the mapping software and I wonder why? I find it's not as good because sometimes I can't find golf courses so I search for them by using the MAP option on Google maps.

Answer: Unfortunately Google imposed a massive price increase from $0.50 per 1000 maps to $7.00. Therefore, we were unable to continue offering free Google maps and we had to look for an alternative.

A few features were missing when we first switched, but we have now added a drop-down to all the maps to allow you to switch between satellite, terrain and map view.

We are still learning how to get the best out of the new maps, and we will continue making further improvements over the next few weeks and months.

Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Complete
31 May 2018 What happened to the "Show Dispersion" button on the 2D Planner?

Answer: This was temporarily removed while we switched from Google maps to Cesium.

Apologies for the delay getting it working, but it has now been restored.

Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Complete
27 May 2018 New provisualizer version produces this error:

Error constructing CesiumWidget. Visit http://get.webgl.org to verify that your web browser and hardware support WebGL. Consider trying a different web browser or updating your video drivers.

Would it be possible to use somehow the old version that works on every Browser/OS?

Answer: Unfortunately, Google have increased the price of maps from $0.50 per 1000 to $7.00 per 1000 so we can no longer afford to provide free Google maps as used in the old version.

We chose to switch to Cesium because it is open source (so should always be free) and is based on WebGLwhich is widely supported by most modern browsers, operating systems and graphics cards.

Unfortunately it sounds like something in your system doesn't support WebGL.

The only thing we can suggest is to follow the link in the error message to identify the cause of the problem.

If it's an issue with the browser, you might be able to fix it simply by switching to another browser.

Hope that helps.

Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Not Possible Google Maps Too Expensive
26 May 2018 Lines and circles have disappeared from the 2D Planner on Firefox, Qupzilla, Chromium and Opera running on xubuntu 32 bits, in the new version of the web. If some special settings are required to run the new version, it would be really helpful to find them published in the web support.

Answer: The new maps are based on Cesium, which should work on any system that supports WebGL.

Unfortunately, it sounds like your system might not fully support all the WebGL features used on ProVisualizer.

As you have tried multiple browsers, the most likely cause is either your operating system or graphics card.

We would like to investigate in detail, but we cannot reproduce the problem on the machines we have available.

Therefore, the only thing we can suggest is to raise the issue on the Cesium Forum.

Hopefully someone on the forum will have experience of your system and know how to fix it.

If you hit F12 in your browser you might be able to get a detailed error message.

If you post a detailed error message to the forum, we can then examine our code and possibly provide a fix.

Hope that helps.

Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Raise Issue in Cesium Forum
25 May 2018 Why are you no longer using Google maps?

Answer: Unfortunately Google decided to increase the price of maps from $0.50 per 1000 to $7.00 per 1000. This meant we could no longer afford to provide free Google maps, and we had to find an alternative.

We chose Cesium because it is open source (so should always be free) and based on WebGL, which is widely supported by most modern browsers, operating systems and graphics cards.

Hopefully it should be a smooth transition for most of you, but if you have any trouble, please let us know.

Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Complete
30 Nov 2017 While using the mobile planner on an iPhone (portrait view), I find myself wanting to align the length of each hole vertically to maximize the information on the screen. Presently each hole is presented with north always upward. Would it be possible to have the ability to rotate the map in the mobile planner window? Or better yet could each view of an individual hole default to have the pin position at the top of the view and the tee position at the bottom of the view? Thanks!

Answer: The 2D Google map on the Mobile Planner does not support rotation. However, we have added a "3D" button so you can now view each hole in 3D from behind the tee looking forward towards the green, as requested. We have also added a "Shot" button so you can quickly move forward to the next shot in 3D mode, or move the circles to the next target in 2D mode. We also added more information above the map so you can now see the exact length of each shot.

Hope that's OK, but please let us know if you have any further feedback.
Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Complete
13 Nov 2017 Can I use the mobile planner to set the pin position on the course using GPS from my phone?

Answer: The mobile planner does not allow you to set the pin position using GPS on the course. The best approach is to map the course with the pin in the centre of the green. You can then add or subtract a few yards to adjust for the exact pin position on the day. If you wish, you can verify the accuracy of the satellite imagery by pressing the GPS button and then switching back to the map and checking the blue marker is where you are actually standing. If possible, we would also recommend investing in a laser range finder. Lasers are much more accurate and reliable than GPS, and will allow you to play with much more confidence when going for the pin. A laser will also help you learn exactly how far you hit each club in various conditions, which will really help you improve in the long run.

Hope that makes sense, but please let us know if you have any further feedback.
Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Not Possible
21 Oct 2017 It would be really good to add the elevation data of tees, fairways (driver fall point) and greens. In Spain you can get them from ign.es. This would be particularly useful on courses like Valderrama. I guess that there will be similar websites in other countries. Download from here.

Answer: The best way to get accurate elevation data is to use the "3D Fly-Over in Google Earth" option.
  1. Go to the course home page, e.g. Valderrama.
  2. Scroll down to "3D Fly-Over in Google Earth" and click "View Course in Google Earth".
  3. Open the KML file in Google Earth.
  4. Make sure "3D Buildings" and "Terrain" are selected in the "Layers" on the left hand side.
  5. Double-click "Complete Tour" or "Hole 1", "Hole 2", etc. to go straight to a specific hole.
  6. Pause the fly-over when you get to the view you want.
  7. Hover the mouse over any point on the ground.
  8. The elevation is shown in the information bar at the bottom.
This is much more accurate than the freely available national elevation datasets, which are typically smoothed to a 5 or 10 metre grid at best, and are not really accurate enough for relatively small features such as tees and greens.

Hope that's OK, but please let us know if you have any further feedback.
Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Use 3D Fly-Over in Google Earth
16 Mar 2017 On Windows desktop, when I touch a target it shows the shot length and club selection but not so on my Android tablet.

Answer: Unfortunately this feature relies on having a mouse, so only works on desktops and laptops. On tablets and smartphones, the only way to work out the distance is to read it off from the circles. This takes a bit of practise, but it is really quick and intuitive once you get the hang of it. Use the "Next Shot" button to see the distance to/from each of your targets.

The Mobile Planner is also a good way to view pre-mapped courses on tablets and smartphones. This shows the length of each hole above the map and makes better use of the limited screen space. Click the check box in the top right corner to add more detailed circles and a "Shot" button.

We will think about whether it is possible to improve the 2D Planner and Mobile Planner so they give more information regarding the length of each shot. There is limited screen space but we agree it would be an improvement if more information was displayed.

Please check back in a few weeks for updates.
Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Update: We have modified the 2D Planner so it displays extra information on the panel on the right. When you click "Next Hole" it displays the par and length of the hole, plus the length of each shot in brackets. When you click "Next Shot" it then gives you the detailed club information for each shot. This makes it possible to see the information on devices that don't support the mouse-over function. We hope it will also be a useful addition on desktops and laptops.

We decided to leave the Mobile Planner as it is because most smartphones don't have enough screen space to display any more information. Hope that's OK.

Please let us know if you have any further feedback.
Best Regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

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16 Mar 2017 When I search for a course using the "Find on Map" button on the 2D Planner it doesn't load the course.

Answer: The "Find on Map" button is just to help you find and map your own courses. To view a pre-mapped course, you can either go to Pro Calendar for PGA and European Tour courses or Global Map for the complete list of all the pre-mapped courses available on the site. If you can't find the course you are looking for, let us know and we will add it as soon as we can!

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18 Jul 2016 Can you add calculated yardage from elevation change between point A and B? Google Earth provides altitude, and the formula could be 1 yard per 1 yard change in elevation. There's a lot of downhill and uphill shots that us golfers face during a round, it'd result in lower scores if we had the right yardage to all those shots.

Answer: Thanks very much for your feedback. We would love to be able to offer this feature but unfortunately we only get 2500 free elevation requests per day, which is not enough to support shot-by-shot elevation calculations. Therefore, the best solution is to export your course to Google Earth and use the elevation feature in Google Earth to see the elevation at any point on the course simply by hovering over the point with your mouse.

To export your course to Google Earth, follow these steps:
  • Map your course using the 2D Planner and click "Save As" to save it to "My Courses".
  • Go to "My Courses" and click the "3D Fly-Over" button.
  • This will generate a KML file containing a complete tour plus separate fly-overs for each hole.
  • To go quickly to one of the holes, double-click the fly-over for that hole.
  • You can then either watch the fly-over, or pause the fly-over and manually pan/zoom the map.
  • To see the elevation at any point, simply hover the mouse over the required location.
  • The elevation is shown in the information bar at the bottom of the screen.
  • By comparing the elevation at different points, you can see how much uphill or downhill each shot is.
If you don't already have Google Earth installed, it is available for free download here.

We thoroughly recommend trying it, as the high-definition coverage is increasing all the time and many courses have extremely accurate and realistic 3D buildings and trees that can really help you to visualize your shots and plan the best strategy.

Please let us know if you have any further feedback.
Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Export to Google Earth
14 Jan 2016 Guys I am a college coach. This link shows someone explaining what we are doing: Coaching Video. We would love to do all of this in one place on your site and the only thing that we would need is to be able to draw a line across a landing zone and see how wide it is at any spot.

Answer: Thanks very much for your feedback. It's great to hear that you are using the site in this way! We have added a "Measure Distance" button to the 2D Planner to allow you to measure the distance between any two points on the course. Note that you can also use the "Next Shot" button to center the white circles on each of your targets to see the size of each target zone and how much margin there is to nearby hazards.
Please let us know if the new button meets your requirements.
Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

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17 Sep 2015 I am having problems with the 3D Planner in Chrome. I have followed Google's fixes and have had no resolution.Please Advise.

Answer: Due to security concerns, the latest version of Chrome no longer supports the Netscape Plugin API. Unfortunately, this means that the Google Earth Plugin used by the 3D Planner no longer works in Chrome. Lots of people have complained to Google about this because there are lots of websites built around the plugin. However, Google say that the security issues are too serious and they have no choice but to abandon the NPAPI. We expect that Google will announce a replacement for the plugin shortly, but we don't know when this might be. As soon as the replacement is available, we will switch over, but there is nothing we can do just yet. In the meantime, the only option is to use an alternative browser such as Firefox to run the 3D Planner. You can transfer your course from Chrome to Firefox using the "Link" button on "My Courses".
Hope that is OK.
Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

Workaround Use Firefox
14 Jul 2015 Could you provide the option to rotate the map in the yardage chart in order to fit the hole in eitherportrait or landscape orientation?

Answer: There is no built-in rotate in the current Google Maps API, and applying a CSS rotate transformation causes the map to lose sharpness and also causes the map to move in the wrong direction when dragging. Therefore, rather than adding an option to rotate the map within the chart, we added an option to rotate the header and footer around the map. We also added an option to allow you to rotate the text within the header and footer. Together, these options should give you the flexibility to optimize the position and orientation of the header and footer on every hole.
Please let us know if you have any further comments or questions.
Best regards, The ProVisualizer Team.

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24 Oct 2013 Could you provide the option to use metres instead of yards?

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