I fear, since Top Golf purchased WGT, we will see a gradual move away from pure, authentic and realistic golf experiences into a "Gimmick Golf" platform.
Personally, when WGT and Top Golf merged.......it was a defining moment..... a moment when the decision was made to move away from a traditional golf experience.
I could have quoted the entire post....as it was right on the money IMO, but those 2 quotes sum it up.
As to re-shooting the CTTH courses, we will never know the reasons why this will not/ cannot be done. WGT is hardly the most transparent company!
Adding new courses has been like pulling hens teeth....and the fact we will never know how long the existing full stroke courses are available (bearing in mind the rapid removal of Oakmont - and well played WGT for the wonderful communication).
Going back to the article in 2012 https://www.forbes.com/sites/johngaudiosi/2012/08/27/how-to-beat-tiger-woods/#1e18ef33421c
Whatever happened to those courses who wanted inclusion? Yes 5 years have passed but there would still be numerous struggling clubs throughout the world that would kill for inclusion and a fantastic way to market their club/course. Possibly at no cost to WGT.
Some may not have the length or same degree of difficulty but scoring (due to the attributes of the top clubs) is a joke anyway - after all lowest score wins regardless if it is a 52 or a 72.
The only other courses to be added outside of the US Open Courses and rehashed Best Of Courses are Pebble Beach (which we did not get in 2010 and Bandon compilation (which I have not played as I would not play a par three course in real life, so why would I play it on here?). Yet we lost the 2016 US Open course - so a net gain of ZERO outside of the US Open Courses.
As Lucky pointed out, mapping costs should be significantly lower due to newer technologies and WGT is they were smart would only need to pay for the developers costs.
Maybe WGT has approached other courses, and if so, why do they not publicly state it. Personally they cannot be bothered, as it does not fir into TopGolfs vision.....add bells and whistles.....like I said...Lucky called this correctly