One of our own WGT players, Willsstrs, recently played the real-life Bethpage Black golf course and lived to tell about it... Here's what he had to say about his experience and how it compares to the WGT version -- thanks for sharing, Willsstrs!
the scene at 6:30 am when I'm on the tee...
WGT doesn't get enough credit for what they do...I just played the Black IRL and man, it was just like WGT!
Even down to the details! The mowing of the fairway is the same, with the one side downgrain and the other into the grain! And the green mapping was great too! The bunkers acted the same, the fescue, the rough, the fairway, the greens, and even wind!!!
here's another cool part: On 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10 , 13, 14, 16, 17, 18 they had pins in similar spots and I used WGT knowledge to make the putts!
And it certainly helped on tee shots to know exact carry yardages!
the only difference is I shoot sub 60 pretty easily here but IRL I was thrilled with sub-90! And I have NO IDEA how people can play 7 as a par 4 (its a par 5 for normal play)! the long man in my group was 220 out and it was certainly a 3-shotter for me!
And this is one of WGT's first courses...each one gets a little better done each time!
Great job WGT, now we just gotta solve meter issues!
the scene at 18