While it doesn't have any licensing for real courses and what not you may want to check out The Golf Club. The controls and how it plays is very real and doesn't have an arcade feel to it like past EA Sports golf games.
Nice. Yea, I think that course is closed now. I drive by it every now and then. Between Jackson and Lansing there are lots of different golf courses to choose from. Though this will be only my second full summer playing since my high school days so still plenty more to try out.
I've just been lurking for a few weeks and decided it would be nice to participate in the discussions as well. Lots of great information on this forum and a lot of good people as well. It's refreshing to read intelligent conversations on a topic.
Anyone else in the greater Lansing area in Michigan?
My putting, especially distance control has been awful this year. I recently gave looking at the hole a shot at the practice green. My distances were soo much better. I couldn't believe. It still feels super awkward. It feels like there is no way I can hit a straight putt without looking at the ball. But for some reason it just works. I still need more practice but Im definitely going to give this a shot on the course to try and eliminate those 3 putts. Im still...
I do second level Tech Support for TechSmith which is a software company that creates screen capture software. We also make Coach's Eye which is a mobile app that can be handy for analyzing a golf swing :)