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How to Use the PGA Value Guide to Find the Best Golf Clubs
Golf clubs are an important part of any golfer’s game. Finding the right clubs can make a big difference in your performance, so it’s important to know how to use the PGA Value Guide to find the best clubs for you. The PGA Value Guide is a comprehensive guide that provides information on all types of golf clubs, including their value, condition, and features. Here’s how to use the PGA Value Guide to find the best golf clubs for your game.
Check Condition and Features
The first step in using the PGA Value Guide is to check the condition and features of each club. The guide will provide information on the condition of each club, such as whether it is new or used, as well as any features that may be included with it. This will help you determine which clubs are best suited for your game and budget.
Once you have identified the clubs that you are interested in, you can compare their prices using the PGA Value Guide. The guide will provide information on both new and used prices for each club, so you can easily compare them and decide which one is best for your budget.
Calculate Trade-In Values
Finally, if you already have some golf clubs that you would like to trade in for new ones, you can use the PGA Value Guide to calculate their trade-in values. This will help you determine how much money you can save by trading in your old clubs for new ones.
Using the PGA Value Guide is a great way to find the best golf clubs for your game and budget. By checking condition and features, comparing prices, and calculating trade-in values, you can easily find the perfect set of golf clubs for your needs.
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PGA2K21: 15 Best Clubs For Your Golf Bag, Ranked
A golfer is only as good as the clubs they use on the course and these ones are the best available in this PGA game.
Golf is a difficult game , and so is PGA Tour 2K21 for that matter. Mastering the links takes practice, perseverance, and above all, patience. Initially, starting as a custom character is very challenging. Nevertheless, there are tools at the player's disposal to make the game a bit easier, namely the clubs.
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Not all clubs, however, are made equally in PGA Tour 2K21 . Clubs are not only broken down into separate brands but different tiers as well. Knowing which clubs to prioritize will give players that extra edge to improve their game. It's also worth noting that putters, although important, are differentiated purely by their aesthetics in this game. As such, they will not be included on this list.
Updated August 13, 2021 by Mark Hospodar: When it comes to a golf game, club selection is undoubtedly important. As a lowly rookie taking their first steps on the PGA Tour, o ne's choice of clubs isn't too impressive. Like anything worthwhile in life, players are going to have to work hard before getting their hands on the best equipment. Not all of the clubs discussed here will be immediately available to a beginner. However, as players become more successful at their game, fancier pieces of equipment are easier to snag. It's a long, but rewarding process that definitely makes players feel like they are improving, and that their hard work actually does pay off in the end.
15 Ben Hogan GS53 Driver
Every club in the golf bag is important, but Drivers should never be neglected. They are absolutely essential for having any hope of reaching the green efficiently. However, they are not always the easiest clubs to control. One wrong move can mean the difference between hitting the fairway or a spectator in the crowd.
The Silver-tier version of the Ben Hogan GS53 Driver strikes a good balance between distance and forgiveness. It's certainly not a bad club to utilize while players are working toward unlocking the more valuable models throughout their PGA Tour career .
14 Bridgestone Tour B JGR 3-Wood
Although not offering as much distance as a Driver, a 3-Wood can still get the job done admirably. On a Par 5 hole, a 3-Wood is often a good choice to close the distance to the green (assuming you're on the fairway). As with Drivers, players still need to hit the ball relatively flush to reap the maximum reward.
Players can't go wrong with the Bridgestone Tour B JGR 3-Wood, specifically the Silver-tier. It offers excellent distance while also maintaining reliable forgiveness and swing plane. Thus, a player can afford to be a bit sloppier with this club without totally wrecking their game.
13 Ben Hogan VKTR 3-Hybrid
Hybrid clubs are the best of both worlds between Irons and Woods. Due to a shorter shaft length, they are easier to wield than a traditional Wood. In addition, Hybrids can strike the ball more reliably when compared to a long Iron.
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The Ben Hogan VKTR Hybrid brand is a worthwhile club, particularly the Gold-tier. It's a much more forgiving club, representing a less risky option when compared to longer Irons and 3-Woods. If playing it safe is the objective, then a Hybrid is the best way to go.
12 Wilson D7 5-Hybrid
An excellent alternative to the previous entry is the Wilson D7 5-Hybrid. In situations where using a 5-Iron may seem too risky, the 5-Hybrid represents a safer alternative. Particularly on the higher difficulty settings, a little extra security can go a long way.
The Purple-tier version of this club is a solid choice. It's capable of delivering respectable distance while also possessing a slightly larger swing plane compared to the 3-Hybrid. Shot shaping is also comparable, so players can still hit a proper fade or draw.
11 Callaway Mavrik Max 8/9-Irons
Irons are a golfer's bread and butter , so to speak. They range in a variety of differing loft angles and shaft lengths. Matches can be won and lost on the approach to the green, but possessing the best Irons makes that goal a less daunting (not to mention frustrating) endeavor.
For closing short distances, the 8 and 9 Irons are essential. The best, Purple-tier version of the Callaway Mavrik Max series is a great choice. Although controlling the ball is trickier than other clubs, this brand still provides strong distance stats the player should find helpful.
10 Mizuno JPX 921 Tour 7-Iron
No golf bag is complete without a proper 7-Iron. It's a highly versatile "middle Iron" that can come in handy in a variety of situations. Whether it's making a chip shot or getting onto the green, a 7-Iron is capable of getting the job done.
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The Purple-tier variant of the Mizuno JPX 921 Tour is a viable option for players wanting to get the most out of their 7-Iron. Although it can potentially be a little unwieldy, players who get the hang of it can capitalize on the extra bit of distance this club achieves.
9 TaylorMade P790 6-Iron
This club is yet another example of a "middle Iron," capable of achieving a respectable level of distance while traversing the fairway. It grants a bit more yardage compared to a traditional 7-Iron, while still being useful for avoiding lone, obstructive trees.
The TaylorMade P790 6-Iron, specifically the Purple-tier, isn't a bad choice by any means. The club's swing plane is above-average and, like the 7-Iron, is versatile enough to be used in a variety of situations, both good and bad.
8 Wilson Staff Model Wedges
Inevitably, things will eventually go wrong in golf. Hazards such as rough and sand can't be avoided forever. In those situations, Wedges are required to extricate the player from his/her newfound dilemma. Having a trusty set of Wedges is paramount for salvaging a bad situation.
The Purple-tier Wilson Staff Model Wedges are excellent choices for less-than-ideal predicaments. Players can't go wrong with any subtype of Wedge in the Wilson brand, whether it's a Sand, Lob, Gap, or Pitching Wedge.
7 Callaway Mavrik Standard 3-Wood
Regarding Woods, the Callaway Mavrik Standard is a suitable alternative to the previously mentioned Bridgestone brand. The stats are broadly similar. However, the Callaway Mavrik Standard offers significantly more distance than the Bridgestone. Reaching the green on a long Par 5 is more likely with this club.
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Conversely, the Bridgestone is more forgiving, making it more useful for beginners . However, the Callaway Mavrik Standard possesses more distance control, which helps keep the ball on target after a swing. Once players become more comfortable in their game, this club is the superior 3-Wood.
6 TaylorMade SIM MAX 3-Hybrid
A 3-Hybrid is an all-around versatile club. The difference between the TaylorMade SIM MAX and the Ben Hogan VKTR lies primarily in their distance output and control numbers. Both brands are broadly similar in their shot shaping, forgiveness, and swing plane stats.
The TaylorMade SIM MAX has the edge in distance, meaning the ball can travel further than the Ben Hogan brand. It comes at the cost of less distance control, but that shortcoming can be offset by focusing on the accuracy and efficiency of the player's swing.
5 Bridgestone GT B JGR HF2 5-Iron
It's already been stated that short Irons like the 8 and 9 varieties are essential. However, for long and mid-range shots, a 5-Iron can't be neglected. When navigating extensive holes like a Par 5, the 5-Iron is typically one of the player's go-to clubs.
The Silver-tier Bridgestone 5-Iron possesses a great blend of stats that easily makes it one of the best clubs in the game. It has a respectably high forgiveness rate for an Iron when compared to other brands. The Bridgestone's other attributes make it a formidable and versatile club.
4 Mizuno T20 Lob Wedge
A Lob Wedge functions exactly as its name suggests. When hazards block a player's path, this particular club really comes in handy by propelling the ball in a steep arc. If successful, players can avoid sand, water, and trees altogether .
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Players can't go wrong with the Mizuno T20 Lob Wedge. All its stats, with the possible exception of distance control, are quite high for a club of its category. Shot shaping and swing plane are excellent, which helps in maintaining a great deal of accuracy.
3 The Golf Club CV Master Pitching Wedge
Pitching Wedges are perfect for making tricky lay-up shots when approaching the green. Bad shots with a Pitching Wedge can lead to much longer putts than anticipated, wrecking even the most carefully laden plans up to that point.
The attributes of The Golf Club CV Master Pitching Wedge are amazing. Forgiveness, swing plane, and distance control are all well above average. Players who consistently struggle with getting the ball near the flag will be well-served by this club.
2 Bridgestone Golf Tour B XW-1 Sand Wedge
Players will undoubtedly bring along a variety of Wedges when tackling a course . Sand Wedges, in addition to extricating oneself from a trap, are also worthwhile contenders when looking to land on the green.
This Bridgestone Sand Wedge delivers more shot-shaping potential as well as more distance compared to the previously-mentioned Pitching Wedge. Although not quite as forgiving, skilled players can still get to where they need to be efficiently and accurately.
1 TaylorMade SIM MAX Driver
Drivers are all about distance, and not too many can compare with the TaylorMade SIM MAX. This Driver can rifle a ball down a fairway with little trouble. The Purple-tier version of the TaylorMade SIM MAX offers one of the highest distance attributes in the game.
The Purple-tier's extra distance, however, comes at the cost of other stats. For a more well-rounded club, try the Silver-tier. Although the distance is reduced, other stats like forgiveness are much higher, making this club choice a less risky proposition.
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Best Clubs PGA Tour 2K21: What to Have in Your Bag
By kevin wolff | sep 15, 2020.
Here are the best clubs in PGA Tour 2K21 to help you own the course.
It's a tale as old as time. Golf game not going well? Blame it on the clubs. The new golfing 2K title is no different, so let us help you out with some recommendations to have you hitting more greens and getting up-and down for low rounds.
There's five different aspects to consider when selecting a club:
- Distance - how far the ball travels
- Shot Shaping - fade/draw on the ball
- Forgiveness - swing timing meter
- Swing Plane - how straight you can swing
- Distance Control - transition point of backswing and downswing
Let's get into some of the top clubs that PGA Tour 2K21has to offer.
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Driver - TaylorMade SIM MAX
This is a very well rounded driver with serious range. It offers some of the most impressive distance in its class. The forgiveness meter is fair for this club so it's fairly controllable. The only stats that don't impress are the shot shaping, but that's less important for most drivers.
3 & 5 Woods - Callaway Mavrik Standard
This club has very impressive forgiveness, especially for a 3 Wood. It carries 223 yards overall which is solid distance.
3 & 5 Hybrids - TaylorMade SIM MAX
Recommended for both 3 and 5 Hybrids, the TaylorMade SIM MAX offers awesome distance and forgiveness with added shot shaping for bonus draw's and fade's. A true luxury club for Hybrid purposes.
5-8 Irons - Bridgestone Golf Tour B JGR HF2
Boasting some of the highest forgiveness stats of all irons, the Bridgestone Golf Tour B JGR HF2s are well rounded in their distance stats and have a very easy going swing plane.
All Wedges - The Golf Club TGC CV Master
For all of your wedges, you're going to want to go the route of the Golf Club TGC CV Master. Luckily for players, these are some of the earliest accessible wedges which offer very user friendly forgiveness, swing plane, and distance control.
Best clubs to use in PGA Tour 2K21
Our picks for the best clubs in PGA Tour 2K21.
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In PGA Tour 2K21, mechanics play a pivotal role in whether you will succeed in the game. Making sure that you have fluid movements will go a long way to having success in 2K21. However, mechanics shouldn’t be your sole focus. Finding the right clubs can go a long way in helping you avoid the bunkers and the rough. But which clubs are the best ones for PGA Tour 2K21? Let’s go over our recommendations, starting with the drivers
In PGA Tour 2K21, you can have a maximum of 14 clubs in your bag. One of those clubs will be your driver, the stick that, for the most part, you will use at the beginning of each hole. Here are our recommendations for which drivers you should target:
Bridgestone Golf Tour B JGR (Silver)
This club, in our opinion, is the best option for beginners. While it does have lower-than-average Distance, the forgiveness on this club is among the best. That forgiveness will come in handy if you tend to slice. The JGR also has a decent Shot Shaping Attribute.
TaylorMade Sim Max (Silver)
If you feel that the JGR is a little too basic, try the TaylorMade Sim Max might be up your alley. The key when upgrading your driver is that you want to improve your Distance attribute, while at the same time, not losing too much in the Forgiveness category. The Sim Max offers you that, and you will also receive a boost in the Swing Plane and Distance Control attributes.
Ben Hogan ES53 (Silver)
Much like the Sim Max, the Ben Hogan ES53 offers a bit more distance than the JGR and slightly less forgiveness. It also provides just about the same power as the TaylorMade Sim Max, so choosing between the two will be a decision that you will have to make.
Keep in mind that there are different editions of each club that is listed above. The other editions of these clubs are of higher class, and thus, will have higher Distance attributes. However, each club’s Forgiveness category is also much lower, so keep this in mind when building your bag.
As far as wood clubs go, it’s probably best to go for accuracy instead of distance. Wood clubs will be your go-to for the tee on par-3 holes and on the fairway for longer par-5 plays. Here are our recommended wood clubs:
Bridgestone Tour B JGR (Silver)
Much like with the JGR driver mode, this club offers a decent amount of Distance to go along with a high amount of Forgiveness. For some holes, it’s probably best to be a bit shorter than longer, as long as the shot is accurate.
Ben Hogan GS53 (Silver)
We look at another Ben Hogan club model, as this time, we focus our attention on the GS53 wood model. This wood will give you a bit more Distance than the JGR, and doesn’t sacrifice that much Forgiveness. The JGR and the GS53 are excellent picks for newcomers to The Golf Club/PGA Tour franchise.
Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (Gold)
Our last wedge that we will take a look at is the Gold Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero. The Sub Zero offers a good amount of Distance and Forgiveness and a high amount of distance control. To unlock this club, you’ll need to be sponsored by Callaway in MyPlayer mode, which might take some time. However, the time will be well spent, since this club offers a lot to both new and experienced players.
When looking for an iron, there are two attributes you want to focus on, Distance and Distance Control. Since irons will be primarily used to get the ball on the green, the key is to get an iron that will have the ability to get your there but with accuracy. With that said, let’s go over our picks:
Ben Hogan PTx Pro (Gold)
The Ben Hogan PTx Pro has a solid amount of Distance and Forgiveness. However, the PTx’s best attribute might be its fantastic ability to control the distance. The PTx Pro can be a great option for newcomers, especially those who have trouble controlling their shots on the fairway or rough.
Wilson D7 (Gold)
The Wilson D7 is essentially the same kind of club as the PTx Pro. Both clubs have the same Distance, Forgiveness, and Distance Control attributes, so which one you decide to pick is up to you. However, keep in mind that both are sponsorship rewards, meaning that you will have to earn either a Ben Hogan or Wilson club to receive one of these two clubs.
Callaway Mavrik Max (Purple)
If you don’t want to grind in MyPlayer, perhaps the Callaway Mavrik Max will help you. The Mavrik Max has a better Distance attribute than the PTx Pro and D7 models. However, its weaknesses come in the Forgiveness and Distance Control attributes. The Mavrik Max’s Distance Control attribute is lower than both the PTx Pro and the D7, but if you’re all about hitting the ball as far as you can, it’s doesn’t get much better than with this Callaway model.
Now we move to the wedges, which will be the go-to club for you in bunkers and heavy rough that’s close to the green. Let’s go over our recommended wedges for PGA Tour 2K21:
Ben Hogan Equalizer (Purple)
For wedges, the focus will be less on Distance and more on Shot Shaping and Swing Plane. The Ben Hogan Equalizer will do you just fine when it comes to Shot Shaping, without sacrificing Distance, Forgiveness, and Distance Control. The Equalizer could be better with its Swing Plane, but it’s a fine club regardless of the fact.
Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 (Purple)
When it comes to Shot Shaping, you can’t do much better than the Bridgestone Tour B XW-1. The B XW-1 has a fully maxed out Shot Shaping attribute and a high Swing Plane attribute. If you’re looking for a good wedge that will help you with Shot Shaping and Swing Plane, we recommend going with this club over the Equalizer. Or, you could go with our third choice: the Wilson Staff Model.
Wilson Staff Model (Purple)
The Wilson Staff Model has essentially the same attributes that the Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 does. Both have the same Shot Shaping and Swing Plane attributes, putting right on par (pun intended) with the XW-1. And considering that both clubs have the same cost (500 coins), which one you choose will be up to you.
Considering that there are different club attributes for drivers, woods, irons, and wedges, and you would probably assume that each putter is also unique. In this regard, you would be wrong. While there are several different putter models in PGA Tour 2K21, none of them have actual attributes. Because of this, no putter has an advantage over the other.
You can upgrade the default putter currently in your bag at any time, but that should be the absolute last thing you should focus on. Rather, your mind should be on what other clubs you plan on choosing.
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Best Clubs to use in PGA Tour 2K21
Do you want to hit more fairways and greens in PGA Tour 2K21? It might be time to revisit your club choices if you’re having some problems. There are lots of options, and each club has its pros and cons. The best choice comes down to what best fits your playstyle. Some clubs have better stats than others, though. Here’s a look at some of the best clubs to use in PGA Tour 2K21.
Let’s open up that Golf Bag and see what the game has to offer. We’ll take a look at the best drivers, woods, irons, hybrids, and wedges. Each of the clubs in PGA Tour 2K21 has five different attributes that affect it:
- Distance : how far the ball travels
- Shot Shaping : effects the fade and draw
- Forgiveness : swing timing bar
- Swing Plane : how straight you can swing within the swing line bar
- Distance Control : transition point of the backswing to downswing
Here are some of the best clubs to use in PGA Tour 2K21:
TaylorMade SIM MAX – Driver
Callaway Mavrik Standard – 3 Wood
TaylorMade SIM MAX – 5 Wood
TaylorMade SIM MAX – 3 Hybrid
TaylorMade SIM MAX – 4 Hybrid
Bridgestone Golf Tour B JGR HF2 – 5 Iron
Bridgestone Golf Tour B JGR HF2 – 6 Iron
- Bridgestone Golf Tour B JGR HF2 – 7 Iron
- Bridgestone Golf Tour B JGR HF2 – 8 Iron
The Golf Club TGC CV Master – Pitching Wedge
The Golf Club TGC CV Master – Gap Wedge
The Golf Club TGC CV Master – Sand Wedge
The Golf Club TGC CV Master – Lob Wedge
These clubs are popular choices by professional golfers like Dustin Johnson, Tiger Woods, and Rory Mcllroy. The stats on these clubs are solid all around. It’s a forgiving club with a very long distance, meaning you can hit the ball a long way. The forgiveness meter is also about halfway, meaning the swing timer bar is sizeable. It’s not an excellent club for Shot Shaping, also known as the fade and draw, but the club makes up for it in other aspects.
The Callaway Mavrik Standard boasts a reasonable distance, high forgiveness for a 3 Wood, and good all-around stats. It has a carry of 223 yards. Overall, it has high forgiveness for a 3 Wood, which helps a lot with timing.
The TaylorMade Sim Max 5 Wood carries 204 yards. This club boasts high forgiveness and solid swing plane, making it a top tier choice to throw in your bag.
Distance and Shot Shaping stats on this club are great for a hybrid. Again, forgiveness is very high with this club, which is why you may want to consider using it in your bag.
Like the 3 Hybrid, the SIM MAX 4 Hybrid offers solid distance and high forgiveness. PGA Tour 2K21 seems to be all about swing timing, so this is an ideal choice.
These clubs are popular picks by professionals like Tiger Woods, Matt Kuchar, and Bryson DeChambeau. Distance, Forgiveness, and Distance Control are all very high with this club. It has one of the highest forgiveness stats out of all the irons.
Like the 5 Iron, the 6 Iron has high forgiveness and a good swing plane. That combination makes it an excellent addition to the bag. We also stick with the same brand and model for the 7 and 8 iron clubs.
It’s one of the earlier pitching wedges you have access to, but it’s also one of the best all-around wedges. If you struggle with timing, the high forgiveness, swing plane, and distance control are phenomenal.
Again, we’re going with The Golf Club brand wedges. The all-around high stats make it a good option that you can use at any point in the game.
Sticking with the same brand and model, we’re going with the TGC CV Master. Again, the Forgiveness, Swing Plane, and Distance control is just what we’re looking for in a wedge.
When it comes to the short game, this club has all the stats you want. Distance is not great, but that doesn’t matter when it comes to the short game.
Finally, when it comes to putters, the choice does not matter all that much. Unlike other clubs like the drivers, irons, woods, hybrids, and wedges, there are no attributes. Pick whatever you think looks good to your eye. Aside from that, there’s no best putter in PGA Tour 2K21.
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The best us courses in pga tour 2k21.
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The overwhelming number of courses available to play in PGA Tour 2K21 , especially considering all of the ones created by talented members of the community, can make it hard to decide which virtual links you should hit up next. I’ve recently tried to help out by highlighting some of the better fantasy courses and mini-putt designs if you’re seeking something a little different. But PGA Tour 2K21 also has plenty of real courses that have been meticulously recreated. As always, you would be wise to check out the course list curated by the fine folks over at the premier online competitive PGA Tour 2K21 website, TGC Tours , where they are always dedicated to listing only the best courses. With that in mind, I’m also putting together my own list of the best US courses in PGA Tour 2K21 right here.
From running my own online society in PGA Tour 2K21 (shameless plug: join Legacy Leagues Golf if you haven’t already), I’ve tried to get creative in how I schedule different seasons within the society based around certain themes. Aside from the enjoyment of getting to assign names to events according to my own whims, which often involves using my favorite restaurants or fictional companies from movies and TV, this can also translate to some intricate planning. In all my years of presiding over the same society, I’ve organized everything from journeys to fictional tropical courses with events all named after legendary hip-hop albums to elaborate tours of real-life Australian courses perfectly arranged from east to west.
For the purposes of this article, I thought I would put together a short virtual tour of US courses that you can play if you’re looking for a selection of some of the better realistic representations of the top courses around the US. I’ve tried to be as precise as possible in the spelling of the names so as to make it as easy as possible for anyone to find them when searching through the thousands of courses that have been added to the game by the community. You’ll probably notice that some of these have “Lidar” (Light Detection and Ranging) or “L” in their name, which is a technology that uses lasers to help better represent the layout of terrains.
Grab your suitcase and your golf bag, but no need to book any tickets because this Canadian is taking you on a road trip all across the United States of America!
The Best US Courses In PGA Tour 2K21
Cypress Point Club – Monterey, CA
California has been well represented in the game thanks to designers throughout the community doing their best to recreate the state’s many standout courses. Rather than teeing off our cross-country trip with anything too difficult though, let’s begin at Cypress Point Golf Club, a relatively short and scenic course that should help build our confidence here at the outset. Take in some great views of the Pacific, drain some birdies, and relish a great warmup for our US tour.
Hobble Creek G.C. – Springville, UT
One of the great things about community courses is that they don’t always have to be the most famous ones for them to have found their way into the game. Case in point is this lesser-known Utah course that designer Brandon Pugh originally attempted to bring to life for The Golf Club 19 after having played on it almost nearly every day as a kid. It’s another fairly simple and straightforward layout that should keep your score low, but you can also feel the care that has gone into every detail.
Sand Hills GC Lidar – Mullen, NE
Consistently ranked as one of the best courses in the US, this emulation of Sand Hill Golf Club captures its spare and natural feel. Just as its name would suggest, the biggest challenge here will be contending with the bunkers that have been strategically strewn about the rolling hills. If you happen to be wondering about the absence of a clubhouse or parking lot, you’ll be happy to know that the designer considered adding these but decided against it because, in reality, these are all located at least 750 yards from the actual course.
Austin Country Club (L) – Austin, TX
As someone who has always wanted to visit Austin but never had the chance in real life, I’ll have to settle for the next best option of visiting its local golf course within PGA Tour 2K21 until I can make it happen. Situated on the shores of Lake Austin, there are some pretty sights to be seen as you work your way through the holes, and you likely won’t have to suffer too many frustrations throughout considering it’s not the most difficult of layouts. Enjoy yourself and work on your game here before we ramp up to some greater challenges on the tour.
Alotian Club LiDAR (t) – Roland, AR
An upscale, ultra-exclusive course like the Alotian Club is the kind that most people will never be lucky enough to access or even glimpse in the real world, so it’s incredibly fortunate when someone in the design community takes the initiative to have it added to PGA Tour 2K21 . The fairly new course that was dreamed up by a billionaire investment banker showcases some creativity in its elevation changes right from the first tee, but it still shouldn’t be tricky enough to have your score ballooning too high.
Valhalla Golf Club (L) – Louisville, KY
This is the kind of generically named course that can present some issues when trying the find the best one to play since there are pages of search results returned when looking for “Valhalla.” Fortunately, there’s a good rule of thumb to keep in mind whenever looking through similarly branded courses. The one that has the most number of plays (while maintaining a high community rating) is generally the one you want to pick. That’s the case with this private one designed by Jack Nicklaus that will make birdies harder to come by thanks to its long par 3s and 4s that don’t leave a lot of room for error.
Black Lake GC Michigan – Onaway, MI
This tour isn’t only about hitting up the most exclusive golf clubs, and to help illustrate that let’s head to this course in Michigan that’s typically regarded as one of the best public courses in the country. With its wide fairways and limited hazards throughout, your biggest worry here will likely be avoiding the kind of shank on a drive that can see your ball find the trees usually lining the fairways.
Winged Foot West (Open) – Mamaroneck, NY
As we get later into this golf trip, it’s only fair that we start to put the skills to the test that have no doubt been developed from playing all of these courses so far. This New York course that’s hosted the US Open a number of times (last in 2020) should fit the bill because perhaps the most accurate way to describe its layout is unforgiving. Thin strips of fairway force you to be accurate, and even if you do manage to hit the greens on your approaches, you must be careful of your ball placement on the greens because many of them have some wicked slopes that can give fits to even the strongest of putters.
Pinehurst No. 2 TGC19 – Pinehurst, NC
Not only are there a lot of different versions of this particular course among the community, but there are plenty of recreations of other courses at Pinehurst as well to make it even harder to find the one being highlighted here. Look for the “TGC2019” at the end (and the large number of plays) to find an effort that does an admirable job of making you experience the various ways this course can leave you scrambling. This is especially true in the stretch run, where some longer holes can make it imperative to find the fairway (or green on lengthy par 3s) if you want a shot at scoring under par.
A Course Has No Name – Augusta, GA
Because PGA Tour 2K21 went so far as to censor any courses with any terms even related to the trademarked Augusta National course in Georgia that hosts The Masters tournament every year, it can be tricky to find the best community recreations of it. There’s one that’s been dubbed “A Course Has No Name” that presents a formidable enough challenge to have you struggling to stay above par just like the real pros, but sadly that one has also been removed from search results. Your best bet is to search for one of the many TGC Tours societies in the game, find in their schedule where they have played a Masters event in the past (usually it will be around the same time of year as the PGA one), and then favorite the course once you manage to find it so you can play on it later.
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Get an overview of what and where you can play in our PGA Tour 2K21 courses guide
39 impressive PGA Tour 2K21 courses guarantee plenty of nine-iron action for those disappointed by the news that EA Sports PGA Tour is delayed – especially as PGA Tour 2K21 is now widely available at a budget price. The game mixes famous venues such as TPC Sawgrass with some cunning fictional creations, yet it's highly unlikely that you'll ever get to experience all 39. Which is why GR has curated the best ten on offer below. Just want fact rather than opinion? Then scroll on to the foot of this guide to view the complete PGA Tour 2K21 courses list.
One of the most well-known PGA Tour 2K21 courses, Sawgrass is a very enjoyable 7,285-yard, par-72 home to the Players Championship. A verdant course across countryside, it features a bit of everything. On one hand, there's dangerous water, sand, and pine needle hazards; on the other, it has spacious fairways and greens. It's actually got some of the nicest in-between camera shots panning the landscape and the famous clubhouse too. The highlight is its island-green par-3 17th, which can make or break your round right at the end of it.
Riviera Country Club
This is a familiar real-life course that has featured in many of the previous iterations of top golf games. It's a lush parkland affair that's not too challenging so can be a great confidence booster. Riviera is a 71-par course, stretching 7,325 yards. A highlight is the 18th that steps up onto a long and straight fairway, funneling you into a crowd-packed green for the round’s finale.
Pearl Mountain Golf Club
As scenic PGA Tour 2K21 courses go, this is right up there. This fictional creation is set in a gorgeous Swiss pine forest-esque landscape with mountains and rocky waterfalls making for excellent views. The greens can be very speedy by default, but there's plenty of interest to make your trip around the 6,924-yard par 72 course a visually beautiful one. The sub-300 yard par-4 16th is a particular highlight, played over a rapid and rocky stream.
Another well-known real-world course, TPC Scottsdale is home to the brilliantly-titled Waste Management Phoenix Open. The hazard follows you around most of the holes on the course, posing a constant threat. The main highlight is the infamous 16th, which is a par-3 completely encased by viewing stands and crowds, and despite being only 160-odd yards, can make or break the round given the desert waste bunkers presence, and four green-side bunkers. You have to be accurate here.
Emerald Lake GC
The autumnal-looking fictional landscape of Emerald Lake GC is a pleasure to play through. With with the enormous Emerald Lake in the background - and occasional windmill and waterfall in the foreground - it's like whacking your way through an enormous Japanese garden. Playing at 7,325 yards long, and at a par-73, it's not one of the easiest, but certainly one of the nicest. The par-5 10th hole is one to enjoy here with it being a testing, hazard-filled dog-leg that skirts the coast of the lake, but one that's immensely satisfying to navigate successfully.
The House on the Cliff
As alluded to by the name, this is on a cliff-side coast landscape and a real treat for the eyes. Pine forests surround you as you make your way through the 7,046-yard par-72 course where the fairways are fair but can be tough - you want to avoid the rough at all costs. This fictional course opens with a bang that tests your risk-reward resolve: a beautiful but dangerous 570-odd yard par-5 that dog-legs to the right with fairway bunkers, heavy rough, and a two-part fairway thrown into the mix while you approach the pin downhill.
TPC Twin Cities
This is a real-world course designed by Arnold Palmer, and it's a beauty in its PGA Tour 2K21 course form too, forming a 7,424-yard par-72 parkland countryside course. It's beautiful but also quietly deadly, with plenty of hazards close to target landing areas that can easily ruin your round. The 2nd and 3rd holes going across and alongside the watercourses are excellent, and balance the beauty and risk of great golf holes well.
This is a really lovely fictional course that looks like it could be placed straight into a Western American landscape. Set among a forest, it has tall pine trees underplanted with mountainous vegetation that line the way of each hole giving it an authentic landscape feel, while a vast waste bunker is draped over almost the whole course. The 1st hole really sets the tone: the vistas, landscape features, and weaving fairways and hazards galore make for a great start. Elsewhere, the 10th tee provides a perfect-picture landscape view.
The Links at Royal Atlantic
This is a really great fictional course and a clear nod to British links courses, successfully bringing that feel to life with hole after hole of brilliant British-like coastal golf. Built across undulating fairways and landscape, you play right alongside the coast, with deep bunkers and plenty of thick Gorse planting to cause you problems along the way. The course's first hole up the coast – across wildly up-and-down fairways and toward a green-side lighthouse – is a lovely start, while the super-wide 18th toward an isolated coast-side green is equally memorable.
The Jumeriah Club
This is a desert course, much like those in Dubai in real-life. It does a great job of recreating the experience across its 7,377 yards, creating an enticing par-72 challenge. Palm trees, desert sand waste bunkers, and long serpentine bunkers litter the course which looks irresistibly green and lush despite being in the desert, with a Dubai-like cityscape completing the picturesque image on almost every hole. The par-3 2nd hole playing over water and tropical planting, between tall palm trees, and toward the cityscape is a highlight.
Complete PGA Tour 2K21 course list
Official real-world PGA Tour 2K21 courses
Atlantic Beach CC Copperhead Course East Lake Golf Club Quail Hollow Club Riviera Country Club TPC Boston TPC Deere Run TPC Louisiana TPC River Highlands TPC San Antonio TPC Sawgrass TPC Scottsdale TPC Southwind TPC Summerlin TPC Twin Cities
Official fictional PGA Tour 2K21 courses
Caramel Creek Cloudcrest Country Club The Club at Ravenswood Conservatory Club Copper Dunes Craigendoran Links Emerald Lake GC Faxon Park Golf Club Hickory Creek GC Hoophole River Club The House on The Cliff The Jumeriah Club Katagawa Country Club The Links at Royal Atlantic Monte Cervino McCory Shores Golf Club Ocean of Memories Pearl Mountain Golf Course Quincy Downs Country Club Royal Ethalwind Tarwa Golf Club Timber Knoll Vaquero Valley Golf Course Victory Village
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