October 2012

New Golf App at Palmetto Dunes

Author: Special To C2 Magazine

With half of Americans now owning a smartphone, it seemed only natural to the team at Palmetto Dunes to give its golfers a way to improve their experience on the green right on their iPhone, iPad or Android. The new golf application from Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort gives players at its three award-winning courses everything from GPS on the course to insider tips on playing specific holes and a quick way to brag about their hole-in-one or birdie on Facebook—all at their fingertips.

The new smartphone app lets golfers book tee times directly from their phone and access important information and special offers on golf gear and more. Players can also track leaders in real time via a mobile scorecard to create their own
mini-tournaments and enjoy a built-in GPS to track yardage.

The app provides information about each of the resort’s courses, including details about each hole, its par and handicap, and tips for playing the hole. For example, for the resort’s famous oceanfront par 5 tenth hole on the Robert Trent Jones course, the app suggests that players “avoid the lagoon with a straight tee shot.”
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here is also food and beverage information, including specials from Palmetto Dunes’ new Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers and Pizza restaurant, which opened earlier this year at the Robert Trent Jones course, as well as the Grilles at the George Fazio and Arthur Hills courses. The app gives users the option to direct dial the restaurants to pre-order while finishing a round and reminds them at various holes. Palmetto Dunes also provides latest updates on its courses, such as weather, promotions or closings, in the News feature.

“We’ve already had a celebrity—Brian Baumgartner, who plays Kevin in The Office—enjoy using the app while playing the Jones course during the celebrity golf tournament,” said Brad Marra, director of sports operations for Palmetto Dunes. “It’s just one more amenity, like our Segways and air-conditioned golf carts that we offer here at Palmetto Dunes for golfers. We’re sure it’s going to be a hit!”

The Palmetto Dunes Golf App is available as a free download in the iTunes store and Android market.

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