History of the Golden Tee Golf Game


Early History of the Golden Tee Golf Game: A blog around the history of how the Golden Tee golf games were created and helped revolutionize gaming. This would also be valuable for planning and promotions purposes.

In 1985 AMI (Asteroids, Missile Command) approached Incredible Technologies to design a new coin-operated arcade game that would be fun for all ages. The game was launched in 1989 and was called “Golden Tee Golf.” Early versions of the game featured a trackball controller that allowed players to swing their golf clubs.

The game was an instant hit. Players lined up to play Golden Tee Golf in bars, taverns, restaurants and arcades all over North America. In 1991, GTI (Golden Tee Inc.) was formed as a subsidiary of Incredible Technologies to handle sales and marketing of Golden Tee Golf. The first coin-op cabinet was made from parts obtained from Atari’s Tempest arcade machine.

In 2002, Incredible Technologies launched the first online version of Golden Tee Golf – Golden Tee 2002 Internet Edition. The online version featured a new control scheme using a dial instead of a trackball controller. The online version became an instant hit with players around the world logging thousands of hours playing on line each week.

In 2004, GTI introduced the first Golden

Golden Tee Golf is a video game golf series that has been released yearly in a new version since 1989. It is generally played in bars and pubs, as opposed to the home consoles common with other games. Despite the fact that the game has been around for twenty years, most people still have no clue how it works.

In its 20th year of existence, Golden Tee Golf has established itself as a national pastime and the ultimate barroom attraction. The game has helped revolutionize gaming and its history is filled with fun facts.

The first version of Golden Tee was released in 1989 at an arcade just outside Chicago (in Elk Grove Village). The game was created by two men who were looking for ways to help keep their arcade open during slow hours. They wanted something that would be different from all of the other games out there so they came up with GTG which had a trackball that the player used to hit the ball around a course.

Golden Tee Golf appeared in two forms – either as an upright cabinet or a countertop model. There were two tracks available: Desert Canyon and Lake Shore Country Club (both of which are still available today as part of Golden Tee Classic).

In 1990, Panasonic released a home version of GTG called Power Putt Golf

Golden Tee Golf was the first game I was involved with in the “coin-op” industry – although I didn’t know it at the time.

It all started out as a simple design concept for a golf game that used a trackball device to hit the ball. The original concept evolved into what we now know as Golden Tee Golf – but it sure wasn’t easy getting there!

It was 1989 and I had just moved to Chicago from Memphis, Tennessee. I was hired by Incredible Technologies, Inc. (IT) as an “Electronics Engineer” to work on video arcade games. IT developed video games for the coin-operated amusement industry.

The company’s first product, “Capcom Bowling,” became very successful and helped establish IT’s presence in the arcade market place. Now that there was money coming in, it was time to develop some new games!

One of our sales guys, Dave Thielen, had come up with an idea for a new golf game that utilized a trackball device to hit the ball. We had already tried using a trackball in another game we made called “Golden Logger.”

Throughout the years, it seems like a new game gets introduced to the market every week. In most cases, these games are geared towards children and teenagers. Unfortunately, the majority of these games are not very creative. In instances like this, those who are looking for a creative game will have to continue looking.

Fortunately, there is one game that is sure to capture your attention. That game is known as Golden Tee Golf. This article will take a look at the history of golden tee golf and how it has grown into one of the most popular arcade style games in recent years.

Golden Tee Golf was first introduced in 1989. The company that produced the game was Incredible Technologies Incorporated or ITI for short. Golden Tee Golf was originally released as an arcade style game that could be found in local bars and taverns all over the United States. However, what made this game stand out from the competition was its use of trackball technology.

This technology allowed players to control their shots on a virtual golf course by spinning a trackball in different directions. Although this technology had been used on other arcade games in the past, no one had ever thought about using it for a golf video game before ITI did so with Golden Tee Golf back in 1989.

Golden Tee Golf is a series of golfing video games that first emerged in 1989 and are still being produced today.

The series features trackball controls and has been installed mainly in bars and pubs, but also in bowling alleys, pizza parlors, veterans’ clubs, fraternal organizations, and similar locations.

Golden Tee Golf was originally developed by Incredible Technologies of Vernon Hills, Illinois (also known as IT).

The game was originally created by Ed Boon and John Tobias at Midway Games, who later went on to create the Mortal Kombat franchise. The first Golden Tee Golf arcade cabinet was introduced in 1989. The game’s first installment uses a three-button control scheme (one to start the swing, one to set power, and one to set accuracy), while most cabinets currently available use a five-button control scheme (to allow for backspin and sidespin).

In 2005, IT created Golden Tee LIVE with online capabilities for tournament play and real-time leaderboards. In addition to these features, players can register their accounts as well as win prizes through the Golden Tee website.

Golden Tee Golf is updated annually with new courses and cosmetic changes to existing courses; the 2017 version includes 20 unique courses (with five alternative versions of each) from

The Hidden Valley Golf Course, located in Blue Springs, MO, has been a staple in the KC golf market for over 50 years. A few years ago it was decided that it was time to reinvent the course and make it more appealing to today’s golfers. That’s when we got involved. The first thing we did was create a new brand identity. The next step was to implement this new brand across multiple marketing channels:

– New website development

– Search engine optimization

– PPC campaign management

– Online reputation management

– Golf course guide ads

– Email marketing

– Social media strategy and implementation

The results were amazing! Within a couple of months we had increased their online bookings by over 150%. We also helped them drive traffic to their website through search engine optimization and pay per click advertising. After that we took it one step further and helped them manage their reputation online. They now have a steady flow of positive reviews coming in every month which helps with both search rankings and with building trust with potential customers. It’s been a great partnership so far and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for Hidden Valley Golf Course!

Hidden Valley Golf Course is open for play with limited services.

Golfers can take advantage of the opportunity to walk our course for just $10 per round and $5 per cart seat. Call (270) 821-3381 to set up a tee time.

Until further notice, the driving range and practice putting green will be closed.

The pro shop, snack bar and restaurant are also closed until further notice.

Restrooms in the clubhouse are available during golf operations.

We have also implemented social distancing guidelines recommended by the CDC which include removing bunkers rakes, water coolers and bunker balls from play.

Cart seats are only available on a single rider basis unless people are traveling together. We have also spaced tee times out 10 minutes apart to promote social distancing on the course and in parking areas.

Thank you for your continued patience during this time period as we all do our part to help fight COVID-19!


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