In addition to being a golf nut, I’m also a Palm Pilot geek. (You can tell how long I’ve had one by the fact that I can’t stop calling it a “Palm Pilot”, instead of just “Palm”.)
I take my Palm everywhere with me—even on the course. I actually feel naked without it.
So when I found out that Golf Digest had put its entire Places To Play book done up as a Palm OS database, I was totally geeked out.
Here’s what they say:
# Looking for a place to golf? Golf Digest’s entire database of the best U.S public courses is now at your fingertips with Golf Digest Mobile’s Places to Play application. Quickly search our database of more than 6,500 U.S courses by zip code or city plus read player comments, find out green fees, book tee times and more. The fastest and easiest way to find new courses to play, whether at home or when traveling! A subscription to Golf Digest Magazine is included with this service. Large database of golf courses: Provide access to the entire database of 6,500 US public golf courses.
# Proximity search: Allow users to search by zip code or city within a defined distance.
# Star rating: Display the expert’s rating of a course. The users can perform search based on the star rating.
# Detailed search results: Include information on green fees, yardages, slopes, and players’ comments.
# Tee time: Allow the users to book tee time right from the application (where applicable)
# Magazine subscription: Bundle with a subscription of the Golf Digest magazine for as long as the user uses the mobile application.
# Intuitive UI: Allow the users to quickly search for a golf course and access all information on the course.
# Course of the week: Feature a photo and detailed description of a new course every week.