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The courses for Rory McIlroy PGA Tour continue to slowly be revealed. EA Sports has revealed their next course, TPC Boston.

Other courses that have been revealed include the following:
  • Wolf Creek
  • TPC Sawgrass
  • TPC Scottsdale
  • Saint Andrews
  • Royal Troon
  • Bay Hill
As mentioned previously, Rory McIlroy PGA Tour will not include Augusta National.

Courses will continue to be revealed on a week to week basis until the game releases on July 14th for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. For more news, details and media, check out the Rory McIlroy PGA Tour page.

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# 1 jbd345 @ 05/20/15 10:22 AM
Confused as why they are doing videos for some but photos for others. Hopefully we'll get a full list at e3. Thought information would be coming out faster than this.
 
# 2 DivotMaker @ 05/20/15 11:25 AM
It will have arcade through simulation features so you can choose how YOU want to play.
 
# 3 JODYE @ 05/20/15 01:55 PM
Well there is no doubt that graphically the courses are incredible.

I also don't mind the fantasy courses as long as simulation is still the focus of gameplay.
 
# 4 spidertour02 @ 05/20/15 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by skabatula
Is this game still going to have the arcade mode with ships crashing through the course or has that been scrapped for a more sim approach? It seems all the latest news for the game show it to be more true to the PGA Tour. I for one never cared for the fantasy courses in the TW games and wish they would have made a separate extreme course arcade golf game.
It seems like they've scrapped the really over-the-top stuff.
 
# 5 DivotMaker @ 05/20/15 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by spidertour02
It seems like they've scrapped the really over-the-top stuff.
Unless they come out at E3 and say differently, I think that BF4 course will be in the game as a fantasy course. I hope to hell not, but who knows. How the hell a PGA TOUR licensed game (exclusively licensed) could have something so "non-PGA TOUR" as content is beyond me.....
 
# 6 jbd345 @ 05/20/15 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by DivotMaker
Unless they come out at E3 and say differently, I think that BF4 course will be in the game as a fantasy course. I hope to hell not, but who knows. How the hell a PGA TOUR licensed game (exclusively licensed) could have something so "non-PGA TOUR" as content is beyond me.....
Willing to bet they're waiting until e3 to show it off. There is a feature section called "the night club" so who knows.
 
# 7 ComfortablyLomb @ 05/21/15 10:25 AM
TPC Boston is a powerfully boring golf course.
 
# 8 goillini03 @ 05/21/15 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by DivotMaker
Unless they come out at E3 and say differently, I think that BF4 course will be in the game as a fantasy course. I hope to hell not, but who knows. How the hell a PGA TOUR licensed game (exclusively licensed) could have something so "non-PGA TOUR" as content is beyond me.....
Guess it is just me, but I am ok with the over the top courses. Not at the cost of more realistic course, of course. I probably will not play them, but I am ok with it being a DLC.
 
# 9 DivotMaker @ 05/21/15 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by ComfortablyLomb
TPC Boston is a powerfully boring golf course.
I'm guessing the PGA TOUR might disagree with you......
 
# 10 ComfortablyLomb @ 05/24/15 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by DivotMaker
I'm guessing the PGA TOUR might disagree with you......
Would it? They would play at Brookline in a heartbeat but the course doesn't have the parking nearby necessary to host an event year after year. Trying to make it happen even for another US Open is proving difficult. The course next door to Brookline used to be a staging/parking area but it doesn't want to anymore after major renovations following the last payout for rental for the Ryder Cup. Newport CC is world class too but I'm not sure Newport can handle the tour-sized tournament crowds for an entire week (and it's about two hours from Boston).

There aren't any other obvious choices that are actually interesting courses. Most of the great courses are generally only long enough to handle a Senior, Women's, or Amateur event: Kittansett, Myopia Hunt, Worcester (was runner up for a Women's Open recently), Salem (Senior Open rotation), Hyannisport, The Orchards (Women's Open), Eastward Ho, Oyster Harbors, etc.

So they built TPC Boston with an event in mind and the area can easily handle the traffic/cars/bodies. It is boring as anything though. 16-18 are a nice finishing three, with 18 being a great last hole, but they're nothing compared to many other tour courses. The rest of the course is just a contrived modern layout through a uniform swampy/reclaimed land that brings a sense of monotony to every hole. If it weren't a FEDEX playoff event none of the big players would be bothering to show up for this event.
 
# 11 DivotMaker @ 05/24/15 01:34 PM
Opinions vary. I would tend to listen to the PGA TOUR for a proper explanation. Thanks anyway.

If there was a regular TOUR event there, are you trying to tell me that Pros would avoid playing there with $6-7MM on the line with a $1.2MM first prize with 500 FedEx points on the line? It may be a boring course, but it is what it is and as far as RM goes, it beats the crap out of another fantasy course.
 
# 12 ComfortablyLomb @ 05/24/15 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by DivotMaker
Opinions vary. I would tend to listen to the PGA TOUR for a proper explanation. Thanks anyway.

If there was a regular TOUR event there, are you trying to tell me that Pros would avoid playing there with $6-7MM on the line with a $1.2MM first prize with 500 FedEx points on the line? It may be a boring course, but it is what it is and as far as RM goes, it beats the crap out of another fantasy course.
Yes, that is exactly what I am saying--the fields are generally much weaker at lesser events on lesser courses. This course is propped up entirely by being a FEDEX playoff course. Plop it in the middle of the season and it would just be another Traveler's Championship or John Deere Classic.

The course isn't even a tiny draw in and of itself. It's no Riviera, or Pebble Beach, or Muirfield, or Congressional, or Doral, or East Lake, or Quail Hollow, or Harbor Town, or Colonial, or Firestone, or Sawgrass, or Spyglass ...or well, you get the point.
 
# 13 DivotMaker @ 05/24/15 05:17 PM
Um, okay....you don't like TPC Boston.....no one said it was any of those courses. Not many of those are easy to get licenses for. All but Quail Valley have been in the game at some point in time.
 
# 14 ComfortablyLomb @ 05/24/15 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by DivotMaker
Um, okay....you don't like TPC Boston.....no one said it was any of those courses. Not many of those are easy to get licenses for. All but Quail Valley have been in the game at some point in time.
I didn't say I don't like it, I said it is boring. Powerfully boring, to be precise.

A golf game benefits from having interesting tracks. Yes, many of the courses I listed have been in the game in the past, but the point is they're better (and gone) while TPC Boston is a boring, soulless, modern course. And yes, licensing can be difficult to acquire but that certainly isn't the consumer's problem.
 
# 15 DivotMaker @ 05/24/15 10:02 PM
Agree to disagree....moving on....
 

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