Golfers playing Cranberry Highlands for the first-time this year will have an advantage never before available to visitors: a cart-mounted 10-inch screen which shows each hole of the course in enough detail to determine which clubs and approaches would work best for them.
Built on the same GPS technology which is now common in motor vehicles, the mobile golf information system uses a cellular phone network to track and display real-time tournament play, as well as hospitality services, while delivering highly detailed views of every feature in the par 70, 18-hole course. Its messaging system even provides golfers the opportunity to order food for pickup as they approach the clubhouse.
All 80 of the Club Car golf carts at Cranberry Highlands are outfitted with the devices, made by GPS Industries under the company’s Visage System brand name. In addition to enhancing the players’ experience with information including shot distances and scorecards, the system is used to help golf course administrators track players’ carts and schedule play more efficiently.
Commercial messages delivered via the system’s touch-screen system are available as well. And there is no fee to players for using the system.