The Journey of a Simple Man

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

CityGolf: Comfortable Indoor Golf Venue for Everybody

I went to this place last week cause we had our practice meeting for the first quarter there. It looks easy to find this place but actually it's not. Well, at least for me. I took a taxi of a silly guy - well, as many other Malaysian taxi drivers - that didn't even know Bangsar area. On top of that, Bangsar Shopping Centre, where CityGolf is located, was being renovated. We passed by the building once but I didn't notice that it was a shopping complex. Only after we turned back, I realized that was my destination.

CityGolf is an indoor golf venue with four simulators that they called Full Swing Golf. So it's like playing a computer game but with real golf clubs and balls. We just need to strike the ball as hard as we normally do on an outdoor course.

All elements of the ball flight are tracked by the built-in infrared systems, including flight angle, ball speed and spin. This is then instantly displayed on the hitting/projection screen. The moment the golf ball strikes the screen, a computer-generated image of the ball takes over, flying up the fairway ready for the next shot.

The simulator tells the player where their ball is, what distance they have to the green, where they are aiming, and what the wind conditions are. We can choose over 50 of the world’s best courses.

In short, it was fantastic. I really had a good time there although that was the first time I touch a golf club...

Name: CityGolf
Type: Sport, Golf, Lifestyle
Location: Bangsar Shopping Centre, Level 4, 285, Jalan Maarof, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Budget: RM100/hour from 12pm to 6pm, RM150/hour from 6pm to 12am
Rating: Recommended

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