Frequently Asked Questions
What Does Golf Trip Router (GTR) Do ?
Golf Trip Router is meant to be used as a golfing road trip router. Give a number of courses you want to visit on your road trip and GTR will calculate an efficient route between all the courses
Is GTR calculating the perfect route ?
No, the trip will be a good solution but not always the best. GTR is a variant of a famous problem known as the Traveling Salesman problem. Solving these types of problems exactly is very computationally intensive, so we use an approximate algorithm that is faster, but may not yield a perfect soution. However, rest assured; the approximate solution is pretty good as a rule
What courses are available from which to build a trip ?
The free version you see when not subscribed and logged in contains courses that are considered to be among the best public courses in the continental US (There are some great public courses in Hawaii, but it's a tough drive there).
What if I want to build routes with additional or different courses from the ones listed ?
You have two options here.
How were the PreDefined Trips chosen ?
We made an attempt to define natural groupings that we thought people might be interested in and that had varied courses. If you think of a grouping you think might be popular that we missed, let us know and we may consider adding it. Also realize that any trip in the Predefined can be replicated in the Build Your Trip section, so you can also just Build a trip if you don't see one you like previously defined.
Where do I stay on my trip?
That's up to you. GTR is meant to provide you with a route, not create a detailed itinerary.
Where do the routes between 2 courses come from?
The routes are calculated from standard mapping and routing sites. While we are not attempting to provide turn by turn directions, be assured that the route and distance shown was actually calculated as a driving route between the two courses