Have Some Friendly Competition with NextLinks Putting Games

Using the overhead spotlights and app driven technology, NextLinks takes fun well-known games and transforms them into putting versions. These putting games allow for competition between people of all ages, because the players are able to select their level of difficulty (easy/medium/hard) when signing into the game. Selecting the easy level will give easier putts and selecting hard gives harder putts. This allows serious golfers to enjoy friendly competitions with non-golfers and allows adults to compete with their young children. Here are some examples of NextLinks putting games.

9-hole challenge

This is NextLinks’s putting version of real golf. Overhead spotlights are activated and will symbolize the ‘Tee Box’ throughout the competition. The app and spotlights then combine for a seamless 9-hole round of golf, spotlights for the ‘Tee Box’ and the app tell you which hole to play. Once you finish a hole, you input your score via the app, and the spotlight will guide you to a new starting location. Who ever finishes with the fewest putts, wins!!


Golf Darts

Much like real darts, the objective of this game is to have your putt finish as close to the center as possible. Using the overhead spotlights, a dart board is displayed onto the putting green, and in this case, the center of the dart board is the cup (50 pts) followed by a series of three rings with varying point totals (10pts, 20pts, 30pts). Users can start from any location they desire with the intent of always shooting toward the dart board. Using the app to keep score. First one too 300 wins!!


Corn Hole

This game is very similar to the famous lawn game. The overhead spotlight shines down on the green in a way that illuminates a rectangular light with the hole being in the center. Players choose a desired stating location to putt from and rather than throwing 4 bags of corn at a wooden target as seen in the lawn game, each player will put 4 golf balls at the target. After all the putts are hit, players tally their score; 1 point if the ball is within the parameters of the illuminated rectangle, 3 points if the ball is in the golf hole.


Spotlight technology shines a board that looks similar to the game Shuffleboard. The game uses the same format as shuffleboard, with one minor difference… Players putt instead of push pucks. Players choose where to putt from. The same scoring format applies, but in this game there are extra points rewarded if the ball lands in the hole.

Around the World

Similar to a causal shooting game seen in basketball, players will putt rather than shoot a basketball. Otherwise, the game format is the exact same. The spotlight shines down on the putting green and navigates players through a putting course of 5 (or so) holes. Players will putt from the location that the spotlight shines down from. Players alternate turns and a player may not move on to the next putt until they have made the putt at hand in one shot from the designated spotlight location. The first person to complete all the putts on the course wins!

NextLinks continues to evolve the next generation golf entertainment experience in their new development lab in downtown Santa Ana, Calif. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, /Sullivan Photography)