Deadeye VR Golf Review
These days, there are a lot of ways to keep your golf skills sharp in the off-season. Golf launch monitors and simulation systems are very popular as means of entertainment and practice. Today we are going to be taking a look at a simulator that works best as a means of entertainment.
The Deadeye VR Golf handle accessory works with a number of games and apps and we tested it to see how well it simulates the real golfing experience.
Deadeye VR Golf First Impressions
To be completely honest, we weren’t expecting much from this accessory.
You essentially need to load either the left or right hand Oculus controller into the end of it and hold it by the mock golf grip. We thought it was going to be clunky and cumbersome but it was actually pretty comfortable.
Once you put your Oculus headset on and start playing, you forget that you’re swinging a fake golf club.
Deadeye VR Golf Key Features
It should be noted that the Deadeye VR Golf is an accessory for the Oculus VR gaming system.
It works with the Rift, Quest 2 and Reverb Oculus systems. It is essentially just a golf club handle that you can load your Oculus controller into to play VR golf games.
The Deadeye VR Golf is compatible with a number of Oculus games and apps but we used the Topgolf Golf+ game for our testing mostly. With the Topgolf game, you get to play beautifully simulated courses like Wolf Creek and Valhalla.
There are also simulated driving ranges and practice areas with the Topgolf game. Of course, there are other golf games that you can use the Deadeye VR Golf accessory with like Everybody’s Golf VR and Everyday Golf VR.
And if you’re into mini golf, there are a bunch of mini golf VR games that you can use the Deadeye VR Golf accessory with.
The cool thing about the Deadeye VR Golf accessory is that it comes in iron and carbon fiber core versions. The carbon fiber core handle makes it feel like you’re swinging a real graphite shaft golf club and the iron core version feels like a real steel-shafted club.
Deadeye VR Golf Selling Points
- Compatible with multiple Oculus games
- Carbon fiber or iron core versions
- Works with a left or right-handed Oculus controller
- Realistic feel
- Very immersive experience
- Rubber strap to hold down the grip button
How Does it Perform?
We tested the Deadeye VR Golf accessory with the Oculus Rift S and the connection was seamless. The handle does feel a bit awkward at first but once you have your headset on and start playing, the whole experience is very immersive.
The Topgolf game is very fun and you get sweeping views of beautiful golf courses. It’s very easy to spend a few hours swinging away with the Deadeye VR Golf handle.
Deadeye VR Golf Pros & Cons
- It’s very fun
- You can play multi-player online games with different apps and Oculus games
- There are also single-player practice modes
- It’s an affordable Oculus accessory
- It’s very similar to the weight of a golf club
- The rubber grip is very comfortable
- It’s a bit fragile
- Putting with it is a bit buggy
- Some of the apps that it is compatible with crash easily
- 3D printed construction
Alternative Golf Simulators
Garmin Approach R10
The Garmin Approach R10 is much more of a launch monitor but one of the coolest features is Home Tee Hero which simulates local courses in your area. The R10 can also record video of your swing and provide you with insightful shot and swing data.
The Trackman 4 uses advanced radar sensors to track your swing and shots and beautifully simulates full courses like Pine Brook, Bethesda, Crystal Pines and many more.
The Deadeye VR Golf accessory turned out to be a lot more fun than we thought. It is very immersive and much more affordable than modern golf simulator systems.
While it may not be the best system for gaining valuable shot insights and improving your game, it will keep you entertained in or off-season.