How to select the exact conditions and course you want to use.
The Practice Setup window.
Your first step is to select which course you wish to play. Select the course from the list by clicking upon the Course Name. To the right an image of the course and a brief description will appear.
Courses with the Star icon indicate courses new to you. Courses with a Green Dot icon are Platinum Courses that are available for Preview. How this process works can be seen in Previewing Platinum Courses.
Select your player by clicking on the Player drowdown. You can Create a New Player from this menu as well. This will take you to the Create New Player window. If you need to change any of the player's settings - Shot Type, Tee Box etc.. - click on the edit button to the right. This will take you to the Edit Player window.
Note: when you are on the course you can change the player's handedness, their Clubset and, on any particular shot, their Shot Type but you cannot change their Tee Box.
Before you begin practicing you may wish to modify the settings. To do this click the Settings & Options button. This will take you to the Settings & Options window where you can modify your Course Physics and more.
Note: All of these Settings & Options are available from within the game except for the weather. If you wish to change the weather conditions - Clear, Cloudy or Foggy - you must do so before you enter the game.
Once you have made all of your selections, click the Practice button to proceed.