Golf Course Download Instructions

When you download a golf course from the web it is meant to be imported into the IntelliGolf Windows software. Depending on the Web browser you are using, this process can be automated, or it may require you to save the golf course to a temporary file first. Once the course is imported into IntelliGolf, it will be saved in the golf database file (.GDB) for future use.

If you are using Internet Explorer:

The first time you download a course you may see the following dialog box. If you configure it to look like this:

All future course downloads will now be automatically imported and saved into IntelliGolf.
These are not the default settings, you must check Open this file from its current location and uncheck Always ask before opening this type of file.

If you don't see the dialog shown above, or Internet Explorer only offers to save the course with a .ASP extension, we have a program you can run on your system that may fix the problem. To run the repair program, click here and choose Open this file from its current location.

If you are using Netscape Navigator:

The first time you download a course you may see the following dialog box. If you configure it to look like this:

All future course downloads will now be automatically imported and saved into IntelliGolf.
These are not the default settings, you must check Open it and uncheck Always ask before opening this type of file.

If you are using another browser:

The instructions above are for the latest versions of Internet Explorer and Navigator. Other browsers may show you the option to save the downloaded course to a file. If you save the course to a file with a .GDX extension, you should be able to double-click on the file from the explorer and the course will be imported into IntelliGolf (if the explorer asks which program you want to open .GDX files with, choose igolf.exe). Once the import has been done, you may delete the temporary file. The course will be saved in the golf database file for future use.

To automate course downloads, you will have to configure a "helper" or "viewer" application for the MIME type application/x-intelligolf-gdx and set the application to "Program files/IntelliGolf/igolf.exe". See your browser documentation on how to configure a "helper" or "viewer" application. Choose gdx as the file extension. If the browser requires a data encoding option for a MIME type, choose either "Text, 8-bit" or "Text".


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