Today, while I was playing golf at Almerimar my Garmin golf device showed a message saying that the courses on the device need updating.
When I got home I updated the device. The update process was fine. However there is now a problem with the Almerimar courses on the device.
At present the device only shows the new combinations of courses that will be implemented for the coming winter season (White/Red, Red/Blue and Blue/White). It does not give the option of picking the current 18 hole Master course (Master 1 & 2) and the 9 hole Classic course (Master 3).
Golf Almerimar has already advised Garmin of the problem and are waiting for the current course layouts to be added back on to the course list (alongside the new ones).
So when I am playing in the competition on Sunday I will have to jump between courses on my Garmin golf satnav device. Doable but a little messy.
So my advice to Garmin owning Almerimar golfers is to not update the courses on the device for a while.
I will post another story here once I have been informed that Garmin has updated their course lists to include all 5 options (the three new ones and the two current ones). After that people can update their Garmin devices.
Please note that this same problem may occur with other golf GPS suppliers. Hopefully in the next few days Jacqui will be getting a replacement for her faulty Golfbuddy watch. So I will be able to report the current situation on Golfbuddy devices.