Sony has just launched a new virtual golf application that utilizes the PlayStation Portable’s GPS receiver in Japan. This will delight golf fans as the application gives precise distance readings and various hazards of 31 golf courses in the Japanese Chiba region. It uses GPS to determine all these readings and is an advanced application specially designed for golfers. It also features a scratch pad to make notes and a more interesting addition, the ability to give golfers a virtual tour of the golf course. More courses across Japan will be available soon and it’s currently priced at 9,980 yen for a package inclusive of software and GPS receiver or 5,980 yen for the software alone. This is another fun approach by Sony to introduce new features harnessing the power of GPS on the PSP. Let’s hope they get a worldwide release soon.