Design-a-Hole Finalist: Purgatory
We Kick Off the DAH Finals With Dave Rhoades' Option-Packed Par-5

A group of more than 150 has been narrowed down to 10. Now it’s time for YOU to help us decide which dream golf hole you’d like to see in Golden Tee 2015.

After a long afternoon of tape measuring, dissecting and Golden Tee discussion, the 2015 Design-a-Hole judges—led by course designer Jim Zielinski—selected this year group of finalists. Our winner will see their design in the next installment of the game AND receive their very own GT Home Edition.

The stakes are high. Now, over the next two weeks, you’ll help us decide the winner.

At this point, your feedback is crucial. While the judges will have the final say on which creation comes away victorious, hearing what the passionate fans of the game have to say plays an integral part in the contest. After all, you’ll be playing one of these 10 designs to be revealed in a matter of months. Your opinion matters a great deal.

So share your thoughts, especially on Each design will be highlighted for a full day and your comments are encouraged. Let’s get to it, and let’s start with a hole that delivers in the design and name department.

Purgatory (Par-5) by Dave Rhoades

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Here is my design for Purgatory, a 666 yard Par 5 with 3 routes to the green.  This hole is a tribute to my favorite bar in the Quad Cities, Purgatory’s Pub in Bettendorf, IA!  Shaped like a 3-pronged Devil’s Spear with a halo green area, this Par 5 gives you many choices to the green.  The “Heavenly” route up the hill to the left will give you a good view of the green and give you a good shot at getting home in 2 with a well placed drive and a long 2nd shot to the green.  The “Hellish” route takes you down to the valley of death. It entices you with a good route to the green in two but it’s an uphill battle coming out of the rocky valley.  Then you have “Purgatory”, the land between Heaven and Hell, and it will ultimately decide your fate.  A very tight fairway, level with the green, will test your accuracy and ball control.  The Purgatory Fairway has just enough curve that you will have to keep the ball moving in the right direction once it lands to give you a easy shot to the green.  The green is guarded by the Halo shaped bunker and will collect any shots coming in short of the green. The green slopes from left to right and has small bunkers front and back.  Choose your path....Heaven, Hell, or let Purgatory decide your fate.

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