It wasn’t easy. In fact, the 2015 Design-a-Hole Contest has pushed our judges to study each and every design over and over, deciding just how feasible one might be in the world of Golden Tee.
They’ve used measuring tape, assessed potential changes and considered all feedback while considering which one of the deserving finalists belong in the game. And after much consideration, the judges—led by Golden Tee course designer Jim Zielinski—have narrowed the group of finalists down to three.
“Once we really start to break down these designs and look at the finalists a little more closely, you learn a lot more about how it would or wouldn’t fit in Golden Tee,” Zielinski said on the finals. “This is the most time we’ve ever spent sorting through designs, and we feel really good about where we are.”
It’s not just the work that goes in. It’s the elevation, the trees, the shots and the task to pick the best—and most enjoyable—Golden Tee holes possible. Our judges, after hours of deliberation, have narrowed the 10 down to three. And on Monday, they will narrow this group of three down to one.
Thank you once again to everyone for submitting. Finalists, be on the lookout for an email next week outlining how you will collect your prize.
And here they are…
Caterpillar (Par-5) by Chris Rice
Bear Valley (Par-4) by Tony Snow
Following successful courses where bears roam... He is a down hill fairway from elevated tee boxes. Large hill to the left and trees everywhere. 2 large lakes are in play for both off the tee and even on your 2nd shot. Take a chance and go over and around the hill for possibility of on in one or a chip for the green.
The Boomerang Hole (Par-4) by Brian Hill
So what do you think? Who should win? Find out on Monday!