Bear Valley, this year’s Design-a-Hole winning creation, might just be the most intriguing (and challenging) fan creation yet. Tony Snow’s drivable par-4 can be found early on in Sparkling Waters, and in many ways, it sets the tone for the rest of the round.
With an obstacle—let’s call it a mini-mountain—in front of the tee box and a boomerang green to deal with, the tee shot here can be tricky. Thanks to the most recent Golden Tee Replay, however, there might be a creative tactic to try on difficult setups.
Bank shot, anyone?
Yes, the Design-a-Hole sign recognizing the hole is indeed in play, and eventually this year it will get the assist for a long hole-in-one. As we can see below, the angle of the sign is conducive to various looks on the green.
I’m not sure if that was the exact attempt here, but regardless, we learned something from it. Now, go out there and ace this, and don’t worry about calling glass.