Design-a-Hole Finalist: Purgatory Resurrected
Rebuilt and Resubmitted, We Tackle This Reshaped Par-5

The next stage of the 2016 Design-a-Hole Contest has begun. After more than 150 submissions, the group has been narrowed down to 10 by our DAH judges. One of the 10 designs revealed over the next two weeks will be a playable hole in Golden Tee 2016.

Before we get there, however, we need your help deciding which design would fit best in the game you know and love.

We want to your feedback. You can post it in the comments section below or on the Golden Tee Facebook Page, which serves as our unofficial hub for the contest. Each day we will highlight one design and we encourage you to share some feedback on what you think.

Once all 10 finalists have been revealed, our judges will take your feedback, look over each again and narrow it down once more before crowning a winner.

Here is Finalist No. 5, a par-5 that was submitted last year, reconstructed and submitted for entry. The changes were executed well enough to catch the eye of the judges.

Click the image for the full size and be sure to read the description of the hole below.


Purgatory Resurrected (Par-5) by Dave Rhoades

This is the hole that you’ve been eagerly anticipating, Purgatory Resurrected, a 666 yard Par 5 with 3 insane 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 water hazard around the green area, this Par 5 gives you many choices to the green.  Before teeing off I would suggest a short time of reflection and prayer (and a shot of Jack) because the chance of getting out of here without being crucified are slim.  The “Heavenly” route, up the hill and to the left, will give you a good view of the green and give you a good shot at getting home in two with a well placed drive and a long second shot to the green. 

The “Hellish” route takes you down to the valley of death. It entices you with a beautiful 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 shot to the green.  The green area is guarded by a Halo shaped water hazard and will baptize any shots coming in short of the green. The green itself is shaped like a rising Phoenix coming out of the ashes.  It slopes from back to front (UP 9) and right to left (Left 6). 

To all my Golden Tee Brethren: Choose your path....Heaven, Hell, or let Purgatory decide your fate.

What do you think? Be sure to share your thoughts! 

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