Welcome, one and all, to another year of the Design-a-Hole Contest.
After opening up our submission doors to the Golden Tee world, it’s time to highlight the 10 finalists that caught our judges’ attention.
But first, a special note. We received more than 160 designs this year—an all-time high—and we want to thank everyone who took time to submit over the past six weeks. Your hard work and passion is why we run this event year after year. It’s what fuels this contest. So seriously, thank you for all that you do.
Now, to the finals.
One of the 10 designs that will be showcased over the course of 10 days—Monday thru Friday over the next two weeks—will become a playable hole in Golden Tee 2018. This winner will also receive their very own Golden Tee Home Edition and the opportunity to design their own Freaky Friday course.
The stakes are high for those still left, and now they (well, we) need your help.
We want you to post your feedback on all finalists on the Golden Tee Facebook and Twitter pages.
What do you like about a design? What do you love? What would you do differently?
While course designer Jim Zielinski will ultimately have the final say, we will take all feedback and use it in one final judges meeting to determine a top three and eventually a winner.
So let’s get going and begin with our first finalist.
We kick things off with Booker’s Bumps, a drivable par-4 courtesy of Jamie Boehm.
Click on each image to enlarge and be sure to read Jamie’s description below!
This 350 yard Par 4 that provides challenge but also some opportunity for that really great shot.
This hole offers beautiful curves to explore with multiple elevation changes around the features that make this hole fun to play. The conservative player might have a hard time deciding their approach since what seems like the safest way to reach the green in 2 for a birdie opportunity, might easily land them in the rough, in a sand trap, or facing a retaining wall encompassing a mound with full, mature
trees. It requires accuracy and patience (and some cooperation from the wind).
If the player willing to take the bigger risk and go for the green in 1 ends up close to but short of the green, they will face the same problem of facing a retaining wall on the tee side of the green. This would require a blind shot to the elevated green that slopes down and away from the tee.
Good Luck, Players.