Week 1 of the Design-a-Hole finals is behind us. Week 2 is here, and we are kicking off the second half of our yearly contest in style.
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.
Here is our sixth finalist, Rock Garden (Par-4) by Brian Hill. Click each image to enlarge and be sure to read the description below.
Rock Garden is a drivable par 4 with a big risk reward option. Players choosing to go for the green from the tee box must avoid trees and shoot between a gap in the tall rock walls guarding the green. One unique quality of rock garden is its U shaped green with a big rock protrusion in the middle. Although the gap in the rock wall in front of the green must be hit in between and may not be hit over the protrusion on the green may be hit over. Be careful though, balls hitting the protrusion may bounce back, forward or to the side into the water. Players shooting for the fairway from the tee must still avoid trees and hit between a larger gap in a rock wall. All red arrows represent downhill slopes.