It was billed as the biggest Design-a-Hole Contest to date, and the response surpassed our wildest expectations.
More than 250 designs—from the extreme to the weird to the magnificent—we saw another strong batch of just how creative the Golden Tee community can be. Months later, we narrowed this strong group down to 10. Then, earlier this week, down to three. Now, we have the difficult task of selecting one hole design to be a champion.
But a champion has been selected. And that one design is… Lannen's Landing by Patrick Norris.
A drivable par-4 that is keyed on a smart, accurate tee shot, Lannen’s Landing was widely loved across social media and also by our course designer Jim Zielinski.
“The decisions are laid out clearly,” Zielinski said. “Do you go for it or do you play it safe in the fairway? I love the uniqueness of such a straightforward hole, and I believe the adjustments players have to make based on wind and distance will make this a really playable hole in Golden Tee 2019.”
Norris’ design is already being worked on by our artists, who will bring it to life. What hole and course it will be found on is still to be determined, but we will certainly keep you current on its future home.
Our runner-up design was Boomerang by Bill Sieczkarski while third place went Big Bender by Brian Hill. Congrats to both on incredible designs, and congrats to all 10 finalists. We will be reaching out in the coming days to coordinate your prize deliveries.
Thank you once again for an incredible year of Design-a-Hole. We appreciate the passion and support, and we look forward to running the contest once again next year. Now, it’s time to get to work. Lannen’s Landing, here we come.