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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.
First, a giant thank you to the Golden Tee community. We received over 250 designs this year—an all-time high—and we want to thank everyone who took time to design their hole and submit it. 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 2020. 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's social media channels.
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 welcome our second finalist.
Let's say hello to Villager's Island, a Par-3 by Rob Marcum.
"The name of the hole is “Villager’s Island” and it’s a Risky Par 3. Surrounded by 10 Village Huts, 6 small islands with 8 tee boxes for a variety of play (ranging from 114 yds. to 192 yds.), and 6 connecting wooden bridges.
There is a middle-ground deep lake with a connecting pond behind the green, a fence-line rising 2 feet above the fairway edge and all the way past the front of the green. There is also tall tree moss along the edges of the entire lake and snow surrounding the outskirts by the Huts and cart path. The green is two- tiered sloping down 6 degrees back towards the fairway and right 3 degrees towards the lake."
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