It is time for the top ten finalists for the 2023 Golden Tee Design-a-Hole contest!
We gave you the rules, stakes, and the fans did not disappoint!
We sifted through over 200 submissions of all sorts of creative holes.
The ten finalists have a range of holes that we know the players are going to love regardless of which one wins!
Starting today and for the next ten days, we will showcase a new hole each day! 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. You can also read all about how the Design-a-hole works, the prizes, which include a Golden Tee PGA TOUR Home Edition & Callaway Golf Clubs, and more here. Let's get into it!
10. Death Knell
“Inspired by the 13th Hole at the Masters, reimagined as an Ocean Hole. Instead of Pine Trees, it has tall rocks. A long par 5 with alternate tee boxes for different looks. Slated narrow Fairway, with steep sloping rough area to punish long shots.
7 Trees in the Rough to punish long shots. Elevations can be adjusted but the numbers are approximate elevations. The rocks near the green should be approx. the same level as the green with lucky bounce opportunities on to the green. Rocks closer to the tee should be taller.
Green should slope downhill away from the player. The longest line drawn does not represent a real drivable shot but should measure 610. The shorter tee boxes should be more of an uphill look, whereas the longer ones should be flatter.
The green is approx. 2’ above the water on a stone platform that has soil and grass added. Same for the tee boxes in the water. If possible, no fringes (1st cut) on the fairway."