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GOLF Magazine + Nicklaus Design Challenge: Build your dream par 4

January 15, 2020

So, you want to design a golf hole? A beginner’s guide to the do’s and don’ts

Picture this: You’re handed an empty plot of land upon which to design a par 4. The only boundaries are the limits of your imagination. What comes to mind? A 475-yard bruiser that snakes around water and sand? Or a 275-yard temptress where birdies are bountiful but a careless approach can lead to bogey or worse.

Now’s your chance to make your design dreams a reality.

Nicklaus Design and GOLF Magazine want your plan for the perfect par 4. The winning submission — as selected by the Nicklaus Design team and GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com editors and readers — will come to life on a Nicklaus Design site. That’s right, your design will inspire an actual hole built on an actual course by some of the world’s most accomplished course designers. (No pressure!)

The winning contestant will also get an all-expenses-paid trip to Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., for a tour of Nicklaus Design headquarters and a round of golf at a Nicklaus Design course.

Want to enter? Of course you do! Click here to upload your design.

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