Tiger Woods designed a new golf course but the resort owner decided to carve out his own insane 19th hole.
The newly constructed, Tiger Woods designed Payne’s Valley at Big Cedar Lodge (named after Payne Stewart) in Missouri, was officially opened earlier this week with a match between some of the world’s best golfers.
Justin Thomas and Tiger Woods eventually won the inaugural Payne’s Valley Cup against Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose. But the result wasn’t decided until the 19th hole which was required to split the teams.
And the 19th hole has to be seen to be believed and will most likely lead to many of you saying; “Only in America”.
Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player also joined the players at the 19th hole with all six hitting the island green. Full highlights further below.
"All six of them put it on the green."
The Closest-to-the-Pin Contest at the 19th hole. pic.twitter.com/37lkhr4TOV
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 22, 2020
The entire golf course itself looks incredible – wide fairways, undulating greens and tight grass around bunkers and next to the greens.
Despite a 19th hole green having already been constructed, the resort owner Johnny Morris (also known for his Bass Fishing Shops apparently) thought that digging it up and turning it into an island hole would be a good idea.
Check out the videos below to how the green was constructed. Nuts.
It’s the antithesis to golf course design that aims to naturally carve out a golf course with as little impact on the environment as possible.