VLS CONTEST SERIES

Introducing the VLS Contest Series, a “season” of two-month long contests for participants to test their PGATOUR2K21 design skills in six separate events that include mini golf, par 3, adventure, backyard, universal plot, and championship fantasy course designs, with the top 3 finishers in each contest winning sponsored prizes.

Details:

  • Each contest is open to the first 25 registrants that reply directly to the sign-up posts on Twitter or my Discord server (time stamp gives the order), and every event will be announced separately on socials to have mutually exclusive registration.
  • Participants may begin their project after receiving confirmation that they are in, and the design window deadline is indicated by the contest dates posted on my website.
  • Contestants may design on any platform they wish, but only the first published product will be eligible for judging, therefore no works in progress (WIPs) prior to registration or contest betas will be allowed.
  • Every event will be judged by an experienced panel of trusted players & designers from the PGATOUR2k21 community.

Each one of the 25 registrants that finish their project by the deadline will receive:

  • a chance to be selected to host a DAM society event
  • 4 high-res digital promotional glamour shots of their course
  • a Twitter marketing post dedicated to their publish
  • a recorded playthrough featured on my YouTube channel
  • a feature spot in the VLS Contest Series on my website

mini-golf MADNESS ( Sept 1 – Oct 31)

Contest entry is open to the first 25 registrants to reply to the post on Twitter!

Details: (What do I need to do?)

  • Design an 18 hole mini-golf course in PGATOUR2K21.
  • Designer may begin after registration is confirmed.
  • No previous courses or current WIPs allowed.
  • Contestants will be provided with a judging rubric with full details concerning course evaluations.
  • Designers are encouraged to be creative with theme, environment, and obstacles. Let’s have some fun!

Rules: (Boooo!)

  • Each hole must tee off with a putter and all shots must be playable with a putter unless off-course.
  • Pars 2 thru 5 acceptable. No total par requirements.
  • Golf ball physics will be judged so designers should test all obstacles and boundary walls for playability.

Top three courses will win a SWAG PACK courtesy of VctryLnSprts!

CONTEST RESULTS

1st Place – Lost Empire Mini Golf

2nd Place – TopStroke Mini Golf

3rd Place – Billy‘s Scrap N’ Putt

4th Place – Heatstroke Mini Golf

5th Place – Wunderpar (Paris)

6th Place – Vertigolf

7th Place – Triangulum Atomic MP

8th Place – Yoda’s Mini Putt Putt

9th Place – Oak Hills and Holes Mini

10th Place – Turnberry Wee Putt Putt

Par 3 Perfection ( Nov. 1 – Dec. 31)

Contest entry is open to the first 25 registrants to reply to the post on Twitter!

Details: (What do I need to do?)

  • Design an 18 hole par 3 course in PGATOUR2K21.
  • Designer may begin after registration is confirmed.
  • No previous courses or current WIPs allowed.
  • Contestants will be provided with a judging rubric with full details concerning course evaluations.
  • Designers are encouraged to be creative with theme, environment, and objects. Let’s have some fun!

Rules: (Boooo!)

  • Each hole must be a par 3 with a yardage between 90-260 yards
  • A realistic routing is expected, changing directions throughout the round, and all tees realistically reached by golfers
  • Only 1 tee set and pin location per hole is required, but at least 2 pin sets per green is encouraged for potential society use

Top three courses will win a SWAG PACK courtesy of VctryLnSprts!

CONTEST RESULTS

1st Place- Aspen Villa Short Course

2nd Place – Barbarian Downs and GC

3rd Place – Jidda Dunes (Par 3)

4th Place – Infant Bovine

5th Place – Isla De Joya

6th Place – The Sanatorium

7th Place – Mordor Trails

8th Place – Soaring Pines Quarry GC

9th Place – Ishkibbible Golf Club

10th Place – La Esperanza

HM – Alpine Oasis Par 3

HM – Desert Peaks

HM – The Gonking Goose

HM – Icefire Oasis Par 3

HM – Rocky Waters Golf N’ Park

HM – Shika Shack

Fantasy Golf Fanatic (Jan 1 – Feb 28)

CONTEST ENTRY IS OPEN TO THE FIRST 25 REGISTRANTS TO REPLY TO THE POST ON TWITTER!

Details: (What do I need to do?)

  • Design an 18 hole fantasy course between par 69-73 in PGATOUR2K21
  • Designer may begin after registration is confirmed.
  • No previous courses or current WIPs allowed.
  • Contestants will be provided with a judging rubric with full details concerning course evaluations.
  • Designers are encouraged to be creative with theme, environment, and objects. Let’s have some fun!

Rules: (Boooo!)

  • Each hole must be a par 3, 4, or 5 with a yardage between 90-675 yards
  • A realistic routing is encouraged, with holes changing directions throughout the round, but all tees do not have to be realistically reached by golfers
  • Only 1 tee set and pin location per hole is required, but at least 2 pin sets per green is encouraged for potential society use

Top three courses will win a SWAG PACK courtesy of VctryLnSprts!

CONTEST RESULTS

1st Place – Nebukadnezzar

2nd Place – Iani Chaos – Mars

3rd Place – Parodia Magnifica

4th Place – Summits & Turrets

5th Place – Eyak Nature Preserve, AK

6th Place – The Greens at Mistwood

7th Place – Kingsgate

8th Place – Clingsman Dome

9th Place – Piston Broke Motor Park

10th Place – Marine Terrace Golf Club

HM – Fisherman’s Paradise

HM – El Valle Golf Club

Backyard Bonanza (Mar 1 – April 30)

Details: (What do I need to do?)

  • Design an 18 hole course in PGATOUR2K21 within a 500yd X 500yd area
  • Designer may begin after registration is confirmed
  • No previous courses or WIPs allowed
  • Contestants will be provided with a judging rubric with full details concerning course evaluations
  • Designers are encouraged to be creative with theme, environment, and objects… HAVE FUN!

Rules: (Boooo!)

  • Each hole must be a par 3, 4, or 5 with a yardage between 75-650 yards
  • A realistic routing is expected, changing directions throughout the round, and all tees realistically reached by golfers
  • All playable surfaces must be within the allotted 500yd X 500yd area
  • Designers may enhance the outside of the course design area however they wish
  • Being creative with the plot as a whole so that the area the course is built on “makes sense” is recommended
  • Only 1 tee set and pin location per hole is required for judging, but at least 2 pin sets per green is encouraged for potential DAM Society use

Top three courses will win a SWAG PACK courtesy of VctryLnSprts!

CONTEST RESULTS

1st Place – Shepard Park Nines

2nd Place – Rocosa Caliente

3rd Place – Seaforth Retreat

4th Place – Outback O’ Beyond

5th Place – Little One’s Country Club

6th Place – Swamp Firelands

7th Place – Chockablock Acres

8th Place – Lionscrown GC

9th Place – The Land @ Stosh’s Lodge

10th Place – Sandy Valley Ranch

HM – Angry Oak Park

HM – Campfire Corner GC

HM – Lefty’s Lake House

HM – Owners & Jockeys Short

HM – Socko IC

HM – Waik Gi’ik

Adventure Addict (May 1 – May 31)

Details: (What do I need to do?)

  • Design an 18 hole adventure course in PGATOUR2K21 – an adventure course for VLS is designed as a course where the 18 tees and greens do not correspond to their normal pairings (i.e. the first tee may proceed to the fifth green, etc.)
  • Designer may begin after registration is confirmed
  • Previously published courses or current WIPs are allowed (and recommended)
  • Contestants will be provided with a judging rubric with full details concerning course evaluations
  • Designers are encouraged to be creative with the routing of the course… let the golfer HAVE FUN!

Rules: (Boooo!)

  • Each hole must be a par 3, 4, 5, or 6 with a yardage between 75-850 yards
  • A realistic routing is not expected, but using previously built tees and green the golfers should find the course to be playable in most reasonable conditions
  • Only 1 tee set and pin location per hole is required for judging, but at least 2 pin sets per green is encouraged for potential DAM Society use

Top three courses will win a SWAG PACK courtesy of VctryLnSprts!

Landscape Legend (May 1 – June 30)

Disclaimer: *Due to the need for file sharing of the initial plot, this design contest is only available to PC designers

Details: (What do I need to do?)

  • Design an 18 hole championship golf course in PGATOUR2K21 using the course file provided by VctryLnSprts as the starting plot
  • Designer may begin after registration is confirmed and file is received
  • Current WIPs are not allowed (nor would they do any good in this contest anyway)
  • Contestants will be provided with a judging rubric with full details concerning course evaluations
  • Designers are encouraged to be creative with the routing of the course using the plot provided to show a unique design vision that separates you from the other contestants

Rules: (Boooo!)

  • Each hole must be a par 3, 4, or 5 with a yardage reasonable and logical for championship design
  • NO macro land movement is allowed, the overall “topography” of the plot must remain the same (no removal of water, hills, mountains, etc.)
  • Micro sculpting of the tees, fairways, greens (playable surfaces) IS allowed within reason to make your design work (I realize you will flatten tees, put camber in fairways, contour greens, sculpt bunkers, etc.)
  • All themes and planting styles are allowed as long as the topography of the plot does not change (be creative, have fun, just don’t be pedantic with the rules, this is meant to be a challenge)
  • A realistic routing is expected, including how a golfer would get around the property during a round from one hole to the next
  • Tournament objects and crowds are not required; the idea of it being a championship course is only to reference that this isn’t a kin to a fantasy, adventure, or backyard course, it is meant as a full length, regular golf course
  • Only 1 tee set and pin location per hole is required for judging, but at least 4 pin sets per green is encouraged for potential TGCTours or other society use if you intend to submit

Top three courses will win a SWAG PACK courtesy of VctryLnSprts!

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