A new series on the Golf Channel is introduced. Altered Course Montego Bay will be filmed on two of Jamaica’s premier golf courses and premier on Monday June 15.
The traditional layout of a golf course does not apply for eight teams that are competing in the new reality competition series at 9 p.m. Mondays.
The series requires teams to navigate holes that are re-imagined and longer than 700 yards, while at the same time trying to traverse natural obstacles they will encounter on the hole.
The series takes place in sunny Montego Bay, Jamaica and is presented by the Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara all-new resorts. The competition series will be a tournament-style format that features eight teams of two people that race against the clock while taking on the different obstacles on each hole.
Just one hole on the Altered Course can incorporate as many as three of the traditional holes on the two courses. Teams will compete in a number of different formats including scramble and alternate shot. Each team will be scored on a combination of the time it took to complete each hole and the number of strokes on each.
The series will have weekly eliminations of one team with one team left at the end as the champion. The grand prize to the winner will be over $100,000 in cash and prizes.
The first edition of this new and exciting competition reality series will feature eight talented and diverse teams that include former collegiate and professional golfers, sergeants in the U.S. Army, speed golf competitors and best friends.
The host of the first season of Altered Course will be Kristen Kenney. Kenney is a pit reporter on NBC Sports for its Global RallyCross series sponsored by Red Bull.
The Grand Prize of $100,000 will include: a cash prize of $15,000 from Skechers footwear and Skecher GO GOLF; a cash prize of $10,000 from MusclePharm as well as a trip to its Sports Science Center; a trip of four days and five nights to any Hyatt Ziva or Hyatt Zilara all-inclusive resort; free golf from GolfNow for life; and $25,000 cash.
Filming for the series started this past February at the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall Resort with play on two of Jamaica’s best courses in Montego Bay – Cinnamon Hill and White Witch.
The series airs for eight straight Mondays and will conclude August 3.