An able and seemingly ageless designer with one of the most remarkable portfolio’s in the game, Pete Dye is a legend of golf architecture who will be remembered as one of the most influential designers of all time. His style of design, provocative and deliberately different from that of Robert Trent Jones, is unique and has been modified over the years – from the softer, subtle shapes of his earlier creations like The Golf Club and Crooked Stick (original version) to the wild, crazed dunes and hazards of later courses like Whistling Straits, Kiawah Ocean, French Lick and TPC Sawgrass.
Dye is really a one-man show, he builds part of the course himself, routes and plans without maps and detailed drawings and is unafraid to take risks and confront owners to get what he wants. Most suited to daring clients, or those with generous construction budgets, Pete Dye is certainly worth considering for your golf development project. Non-American developers, however, should be aware that Pete Dye is unlikely to be as personally involved in the project as those on the US mainland.
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