Pete Dye Best Golf Courses

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Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort French Lick, Indiana frenchlick.com Pete Says: "When it came to yardage for the course, I extended the potential for golf professionals beyond 8,000 yards for the first time in my design career." Pete Dye quotes are from his book "Bury Me In A Pot Punker." A new special edition is available now at amazon.com.
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TPC Sawgrass (PLAYERS Stadium) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. tpc.com Pete Says: "The island green at the 17th made me realize that we had created a hole that was planted in the player's mind from the very first tee."
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Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort Kiawah Island, S.C. kiawahresort.com Pete Says: "When I first walked the proposed site at Kiawah, I immediately fell in love with the strip of seaside land."
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Casa de Campo (Teeth of the Dog) La Romana, Dominican Republic casadecampo.com.do Pete Says: "Even as spectacular as it may be, Pebble Beach doesn't have as many seaside holes as Teeth of the Dog."
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Harbour Town Golf Links Hilton Head Island, S.C. seapines.com Pete Says: "When Jack Nicklaus associated with me to build Harbour Town, it was a tremendous boost to my fledgling career."
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Long Cove Club Hilton Head Island, S.C. longcoveclub.org Pete Says: "At Long Cove, I purposely contoured the greens with more gentle slopes to accommodate increased green speeds."
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Crooked Stick Indianapolis, Ind. crookedstick.org Pete Says: "I call Crooked Stick our firstborn because Alice and I were involved with every aspect of the course developement."
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Whistling Straits (Straits Course) Kohler, Wisc. americanclubresort.com Pete Says: "The raw look of Whistling Straits will shock many country club purists who believe courses should be perfectly manicured and have lush, dark green color."
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Whistling Straits (Irish Course) Kohler, Wisc. americanclubresort.com
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Medalist Golf Club Hobe Sound, Fla. medalistgolfclub.org Pete Says: "[Greg Norman and I] worked together to provide a distinctive look that is reminiscent of the Australian courses."
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The Golf Club Columbus, Ohio Pete Says: "I first used railroad ties on the short par four 13th hole at The Golf Club."
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Old Marsh Golf Course Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. oldmarshgolf.com Pete Says: "I believe there is a real tempo about the course that tests and measures the players."
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Pete Dye River Course at Virginia Tech Radford, Va. petedyerivercourse.com
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The Honors Course Chattanooga, Tenn. honorscourse.net Pete Says: "The Honors, and especially its tough finishing holes, is perfect for match play."
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Amelia Island Plantation (Oak Marsh) Amelia Island, Fla. omnihotels.com
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Pete Dye Golf Club Bridgeport, W. Va. pacificlinks.com
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Dye’s Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. tpc.com
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TPC Louisiana Avondale, La. tpc.com
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Las Vegas Paiute (Wolf) Las Vegas, Nevada lvpaiutegolf.com
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PGA Golf Club (Dye) Port St. Lucie, Fla. pgavillage.com
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Colleton River (Dye) Bluffton, S.C. colletonriverclub.com
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PGA West (TPC Stadium) La Quinta, Calif. laquintaresort.com Pete Says: "Alice and I have built golf courses in cornfields, grazing meadows, swamps, and coal country, but the worst piece of land we ever started with was ... the TPC Stadium Course at PGA West."
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Heron Point Hilton Head Island, S.C. seapines.com
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Firethorn Golf Club Lincoln, Neb. firethorngolfclub.com
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Oak Tree National Edmond, Okla. oaktreecc.net Pete Says: "I deliberately toughened the first four holes to demand accurate play from the beginning."
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Nemacolin Woodlands (Mystic Rock) Farmington, Pa. nemacolin.com
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ASU Karsten Scottsdale, Ariz. asukarsten.com
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La Quinta Resort (Mountain Course) La Quinta, Calif. laquintaresort.com Pete Says: "Because the lower holes are in the floodplain, Lee Schmidt calls it 'the golf course built it a bathtub.'"
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Bulle Rock Havre De Grace, Maryland bullerockgolf.com
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Dye Course at Barefoot Resort Myrtle Beach, S.C. barefootgolf.com
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Blackwolf Run (River Course) Kohler, Wisc. americanclubresort.com Pete Says: "At Blackwolf Run, the manicured fairways, long grasses, and prairie plantings side by side provide a perfect contrast."
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Blackwolf Run (Meadow Valleys Course) Kohler, Wisc. americanclubresort.com
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The Brickyard Crossing Indianapolis, Ind. brickyardcrossing.com