Fiendishly difficult and spectacularly beautiful, the golf courses Pete Dye has designed are among the most exciting in the world.
The body of work Dye has created over the last half-century is a roll call of the greatest courses of the modern era. Harbour Town and the Ocean Course. The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass and Whistling Straits. The Honors Course, Teeth of the Dog, Oak Tree, Bulle Rock, and Crooked Stick. The Pete Dye Golf Club, PGA West’s Stadium Course, and Brickyard Crossing. All are in the pantheon of great modern courses, all were envisioned and executed by Pete Dye. These are his most famous creations, but 75 others showcased within this text will come as a revelation even to the knowledgeable and well-traveled golfer.
Superb photographs, many made especially for this book, enhance the witty and irreverent text. Dye is one of the most colorful characters in the entire history of the game, as the wealth of anecdotes by Tour pros, clients, and colleagues presented here attests.
Tributes by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Greg Norman introduce each decade of Dye’s work, highlighting his achievements and adding their reminiscences and entertaining stories.
This is a book to savor, In text, pictures, and anecdotes, it tells the story of an unforgettable character and his extraordinary achievements.