The Kampen Course at the Birck boilermaker complex at Purdue (which he designed for $1) is one of seven special courses of the pete dye golf trail. Photo courtesy Indianapolis Convention & visitors bureau.
Indiana’s new pete dye golf trail features seven sensational designs
He’s a living legend, with countless courses to his incredible resume worldwide. But for the Midwest’s own Pete dye, Indiana will always be home. It’s where the architect has more designs than anywhere else, and where his wife, the esteemed Alice Dye, has had a home for more than 50 years.
Pete Dye (and his dog, sixty) gave me an unforgettable tour of the brickyard crossing and an inside look at a living legend. Photo courtesy nile young, jr.
Now, his adopted home state is giving him his very own golf trail, to honor his contributions to the game and the state where he has 20 designs to his credit. The new Pete Dye golf trail features seven spectacular designs, hand-picked by the legendary architect himself.
“I am honored the state of Indiana has created this trail, a legacy project showcasing my design portfolio,” Dye said in a release. “the rich soil and rolling topography are two key reasons I have designed and built so many courses within the state. This new trail gives both novice and seasoned golfers a chance to play some of my most intriguing courses, including the brickyard crossing, with four holes inside the Indianapolis 500 track, and French lick, voted America’s best new course.”
The trail began as an idea of Indiana governor mitch daniels, and the Indiana Office of tourism development and the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association ran with it. Before long, mystic hills, the Kampen course at Purdue, plum creek, the Fort, brickyard crossing, maple creek, and the pete dye course at french lick resort had joined in, proud to be associated with the trail and of course, Pete.
The fort golf club in Indianapolis is a muscular golf masterpiece.
“We’re so proud to call Pete, and his wife, Alice, residents,” said governor daniels. “this trail is a treasure that will take visitors on an incredible golf journey throughout the state of Indiana and showcase some of Pete’s most prominent works.” we’re pretty proud to call Pete a fellow midwesterner, too.