State of Indiana Honors Legendary Golf Course Architect Pete Dye by Launching Golf Trail
INDIANAPOLIS, IN-Touting more Pete Dye-designed golf courses than any other state in the U.S., Indiana has officially launched the Pete Dye Golf Trail, a collection of seven unique courses designed by legendary golf course architect and Indiana resident, Pete Dye.
Hand selected by Dye out of more than 20 within the state of Indiana, the seven courses represent a diverse snapshot of design elements, topography, and difficulty.
"I am honored the state of Indiana has created this trail, a legacy project showcasing my design portfolio. The rich soil and rolling topography are two key reasons I have designed and built so many courses within the state," said Pete Dye. "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 for 2009."
Stemming from an idea by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, and spearheaded by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development and the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association, the "Pete Dye Golf Trail" gives visitors and residents alike a unique opportunity to play legendary golf courses at an affordable price.
"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."
Pete Dye Golf Trail Courses:
Mystic Hills (Culver, Indiana) www.mystichills.com
Kampen Course at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex (Lafayette, Indiana) www.purduegolf.com
Plum Creek (Carmel, Indiana) www.plumcreekcc.com
The Fort (Indianapolis, Indiana) www.thefortgolfcourse.com
Brickyard Crossing (Indianapolis, Indiana) www.brickyardcrossing.com
The Pete Dye Course at French Lick (French Lick, Indiana) www.frenchlick.com/golf/petedye
Maple Creek Golf & Country Club (Indianapolis, Indiana) www.maplecreekgc.com
Among numerous accolades during his more than 50 years of golf design, Pete Dye has received the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award and is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Before entering the field as a golf course designer, Dye was twice runner-up at the Indiana State Amateur Championship, which he won in 1958. His score at the 1957 U.S. Open was better than Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.
Alice Dye, a native Hoosier, has numerous accomplishments including winning nine Indiana State Championships, two U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Golf Championships, the 1968 North & South Championship at Pinehurst, as well as two Canadian Senior Golf Women's Championships.
For more information of the Pete Dye Golf Trail, visit www.petedyegolftrail.com