The “Wall Street Journal” highlights the work of Pete Dye, ASGCA Fellow, in preparing the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island. S.C., for the PGA Championship.
“My first reaction, after stepping onto the Ocean Course this week for the first time, was to laugh out loud. Pete Dye, that rascally dog!
“Dye, golf’s most mischievous architect (TPC Sawgrass in Florida, Whistling Straits in Wisconsin), has been fiddling with his monstrous masterpiece here, which sits on a barrier island near Charleston, since 1991. It was hard enough for the Ryder Cup that year, now known as the ‘War by the Shore.’ Since then Dye has made it longer, tougher and even more exposed to the unpredictable seaside winds.
“Every dune, every swale, every sandy waste area, every raised fairway and every complex green sprang entirely from Dye’s fevered imagination.”
The complete article can be found here.