A statue of Pete Dye, ASGCA Fellow, has been unveiled at Casa de Campo’s Teeth of the Dog golf course in La Romana, Dominican Republic. Dye designed all five golf courses at Casa de Campo, totaling 90 holes.
Standing 7 feet tall, the sculpture is made of powdered marble, bronze and fiberglass. Metal craftsman Jose Ignacio Morales, President of El Artistico, created the statue.
Dye’s design work includes Teeth of The Dog – the No. 1 course in the Caribbean, according to Golf Digest – The Links, Dye Fore and the members-only La Romana Country Club. The Pete Dye Golf Lodge at Casa de Campo was recently christened in his honor.
Among those in attendance at the statue unveiling were Dye, members of the Dye family, and a number of dignitaries, including Carlos Morales Troncoso, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic;Gilles Gagnon, Director of Golf, Casa de Campo; and Herb Kohler, President and Chairman of the Kohler Company.
The unveiling was scheduled as part of the 2013 Sugar Golf Tournament at Teeth of The Dog, where Dye walked all 18 holes with his partners.