29 Dec '12, 5pm

"The Essential Pete Dye": On Dye's 87th birthday, @RonWhittenGD has tales of the man he's known for 30 years:

"The Essential Pete Dye": On Dye's 87th birthday, @RonWhittenGD has tales of the man he's known for 30 years:

I first met Pete Dye 30 years ago and met his wife, Alice, soon after. I've played golf with Pete on at least a dozen of his designs, and with Alice on several others. (Once, during the inaugural round at Bulle Rock, she allowed me, briefly, to set a course record. Then she holed out to break it by two.) I've attended an Indianapolis 500 with the Dyes, stayed in their various homes and dined with them (more than once) on TV trays. I've also walked construction sites with Pete, in Lincoln, Neb.; Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.; Haven, Wis.; West Lafayette, Ind.; Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and, yes, The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, S.C., site of the PGA Championship Aug. 9-12 and No. 1 on Golf Digest's list of America's Toughest Golf Courses. (Dye's designs have been booked for 29 major championships, starting with the 1984 U.S. Amateur through the 2020 Ryder Cup.) On one memorable...

Full article: http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-courses/2012-08/kiawah-isl...

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Golf Digest ranks America's top 100

Golf Digest ranks America's top 100

pga.com 04 Jan '13, 4pm

Golf Digest has released its 2013-2014 list for the top 100 golf courses in America. Here's the criteria used by the Golf ...