Indianapolis, Indiana, United States


Bunkers and mounds erupt from the fifth fairway at Pound Ridge Golf Club.
The oldest son of Pete and Alice Dye, Perry Dye followed his parents into the family business. In addition to assisting his family on several stateside courses and authoring some of his own, he ultimately helped grow the legend of the Dye name well beyond North America into Asia, Latin America and Europe.

As a young man, Perry worked for his father on such iconic courses as Crooked Stick in Indiana, The Golf Club in Ohio and Teeth of the Dog in the Dominican Republic

Stateside, notable courses of his include Plum Creek Golf & Country Club, Riverdale Dunes Golf Club and Glenmoor Country Club, all located in Colorado, which he called home for much of his adult life. He also collaborated with his father on Pound Ridge Golf Club an hour north of New York City, and Royal Hawaiian Golf Club.

Perry Dye: selected golf course designs

In addition to being a longtime member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, Dye was also a prominent figure in the Golf Course Builders Association of America, which in 2004 named an award in his honor, to be given to "exceptional individuals who have unselfishly contributed their influence to foster positive changes for the association and have continually endeavored to make it better.”

Like his brother and parents, Perry Dye's golf courses have a distinctive look: abrupt, expressive mounding; deep, flat-bottomed bunkers and a strong sense of intrigue and a penchant for psychological as well as physical golfing challenge. In his career he excelled at bringing these design elements abroad to places like Japan (Golden Lakes Country Club), Turkey (LykiaLinks) and Korea (Woo Jeong Hills Country Club).

Dye also brought a strong work ethic and a commitment to spending weeks and months on-site at a time, personally overseeing the construction of golf courses, rather than drawing up plans and turning them over to a contractor. Thus, he (like his parents and their many design disciples) was in the vanguard of the contemporary "design-build" paradigm that prominent current architects use to great effect.

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