CARMEL — Pete Dye, perhaps the foremost golf course designer in the United States, has passed away at the age of 94.
The PGA of America confirmed his death with this statement from president Suzy Whaley: "Pete Dye left an imprint on the world of golf that will be experienced for generations, painting wonderful pictures with the land that continue to inspire, entertain & challenge us. The PGA is saddened by the passing of this dear friend of the PGA Professional. Pete and his late wife Alice formed the greatest force in golf design history. The Dye family will forever be linked to many of the thrilling championships in PGA history and for something that they intended all along – that we embrace golf’s life values.”
Alice Dye passed away last year at the age of 91. She was often called "The First Lady of Golf Architecture."
Working with his wife, Pete Dye designed more than 100 public and private courses, including 22 in Indiana. Born in Ohio, Dye was long associated with Indiana. He spent much of his life living on one of his most famous courses, Crooked Stick in Carmel, where major events including the PGA Championship and the U.S. Women's Open have taken place.
Other Indiana courses designed by Dye include: Brickyard Crossing, the two courses at the Eagle Creek Club in Indianapolis, The Fort Golf Course, Harbour Trees and Woodland Country Club.