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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (March 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0809226812
  • ISBN-13: 978-0809226818
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,830,813 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

A golfer whose obsession with the game was not matched by his talent, Dye became a course architect, aided by his wife, who has the trophies to prove she was the family's better golfer. Over a 30-year period, the Dyes have designed some 70 courses, all planned to be "straightforward and honest while still being difficult as hell." Aided by freelancer Shaw, Dye tells of the influences that shaped his philosophy of design, particularly the courses of Donald Ross and the best links in Scotland, especially Old St. Andrews. He then analyzes more than a dozen of his own courses, from the Dominican Republic to California, with a number in the Midwest, explaining his layout of many of the holes. Golfers who think of every designer as a fiend incarnate will find the book revealing. Illustrations.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal

Of all the golf designers in the 20th century, Dye may be the most creative. Certainly, he is one of the most sadistic, as he is often portrayed by duffers as a "wicked designer from hell." In this exhilarating account of his career, Dye tells how at the tender age of 15 he was assigned as greenskeeper of the Urbana Country Club in Illinois. He later describes how he located the land and raised the necessary funds for the development of the famed course at La Quinta and Blackwolf Run, both located in the remote wilds of southern Wisconsin. There is much to admire in this highly readable book, including the noteworthy foreword by Greg Norman. For libraries with golf book collections.
Jim Paxman, Tennessee State Univ., Nashville
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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People who love golf would enjoy this read.
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Found this to be a very interesting biographical glimpse into the work of Pete and Alice Dye.
J. W. Boyes
Pete also goes into the history of many architects as well.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 6, 1999
Format: Paperback
The whole Pete Dye story is here. Now I understand how Dye created the famous island green 17th at the Stadium Course at TPC and why Pete and his wife Alice were so heaviliy influenced by Scottish golf course design. This is a terrific book, with photos of all of his great courses.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 25, 2000
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Some think Pete Dye's golf courses are tricky or too hard. The courses Pete designs are built to be fair but punnishing for the right reasons. Played right, Pete's courses offer memorable rounds to the golfer. Now, it's not Pete who designs the course but a strong team of Pete, his wife Alice and his sons Perry and P.B. (architects in their own right) as well as the site managers and crews that are hired to do the building.
You'll learn that Pete designs courses on a sheet of paper and this is where his skills lie - understanding the land offered for the course and knowing how the wind and terrain will match in creating a great experience. Courses like PGA West, TPC Stadium (Sawgrass), The Pete Dye Club, Harbour Town and many others are discussed. One chapter per course.
Pete talks to you in this book. It's not an interview but it is presented as if Pete is telling you his life's story.
For a golfer looking for lessons, these are a different kind of lesson - from the eyes of a designer (and historically gifted golfer too). You will play better golf after you read this.
When you play a Pete Dye course, you'll remember Pete's words and how Alice was a main contributor to the design you're playing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. W. Boyes on March 31, 2009
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Found this to be a very interesting biographical glimpse into the work of Pete and Alice Dye. It has 18 chapters, described as holes. A few of the chapters cover more than one course but basically, a history of the owner, how the Dyes came to design the course and some interesting facts about the construction of the course are the main thrust of the book. Just a note, this is not a picture book. It might have been made better by either some pictures or illustrations of the things described in the text.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Fernandez on May 7, 2007
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You are going to love this book despite if you are a golf lover or not. It's the story of some of Pete Dye best golf courses described in a chapter base. Those who know Pete will enjoy the book since it is like talking to him in person because of the simplicity of the words chosen and the graphical description that he makes of how each course was conceived.

The story of the famous island green 17th at the Stadium Course at TPC is one of a kind. I particularly enjoy the story of "Teeth of the Dog", a course that could hardly be replicated in history since it was practically built by hand decades ago at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic. It is not only the best Golf Course in the Caribbean -according to Golf Digest and many other publications- but also the birthplace of golf in the DR at this enchanted destination. I consider this course as the "Prima Donna" of the Caribbean and one of the top 20 in any most play list. I hope that in a next edition he could also include one of his most recent courses "Dye Fore" also at this destination which I partially saw in the book Caribbean Architecture: Exclusive Designs by Gianfranco Fini in Marina Casa de Campo and has a breathtaking view all over the Chavon Cannon, the Casa de Campo Marina and, of course, the Caribbean Sea.

Pete's book will help you understand why there is such connection between the player and his courses, how he makes it happened and best of all the anecdotes behind the creation of each one of them. This book is a keeper and it rating is 5 out 5 starts with any doubts. The pictures are touching; the text is like talking to Pete himself and; is a most for any golf aficionado.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rodboomboom HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on January 19, 2001
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Having played several of Dye's famous layouts, you realize this guy knows the game and challenges all facets of your shotmaking abilities (or should I say streches them.) Enjoyed the organization by layout. Must seem like real chapters in his life. Great book from a great architect.
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