2014 Golfweek Architecture Summit: Honoring Pete & Alice Dye
Nov. 9-11, 2014 • Kiawah Island Resort, South Carolina
Pete Dye is arguably the most influential golf course architect of the last fifty years.
His distinctly modernist appropriation of classical, links-inspired, ground-game design features and geometry revolutionized the face of American golf and provided a stunning aesthetic contrast to the strictly aerial, down-the-middle approach, of postwar golf architecture. He also transformed the craft of course construction through a design/build approach in the field that he handed down to several dozen apprentices, many of whom became influential designers in their own right, among them Bill Coore, Tom Doak, Tim Liddy, Jason McCoy, Lee Schmidt and Rod Whitman.
Pete and his wife, Alice, also devoted considerable attention to forward and middle tee placement and course playability in an era when the experience of everyday golfers was virtually being overlooked. And their work has indelibly stamped the golf map with unforgettable images – of island greens, railroad ties, lunar bunkering, madcap doglegs, and landscape features on an outrageous vertical and linear scale. It’s now time for Golfweek to honor them for their considerable lifetime achievements.
Featured Keynote Speakers:
Pete & Alice Dye, Dye Designs
Jerry Pate, PGA golf professional/Jerry Pate Design
Ty Votaw, PGA Tour
Tom Doak, Renaissance Golf
Jason McCoy, Greg Norman Golf Course Design
Lee Schmidt, Curley-Schmidt Golf Course Design
Deane Beman, PGA Tour Commissioner (1974-1994)
Jan Beljan, Golf Course Designer