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Dye Designs Sixth Course at Reynolds Plantation
The legendary Pete Dye is complimenting his impressive portfolio with a new design at Reynolds Plantation on Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Ga. Dye adds his name to a "who's who" of architects who have built courses at Reynolds, including Bob Cupp, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Rees Jones and Jim Engh.
The 82-year-old, who will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in November, designed the new layout as a walking course. Dye is enthusiastic about the piece of land he's working at the Lake Oconee community. "It's a great piece of ground. It's got great vegetation, the lake is beautiful, so you just try to do your very best," Dye said.
"The site has marvelous tree coverage and water - all the aspects to make a good golf course. You've got good topography. It's got movement, but nothing harsh enough where you can't walk."
The Reynolds family engaged Dye for the sixth course at Reynolds Plantation because of his reputation for innovation. Chairman and CEO Mercer Reynolds said of Dye: "Bringing Pete Dye here as the next architect really makes a terrific statement about this golfing community. Pete is an icon in the industry, someone who brings high quality golf wherever he goes, someone who has a passion for the game. I think what we will see from Pete's involvement is a strengthened level of commitment to golf here at Reynolds Plantation and we are all thrilled to have him on board."
Dye has mentored or worked with many of the architects who created the previous courses at Reynolds, though that won't stop him from trying to create a unique track at the golf and lake community. "It's good to work with and have four or five different types of golf courses, because golfers go all over to play different types of golf courses," he said. "It's a lot of fun to be competitive like that."
Site work has begun on the new private course, which will be located just northeast of the member-only Creek Club. Homesites will be made available at a later date.
In addition to the existing golf courses, Reynolds Plantation is home to the Reynolds Golf Academy as well as the TaylorMade Performance Lab and the Kingdom at Reynolds Plantation. The community offers a variety of dining options, swimming pools, trails, three marinas, the Lake Club Wellness Campus and a tennis center. The Plantation also houses the Ritz-Carlton Lodge, a 251-room lakefront resort.
For more information about the community, visit www.reynoldsplantation.com.