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State of Indiana Launches Pete Dye Golf Trail


With more Pete Dye-designed golf courses than any other state in the U.S., Indiana has officially launched the Pete Dye Golf Trail, a collection of seven courses designed by the legendary golf course architect and Indiana resident.

The Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort

Selected by Dye out of more than 20 in the state of Indiana, the seven courses represent a diverse snapshot of design elements, topography, and difficulty.

"I am honored the state of Indiana has created this trail, a legacy project showcasing my design portfolio," said Dye. "The rich soil and rolling topography are two key reasons I have designed and built so many courses within the state.

"This new trail gives both novice and seasoned golfers a chance to play some of my most intriguing courses, including the Brickyard Crossing, with four holes inside the Indianapolis 500 track, and French Lick, voted America's best new course for 2009."

Created by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, and spearheaded by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development and the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association, the Pete Dye Golf Trail gives visitors and residents a unique opportunity to play the courses at an affordable price.

"We're so proud to call Pete, and his wife, Alice, residents," said Governor Daniels. "This trail is a treasure that will take visitors on an incredible golf journey throughout the state of Indiana and showcase some of Pete's most prominent works."

The courses in the Trail include:
Mystic Hills (Culver, Indiana) www.mystichills.com
Kampen Course at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex (Lafayette, Indiana) www.purduegolf.com
Plum Creek (Carmel, Indiana) www.plumcreekcc.com
The Fort (Indianapolis, Indiana) www.thefortgolfcourse.com
Brickyard Crossing (Indianapolis, Indiana) www.brickyardcrossing.com
The Pete Dye Course at French Lick (French Lick, Indiana) www.frenchlick.com/golf/petedye
Maple Creek Golf & Country Club (Indianapolis, Indiana) www.maplecreekgc.com

Among numerous accolades during his more than 50 years of golf design, Dye received the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award and is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Before entering the field as a golf course architect, Dye was twice runner-up at the Indiana State Amateur, which he won in 1958. His score at the 1957 U.S. Open was better than Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.

His wife and design partner, Alice Dye, also a native Hoosier, has numerous accomplishments including winning nine Indiana State Championships, two U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Golf Championships, the 1968 North & South Championship at Pinehurst, as well as two Canadian Senior Golf Women's Championships.

For more information about the Pete Dye Golf Trail, visit www.petedyegolftrail.com.