Pete Dye has designed more than 200 courses, including some of the best, most significant layouts of the past 40 years: Harbour Town, TPC Sawgrass, the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island.
But Dye's influence on golf architecture extends far beyond his own courses. He has mentored many of today's top architects, including Bill Coore, Tom Doak and Bobby Weed, not to mention his sons, P.B. and Perry.
From Dye, these architects learned the art, science and business of how to build challenging, entertaining and engaging courses. “I don’t know what people pick up , but when they go to work for somebody else, they at least know how a golf course is supposed to be built,” Dye once said.
They certainly learned plenty from their mentor. Because the following 10 designers have used Dye's teachings to produce some outstanding courses of their own.
10 top architects who apprenticed for Pete Dye