NEWSLETTER Matthew Dye 1960– 2008 San Diego, CA- We are heartbroken to report that Matt Dye, son of Roy and Ann Dye; brother to Andy, Cynthia, Carolyn, Mary, Elsie, Brooksie and Luke; nephew of Pete and cousin to Perry and P.B., has passed on after an extended battle with colon cancer. Over the last 17 years, Matt Dye had established himself on the list of top golf course designers worldwide. He was highly respected, not only as a designer, but as a businessman with the highest regard for his clients’ needs. He had an impeccable reputation with all who worked for him and with him.
Despite building golf courses throughout the world and being part of a famous golf design family, Matthew Dye's true pleasure was his family and friends. His motto, "the more the merrier," described the warmth and love of others that made him beloved. Dye went through life simply adding more and more friends. He was a great story teller with a mischievous sense of humor. Matthew loved bringing people together. He made connections between people he knew could help each other, picking up the phone, talking a little, listening a little, and encouraging everyone, whether for business or fun, wherever he could--always thinking how to bring us together.
Matthew died at home Matt- we love you so much and will August 19th, with his fammiss you always. ily. He leaves behind wife “Keep it in the fairway!” Karen and three children. He was 48. Matt designed golf courses in Thailand, Japan, New Zealand and Cabo San Lucas, as well as closer to home in Arizona, California, Kentucky, Nevada and Utah. Dye was awarded a Presidential Citation for his leadership in design by the American Society of Golf Course Architects, acknowledging his skill for cost-effective and enjoyable courses. Golf Digest named his Ledges course in St. George, Utah, one of the 10 best new public courses in 2007.
Pound Ridge Opens to Critical Acclaim Pound Ridge- Dye Designs is proud to announce the opening of Pound Ridge Golf Club in Pound Ridge, New York. Pound Ridge Golf Club, a par 72, 7,171 yard, daily fee public golf course has been called “a spellbinding layout that winds its way through hardwood forest and opens to rolling meadows. Fourteen thousand feet of rock walls surround trees, wetlands and water hazards.”
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LINKS Magazine. Pound Ridge plans to market itself as a destination golf course on par with the likes of Whistling Straits and TPC Sawgrass, courses that have become the crown jewels in the Dye portfolio.
“It is a very special place with a lot of aesthetic beauty, and it will be a total golf experience. We utilized many environmentally friendly design practices to preserve this amazing piece of property; The Pete and Perry Dye co-design is grasses that need less pesticide, biothe first project for Dye Designs in swales that preserve the water in the the state of New York. Developer Ken wetland areas and eco-friendly bridges Wong set out to bring a great public that keep the wetland areas pristine, just golf course to upstate New York, and to name a few,” says Perry Dye, cojudging by the reviews, he has done architect. “Shaper Mike Langkau has just that. done an incredible job here, and we are excited to bring players to Pound The course has been called “a marRidge.” riage of ingenuity and nature” by the New York Times and an “unusual For tee-times, please visit brand of bold, challenging golf” by www.poundridgegolf.com
LykiaLinks Scheduled to Open November, 2008 Antalya, Turkey- We are excited to announce the opening of the first-ever Dye Desgins project in Turkey, LykiaLinks. The over 7,500 yard links-style course will be part of the new LykiaWorld resort in Antalya, Turkey. LykiaLinks is a very special piece of ground, located right on the ocean and boasting beautiful views of the Mediterranean and the mountains. There are few similar sites in the world, let alone in Turkey. The undulating topography and natural vegetation on the
site were so wonderful, many natural elements were preserved, adding to the design’s natural aesthetics. “Some of the approaches to the greens will have a Scottish flair, along with the traditional Dye design of bunkers, heavy waste areas, undulating fairways and strategic risk/reward drives off the tee that allow a golfer to cut the corners if they can,” says Perry Dye. “Golfers will realize that this is a real, world-class design worth recommending to their friends.”
LykiaLinks is scheduled to open in November, 2008.
For more information, please visit www.lykiagroup.com
Fuego Maya at La Reunion Blends Golf and Mayan History Antigua, Guatemala- In beautiful and historic Antigua, Guatemala, Dye Designs has had the pleasure of designing Fuego Maya at La Reunion.
Antigua is bequeathed with a colonial legacy and a vibrant Mayan culture that is permeated throughout La Reunion. All who have visited here are enchanted This breathtaking project, by this spectacular flanked by four volcanoes, place. Agua, Fuego, Acantenango and Pacaya, also The 18-hole layout takes features a residential com- advantage of this captimunity set amidst a magi- vating setting by blendcal natural landscape. ing seamlessly into the
Guatemalan countryside. On a clear day, golfers will be able to see all the way to the Pacific Ocean. The project is surrounded by working coffee plantations that produce some of the world’s finest beans. Fuego Maya is set to open in early 2009. For more information about this project, please visit www.dyedesigns.com
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Dye Designs Builds First Golf Course on Roatan Island Roatan, Honduras- As construction begins on the new Pete and Perry Dye designed Black Pearl at Pristine Bay, the first island green in Latin America has begun to take shape. The 153-yard 11th hole promises to be one of the most spectacular in this amazing new Dye design. The island green has a one acre lagoon that cascades Page 2
down to two other irrigation lakes that surround holes 11, 16, 12 and 15, and finish around the 18th hole. The Pristine Bay Resort has also begun construction on the residential villas, which are currently for sale. This project promises to be a beautiful blend of golf and sea, boasting one of the most amazing coral reefs in the world.
Black Pearl Site For more information, please visit www.pristinebayresort.com NEWSLETTER
Gamble Golf Resort in Brewster, Washington, Under Construction Brewster, WA- Situated on over 250 acres in North Central Washington, Gamble Golf Resort Golf Club has been shaped from land that seems a natural fit for a world-class Dye golf course.
ity, indoor pool, resort rooms, antique museum, gaming rooms and kids club. Gamble Ranch will also feature an equestrian center and world-class fishing on the famed Columbia River.
Set to occupy around 500 acres of the 40,000-acre ranch located 70 miles from Wenatchee and 25 miles from Lake Chelan, the project, in addition to the course, will contain only 28 residences.
Box canyons, rolling meadows and dramatic rock outcroppings set the stage for undulating fairways, expansive bunkers and subtle greens. Dye Designs has designed a course that marries harmoniously with the natural topography of the site, which will feature breathtaking views of the Columbia River and beauti-
Other notable features of the project include a village with a main lodge containing a spa/fitness facil-
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The golf course, currently For more information about this project, under construction, is explease visit www.dyedesigns.com pected to be finished in 2010.
Dye Designs Signs Two New Projects in Mexico Denver, CO - Dye Designs has now been announced as the designer of two new resort golf courses in Mexico.
velopment on Las Pozas. Cabo Riviera , Dye’s second project, is on the East Cape in Los Cabos, about 45 minutes north of Cabo San Lucas. This resort will also feature a luxury hotel and premier residences.
The first, Las Pozas in Zihuatenejo, will be part of a resort complex near the airport, on the beach. The resort will also feature two major high-end hotels and lux- The Related Group of Miami is ury residences. Dye Designs the developer on both prois currently in Phase I of de- jects.
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Lilly Dye Weds Ross Harmon in Culver, Indiana Culver, IN– The Dye family is thrilled to share news of the marriage of Lilly Holliday Dye, daughter of Perry, to Ross Harmon. They wed on September 6th in Culver, Indiana at the Culver Military Academy Chapel. The reception was held at the DyeO’Neal cottage, the home where the family has spent summers for over 100 years. Mr. & Mrs. Ross Harmon Volume 1, Issue 1
The Dyes and Harmons, along with their guests, enjoyed a
weekend full of activities including golf at Mystic Hills, a Pete and P.B. Dye design and Maxincukee Country Club. The weather was beautiful and the band kept everyone dancing well into the evening. A great time was had by all. Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Harmon!
The design philosophy of Dye Designs is to make the game pleasurable for golfers of all levels. The Dye family has built a reputation as a leader in environmentally sensitive golf course design. With playability and shot values a priority, Dye excels at incorporating these qualities into their golf course designs while maintaining and enhancing the natural beauty of the surrounding environment. The result is a golf course that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also a great test for golfers of all abilities. We provide advanced players a challenge, as well as a positive experience for the higher handicap player. Dye believes that using these techniques is the only way to construct a golf course responsibly. Dye Designs 5500 E. Yale Avenue Suite 300 Denver, Colorado 80222
Congrats to the winners of the Dye Cup! Las Vegas, NV - This year’s 2008 Dye Cup was held at the world famous Dye designed Las Vegas Pauite Golf Resort. The winners traveled from the Dominican Republic, hailing from the Lagoon course at the Punta Cana resort designed by P.B. Dye. The team was led by Sebastian Salem, the pro of the Lagoon Course. He not only led his team to victory, but also managed to tie for low score with Paul Becker from Hidden Glen Golf Course in Wisconsin, also by P.B. Dye. We would like to thank everyone who came out this year and hope to see you in 2009. -The Dyes
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Many of you already know that Perry Dye underwent Cardiac Bypass Surgery in early October. We are thrilled to let everyone know that he is doing great, and already back on the phone and email! Thank you to all of you for your kind notes, flowers and phone calls. Perry really appreciated it and is looking forward From left to right: Sebastian Salem, Hector Then, Gilbert Rodriquez, Santiago Hazin to seeing everyone soon!
We are also pleased that Lucy Dye Bowman, Perry’s eldest daughter, has returned to Dye Designs as our Marketing Director. A graduate of the SMU marketing program in 2001, Lucy has been working in the resort real estate and club hospitality business for the past 7 years, and in the golf industry for her whole life! We are excited about all of the new innovation Lucy brings to us, as well as the professional insight and marketing consultation that she will bring to our clients!
Pete Dye Golf Courses: Fifty Years of Visionary Design Released– A Great Christmas Gift! This new book by Joel Zuckermann highlights Pete’s career and designs throughout the past fifty years. It also features stories from Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Arnold Palmer on their experiences with Pete as well as fun tales from those who Pete has worked for and with over the past halfcentury. This is a must-read for any Pete Dye fan, as well as a compelling description of how to build a world-class golf course– a thing Pete Dye knows a lot about! To order your copy today, please visit dyedesigns.com/PeteDyebook. Retail: $50 Pete Dye Autographed Copy: $75