P. B. Dye

Full Name
Paul Burke Dye
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Year of Birth
1955
Place Born
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

PB has an identity all his own, but like his father’s creations, his courses often include railroad ties, pot bunkers, and island greens. Like his dad, PB is a hands on designer, leaving his imprint on every blade of grass on a course. What separates PB from other architects is his ability to climb on a bulldozer and shape a golf hole from tee to green.

Pete Dye and his wife Alice Dye met in the late 1940s when they were both studying at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. They then married and moved to Indianapolis, Alice’s home city, where their two sons, Perry Dye and Paul Burke (PB as he’s known), were born.

Pete eventually left a very profitable job in insurance to pursue his vocation in golf course design and Alice followed him into their chosen profession as soon as the children became older. It wasn’t too long before both sons also became involved in what then became a family business.

Geoff Cornish and Ron Whitten in The Golf Course wrote the following about PB:

“P.B. Dye attended the University of Tampa (Fla.) for several years, but his career choice was always golf course design. As the younger son of golf architect Pete and Alice Dye, he learned more about the subject at home and working on various family projects than he did at any school.

Resembling his father in voice and mannerisms and his mother in physical appearance, P.B. Dye developed a golf game, and creativity in course design, that rivalled both of them.

Some of his earliest collaborations with his father attracted immediate national attention. Long Cove Club on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina was named one of America’s 100 Greatest Courses only two years after it opened. Their creation of The Honors course, near Chattanooga, Tennessee was named the Best New Private course of 1984.”

All told, PB was involved in fourteen projects in eight American states during the 1980s and all of these – except for the private layout at The Links on Fisher Island in Florida in 1989 – were co-designed with hi...

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Featured courses designed, remodelled and added to by P. B. Dye

Atlanta National

46th Georgia - Best in Area

Routed around the wandering waterways of Chicken Creek and Little River, the 18-hole layout at Atlanta National Golf Club is a late 1980s co-design from Pete and P.B. Dye which features many of the famous Dye design elements.

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Barbaroux

3rd South East France - Best in Area 23rd France Ranking

If you like variation, entertainment and interesting holes, Barbaroux is the course for you. Nobody could ever accuse it of being boring.

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Boone Valley

6th Missouri - Best in Area

Venue for the US Junior Amateur Championship in 2007, the course at Boone Valley Golf Club is a P.B. Dye layout that also hosted the Boone Valley Classic event on the PGA Senior Tour from 1996 to 2000.

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Country Club of Birmingham (West)

3rd Alabama - Best in Area

Donald Ross originally designed the West course at the Country Club of Birmingham but Robert Trent Jones modified it in the 1950s and Pete Dye made further changes from the mid 1980s onwards.

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Country Club of Landfall (Dye)

43rd North Carolina - Best in Area

The Country Club of Landfall sits within a surprisingly undulating landscape on the east side of Wilmington where members play this 1987 Pete Dye, P.B. Dye and Bobby Weed 18-hole collaboration, as well as 27-holes that were subsequently added by Jack Nicklaus.

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Cross Creek Plantation

76th South Carolina - Best in Area

The Pete and P.B. Dye course at Cross Creek Plantation is set out within an expansive 500-acre residential estate that lies close to Lake Keowee, Lake Jocassee and Lake Hartwell in the Golden Corner of South Carolina.

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DeBordieu

37th South Carolina - Best in Area

Occupying a lovely spot on the South Carolina coast between the Waccamaw River and the Atlantic Ocean, the golf course at DeBordieu Club has hosted many regional events since it opened in 1987...

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Domaine Imperial

1st Switzerland Ranking 72nd Continental Europe Ranking

Pete Dye courses in Europe are very scarce but Domaine Impérial Golf Club is one such rarity and it is one of a select few that were created on the continent by the acclaimed architect and his sons in the late 1980s.

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Ford Plantation

17th Georgia - Best in Area

There are two areas of challenge at the Ford Plantation Club where the front nine winds around lakes and the back nine is routed around old plantation rice fields.

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Harbor Links at Sagamore

37th Indiana - Best in Area

Sagamore Resort’s Harbor Links course in Liberty is a 2002 P.B. Dye creation where four holes hug Brookville Lake’s shore. Rather than using trademark railroad ties, Dye used reclaimed concrete slabs from State Road 101 to fortify both green complexes and shoreline.

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P. B. Dye Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 David Harak Courses Played 13
2 Cory Lewis Courses Played 12
3 Donnie Luper Courses Played 10
4 Jon Gillman Courses Played 8
5 Bob McCoy Courses Played 6
= keith burdette Courses Played 6
= Andy Troeger Courses Played 6
8 Joshua Asher Courses Played 5
= Joseph Andriole Courses Played 5
= Paul Rudovsky Courses Played 5