If you hear that a Dye has the chance to build a golf course on a property with three prominent creeks, you may assume that he’ll plan as many holes as possible to feature heroic carries and approaches. Credit to P.B. Dye then for applying a rather conservative pen to the landscape at Cross Creek Plantation; only a few holes transpire as described above.
The club is named for Coneross Creek, Perkins Creek and Reedy Fork, which crisscross the property. Many of the fairways here will feature a flowing stream off of the fairway but only those struggling from the tee should find them. The aforementioned exception is No. 14, a long par four (460 yards) that cuts in front of the tees and then again in front of the green, turning this into a par 4.5 for many players. If you are saving a strong tee shot for late in the round, this may be the time to use it.
Dye instead enforces his design by way of bunkering, which vary in size from the centerline pots that divide the fairway at No. 6 to large waste areas inspired by father’s work around the country.