Pete Dye is more acclaimed for his designs located on the coast of South Carolina, but he and his son P.B. Dye trekked inland to create Windermere Country Club, north of Columbia.
As is often the case with a Dye creation, there are multiple holes that will draw significant attention. Frequently at Windermere, No. 13 is the hole that attracts the attention. A 200-yard par three with a wide “boomerang” of green, even three putts will be difficult for those who land on the opposite side of the putting surface.
Other holes deserve some consideration as well, including No. 10 that, at 510 yards, seems like a very reachable par five. Finding the green in two will mean an exact approach shot, as anyone who veers right of this perched putting surface will find themselves down a steep embankment to the right, in a bunker that makes getting up in one seem as unlikely as the two-putt at No. 13.
P.B. often displays a level of deference to his father but perhaps he got loose long enough to lead at No. 14, a 310-yard par four pockmarked with pot bunkers throughout its fairway. Pete is known for his distaste of drivable par fours, which makes us think P.B. was in charge here.