Pete Dye, one of the world’s most famous and influential golf course designers, became the first foreigner to be inducted into the Dominican Golf Hall of Fame. Dye designed the world-famous golf courses in Casa de Campo, one of the Caribbean’s most exclusive resorts. The Teeth of the Dog Golf Course, in Casa de Campo, is considered to be one of the world’s top golf courses. Dye also designed, within the same complex, the Links, Dye Fore and the La Romana Country Club courses.
His induction into the Hall of Fame is in recognition for the contributions he has made to turn the Dominican Republic into a world-class golf destination in the Caribbean.
Teeth of the Dog Golf Course
This was the first golf course designed by Dye in the Dominican Republic. Today, it is ranked as the number one golf course in the Caribbean. Currently, the Dominican Republic is the foremost golf destination in the region.
In his honor, last year the resort placed a statue of Dye at the entrance of Teeth of the Dog golf course, the only golf course in the world featuring seven seaside holes. This particular stretch is known as the “seven holes created by God.”
Dominican Golf Hall of Fame
Created by the Dominican Golf Federation (FEDOGOLF) in 2009, induction into the Hall of Fame is the highest tribute awarded to those who have contributed to the development of this sport in the Dominican Republic.
Pete Dye in the U.S.
In total, Pete Dye has built golf courses in 20 U.S. states, as well as in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Israel. According to Golf Digest, Pete Dye has designed 14% of the top 50 golf courses in the United States.
Also inducted into the Hall of Fame: Maximo A. Pellerano, one of the country’s most prestigious entrepreneurs; Cesar Rivera, an important promoter of the Dominican golf industry worldwide, and Mark Midence, considered to be the best player in the country’s north coast and who has competed in more than 200 tournaments.