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August 2014 Newsletter
Five Pete Dye Gems You Can Play on the East Coast
Five Pete Dye Gems You Can Play on the East Coast


Five Pete Dye Gems You Can Play on the East Coast

When a new Pete Dye-designed course opens, the golf world pays heed. For 40 years, his fervid imagination has conjured up wholly original course designs demanding a definite plan of attack from the get-go rather than a willy-nilly approach. Dye admirably wants you to take the game as seriously as he does. The maestro is about to open another "must play" masterpiece as his latest creation - the new Pete Dye Course at Keswick Hall - opens this fall.

Here are five Pete Dye gems you can play on the East Coast:

New Pete Dye Golf Course at Keswick Hall
The new Pete Dye Course at Keswick Hall is an intriguing, seamless synthesis of modern golf course architecture and the bucolic Hunt Country of Virginia. The brand new 18 traverses the scenic, rolling terrain that tumbles below the magnificent resort hotel. Playing between 5,000 and 7,000 yards and ideal for players of all abilities, Dye says "the new course at Keswick Hall is as good as any I've ever done."
Dye masterfully combined "old world" architectural charm and modern technology. With the exception of one hole, the greens have open fronts and are approachable either through the air or on the ground, making "old school" run-up shots a viable means to reach the putting surface. The riskier aerial route brings Dye's ubiquitous penal bunkers and hazards into play. The master is still at the top of his game.

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