The PLAYERS Championship is an annual celebration of one of the game’s most prolific and influential golf course architects, Pete Dye. Perhaps even more impressive than the many tournament courses Dye built over his career is the Golf Advisor Top 50 courses you can play in the U.S.
My five favorite Dye designs you can play are fixtures in professional and major championship golf. It includes the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, which is the annual host of the PLAYERS, as well as three major championship hosts (including the U.S. Women’s Open) and a regular favorite stop on the PGA Tour for over 40 years.
The cost to play these five courses in the peak season averages out to $341. But never fear, Dye has designed scores of public courses in the U.S, and some are downright affordable. Tell me your favorite Dye experiences on Twitter @MattGinellaGC.
The five best Pete Dye courses you can play
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