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Dye Hard Tournament at Casa de Campo – Break out the BBQ Sauce!

Pretend for a moment you are a gladiator of the Coliseum in Rome, and you have just been 1) smeared with the 200 A.D. equivalent of Big Mama’s Honky-Tonk Down-Home Extra Spicy Slatherin’ Sauce, 2) chained to an angry, roaring, starving lion, and then 3) set loose in the Coliseum for the amusement of the masses. Both professional and amateur golfers alike...

The Golf Rum Diaries – Casa de Campo (Part 2: Overview, Teeth of the Dog, and The Links)

[Author’s Note: In Part One we explored the general architectural themes Pete Dye used at the Casa de Campo golf courses. Now we will break down the individual courses and holes. Remember we are talking about four different facilities with a total of 90 holes: Teeth of the Dog (18), The Links (18), Dye Fore (27, the Marina and Chavon nines which friends and...

Quick Update on Scheduling!

It’s now mid-season for us at AWITP, which means plenty of great golf reading for you. We’ll be dividing the work form Casa de Campo into three parts: an intro on the resort and Pete’s work in general, then a piece on Teeth of the Dog and the Links, followed by Dye Fore, Five, and Six. After that it’s tome for the Anderson Memorial at Winged...

Pete Dye – The Pink Floyd of Golf Course Architects

[Editor’s Note: While we are writing our pieces from Casa de Campo, here is a re-run of Jay’s Pete Dye section of the famous “Which Architect is Which Rock Band” piece featured here. Enjoy. More live reports from Casa de Campo coming soon.] Pink Floyd – Pete Dye. Pink Floyd has the same monumental legacy as Led Zeppelin, but their music is...

Pete Dye to Build New Course at Casa de Campo

ABOVE, THE CHAVON NINE OF CASA DE CAMPO’S DYE FORE FACILITY (ABOVE) WILL SOON HAVE A NEW COURSE FOR COMPANY ***This story is exclusive here and at Cybergolf*** LA ROMANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Casa de Campo officials confirmed tonight that six million dollars U.S. has been approved for the building of a new Pete Dye golf course at the resort. The new 18 holes...

Pete Dye Day Trips: PGA Golf Club, Bulle Rock, Brickyard Crossing

You know you’ve got a great girlfriend when she turns to you and says, “I want to play a Pete Dye course!” That’s what my new girl did yesterday evening as she perused the yardage books and scorecards on my nightstand, and it made my day. But once I got over the elation of learning that my girl has serious golf street cred, I thought, where do...

Intrigued by Fantasy Golf Vacations? Interview With GolFantasy Lays out the Details for Casa de Campo

We’ll have something different for all you readers this December. We’ll be doing another Chuck Klosterman-esque sports societal experiment – checking out what it’s like to attend a fantasy golf trip. Interestingly, while football and baseball “fantasy camps” are fairly common, they aren’t in golf. Our game’s closest rejoinder...

The Pour on the Shore! Rory McIlroy Wins the 2012 PGA Championship

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC – So this is what Rory McIlroy does for an encore, reduce another reputedly unconquerable golf course to mere flotsam and jetsam en route to a second major victory, this time the 2012 PGA Championship. Europe’s proper rejoinder to Tiger Woods turned Pete Dye’s supposedly Ram-tough Kiawah Island Ocean Course into a Tonka toy and ran away...

Tiger Says he’s Back, PGA Leaderboard at Halfway Mark Concurs

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC – On a day that saw 30 mile per hour winds, sideways rain, and the highest scoring average in PGA Championship single round history, Vijay Singh and Tiger Woods surged to 4-under and a tie for the lead with rounds of 3-under 69 and 1-under 71 respectively. Both stand at 4–under (140) for the tournament, tied with Carl Petterson who followed his...

The 2012 PGA Championship – It’s not Glory’s Best Shot This Year

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC – Usually when PGA Championship time rolls around we hear endless repetition of the PGA of America’s mantra for the event – “Glory’s Last Shot.” I’ve never been a huge fan of that slogan. I think it actually dumbs down the importance of the tournament. After all, it is a major golf championship. It...

2012 PGA Championship Preview – Pete Dye Interview on Kiawah

JF: We hear some interesting things happened while you were building Kiawah Island? PD: Oh I got plenty of stories! Everything happened to us trying to build that golf course. Back then it was owned by Landmark and Eddie Vossler, (you remember him, he won a lot on the PGA Tour), and Joe Walser. They owned PGA West, La Quinta, and Oak Tree – I’ve built 10-11 courses...