About Pete Dye
It has been calculated that the overall amount of Pete Dye net worth reaches 50 million dollars, according to the recent estimations. He has accumulated such a high net worth mainly because of his career as a golf course designer. In fact, he comes from a family, which has been involved in this industry. In addition, Pete Dye is married to Alice Dye, who is a former amateur golf player and a golf course designer.
Pete Dye was born in 1925 in Urbana, Ohio. His father built a golf course called the Urbana Country Club. When he was growing up, Pete Dye spent a lot of time there working as well as playing. In fact, he became a winner of the Ohio State High School Golf Championship. In addition, Pete Dye became a medal winner in the Ohio State Amateur Golf Championship. Pete Dye was studying at Asheville School. In 1944, he joined the army. When his service was over, Pete Dye began his studies at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. There, he got married to Alice and with her, he has two sons. The family moved to Indiana, where Pete Dye became an amateur golf player. In 1958, he became a winner of the Indiana State Amateur Championship.
In his middle 30s, Pete Dye decided to become a golf course designer, just like his father, and this career became the main source of making his name recognized as well as of increasing the current estimate of Pete Dye net worth. His wife became his partner in this venture. The first golf course which the couple designed became the nine-hole El Dorado course south of Indianapolis. Currently, this course is a part of the Royal Oak course at Dye’s Walk Country Club. In 1962, they created their next golf course, which consisted of 18 holes and was called Heather Hills. Currently, this course is called Maple Creek Golf & Country Club. Thus, these first golf courses began to make his name popular and also started to increase the total size of Pete Dye net worth.
In 1962, Pete Dye was hired to design the Radrick Farms Golf Course for the University of Michigan. However, the course was opened only three years later. In 1963, when Pete Dye traveled to Scotland, he studied classical golf courses. Later, these classical Scottish courses influenced his work. In 1964, he started to work on his first more popular golf course, called Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana. In 1991, PGA Championship took place in this golf course, which was won by John Daly.
In 1967, Pete Dye designed his next golf course, which became The Golf Club near Columbus, Ohio. Then, he partnered with Jack Nicklaus, with who he created the acclaimed Harbour Town Golf Links. They were opened in 1969. Since that time, PGA Tour has been taking place there. Thus, all of these creations have made his name popular and also added up to the total size of Pete Dye net worth.