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The acclaimed Pete Dye championship golf course at Southern Hills Plantation is an 18-hole, par-72, private course offering elevations from 60 feet to nearly 250 feet and is situated in the rolling hills of Brooksville, Fla. Pete Dye meticulously planned each hole to challenge players at every skill level and maximize the natural elevation views to create his masterpiece.

"Southern Hills Plantation Club is one of the Top 50 New Courses in the United States." - GolfWeek

"One of the Top 100 of all Residential Golf Courses in the United States." - GolfWeek

     Access   Private
Architect   Pete Dye
Par   72
Tees   419 Bermudagrass
Fairways   419 Bermudagrass
Greens   Tif-Eagle
Bunkers   Fine White Sugar Sand
Spike Policy   Mandatory Soft Spikes
Walking   Members and Accompanied Guests
Membership   Residents and Limited Non-Residents
Practice Range   Full Drive Range with Short Game Center
Considered in many circles to be the most influential golf course architect of the last five decades, Pete is now in his 80's and still designing golf courses. Pete comes by his career naturally. His father designed and built a nine-hole golf course on his mother's farm in Urbana, Ohio, and Pete grew up playing and working on this course.

World War II interrupted his high school education and Pete served in the 82nd Airborne Infantry of the United States Army. Upon his discharge, he attended Rollins College where he met Alice O'Neal.

Alice and Pete were married in 1950 and Pete moved to Indianapolis where he became a star salesman for The Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company. During this time, he was also pursuing his golf career and won the 1958 Indiana State Amateur Championship. He also played in the 1957 United States Open where he finished ahead of both Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.


Design Philosophy
His designs are known for distinctive features, including the use of railroad ties to hold bunkers and small greens. He is known for designing the "world's most terrifying tee shot". Known as the "Island Green", it is the 17th hole at TPC at Sawgrass. In 2005, Dye became the sixth recipient of the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award.


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