There are a lot of famous folks who were born and raised in Indiana, from President Benjamin Harrison to Jane Pauley and David Letterman. For golfers, there is one name that stands above the rest: Pete Dye. Referred to by many as the father of modern golf course architecture, Mr. Dye has left an indelible mark on the game of golf. While best known for epic designs like the TPC at Sawgrass, Whistling Straits and Harbor Town Golf Links, Pete actually honed his craft here in Indiana.
Indiana proudly lays claim to having more Pete Dye designed courses than any place in the world. The goal of the Pete Dye Golf Trail is to showcase this incredible collection of courses for the golf traveler while paying tribute to this golf visionary. The trail brings together a combination of challenging golf experiences and unique destinations.
From the small town charm of Culver to the busy streets of Indianapolis, the trail invites you along a journey of discovery and competition. You can win big at the casino at the French Lick Resort, relive your college days in Lafayette/West Lafayette or shop your way through Hamilton County. Along the journey you’ll get to play incredible golf. Try your hand at the 2010 Golf Digest Public Course of the Year at the Pete Dye Golf Course at French Lick. Get your pulse pounding while playing golf inside the track at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Or, play on Pete’s working laboratory at the Kampen Course at Purdue University. This collection of courses will challenge your game with signature Pete Dye design elements like pot bunkers, small greens and the use of railroad ties. So, pack your bags, open the sunroof and hit to road. Hoosier hospitality awaits you at every turn.