At the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Golf legends Pete and Alice Dye have designed their first putting experience, which will replicate some of their most famous golf course and hole designs from around the world. Construction of The Pete & Alice Dye Golf Experience presented by Henry and Christine Camferdam is now in full swing at Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience.
The replica golf holes have various turf heights, bunkers, and water hazards with realistic coloring, giving the impression that you are in a helicopter looking down upon an actual golf course. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn the basics of golf and experience small-scale designs of classic Dye-designed courses in this legacy project they hope will inspire a love of the game in future generations.
Pete Dye has more designs ranked in the Top 10 and Top 50 US courses than anyone who has ever lived. Some don’t realize that his wife Alice is frequently a co-designer.
One of the most unique Dye-designed courses is the one-of-a-kind experience at Brickyard Crossing, which has four of its holes inside the infamous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Hole #10 of that course is recreated at The Pete & Alice Dye Golf Experience within the Sports Legends Experience. The longest hole is the par four, 110-foot hole honoring hole #6 at Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tennessee. The shortest hole is the par two, 20-foot hole honoring the #17 island hole at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
The first hole of this amazing new course is now complete and pictured here. It is a small-scale version of hole #11 of The Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort in French Lick, Indiana.