Pete Dye Course at French Lick #1 According to Golf Digest & GOLF magazine

This has been just an astounding week for Golf at French Lick Resort!!! We learned at the end of last week that the Pete Dye Course at French Lick had been awarded the Best New Public Course in America by Golf Digest. This was an honor we really aspired to gain. The course certainly was the most anticipated new opening in 09, as well as one of the most controversial from an architectural standpoint. This kind of rave review is exactly what our paying guests were telling us throughout the season.

Fast forward to today, only 5 days later, we received notice that we now have been awarded BEST NEW COURSE YOU CAN PLAY for 2009 by GOLF magazine! We never anticipated this one but it is certainly a pleasant surprise!!

Pete Dye is an amazing individual. He is, as he puts it, “half a hundred and sixty eight” years old and still going strong. The Digest award marks the 5th time one of Pete’s courses have won the prestigious honor, albeit he had not claimed the honor in 10 years. Pete has visited the site an estimated 140 times and will certainly be very visible here throughout the coming year.

Hats off to Pete Dye for his efforts and his genius, and for just being Pete. If ever someone deserved to be aloof or arrogant about their accomplishments in the world of golf, he has every right. Pete Dye is the most down to earth approachable individual in the world and that makes him all the more special!!!

Dave Harner
Director of Golf
French Lick Resort