The May 2012 issue of Golf Digest magazine ranks the best golf courses in 203 countries, which included many of Dye Designsâ€™ courses around the world. This was the first, full worldwide ranking of courses and weâ€™re honored to be such well recognized.
Perry Dyeâ€™s two newest courses, The Black Pearl at Pristine Bay Resort in Roatan, Honduras and Fuego Maya at La Reunion in Antigua, Guatemala, were both ranked as the #1 courses in their respective countries. Both set in beautiful settings that are very unique in their own ways, these two courses respect the deep cultural heritages of Central America while incorporating many famous Dye traits such as memorable signature holes, pot bunkers, links-style shaping, challenging holes and even an island green at The Black Pearl.
Dye Designs was also well recognized for their top courses in the Dominican Republic, taking 3 of the top 5 spots in that country for Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore and The Links, all located at the world-class Casa de Campo resort. Teeth of the Dog, which was ranked the #1 courses in the D.R., has also been well-recognized by other golf publications as one of the top 50 courses in the world.
In Europe and the Middle East, Dye Designs held several of the top spots there as well. Perry Dyeâ€™s masterpiece set upon the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Lykia Links, was ranked the #2 course in Turkey. Across the Mediterranean to the south, Caesarea Golf Club, a recent Pete Dye design, was recognized as the #1 course in Israel. Pete and Perry Dyeâ€™s only course in Switzerland, Domaine ImpĂ©rialÂ Golf Club, was rated as the best in that country. And, in Austria, Perry Dyeâ€™s Klagenfurt Seltenheim course took the #5 honors there.
Finally, Dye Designsâ€™ work in Asia did not go unnoticed. Woo Jeong Hills Country Club in South Korea, designed by Pete and Perry Dye, was ranked as the #2 best course there.