Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Cynthia Dye McGarey

cynthia Born in Urbana, OH, the daughter of Golf Course Architect Roy Anderson Dye and niece to Golf Course Architect Pete Dye, I grew up learning the fundamentals of traditional golf course design.  At a young age, I would spend time after school at the Dye office coloring maps and hand drawing golf course layouts.

After studying Landscape Architecture at ASU, I began my career designing landscapes for commercial and residential buildings in Phoenix, Arizona.  In 1988 I became a full-time design consultant in the family business. For the better part of 11 years, I worked as a design consultant for my cousin Perry  Dye, Uncle Pete Dye and both of my brothers Matt and Andy Dye throughout the world.

In 2001, having & learned my stripes, I started my own golf course design company, Dye Designs Group, to begin implementing my signature version of the family design philosophy.  My five children aside, the growth of my own golf courses from an idea on paper to a challenging piece of land, have been my single most gratifying experiences.  I have practiced all my life; To promote and serve the game of golf.

Design Philosophy:

My design philosophy has always been to enhance golf course architecture and strategy through sound design principles.  I pay particular attention to building a course that will be both challenging and enjoyable to the wide variety of golfers that play the game.  At Dye Designs Group, we aim to work with each of our clients to provide the most cost effective and environmentally sensitive design.  I have learned the intricacies of the game and understand the demand for playability and safety that ‘hands on’ architecture during construction can provide.  With an understanding of the old golf course designs that were carved from the woods and applying this to the new construction sites, I believe that site analysis and landscaping are key to the enhancement of a design.  As I have already stated above, my design philosophy revolves around our mission; To Promote and serve the game of golf. To contact Cynthia, please email her at


Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ – Horticulture/Landscape Architecture

Rockwell College, Cashel, Ireland – Irish Literature and Golf

Granja Toliman, Gueretaro, Mexico – Horticulture and Nursery Management

University of Denver, Denver, CO – Botany and Horticulture

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA – Career Discovery Diploma in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Analysis

Southborough School, St. Marks, Southborough, MA – Landscaping

Professional Affiliate Member

Golf Course Builders Association of America


Member – USGA

Golf Course Design Experience:

United States:

Ancala Country Club – Scottsdale, Arizona

Auburn Hills Golf Course – Wichita, Kansas

Bryn Athyn Golf Club -Bryn Athyn Pennsylvania

Big Island Country Club & Estates – Kona, Hawaii

Cypress Golf Club – Los Alamitos, California

Desert Pines Golf Club -Las Vegas, Nevada

The Farms – Rancho Santa Fe, California

Green Valley Ranch Golf Club -Denver, Colorado

Karsten Golf Course at ASU – Phoenix, Arizona

Las Vegas Paiute Resort, Wolf Course – Las Vegas, Nevada

Nassau Country Club (Re-model) – Glen Cove, New York

Ocean Trails Golf Club (Trump International) Palos Verdes, CA

Promontory, The Ranch Club -Park City, Utah

Royal Links Golf Club- Las Vegas, Nevada

Temeku Hills Country Club (Re-model) – Temecula, California

White Horse Golf Community- Kingston, Washington

Europe: Falesia D’El Rey Golf Resort- Obidos, Portugal

Golf Schloss Seltenheim – Klagenfurt, Austria

Sciacca Golf Resort – Sicily, Italy

Sibari Golf Resort-Sibari, Italy

Simeri Golf Resort- Simeri, Italy

Japan: Alpen Bibai Golf Club  – Sapporo

Grand Hills Country Club – Shikoku

Juo Country Club – Tokyo

Maple Point Golf Club – Tokyo

St. Lakes Golf Club – Nagoya

The Third Place – Nagoya

China: Sanya Four Seasons Resort – Sanya

West Coast Golf Club -Hainan Island

Wild Duck Lake – Kunming

Korea: Asiad Country Club -Pusan

Club Vision Hills – Seoul

Cypress Country Club – Jeju

Pinenut 60 -Gapyeong

Seohak Resort Golf Club – Taebaek

Woo Jeong Hills Country Club – Seoul

México: Campo de Carlos – Cabo San Lucas

Las Hadas – Manzanillo

La Mansion Golf Club – Gueretaro

San Carlos Country Club – Guaymas

Singapore: Laguna National Golf & Country Club

Indonesia: Ciputra Golf and Klub Keluarga – Surabaya

Thailand: Khao Kheow Country Club – Bangkok

Southern Hills Country Club – Hat Yai

Thai Muang Beach Resort – Phuket

Master Planned Communities Experience:

United States:

Big Island Country Club and Estates – Kona, Hawaii

Carefree Ranch (Desert Mountain) – Carefree, Arizona

Country Club of the Desert- Palm Desert, California

White Horse Golf Community -Kingston, Washington

México: Campo de Carlos (San Carlos Country Club) – Cabo San Lucas

China: Old Tree Country Club at Hidden Valley Resort – Xi Kou

Jin Tiang Golf and River Resort at Chengdu Wildlife

World – Chengdu

West Coast Golf Club-Hainan Island

Putting Course Design Experience:

Singapore:    Laguna National Golf & Country Club

Facebook IconTwitter Icon