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Dye Designs Recognized by Golf Digest Magazine for Top Courses in the World

The May 2012 issue of Golf Digest magazine ranks the best golf courses in 203 countries, which included many of Dye Designs’ courses around the world. This was the first, full worldwide ranking of courses and we’re honored to be such well recognized.

Perry Dye’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 Dye’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 Dye’s only course in Switzerland, Domaine Impérial Golf Club, was rated as the best in that country. And, in Austria, Perry Dye’s Klagenfurt Seltenheim course took the #5 honors there.

Finally, Dye Designs’ 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.

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New Project in El Salvador!

Dye Designs recently broke ground on a new project just outside of San Salvador, El Salvador near the small town of Zaragosa. This American style golf and country club, just 7 miles from the ocean, will attract tourists from the U.S. and Central America.

“This project will have it all,” says Perry, co-architect, along with his father Pete. “The best feature is the cool ocean breeze, which doesn’t exist in town. The weather is gorgeous year round, and the ocean and some of the best surfing in Central America is down a hill just a few miles from the project. This is our 3rd course in Central America in the past few years and should be just as good as Fuego Maya (Guatemala) and the Black Pearl (Honduras)!”


There have been several trips made to El Salvador. The team has been working on hand- clearing coffee trees. The wood from the trees will be recycled by the locals and used for heating, cooking and furniture.  Construction is expected to take two years and we look forward to opening in the fall of 2013.


Pictured above: Perry Dye and the construction team with a Jeep full of hand-cleared wood

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Dye Courses in Colorado Earn Top Rankings Once Again!

Colorado Avid Golfer magazine recently announced their 8th Annual Best of Colorado Golf list, and Dye has once again been honored!

Best Public Course Under $50

Gold Award: Riverdale Dunes, Brighton

Silver Award: Green Valley Ranch, Denver

Most Family Friendly

Gold Award- Broken Tee Golf Course, Englewood

Silver Award- Green Valley Ranch Golf Club, Denver

Best Practice Facility

Silver Award- Broken Tee Golf Course, Englewood

Most Female Friendly-Private

Silver Award- Glenmoor Country Club, Englewood

Most Family Friendly

Silver Award- Glenmoor Country Club, Englewood

It is always great to be recognized in one of our home states!

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La Reunion, Dye’s Project in Guatemala, Featured on CNN in Spanish

The wonderful pro at La Reunion, Ricardo Falla, is featured in this piece about Fuego Maya golf course outside of Antigua, Guatemala. For more information on La Reunion, please visit them at on their website.

Check out the video clip here!


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Black Pearl Island Green Update

Should be ready for play soon!

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Dye Designs: Full Speed Ahead in Roatan

Despite recent political turmoil in Honduras, The Black Pearl remains under construction and things remain normal on the island of Roatan.

“When countries go into funks like this, things slow down — fuel comes in slowly, parts for bulldozers come in slowly. It’s sometimes aggravating, but working on an island in a foreign country, you learn to expect it. We are focused on building the golf course and creating a vibrant community that helps to enhance tourism to Roatan.” Says Perry Dye who is heading up the project.

“The island is not as effected by what is occurring in Tegucigalpa. My guys think this thing will be over within a week. It’s not really a coup. [Zelaya] wanted to be elected again; he couldn’t be; Congress said no president can defy the constitution; we’re going to move you out. The military’s not in charge; people are not down there shooting each other. There is nothing to be afraid of in Roatan.”

The #11 island green at The Black Pearl has taken shape and was seeded with sprigs of Paspalum, a salt-tolerant grass that allows watering with brackish water- a major environmental plus for the project. This will also allow the course to focus on water management to be as low impact as possible.

The island boasts the world’s second largest Barrier reef, and is already a must-visit for avid divers. With the addition of a world class Pete and Perry Dye golf course and a five star resort, Roatan is sure to become the premier vacation destination in the Caribbean. For more information about the Black Pearl at Pristine Bay, please contact

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