Pete Dye, a world renowned golf course architect, has designed more than 150 courses around the globe. The 90-year-old legend just opened his latest work in Westfield, and this course is one that’s close to home.
The course features 85 feet of elevation change, creeks and wooded areas — and Dye has had a close and watchful eye on it. That’s because he lives just a short drive away in Carmel. He was able to check on its progression regularly which is part of the reason the Chatham Hills team thinks this course is particularly special.
When it comes to golf, no Pete Dye course is the same.
“There’s so much architecture and vision to the course just like someone might embrace when they look at an incredibly unique building,” says Betsy Garfield, Chatham Hills development team member.
Dye has been working on the Chatham Hills golf course for about five years. Not a single person played the course before the grand opening Thursday to keep it in pristine condition.
“We’ve been able to have this legendary architect just here and present all the time,” Garfield says. “I think his dog has probably swam in every lake here.”