The Dye is Cast at These Three Grand Strand Designs

The Moorland Course at Legends Resort

The Dye name is synonymous with outstanding golf course architecture and challenging layouts, and that is certainly the case along the Myrtle Beach golf scene.

The late Pete Dye is an iconic figure in architecture circles and while his brother, P.B. Dye, doesn’t enjoy the same acclaim, he has designed more than a few memorable tracks. Between the two, they each have a solo Myrtle Beach course to their credit and they co-designed one of the area’s most popular layouts.

If you are the type of golfer whi appreciates the challenge of a Dye design, here is a look at the three public Myrtle Beach courses the brothers have crafted.

– Pete designed Barefoot Resort’s Dye Course and it’s widely regarded as one of the area’s best. Featuring the yawning waste bunkers, mounding and railroad ties that are Dye trademarks, the course is the long-time host of the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am. Once ranked among “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” by Golf Digest, the Dye Course delivers a memorable round from the first tee shot through the unforgettable, par 5 18th hole.

The Moorland Course at Legends Resort is P.B.’s solo Myrtle Beach design and it’s one of the area’s most popular layouts. The course features expansive greens, so having your irons dialed in is a must, but Moorland is most known for its varied challenges. From the 245-yard, par-3 seventh hole to the 244-yard, par-4 16th, otherwise known as “Hell’s Half-Acre,” P.B. was at his creative best at Moorland.

Prestwick, a Pete and P.B. co-design, has long been one of Myrtle Beach’s most underrated tracks. Ask locals or even PGA professionals to name their favorite area courses and it won’t take long to hear them say Prestwick. The back nine is among the Grand Strand’s most memorable, highlighted by a three-hole finish that makes the best of players sweat. The par-4 18th, which is separated from No. 9 by a large lake, is the course’s most photographed hole.

If your group wants to play a layout that is as memorable as it is challenging, play a course designed by Pete or P. B. Dye.