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Ford Plantation unveils redesigned golf course
Pete Dye gives course he designed a makeover
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Ford Plantation resident Bill Weil prepares to putt Friday at the community's official unveiling of its redesigned Pete Dye golf course. Residents escorted media members for 9 holes of golf to showcase the new course, which has already been named one of the top new courses by Golf Digest. - photo by Jeff Whitte

Ford Plantation showcased the $7-million redesign of its Pete Dye-designed golf course to national and local media Friday.

The year-long project was completed in September and opened for member play Oct. 1. Golf Digest has already named the Ford Plantation as one of its best new courses of 2014.

“I looked at the Ford Plantation as a unique chance and almost a blank slate,” Dye said of a course he designed three decades ago. “We wanted to come back and make the course better, and we’ve done that. The Ford Plantation golf course will stand among my finest southern designs.”

Dye, 88, is the only living World Golf Hall of Fame architect and was hands on during the project. Golf course architect Tim Liddy helped lead the redesign. Liddy is a longtime collaborator with Dye.

“Pete is always passionate about his work, but it’s obvious that he feels a special connection with the Ford Plantation,” Liddy said.

More to come.



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