Pete Dye is like the Energizer Bunny. He just keeps going and going and we golfers are the luckier for it. Even though he’ll turn 91 at the end of December, he’s still adding to his legendary list of designs.
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in southwestern Pennsylvania just announced that his newest course, Shepherd’s Rock, will open next July, joining his celebrated Mystic Rock course and making the resort a must-visit now for any Dyehards.
Set high atop the Allegheny Mountains on rolling terrain, the 7,142-yard Shepherd’s Rock course is a bucolic canvas where Dye was able to unleash his imagination, fashioning a tree-lined front nine with rippling fairways flanked by wetlands and a brawny backside that is wide open with stirring views of the Laurel Highlands. The par-five 18th (picutured above), which sits under the gaze of the Five-Diamond boutique hotel, will cap things off in dramatic fashion with a green sitting atop the property’s high ground and a single oak tree standing sentinel on the right.
“Shepherd’s Rock promises to be one of the best courses in the U.S.,” says Monte Hansen, Managing Director at Nemacolin. “Thirty-six holes showcasing the creativity and genius of Pete Dye, combined with our myriad luxury amenities and accommodations, positions us at the very top of premier resort destinations in the U.S.”