“To Dye for”. “Dyeabolical”. Avid golfers and critics and even brand managers will never fail to come up with a wordplay name for a Pete Dye course. But a Pete Dye course, by any other name, will never fail to be counted as among the best in the industry. Whether for being challenging or for being plain fun, or both, Dye’s creations are always marked excellent. The Dye Course in the Westin Mission Hills Resort in Palm Springs is no exception. The golf vacation favorite has everything in stock – playability, challenge, beauty – in just the right amounts in all the right places.
The Dye Course shares the resort with the Gary Player signature course, and is deemed the more playable one between the two. Pete Dye’s Palm Springs baby was made to bear the very same features that are the trademark of all his works from all over the world. From the longest tees, this golf vacation destination measures 6,753 yards, par 72. It has Dye’s signature features of railroad ties, pot bunkers, elevated tees and tricky pin placement. Oh, and not to be forgotten, the water hazards. They are plenty and force carries over many of the holes. The greens are rolling and the fairways are tight. And as with every golf course that carries Pete Dye makes, the naturally beautiful surroundings are well captured, and the conditioning is nowhere near average. It is always pristine.
Thus, it is safe to say, a Dye course by any other name is always excellent. As for the Case of Westin’s Dye Course, there is that coming together of scenic, playable, fun, and golf trip-worthy in equal parts. However way it is called, it will always be among the best.