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October 24, 2009

RUB OF THE GREEN: French Lick course a treasure

TERRE HAUTE — After the West Baden Springs Hotel, located adjacent to French Lick had been restored to its ultimate splendor by The Cook Group, it was decided a championship golf course would be the next order of business.

The ambience of the Pete Dye Course at French Lick is underscored by the many eye-catching vistas that provide a number of opportunities to observe for many miles, the most scenic countryside that can be found anywhere.

With pristine fairways, greens and bunkers providing a colorful patchwork, the course provides onlookers with the opportunity to witness some of the best experiences Mother Nature can provide.

A bonus awaits players who opt for an early morning tee time. Fog often envelops the course at the same time the sun is rising. This combination of events produces the illusion of being at the top of the world and above the clouds which are being pierced by the crimson glow of the morning sun. This creates a most scenic panorama, which is nothing less than splendor to behold.

Renowned golf course architect, Pete Dye, was selected to design an 18-hole layout that would be one of the most difficult in the United States, but also would be a venue where players could walk the course should they wish.

When Dye was offered the tract of land which was earmarked for the course, he declined to become involved indicating there were too many trees not to mention a huge amount of rock and shale that would need to be removed. When asked how many trees he would dispose of, Dye answered, “All of them.” In addition, a Canadian Oil pipeline was buried under the land which could create a routing problem.

After working out the answers to his tracking problems on a napkin, Pete relented and accepted the challenge the new course would offer.

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