To design a course worthy of this remarkable site, Old Marsh Golf Club called on Mr. Pete Dye, whose design philosophy reflects both an appreciation for the great Scottish courses, and a respect for the beauty of the land. His creation at Old Marsh Golf Club is a course that will be cherished by the golfer who appreciates new challenges in the oldest of games.
During the development of Old Marsh Golf Club, Mr. Dye could often be found on the edge of a fairway studying the land, visualizing the hole – pursuing his remarkable “hands-on” style of golf course design. It was this unique appreciation and “feel” for the land that led Old Marsh Partners to ask Mr. Dye to design the courser – and it was the rare potential of the Old Marsh site that led Mr. Dye to accept.
Mr. Dye drew on his vast experience as a golf course designer, as well as his experience as an international amateur golfer (having played in the U.S. Open, U.S. Senior Amateur and the U.S. British Amateur Championship) to create a course that is both challenging for the finest golfer and enjoyable for the weekend player.
In its first year of eligibility, Old Marsh was honored to be ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses and selected as the site of the United States Golf Association 1992 Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship.
The maintenance philosophy at Old Marsh is designed to further enhance the playability of the course. The course superintendent and maintenance crew are committed to careful attention to detail in such area as fairway height, approaches, and green speed in order to provide and appropriate balance between absolute control and the natural character of the course.
In 2004, the course was renovated and naturally Pete Dye was the architect. The pristine marsh wetlands and wildlife remain untouched and preserved. At Old Marsh you will find nature at its finest, golf at its best and no tee times that will keep you from enjoying the tradition.
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