Golf News for Friday, June 28, 2013 | Courses

West Virginia's Pete Dye Golf Club celebrates 20 year anniversary

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. -- The Pete Dye Golf Club in West Virginia celebrates its 20th anniversary and honors world-renowned golf course designer, Pete Dye. Situated on a former coal mine, the Pacific Links International (PLI) owned course offers 248 acres of spectacular Appalachian mountain views and was rated No. 46 on Golf Digest's list of "America's 100 Greatest Courses."

The anniversary celebration will take place June 30 - July 1 and will feature golf clinics and meet and greet opportunities with Dye and celebrity golfers and PLI Brand Ambassadors Nick Price and Mark O'Meara. The club will also unveil its new putting course and round out the festivities with a raffle for a chance to play in the 9-hole scramble with the PLI Ambassadors. Proceeds from raffle sales will benefit Medbrook Children's Charity, a nonprofit organization that aids local underprivileged children.

"We pride ourselves on the ability to offer our members access to legendary courses like the Pete Dye Golf Club," said Bruce Simmonds, CEO of Pacific Links International. "PLI is committed to providing our members and guests with a superior golf experience that offers a wide variety of world-class courses, top-tier services and a chance to explore the newest innovations in golf."

PLI continues to enhance its unique reciprocal membership offerings by acquiring select, quality properties and clubs around the world. PLI members have access to a wider range of membership categories and enjoy more variety and flexibility than traditional memberships. Member benefits include: privileged access to reciprocal and affiliated clubs, state-of-the-art instruction from professionally accredited teachers, member concierge services providing centralized call-in service for tee times, flights, accommodations and more.

Pete Dye is considered to be one of the greatest designers of the 21st Century golf course. The West Virginia course has often been noted for its picturesque design and exceptional amenities provided, making it one of the leading choices from a portfolio of more than 80 courses offered by PLI.

About Pacific Links International
Pacific Links International is a Canadian-owned golf corporation that provides member access to more than 80 quality golf clubs by some of the game's greatest designers including Pete Dye, Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus in signature golf destinations in North America, Australia and Asia. Pacific Links offers a unique membership structure whose main feature is reciprocal access to multiple clubs around the world with tour-quality design, strong character and deliver a memorable golf experience in a cosmopolitan golf location.

In Hawai'i, Pacific Links owns and operates Kapolei Golf Club (home of the Pacific Links Hawai'i Championship), Royal Hawaiian Golf Club, Olomana Golf Links, Mākaha Valley Country Club (East), and Mākaha Golf Club (West), currently under renovation by Greg Norman. Pacific Links also owns Pete Dye Golf Club (#45 on Golf Digest's ranking of America's 100 Greatest Courses) in West Virginia, Dove Canyon in California and Southern Highlands and SouthShore Golf Clubs in Las Vegas. Pacific Links is also building The 27 Club in Tianjin, China, which is scheduled to open in 2015. www.pacificlinks.com

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