Architect Matt Dye passes away at 48

Matt Dye, golf course architect and a member of the high-profile Dye family of course designers, died Aug. 19 at his home in San Diego. The 48-year-old had been diagnosed with colon cancer.

Starting in 1989, Dye worked with his cousin, Perry Dye of Dye Designs, designing, shaping and building courses all over the world. He worked on designs in Japan, Thailand and Mexico. In the U.S., he was involved with projects such as the Las Vegas Paiute Resort in Las Vegas, The Promontory in Park City, Utah, and Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles.

Dye started his own design business in 2002. His solo projects include El Rio Country Club in Laughlin, Nev., the Links at Sleepy Ridge in Orem, Utah and Dos Lagos Golf Club in Corona, Calif. Another of his designs, The Ledges in St. George, Utah, was named one of the 10 best new public courses in 2007 by Golf Digest magazine.

Survivors include his wife Karen, three children and his mother, Ann Dye.

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