Luke Dye ’87
As the photos attest, Luke Dye ’87, has an eye for beauty, but his work since taking a lead in Dye Designs (http://dyedesigns.com), the family business in golf course design started by his grandfather, has been about much more than appreciating beauty. It seems more about solving puzzles. Luke comments that his work nowadays involves “many different puzzles with many diverse personalities to orchestrate carefully in many cultures and languages.” Speaking languages helps, so Luke is currently taking French to help him orchestrate the construction of a course in French New Caledonia, which is about 200 miles west of Fiji. At the same time, he has one or more golf courses either in design or under construction in the following overseas locations: China, Korea, Portugal, and Azerbaijan. Additionally, he is designing courses state-side in Indiana and Utah. Although his business has him traveling constantly—and living abroad for extended periods of time in countries such as Japan, Malaysia, and the Phillipines— Luke and his wife, Laura, and children make their home base in Phoenix, AZ. They are active in local charities and charity events, such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Homeward Bound, Special Olympics, and Volunteers for the Phoenix Open.