“As far as I can tell, Dick Gray counts just a single golf course design to his credit.
Then again, one could do a lot worse than having the Florida Club as the centerpiece of the old resumé.”
- Daniel Mitchell
Did he reach perfection and call it a day? We may never know. But we do know that the Architect of The Florida Club, Dick Gray, did a marvelous job!
Gray worked extensively for Pete Dye, serving as project manager at vaunted Loblolly Pines in nearby Hobe Sound; he later became greens superintendent there.
He previously served in a similar capacity at Dye’s Crooked Stick GC in Carmel, IN, site of John Daly’s epic 1991 PGA Championship victory.
Gray wasn’t exactly flying blind when he took on The Florida Club.
There’s no denying Dye’s influence here. The extra-long waste areas, pot bunkers and water hazards girded by wooden planks are straight out of Pete’s playbook. Mercifully, Gray left out the sadistic touches that made his mentor infamous.
— Daniel Mitchell, reviewing The Florida Club.