Los Angeles - Influential golf course architect Pete Dye, whose work includes the iconic "island green" 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass in Florida, died on Thursday at the age of 94, his company said.
Dye Designs announced his death on Twitter without mention of a cause of death.
The PGA Tour and PGA of America were among those hailing the work of Dye, who designed more than 100 courses.
"Pete's influence is far-reaching, leaving a global imprint on both the amateur and professional games," US PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said in a statement.
PGA of America president Suzy Whaley said Dye "left an imprint on the world of golf that will be experienced for generations, painting wonderful pictures with the land that continue to inspire, entertain & challenge us."