Saturday, May 22, 2010

Old Macdonald and Bandon Dunes

A sign of things to come. A few of us pre-opening were rather privileged to receive opening day medals.

As with all the courses at Bandon, Phil the town Barber, in keeping with the everyman spirit will be the FIRST official golfer to put the peg in the earth and ball in the air at Old Macdonald.

Sometime in the next few days as play opens June 1st, pre-opening play has already started for select groups. Debate will be "Which course is now the number one at America's number one golf resort?" Some foolishly wonder if Doak has already done his "best work" but I think that Doak would have done differently on this piece of land with an original design, but we'll never know. All I know is that Old Macdonald is worth the trip and hopefully the resort will vary the near infinite variety of pins available for the guests.

1 Double Plateau

2 Eden

3 Sahara

4 Hogback

5 Short

6 Long

7 Ocean

8 Biarritz

9 Cape

10 Bottle

11 Road

12 a Redan

13 Leven

14 Maiden

15 Westward Ho!

16 Alps

17 Littlestone (Lido)

18 Punchbowl

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