Tag: bandon dunes golf resort

America’s Best On-Site Non-Course Golf Facilities

An exciting recent trend for golf resorts, non-course golfing facilities give players fun options when they’re off the tee sheet.

Putting courses, short courses, golf simulators and even “H-O-R-S-E” courses add great value and awesome opportunities for bonding on golf trips.

2016 Wisconsin vs. Illinois Writers Cup at Sand Valley Golf Resort

Following a tour of the front nine at last year’s Sand Valley media day, a reference to the Wisconsin vs. Illinois Writers Cup was made to which Mike Keiser, Jr. immediately replied: “Can we host next year’s event here!?” The Writers Cup alternates between Wisconsin and Illinois courses each year, with last year’s event played at …

2015 Golf Season in Review

My 2015 Golf Season in Review, including my favorite courses, best and most challenging holes and brief summary.

Golf Destination: Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (OR)

It is the Mecca of the American golf world, and the formula that has inspired remote golf destination resorts across the globe. It is the brainchild of Chicago businessman Mike Keiser, and the home of our nation’s number two, seven, twelve and fourteenth rated public golf courses and three of Golf.com’s top 100 courses in the world. It …

The Bandon Dunes Golf Experience: Video Journal

Last night, I was looking through pictures of my trip from Bandon while putting together my golf destination review, and I came across two massive video files: One from Monday and one from Tuesday of my buddy Greg and my recent golf trip to Bandon Dunes. Curious about what these could be (one was almost …

Golf Course Review: Bandon Dunes (OR)

Bandon Dunes Course Rankings: Golf Digest: #7 US public, #37 US top 100, #33 toughest, #2 Oregon GolfWeek: #8 US modern, #5 US resort, #2 Oregon Golf.com: #8 US public, #63 world, #34 US top 100, #2 Oregon Designer: David McLay Kidd (1999) Bandon Dunes was my first experience playing a David McLay Kidd course, …

Golf Course Review: Bandon Trails (OR)

Bandon Trails completes the triad of course types at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, being an absolutely world-class inland Coore/Crenshaw designed course that feels extraordinarily different from anything else on the property.

Golf Course Review: Old Macdonald (OR)

Old Macdonald Course Rankings: Golf Digest: #12 US public, #55 US top 100,  #3 Oregon GolfWeek: #6 US modern, #5 US resort, #2 Oregon Golf.com: #10 US public, #88 world, #45 US top 100, #3 Oregon Designer: Tom Doak, Jim Urbina (2010) Ask five different people who have played Old Macdonald about the course, and …

Golf Course Review: Pacific Dunes (OR)

Pacific Dunes Course Rankings: Golf Digest: #2 US public, #18 US top 100, 18 toughest, #1 Oregon GolfWeek: #2 US modern, #1 US resort, #1 Oregon Golf.com: #1 US public, #20 world, #12 US top 100, #1 Oregon Designer: Tom Doak (2001) While the course measures only 6,633 yards from the tips, extreme thought should …

Upcoming Golf Trip: Bandon Dunes (OR)

Bandon. Dunes. For years, I have looked at the website (Bandon Dunes website) and dreamed of the day when I can get there and play golf at the Mecca of American public golf courses. A lot of the guys at my home course North Hills Country Club have been to Bandon, and they all rave …