Bandon Dunes

The first course built on the property Bandon Dunes does not disappoint. The links style course is fun and playable (I shot my lifetime best score here – 81!). The course takes advantage of the ocean on many holes. I particularly loved the 16th hole which is incredibly natural and may be one of the […]

Pacific Dunes

If you ask four guests at Bandon what their favorite course is they will give you four different answers.  But for what it is worth my favorite was Pacific Dunes.  In my opinion, Pacific Dunes is a top five course in the US. The course has all the majestic views of Cypress with the whimsical […]

Bandon Trails

This is the newest course at the Bandon property. Designed by Coore Crenshaw (who incidentally are likely designing the next course on the property) this course is the one the caddies and employees of Bandon enjoy playing most. The course begins with two stunning holes out in the Dunes with views of the ocean. I […]

Old Macdonald (Bandon Dunes)

I really enjoyed this true links-style case along the Oregon Coast.  The holes are wide open and fair and I could see the potential to score well here.  I also liked Doak’s interpretation of CB MacDonald although I am not sure I know enough to get all the references that were out there.  I did […]

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

I have now played over 70 “top-100” courses in the US and feel very knowledgeable on what makes a great course great.  I wasn’t sure what to expect on this first trip to Bandon.  I was a little skeptical that the property would not live up to the hype. I was totally wrong….Bandon Dunes is […]

2018 Curtis Cup

This year’s Curtis Cup was hosted at Quaker Ridge in Scarsdale. The best amateur women from Great Britain faced off against their counterparts from the United States. The USGA, along with Quaker Ridge’s members and staff, put on an A+ event. It was amazing to watch these young women so effortlessly play this very challenging […]

Wykagyl Country Club

This classic design is a wonderful track with a great, and diverse, club membership. The 1898 course has hosted a number of professional tournaments over the past century. The Van Etten designed course has been tweaked and improved many times over the years touched by Donald Ross, Tillinghast and even most recently Bill Coore. Any […]