Bandon Dunes, Old Macdonald
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Bandon Dunes, Old Macdonald

57744 Round Lake Dr, Bandon,Oregon,97411
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(541) 347-4380
Detailed description

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort is a resort 72-hole golf facility located in Bandon, Oregon. The facility has four world-class 18-hole golf courses. The courses are the Bandon Dunes, Brandon Dunes Course, Bandon Dunes, Pacific Dunes Course, Bandon Dunes, Pacific Trails Course, and Bandon Dunes, Old Macdonald Course. Some say that there is no other place on earth that has as much outstanding and drop-dead gorgeous golf as Bandon, Oregon. Bandon has four courses ranked by golf pundits and players alike as among the best of the best. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort was created and financed by greeting card baron Mike Keiser.

These four distinctly different courses occupy a beautiful stretch of sand dunes perched 100 feet above the Pacific Ocean. Bandon Dunes and Pacific Dunes feature a dozen holes that run along the bluff overlooking 23 miles of sweeping, undisturbed shoreline. Bandon Trails begins on a massive dune, works its way through open meadows and upland forest, and then finishes in the dunes. Old Macdonald moves through dune to ocean revealing breathtaking views throughout.

Bandon Dunes, Old Macdonald Course __________

The Bandon Dunes, Old Macdonald Course is the fourth of the four Brandon Dunes golf courses. The Old Macdonald Course opened in 2010. The course was designed by Tom Doak and Jim Urbina.

The Bandon Dunes, Old Macdonald Course draws inspiration from America's pioneering golf course architect, Charles Blair Macdonald. Old Macdonald attempts to answer the question, "What would C.B. Macdonald have done today if he were given this piece of land?"

#1 at Old Macdonald is what Tom Doak calls "My favorite opening hole we've ever built." It's called "Double Plateau," a tribute to Macdonald masterworks such as the 11th at National Golf Links and the 17th at Yale. The landing area is spacious, which sets the tone for the rest of the round. Gale-force winds frequently blow through this exposed site. Tee shots may be off target, but wide open fairways mitigate against losing a ball.

Old Macdonald has more ocean views than Bandon Trails, but fewer than Pacific and Bandon Dunes. It also has surprising elevation change - some huge ups and downs - yet it's so skillfully routed, it's a comfortable walk. The massive dune ridges are dotted with incredible gorse. What may stick with you the most are some of the largest greens in creation, complete with rolls and plateaus and backstops of every description.

From many vantage points at Old Macdonald, you see 14 holes laid out below you. There are no trees and there's nothing blocking your view. You see the ocean, you see Pacific Dunes. Once you come up and over the tall blocking dune on No. 3, you're in this big golf playing field until you reach the 17th tee.

The course is big and bold, and the bigness makes it forgiving. The fairways are enormous-it plays like St. Andrews, and St. Andrews is nothing but fun. Players can hit drives virtually anywhere and not only have a play but still make par. It's not that wildness is rewarded-it's just that there are many ways to the green. The fairways are large and forgiving and the greens may be the largest in the world. St. Andrews, renown for its overly large greens has 244,000 square feet of greens. Old Macdonald greens are 8% larger with 261,000 square feet of greens.