A Bend resident for 10 years, the designer of the first course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort has embraced the concept that ‘harder isn’t better’
Noted golf architect spent childhood summers in these dunes, and carefully worked through considerable environmental restraints to build the golf course MACHRIHANISH, ARGYLL, Scotland — When he designed Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club, near the bottom of the Kintyre Peninsula in western Scotland, David McLay Kidd was fulfilling a dream he had nurtured throughout his career….
Whereupon the writer shoots a front-nine 39, but … MACHRIHANISH, ARGYLL, Scotland —On Sunday, the sun came out, and the wind disappeared, and you could see, very clearly now, the islands of Islay, Jura and Gigha beyond Machrihanish Bay in the North Atlantic Ocean and, to the south, much farther in the distance, Ireland. But…
Around for over 120 years, and still relevant LLANDUDNO, Wales — In the northern part of Wales, on Conwy Bay of the Irish Sea, is the bustling resort town of Llandudno, billed as Wales’ premier resort, known for the beach and quaint shops and hotels, and for the Great Orme, a massive limestone mound that…
BANDON — Before he started play Sunday in the second Speedgolf World Championships, first-day leader Rob Hogan stood quietly on the first tee at Bandon Dunes and spent a minute or more with his arms folded, simply looking down the first fairway, alone with his thoughts.
BANDON — As she hikes through the Bandon State Natural Area a few miles south of Bandon on the Oregon Coast, Sherri Laier sees things that most others miss. The pawprints of a critter. A colorful tree frog. A tiny young plant, poking through the ground. Different types of lichen. Mushrooms.
As a student of the game, Tokatee golf pro Dan King knew all about the famous golf courses in Northern Ireland and Ireland — courses like Royal Portrush, Ballybunion and Royal County Down.
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — For decades it was a quarry, mined for sand and gravel, the operation cutting away the hillside overlooking the lower Puget Sound, leaving a scarred landscape behind.
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