The Loop

Update: Fifth Course At Bandon Dunes

December 23, 2010

I received a recent tweet from @andrewganey: "Any inside word on when Bandon's 12-hole par-3 course will open?"

I just got off the phone with Old Macdonald's golf professional, Jeff Brinegar. Bill Coore and Ben Cranshaw (of Bandon Trails), will begin construction on the 12-hole par-3 course in February. What owner Mike Keiser originally thought would be called "Conservation Course" is scheduled to open in June of 2012. (I'm told several names are still being considered.)

While I had him on the phone, Brinegar said that in the first year of business, Old Macdonald exceeded their expectations. On the subject of how business is going at Bandon, Brinegar said the resort will enjoy the busiest January and February since it opened in 1999.

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