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On a wild, windblown bluff high above the Pacific sits one of America's premier golfing destinations, Bandon Dunes. Golf enthusiast Mike Keiser had the dream of building this British-style "links" course on a stretch of Oregon's rugged coast, and Dream Golf is the first all-inclusive account of how he turned his passion into a reality. Now, in this updated and expanded edition, golf writer Stephen Goodwin revisits Bandon Dunes and introduces readers to Keiser's latest effort there, a new course named Old Macdonald that will present golfers with a more rugged, untamed version of the game. This "new" approach to the sport is, in fact, a return to the game's origins, with a very deep bow to Charles Blair Macdonald (1856 '1939), the father of American golf course architecture and one of the founders of the U.S. Golf Association. This highly anticipated fourth course, designed by renowned golf course architect Tom Doak along with Jim Urbina '” as detailed in Dream Golf '” will further enhance Bandon Dunes' reputation as a place where golf really does seem to capture the ancient magic of the game.
Stephen Goodwin is the author of four other books, including the critically acclaimed Breaking Her Fall. A former director of the literature program at the National Endowment for the Arts, he lives in Virginia and teaches at George Mason University.
Table of Contents
|A Man with a Program|
|Soul Work||p. 7|
|The Anti-Tycoon||p. 13|
|The Lay of the Land||p. 27|
|Out with the New, In with the Old||p. 45|
|The Dunes Club||p. 59|
|The Best-Laid Plans||p. 97|
|Meet the Family||p. 110|
|How the Permits Were Won||p. 123|
|More Serendipity||p. 134|
|Breaking Ground||p. 143|
|Do We Like It?||p. 153|
|The Anti-Resort||p. 166|
|David at Bandon Dunes||p. 185|
|Pacific Dunes and Bandon Trails|
|The Boy Wonder||p. 205|
|The Moons Are in Alignment||p. 223|
|Tom at Pacific Dunes||p. 242|
|The Old-Fashioned Way||p. 255|
|The Peekaboo||p. 275|
|Granddaddy Throwback||p. 289|
|Plans in the Dirt, the Dew, and the Sky||p. 300|
|The Power Spots||p. 311|
|The Bandon Family||p. 329|
|Appendix: Old Macdonald Hole by Hole||p. 340|
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