Dream Golf : The Making of Bandon Dunes, Updated and Expanded

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-06-01
  • Publisher: Workman Pub Co
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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.

Author Biography

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

Introductionp. 1
A Man with a Program
Soul Workp. 7
The Anti-Tycoonp. 13
The Lay of the Landp. 27
Out with the New, In with the Oldp. 45
The Dunes Clubp. 59
Eureka!p. 72
Bandon Dunes
Bandon-by-the-Seap. 87
The Best-Laid Plansp. 97
Meet the Familyp. 110
How the Permits Were Wonp. 123
More Serendipityp. 134
Breaking Groundp. 143
Do We Like It?p. 153
The Anti-Resortp. 166
David at Bandon Dunesp. 185
Pacific Dunes and Bandon Trails
The Boy Wonderp. 205
The Moons Are in Alignmentp. 223
Tom at Pacific Dunesp. 242
The Old-Fashioned Wayp. 255
Old Macdonald
The Peekaboop. 275
Granddaddy Throwbackp. 289
Plans in the Dirt, the Dew, and the Skyp. 300
The Power Spotsp. 311
The Bandon Familyp. 329
Acknowledgmentsp. 336
Appendix: Old Macdonald Hole by Holep. 340
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