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Bob West

October 9, 2012

WEST GOLF COLUMN: Wow factor is nonstop at Bandon Dunes

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BANDON, OR. —

GOLF MAGAZINE TOP 15 RANKED PUBLIC ACCESS COURSES IN U.S.

COURSE                        LOCATION            DESIGNER, YEAR

1. Pacific Dunes                Bandon, OR.            Tom Doak (2001)

2. Pebble Beach                Pebble Beach, CA.        Jack Neville (1919)

3. Pinehurst No. 1                Pinehurst, NC.            Donald Ross (1907)

4. Whistling Straits    GC            Haven, WI                Pete Dye    (1997)

5. Kiawah Island Ocean Course    Kiawah Island, SC        Pete Dye    (1991)

6. Bethpage Black                Farmingdale, NY        A.W. Tillinghast (1936)        

7. TPC Sawgrass                 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.    Pete Dye (1980)

8. Bandon Dunes                Bandon, OR.            David McLay Kidd (1999)

9. Old Macdonald                Bandon, OR            Tom Doak/Jim Urbina (2010)

10. Spyglass Hill                Pebble Beach, CA.        Robert Trent Jones Sr. (1966)

11. Blackwolf Run River            Kohler, WI.            Pete Dye (1988)

12. Harbour Town                Hilton Head Island, SC.    Pete Dye (1969)

13. Pasatiempo GC            Santa Cruz, CA.        Alister MacKenzie (1929)

14. Chamber Bay GC            University Place, WA.        Robert Trent Jones II (2007)

15. Bandon Trails                Bandon, OR.            Ben Crenshaw/Bill Coore (2005)

 

 

  

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