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Comment from: reid [Visitor] Email
Great review Brandon! I too recently reviewed Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, and came away with the impression that Old Mac had the potential to be the best of the bunch.

In terms of the par-3 course, Bandon already has one called, "Shortys", which is located in the practice area. It's a good evening activity.

Another one near Trails would be cool.
2009-08-17 @ 18:31
Comment from: Calvin [Visitor] Email
Bandon - I recently had the pleasure of playing at Bandon Dunes Resort, and previewing Old MacDonald. Incredible.

As for the par 3 course being built, my caddie spoke to me about it as well. He informed me (not once, but twice) that it was planned to be an executive course (throw in a couple of par 4's) and that it would be 13 holes. Apparently that is all that can fit on the site.

This may fit in well with Bandon's desire to go old school. The number of holes on courses in the past varied from course to course. Having a 13 hole course may serve to give the vistor to Bandon a sense of history while playing this layout.

As for Shorty's, check the schedule for this par 3 course. It is often closed since a number of holes border or are part of the secondary driving range. Even if closed, holes #1 & #2 are always open, and you may even be able to sneak on to #9 if the driving range isn't too crowded.
2009-08-18 @ 10:24

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