Old MacDonald

  • 12
    Golf Digest public ranking:
  • 9
    Golf Magazine public ranking:
  • 49
    Golf Digest ranking:
  • 45
    Golf Magazine ranking:

Bandon, Oregon | Old MacDonald

Architect: Tom Doak & Jim Urbina
Year: 2010
Rate: $75-235

57744 Round Lake Road
Bandon, Oregon 97411
(541) 347-4380

Course Access: Public

driving range available
walking only - caddies and pull carts available
on-site accommodations

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Conceived as a tribute to Charles Blair “C.B.” Macdonald, father of American golf architecture and founder of the United States Golf Association, this course draws heavily from Macdonald’s style of architecture which largely consisted of recreating famous golf holes from Scotland.  While every hole on Old Macdonald is not necessarily a “template” hole, players will find modern day versions of classic Scottish holes such as the Eden, Sahara, Short, Biarritz, Redan, Alps and many more.

Local Knowledge:  The greens here are over 250,000 square feet so be prepared for some really long and tricky putts.

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The second round of the Bandon Dunes golf trip for our group was on Old Macdonald. My last trip to Bandon Dunes was the week Old Macdonald opened back in June of 2010 and at that time the course was too new to be rated in Golf Digest’s Top 100. When the new list came out in early 2013 Old Mac debuted at number 49 which was really not much of a surprise to anyone. As I mentioned in my Old Macdonald write up from 2010 the course is a nod to Charles Blair Macdonald who is widely considered the father of American golf. Tom Doak and Jim Urbina pulled a page from Macdonald’s playbook in that they laid out the course using their interpretations of many of the classic golf holes from Scotland. In the instances where Doak & Urbina did not use template holes they worked in their… More >

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Old Macdonald is the newest course to open at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Oregon. There had been a ten hole loop in play for the 2009 season and the full eighteen holes opened for play in 2010 with the official grand opening being on June 1, 2010. Prior to the grand opening the new course had been getting tons of press in the golf publications and the buzz around the course was pretty significant. For this course Mike Keiser had gone back to Tom Doak to do the layout and design of the course and Doak included his right hand man Jim Urbina in the process so credit for the course design is shared between the two men. In addition to Doak and Urbina I understand that there were a number of consultants used on the project as well. The purpose of the consultants, as I understand it,… More >