Bandon Dunes: Mike Keiser’s next course at the Sheep Ranch

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon, Oregon Coast |

The under-the-radar Bally Bandon Sheep Ranch to become resort’s fifth 18-hole course BANDON — The Sheep Ranch, the rustic under-the-radar golf course north of Bandon Dunes, will become the site for the fifth 18-hole golf course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, owner Mike Keiser said last month. The Golf Channel’s Matt Ginella, writing on GolfAdvisor.com, […]

Previewing Scotland: A journey to the birthplace of golf

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Scotland |

Seeking the enduring spirit of golf in Scotland, from Old Tom Morris to David McLay Kidd (and Donald Trump) Golfers don’t simply take a trip to Scotland to play courses there.  They make a pilgrimage. That word conveys the historic nature of the game there, the bucket-list allure. Wrote the late James W. Finegan in […]

Proposed Bandon Links course: A question of vision

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon, Oregon Coast |

BANDON — As she hikes through the Bandon State Natural Area a few miles south of Bandon on the Oregon Coast, Sherri Laier sees things that most others miss. The pawprints of a critter. A colorful tree frog. A tiny young plant, poking through the ground. Different types of lichen. Mushrooms.