The Sheep Ranch: A spectacular addition to Bandon Dunes

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon, Oregon Coast |

Phil Friedmann’s ‘sanctuary,’ the Bally Bandon Sheep Ranch, transformed by Bill Coore For roughly 15 years, Phil Friedmann was content to have the Bally Bandon Sheep Ranch exist as a personal sanctuary for himself and a few friends to golf in solitude over 13 rough holes on a mile of spectacular Pacific Ocean coastline north […]

Mike Keiser: A haven for USGA events at Bandon Dunes

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon, Oregon Coast |

He built it, against all odds, and major amateur tournaments followed Mike Keiser, the founder and owner of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, has deep respect for the U.S. Amateur championship, which he will host next year. He considers it “another major.” He understands that the USGA traditionally awards the U.S. Amateur to sites that it […]

Trip Kuehne: A long rainbow ends at Bandon Dunes

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon, Oregon Coast |

Trip Kuehne’s quest for an individual USGA title finishes in the 2007 Mid-Amateur In 1994, a young golf sensation, 18-year-old Tiger Woods, rallied from a five-stroke deficit with 12 holes to play to defeat Oklahoma State junior Trip Kuehne and win the U.S. Amateur crown. Woods went on to become Tiger Woods, dominant on the […]