Bill Robinson: A golf architect’s career by design

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon, Oregon Coast |

A student of Geoffrey Cornish, Bill Robinson designed courses that endured the test of time. FLORENCE — He might have been a professional hockey player, but at 16 Bill Robinson suffered a serious eye injury, so his parents pulled him from competition at the Junior B level in Canada, the defenseman arguably two steps from […]

Ocean Dunes: Steady progress for Florence golf course

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon, Oregon Coast |

Under Three Rivers Casino Resort ownership, bigger changes still envisioned. FLORENCE — Four years after the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, owners of Three Rivers Casino Resort, purchased Ocean Dunes Golf Links, the deal has produced measurable short-term gains for the golf course, with grander improvements envisioned. With the investment by […]