Dream Golf: The Making of Bandon Dunes

Dream Golf: The Making of Bandon Dunes

by Stephen Goodwin
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Dream Golf: The Making of Bandon Dunes by Stephen Goodwin

On a wild, windblown bluff high above the Pacific sits one of America’s premier golfing destinations, Bandon Dunes. Golf enthusiast Mike Keiser had the dream of building this British-style "links" course on a stretch of Oregon's rugged coast, and Dream Golf is the first all-inclusive account of how he turned his passion into a reality.

Now, in this updated and expanded edition, golf writer Stephen Goodwin revisits Bandon Dunes and introduces readers to Keiser's latest effort there, a new course named Old Macdonald that will present golfers with a more rugged, untamed version of the game. This "new" approach to the sport is, in fact, a return to the game's origins, with a very deep bow to Charles Blair Macdonald (1856 –1939), the father of American golf course architecture and one of the founders of the U.S. Golf Association. This highly anticipated fourth course, designed by renowned golf course architect Tom Doak along with Jim Urbina — as detailed in Dream Golf — will further enhance Bandon Dunes' reputation as a place where golf really does seem to capture the ancient magic of the game. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565129818
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 267,724
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Stephen Goodwin is the author of four other books, including the critically acclaimed Breaking Her Fall. He lives in Virginia and teaches at George Mason University.

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"This is much more than a golf book; it's the story of one man's unshakable vision and the extraordinary people who helped him bring it to life."
—George Peper, former editor in chief, Golf Magazine

"Mike Keiser followed his instincts to build courses that speak to golf as a rugged adventure. Steve Goodwin's spirited book will speak to the golfing soul in you and make you want to leave—immediately, whether or not you've already been there—to experience what Keiser and his band of inspired architects have wrought at Bandon Dunes."
—Lorne Rubenstein, columnist for The Globe and Mail (Canada) and author of A Season in Dornoch

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having played all four, now five, Bandon courses I was very interested in reading the background and development of these breathtaking golf gems. Mike Keiser is a man who follwed his passion, had the conviction and confidence to stick with his vision, and truly created "dream golf". Thank you Mike for allowing all of us to share your golf masterpiece.
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