Bandon Dunes lands 2011 Publinx double

Bandon (Ore.) Dunes Golf Resort will host the 2011 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship and the 2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship, the U.S. Golf Association announced Wednesday.

This will be the first time that the Amateur Public Links Championships are conducted jointly. The event will be played June 27 – July 2, 2011.

Perched along Oregon’s Pacific coastline, Bandon Dunes opened in 1999 and was designed by David McLay Kidd. A second course, Pacific Dunes, followed in 2001 and was designed by Tom Doak. The design team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw fashioned a third layout, Bandon Trails, in 2005. A fourth course, called Old McDonald and created by resort owner Mike Keiser, is scheduled to open in 2010.

Bandon Dunes hosted the 2006 Curtis Cup Match and the 2007 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship.

The 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links will be played at Red Tail GC in Devens, Mass., June 22-27. The 2009 U.S. Amateur Public Links will be played at Jimmie Austin OU GC in Norman, Okla., July 13-18.

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