Old MacDonald cream of Bandon crop

No. 7 on Old MacDonald at Bandon Dunes Resort.

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No. 14 on Old MacDonald at Bandon Dunes Resort.

Got a little sideways on my way home to Florida from the Presidents Cup and ended up in Bandon, Ore., with some pals. Here are a couple of thoughts after playing all four courses at Bandon Dunes Resort.

1.) The new Old MacDonald, which officially opens in June, is my favorite of the four courses there. It’s clearly the one that makes you most feel as if you’re in Scotland.

That’s saying a lot because the Golfweek rankings for American modern courses (after 1960) lists Pacific Dunes No. 2, Bandon Dunes No. 5 and Bandon Trails No. 22.

2.) Who knew? I mean, who knew there was a void for the best golf resort in the world? Who saw that? Who saw the need for and creation of four gems on the same property? Apparently Mike Keiser did.

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