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At Least Duck Fans Have This To Look Forward To...

After losing to Stanford at home in the College Football Lose-Early Bowl Championship Series, Oregon is likely out of the national title hunt but hey, $25 million and some favorable planning commission votes later,  they could have a Tom Fazio design under construction by 2014.

The $25 million includes an endowment to maintain the course and presumably to prepare for the inevitable Fazio redo after everyone grows bored with the first go-round.

Tom Adams of KVAL TV filed a report online and for the local news.

"The dream is that this would be a world-class golf course," Mike Evans, a land use consultant.

Evans said the par 72 course would cover 130 acres of ranchland where the Christensen Brothers once raised stock for rodeos.

Faz with only 130 acres to work with? So much for the separation between holes. And really, what is the point if you can't have separation? But it's a 10 nonetheless...

"Considered from 1 to 10, 10 being the highest quality, he said this is a number 10 location for a golf course," Evans said.

No public money would be involved in developing the property. Donors would be needed to foot the $25 million bill, which includes setting up an endowment to pay for course operations.

Craig Pintens, senior associate athletics director at UO, told KVAL News the university is not actively soliciting funds for this plan, although they welcome the course if it can be done.

One less check for Phil Knight to write.

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Reader Comments (6)

How these alumni not heard of Bandon Dunes? Tom Fazio????
11.19.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMac
Thats right the Bandon land sites are pushing 8 or 9 compared to this one!

Love the Iraqi style spin. "We are pushing the infidels back" he said!
11.20.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmen Coroner
Fazio will be able to create a course that looks better than it plays. Kind of like those Oregon Duck uniforms. Flashy but can't hold up against the classic.

As to 130 acres, that is probably areas that are actual turf! It is not too hard to grow grass in Oregon.
11.20.2012 | Unregistered CommenterScott
In Oregon there will be opposition to this project. Additionally, 130 acres? Won't this need to be close to 8,000 yards to accommodate college bombers?
Oh well, Oregon has the best owner in college sports, so it might work out.
11.20.2012 | Unregistered CommenterLynn S.
Just call it "Knight National at Creswell Farms" and the $25 million check will be in the mail.
11.20.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKLG
For 25 million the U of O is getting the partnership of alum Peter Jacobsen and Tom Fazio (the number one architect in the world) to build on one of the best pieces of land (10/10) for golf. Unfortunately, the result will be verdant fairways, ho hum greens and gleaming bunkers in all of the wrong places. Target golf and only 25 minutes from Hayward Field. Also, is that a big lake that TF is digging?

Lynn S.,

There is opposition, but the fix is in. The developer and city are using the same law firm and surprisingly both sides have signed a waiver of the conflict of interest.
11.20.2012 | Unregistered CommenterFifth Column

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