Doak & Urbina Reunite For A Bandon Himalayas Course

Matt Ginella reports that Mike Keiser has reunited architect Tom Doak with the longtime associate he let go about the time the duo opened the magnificent Old Macdonald course.

This time Doak will be designing and Jim Urbina will be shaping a Himalayas-style putting course at Bandon Dunes resort.

Punchbowl will utilize 125,000- to 150,000-square feet of dunesland between the clubhouse at Pacific Dunes and the Pacific Ocean. The eighth green at Old Macdonald is 25,000 square feet and is currently the biggest single green on property. The Himalayas at the Old Course is roughly 140,000 square feet.

The land is being cleared now. Urbina says the goal is to have it seeded by May and the first putt might be as soon as the fall.