While the mystique of the Sheep Ranch was fun, that such an extraordinary stretch of coastline with Coore and Crenshaw architecture will soon be available to the public, is better.
From Jason Lusk’s Golfweek report on Bandon Dunes resort announcing the official opening date.
The original 13 greens with an unset, play-as-you-like routing built by Tom Doak lay just across Whiskey Run Lane to the north of Old Macdonald, one of four existing 18-hole layouts at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in southwestern Oregon. The property wasn’t walled off or exactly private, but golfers needed to know whom to ask to secure a tee time.
That all changes June 1, 2020, with the highly anticipated opening of the Sheep Ranch.
Bulldozers and construction crews replaced those 13 greens in the past year, as Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw designed a new 18-hole course that will feature nine greens on the hundred-foot cliffs above the Pacific Ocean.
You can read more at the official site. And here’s a teaser: