David Mclay Kidd - DMK Golf Design

#1 - America’s Top Golf Courses – 2004, Zagat Survey
#1 – Best New Upscale Public Course – 1999, Golf Digest
#3 – Top 100 Courses You Can Play – 2000, GOLF Magazine
#3 – America’s Best Modern Courses – 2004, Golfweek
#5 – Top 100 Courses You Can Play – 2006, GOLF Magazine
#6 – 100 Greatest Public Courses – 2005, Golf Digest

Bandon Dunes

Bandon, Oregon, USA

Opened 1999

I was 27 years old when I first set foot on the property, and I knew in an instant I was looking at the opportunity of a lifetime. My task was to create the first genuine Scottish-style links course in America, and I believe there are few places outside the sand dunes along the Oregon coast where this would be possible.

As much as the course is my design, Bandon Dunes is the vision of one man, Mike Keiser. The resort has grown as its reputation has swelled, and I am thrilled that more people are getting to experience golf in America the way it’s supposed to be played.