The restaurants and culinary team at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort are as vital to the property’s success as its five pristine courses. With 85 holes of golf, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Bandon, Ore.) has a higher cumulative course ranking than almost anywhere draw since the resort opened to immediate rave reviews in 1999, Bandon Dunes’ […]
By averaging the ratings of the top five public-access golf courses in each state, Golfweek found that Oregon came out on top, thanks almost entirely to Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. California, Wisconsin, Florida and North Carolina rounded out the top five.
Other awards announced at the management firm’s annual Leadership Conference included Mike Fleig of Greeley CC as General Manager of the Year, Ryan Szydlowski of Desert Willow Golf Resort as Golf Professional of the Year, and Blayne Sparks of The Wilderness at Lake Jackson as Superintendent of the Year.
One of the first public discussions of the $30 million-plus plan to have Tiger Woods design a championship course that has the backing of President Obama and Bandon Dunes owner Mike Keiser is scheduled for January 9th. Community activists are expressing concern over the closed-door nature of the planning to date and whether there will truly be a broad benefit for the sections of the city that have been plagued by unemployment and violence.
The maintenance director and environmental consultant at the Boca Raton, Fla. property has been selected as the Overall and National Private recipient of the annual awards that recognize superintendents and their golf courses for overall excellence and best management practices. Alex Stuedemann of TPC Deere Run (Public Course) and Ken Nice of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Resort Course) were also selected for national recognition.
Crowe is returning to the Bandon, Ore., resort after being on the opening team in 1999 as hotel operations manager. Following Hank Hickox, who is retiring this year, and Josh Lesnik, Crowe will be the third General Manager in the resort’s 17-year history.