Introducing the #GolfBlogWorldTour – First Stop: Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
Categories: HOG World TourSite News

I’m excited to announce that Hooked on Golf Blog is joining forces with great golf media friends,, and for an epic trip to Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. This power group of independent golf bloggers/media will be in Bandon Dunes July 11-15 and sharing the experience.

The #GolfBlogWorldTour will be playing numerous rounds on all the Bandon courses: Bandon Dunes, Pacific Dunes, Bandon Trails, Bandon Preserve, Old Macdonald, and settling ties at The Punchbowl.

Tune in to social networks and follow the hashtag #GolfBlogWorldTour to view live photos, videos and commentary from America’s #1 golf destination, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

Bandon Dunes Founder Mike Keiser’s New Project

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, January 10th, 2014
Categories: Golf Courses

Here’s a note from Bandon Dunes Founder Mike Keiser on a new project called Sand Valley. Anything which is a “cross between Pine Valley and Sand Hills” is good in my book.

January 9, 2014 – Nekoosa, Wisconsin

From: Mike Keiser – Founder, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

I have purchased the land and The Founders and I have decided to build the first of four golf courses at Sand Valley. The first course will be designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw (Bandon Trails, Cabot Cliffs). Design work will begin as soon as the snow melts and we plan to be open for play in Spring 2016.

With Cabot Cliffs (Inverness, Nova Scotia) underway and Gil Hanse and I working on Bandon Links (Bandon, OR), I really tried to resist this project, but within 30 minutes of being on site, I was hooked. It is a thrilling dunescape – a cross between Pine Valley and Sand Hills.

This is great.  Arguably the best golf developer of the last 50 years writes a 4 sentence press release about a project which will likely be right up there with Bandon Dunes.  Love it.

Sand Valley Golf Proximity

Coore – Crenshaw – Keiser

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