Crenshaw Set to Design 3rd Course at Bandon Dunes

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BANDON, Ore. (AP) -- Famous golf architects Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore will create a third course at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort by 2005.
 
Crenshaw and Coore have designed 13 golf courses, including one in Sand Hills, Neb., that was rated as the best in the country by Golf Week magazine.
 
'The site is extremely unique,' Coore said. 'It's characterized by inland, rolling dune land as well as exposed sand with beach grasses and ocean vistas. We're falling in love with the South Coast of Oregon.'
 
The walking-only course has not been named, but resort officials are already eager to play it.
 
'It couldn't help but be an interesting routing and an interesting walk because you are going through four or five ecosystems,' said Josh Lesnik, a president with Kemper Sports Management, which operates Bandon Dunes.
 
'You are in the dunes. You're in a meadow,' he said. 'You're going along one of the beautiful lakes out there. You're looking down at the ocean for 10 or 11 holes.'
 
Crenshaw, 51, won the Masters in 1984 and 1995 and is currently a member of the Champions Tour.
 
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