Blind Shots Podcast S5 E11 Americans in Oregon – Sheep Ranch

This is the Sheep Ranch episode. Perched against the coast on the bluff just north of the Pacific Dunes and Old Mac golf courses, the Sheep Ranch struck me as a bit different than the rest. A much ballyhood Coore Crenshaw masterpiece, it’s more familiar to other experiences than I felt on the rest of the Bandon Courses. Sure, it’s in a unique, almost magical setting, but it was flatter, with fewer visual disruptions. It felt like a core golf course, with long sightlines largely unbroken in most directions. Gentler, calmer ground led to a gentler calmer golf experience, at least on the morning we were there. Later that afternoon, the caddies told us the winds were upwards of 40 mph at Sheep Ranch, where we played in, at worst, a nice breeze that morning.

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