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for future use. Twenty years later, Doak

found the right situation and property to

apply that knowledge, to create his own

masterpiece, a tribute to the classics, and

fulfill his dream.

He already has a sizable reputation as

a forward-thinking designer from his

previous works of art, Pacific Dunes and

Old MacDonald, both at Bandon Dunes,

as well as, Barnbougle Dunes in Tasmania.

Forest Dunes already had an award-

winning Tom Weiskopf design on the

property, and it has been a popular

destination for serious golfers, since it

opened in 2002.

On his first visit to Forest Dunes Golf

Channel’s Travel Guru, Matt Ginella felt

theWeiskopf course ranked with Bethpage

Black, Pasatiempo, Pine Needles and

Pacific Dunes as one of the top public

courses in the country.

High praise indeed from one of the most

widely traveled golf experts in the world.

Soon after the new course the “Loop”

officially opened for play, Ginella returned

to Forest Dunes and played 108 holes in

one long summer day on Doak’s new

creation. He played the course a total of

six times, three times in each direction,

Red and Black.

Of the new course Ginella said,

“For this particular situation, given

the success of Weiskopf’s Forest Dunes

NWO Golf Links