Sheep Ranch (Bandon, Oregon)

The Fire Pit with Matt Ginella – Building Bandon Part 1

Building Bandon. Part 1: Against all odds, Mike Keiser buys remote Oregon dunesland and hires a pair of rookies to help him build and manage a golf course. Matt Ginella welcomes many of the golf industry’s biggest names to share a story close to his heart – the building of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

In this episode of The Fire Pit, Mike Keiser gives an inside look into his vision for the creation of America’s No. 1 Golf Resort. We hear from KemperSports President Josh Lesnik and Chairman Steve Lesnik as well as course architect David McLay Kidd and his father Jimmy. Mike Keiser comments on hiring two rookies – Josh Lesnik as the resort’s first general manager and David McLay Kidd as the architect of the first course, Bandon Dunes. Hard work, great memories, funny stories and much more highlight the first part of this episode.

With the opening of Sheep Ranch on June 1, 2020, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort continues to expand and make history.

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