Trip to Bandon


I was lucky enough to play the wild and isolated Bandon Dunes golf course on the southern Oregon coast — “The epicenter of golf on Planet Earth,” according to the head of the USGA — Saturday with filmmaker John Kent Harrison, now of Portland, formerly of La Canada. That’s John toward the rear, and caddies Al and Crazy with the bags up ahead. This was a rare dry moment during the weekend, closing up the wettest March on record in a place already famous for wet.

“Golf in the Kingdom” was filmed there, because it looks and feels more like Scotland than Scotland does. It was an almost entirely blissful, mystical experience — adventure golf.