golfpass Bunkerless golf: Playing the game without sand

Could the opening of the Sheep Ranch at Bandon Dunes make bunkerless courses cool?
The 510-yard par-5 13th at the Sheep Ranch features the grassy depressions that look like old, abandoned bunkers.

Think of how many times you've hit into a bunker at your home course. Now imagine that same course without any bunkers. Would removing all the sand traps improve the experience or destroy it? It's an interesting question to ponder as the Sheep Ranch prepares to open June 1 as the fifth 18-hole course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Oregon. Architects Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw made the bold - and

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Bunkerless golf: Playing the game without sand
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