2005 Scottish links consultant Gordon Irvine climbs the gateway dune in the rain, looks south, and immediately recognizes the Askernish banks as the site of the long-lost Morris links.
2006 Irvine returns with British course designer Martin Ebert. Working pro bono, the two men lay out seven new holes around the old runway and reimagine 11 of Old Tom's holes in the dunes. They call their course Askernish Old.
2006 As part of Scotland's biggest community land buyout, South Uist residents assume ownership of their island—including the linksland at Askernish Farm.
2007 Construction begins on a two-room clubhouse.
2008 Scottish soccer legend Kenny Dalglish smacks the ceremonial first tee shot; Askernish Old opens for play.
2009 Bandon Dunes developer Mike Keiser plays Askernish Old with course chairman Ralph Thompson and pledges funds and manpower for course improvements.
2009 Scottish Land Court rules against Askernish crofters in a land-use lawsuit, confirming the community's right to operate a golf course on the machair.
2010 American course designer Tom Doak visits the site and makes recommendations; he promises to protect the natural character of the dunes.
2011 Doak design associate Eric Iverson flies in from Denver, takes the controls of a small excavator and starts digging. It's a new day for This Old Course.