Bandon Dunes Golf Resort is a resort 85-hole golf facility located in Bandon, Oregon. The facility has four world-class 18-hole golf courses. The courses are the Bandon Dunes, Bandon Dunes Course, Bandon Dunes, Pacific Dunes Course, Bandon Dunes, Pacific Trails Course, and Bandon Dunes, Old Macdonald Course. Some say that there is no other place on earth that has as much outstanding and drop-dead gorgeous golf as Bandon, Oregon. Brandon Dunes also has a world-class 13-hole par-3 course, Bandon Dunes, Bandon Preserve. Bandon has five courses ranked by golf pundits and players alike as among the best of the best. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort was created and financed by greeting card baron Mike Keiser.
These four distinctly different courses occupy a beautiful stretch of sand dunes perched 100 feet above the Pacific Ocean. Bandon Dunes and Pacific Dunes feature a dozen holes that run along the bluff overlooking 23 miles of sweeping, undisturbed shoreline. Bandon Trails begins on a massive dune, works its way through open meadows and upland forest, and then finishes in the dunes. Old Macdonald moves through dune to ocean revealing breathtaking views throughout.
Bandon Dunes, Pacific Dunes Course __________
The Bandon Dunes, Pacific Dunes Course was this second of the four courses. The Pacific Dunes Course opened in 2001. The course was designed by Tom Doak.
Pacific Dunes is considered by many to rival Pebble Beach as the finest public-access course in the country. At 6,623 yards, Tom Doak's layout is a bantamweight by modern standards, and there are some quirks -- two greens at No. 9 and consecutive par 3s at Nos. 10 and 11 -- but the entire package falls together seamlessly. There are many superb holes -- like No. 13, a long par 4 teetering atop the dunes, and the 208-yard 17th, where the heaving green will either funnel your ball to the hole or kick it into a chipping area off the back.
But the strength of Pacific Dunes doesn't lie in single holes; it is in the dizzying array of options you face at every turn. Navigating the route less traveled is the joy of a course like this. That's why numbers are as irrelevant here as at the Old Course in St. Andrews. It's just man against course (and weather). And golf really doesn't get much purer than that.
Par for the Pacific Dunes Golf Course is 71. From the back tees, the course plays to 6,623 yards. From the forward tees, the course measures 5,107 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 18, a par-5 that plays to 591 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 14, a par-3 that plays to 135 yards from the back tees
Watch out for # 7, a 464-yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at The Bandon Dunes, Pacific Dunes Course is # 11, a 148 yard par-3.
$201 (cart not included), played on Friday, May 2015 at 8:00 AM
Memorable course, the entire Bandon experience is a "bucket list" for any true golfer!
Do Not Recall (cart not included), played on Wednesday, November 2013 at 10am
An almost religious experience. You play golf while marveling at the beauty.
$151 (cart not included), played on Tuesday, September 2011 at 10am
Unbelievable test. If you haven't played this course you are missing something very special. Very difficult the first few times. A different course everytime you play it.
$201 (cart not included), played on Monday, August 2011 at 10am
Best course outside Scotland I have ever played
$71 (cart not included), played on Thursday, December 2010 at 8am
Well worth a trip once in your life.
$176 (cart not included), played on Thursday, August 2009 at 2pm
All the Bandon Dunes courses are terrific, though I thought a couple of elements in the layout were kind of extreme. The distance and cost are the biggest obstacles. Very comparable in quality and both cheaper and more accessible is Chambers Bay in Tacoma. Check it out if you haven't already.
Do Not Recall (cart not included), played on Friday, May 2009 at 6am
Best links course in USA
$76 (cart not included), played on Thursday, January 2009 at 10am
One of the best golf destinations in USA.
$76 (cart not included), played on Tuesday, January 2007 at 10am
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Do Not Recall (cart included), played on Thursday, July 2015 at 10:00 AM
Greens were like Chambers Bay. Tiring to walk.