Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Bandon Dunes course)


5+ (5 gold): one of our top-rated 5-star courses, worhty of 5½ stars.
   Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Bandon Dunes course) Est. 1999

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Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Bandon Dunes course): As the oldest layout in the Bandon Dunes championship quartet, the Bandon Dunes course blazed the trail for those that came after, both here and around the world. Designed by Scotsman David McLay-Kidd, the course is perched on a bluff high above the Pacific Ocean. The layout unfolds along pristine native dunes where expansive ocean views are revealed on nearly every hole.

The Bandon Dunes course is largely sculpted by the gently rolling dunes, and routed through an open almost treeless environment of indigenous vegetation. Beyond breathtaking scenery lies the game of golf as it has been played for generations. Winds are ever-present, creating a different experience each time you play.

Laid out in two nine-hole loops, open pleasantly undulating terrain and fescued mounds dominate the scene. Threatening wayward shots is a myriad of rugged crater-like bunkering and plenty of mischievous pot bunkers. Like its siblings, there are few water hazards, but plenty of firm fast playing surfaces, not least in and around the greens. From the tee you look out to reassuringly wide (sometimes very wide) landing areas.

Every golfer will develop his or her personal favourites amongst this stunning collection of golf holes. Hard to beat the six ocean-front holes (three on the front-nine, three on the back) that sit directly on top of the bluff. Just behind them are equally captivating and challenging holes. The stretch from the par-4 4th to the par-3 6th is majestic. Or perhaps you'll savour the closing stretch, starting at the intimidating long par-3 15th and stunningly scenic short par-4 16th. The views on this closing stretch are among the best from any golf course .... anywhere.

At America's favourite links golf resort, playing the original Bandon Dunes layout is a must. In our opinion it's the Bandon layout that gets closest to the classic links courses of Britain and Ireland .... it also offers the best of the resort's oceanside scenery and coastal views.

Stay & Play: on-site accommodation is available at Bandon Dunes in a variety of luxury lodges, inns and cottages (see Where2Stay section below).

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Making Contact

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
57744 Round Lake Drive,
Bandon, Oregon 97411
USA
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Office   +1 (541) 347 4380
Pro Shop   +1 (888) 345 6008
Fax

  +1 (541) 347 8161

Email   reservations@bandondunesgolf.com
Website   www.bandondunesgolf.com
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Golf Pro
 
Grant Rogers (Director of Instruction, Bandon Dunes)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Oceanside links.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Coastal duneland.
 
Designer: David McLay-Kidd
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6732 5716 5072
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.1 69.5 72.4
 
At the Same Location:
The resort's 18-hole golf courses are: Bandon Dunes (par-72, 6732 yds from back tees); Bandon Trails (par-71, 6765 yds); Pacific Dunes (par-71, 6633 yds); Old Macdonald (par-71, 6944 yds). In addition the resort includes the 13-hole Bandon Preserve short course (par-49, 1468 yds from back tees); a wonderful collection of links-style par-3 holes crafted by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw.
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How2Get There?

6 mi N of Bandon.
5 miles north of Bandon town, off Hwy 101. Look out for the Resort indicator tower on the west side of the Highway.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (July thru' Sept): $325 (all days). June & Oct $295. [Contact club for full details, resort guest rates, discounts, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance (maximum of 21 days in advance if not staying in Bandon Dunes' accommodations).
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. All Bandon Dunes courses are walking-only. Ricksha (pull-trolleys) are available if a caddie is not used.

Caddies readily available and used by most players; caddie fee and tip is paid directly to the caddie. Caddies should generally be booked in advance. Use of a caddie is not compulsory.

Practice facilities
Excellent - as good as they get.
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Did you know?

Mike Keiser, co-founder of greeting card giant Recycled Paper Greetings, fell in love with the links golf courses of the British Isles. He decided these coastal duneland courses, much visited by North American golfers, needed to be brought much closer to home. And so Bandon Dunes was created - an out of the way golfer's paradise, built alongside the Pacific Ocean, amongst impressive Oregon dunes.

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Published Ranking
2017/18 Golf Digest rating: 36th best course and 7th best public course in the USA; 2nd best course in Oregon.
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Location

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Latitude: (43.1884)
Longitude: (-124.3904)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort 4/5-star
57744 Round Lake Drive, Bandon, OR 97411.
+1 (541) 347 4380
www.bandondunesgolf.com

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort offers several excellent quality accommodation options. Included among these are The Lodge and The Inn, as well as plenty of luxury condominiums.

Golf at this hotel Bandon Dunes; Bandon Trails; Pacific Dunes; Old Macdonald & Bandon Preserve (par-3 course).
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles Bandon Crossings
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Sunset Oceanfront Lodging 
1865 Beach Loop Drive, Bandon, OR 97411
+1 (541) 347 2453
www.sunsetmotel.com

Situated on higher ground overlooking a sandy beach, impressive sea stacks and the Pacific Ocean, Sunset Oceanfront Lodging offers beach access and a variety of accommodations, large and small, rustic and modern.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Bandon Crossings (5.5 mi)
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Golf within 20 miles Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (4x18 hole courses)
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