Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Bandon Trails course)

5-star : simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.
   Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Bandon Trails course) Est. 2005

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Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Bandon Trails course): The third course built at Bandon Dunes is no less impressive than the two links courses that came before it (Bandon Dunes and Pacific Dunes). Starting and finishing with its siblings amongst the dunes, the Trails course quickly turns inland and is predominantly played in a coastal pine forest. Here Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw crafted a superb golf course, full of linksy overtones but more tree-lined than its siblings.

The first hole of Bandon Trails starts atop a massive sand dune, then wriggles past a couple of smaller dunes to reach the green. The layout quickly traverses a sprawling meadow, before heading into the sloping terrain of the pine forest, eventually emerging back into the dunes at the par-4 18th.

Although ocean views are less frequent, the layout contains many fabulously crafted and scenic holes. The course is enjoyable to walk, although it does have some elevation changes as it ascends up to the highest vantage point at the tee of the short par-4 14th. Whereas the oceanside par-3s often command most attention on its companion courses, Bandon Trails is best characterised by two outstanding par-5s. Both the flattish 9th and uphill 16th are handsomely framed by an interplay of coastal pines, assorted fescues and ground vegetation, and plenty of stylish rustic bunkering. Unusually for a Bandon Dunes course, two water hazards also put in an appearance at the par-4 11th.

Like its siblings, Bandon Trails delivers a dramatic, uplifting and wonderfully natural golf experience. A bit like the inland sections of Cypress Point, the course provides a constant reminder that top-quality "coastal" golf doesn't have to be played directly alongside the beach. A must for visitors to the resort.

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

  +1 (541) 347 8161

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Golf Pro
Grant Rogers (Director of Instruction, Bandon Dunes)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Woodland & duneland links.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Coastal woodland and duneland (for 3 holes).
Designer: Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6765 5731 5064
Par 71 71 71
SSS or Slope 72.8 68.2 70.3
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?

The recent boom in building world-class "retro-links" golf courses arguably took-off on the back of Bandon Dune's undoubted success. Around the golfing world, courses like Cape Kidnappers, Kauri Cliffs, Barnbougle Dunes, Lost Farm, Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs, Chambers Bay, Arcadia Bluffs and Erin Hills have since become household names. But any such list would be incomplete without recognising Pete Dye's contribution in this area, with courses such as Kiawah Island's Ocean Course (1991) and Whistling Straits (1998), which pre-date all of the above mentioned courses.

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Published Ranking
2017/18 Golf Digest rating: 70th best course and 14th best public course in the USA; 4th best course in Oregon.
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Latitude: (43.1852)
Longitude: (-124.3911)
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Bandon Dunes Golf Resort 4/5-star
57744 Round Lake Drive, Bandon, OR 97411.
+1 (541) 347 4380

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

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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