57744 Round Lake Drive,
Bandon, Oregon 97411
18 holes. Woodland & duneland links. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Coastal woodland and duneland (for 3 holes).
Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw.
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.
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.
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 at Bandon Dunes: onsite accommodation is available at Bandon Dunes in a variety of luxury lodges, inns and cottages (see Where2Stay section below).
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance (maximum of 21 days in advance if not staying in Bandon Dunes' accommodations).
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
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.
Excellent - as good as they get.
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.
World: 87th best course in the world (GOLF magazine, 2020/21).
USA: 69th best course, and 14th best public course in the USA (Golf Digest, 2019/20).
State: 4th best course in Oregon (Golf Digest, 2019/20).
57744 Round Lake Drive, Bandon, OR 97411.
+1 (541) 347 4380Visit website
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.
Bandon Dunes; Bandon Trails; Pacific Dunes; Old Macdonald & Bandon Preserve (par-3 course).
1865 Beach Loop Drive, Bandon, OR 97411
+1 (541) 347 2453Visit website
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.
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