If you haven’t visited Bandon Dunes you may have
a difficult time understanding “golf as it was meant to be”. For the golf lover
and purist, Bandon Dunes is an absolute must play.
There are dozens of reasons you and your buddies
should take a golf trip here but it would take all day to list those, so we’ve
come up with eight:
Four Championship Golf Courses- Bandon Dunes’
four Championship golf courses include Pacific Dunes, Old Macdonald, Bandon
Dunes and Bandon Trails. It’s very rare to find a golf resort that has such
diversity and choice. Old Macdonald is a classic links style course. Even a
purist might consider Old Macdonald a true links course; it’s just that great.
Pacific Dunes and Bandon Dunes play off the ocean like Pebble Beach with
stunning views and treacherous winds.
Bandon Trails is a parkland course with massive trees, small meadows and
rolling dunes. Many feel the need to skip the Trails course because there’s no
ocean, which is a big mistake as Bandon Trails is an experience not to be
Affordable months of travel- Have you had enough
touristy golf scenes? Well, this year you should give Bandon Dunes a try during
the months of May and June. The rates are lower and the property is much less
Phenomenal Par 3 course- Designed by Bill Coore
and Ben Crenshaw, Bandon Preserve is not your typical par 3 course. The views
of the ocean are spectacular and the layout forces the player to be creative
and strategic. The course is equipped with false fronts, mini pot bunkers, fast
greens and blind shots that will definitely settle all bets made between
playing partners. Don’t forget to stop at the little bunker bar off number two
for a snack and an ice-cold beverage. All proceeds from your round on this gem
go to The Wild Rivers Coast Alliance whose projects support the local
|The Preserve Par 3|
18 hole Punch Bowl Putting Course (May 2014)-
Located behind the Pacific Dunes clubhouse, the Punch Bowl putting course is a
massive green with elevation changes, “volcano dune features” and doglegs. The
inspiration comes from the Himalayas putting course in St. Andrews, where the
designer Tom Doak lived for two months after college.
5 star quality lodging- Sometimes you have to
sacrifice comfort for seclusion. Not at Bandon Dunes. All accommodations on
property are outstanding and are appointed with desired amenities like plush
bedding, HD televisions and WiFi. Your choices encompass the Grove Cottages,
Chrome Lake lofts, Lily Pond rooms, The Inn and the original Lodge.
|Grove Cottages |
Awesome looking clothing line- Have you ever
enjoyed a round of golf so much that you would even buy an over priced logo
shirt at the pro shop, then you get home and realize the logo looks cheesy and
the colors don’t match? This is not the case at Bandon Dunes, each golf course has its own logo and
the styles are sponsored by top brands like Peter Miller, Ashworth and Link
Soul. The clothes are sold at affordable prices and each pro shop has a
discount rack with styles from the previous year.
Delicious food- How can a resort be secluded but at the same time have world-class fare? At Bandon Dunes you can choose from a number of different options at one of the many restaurants on property. For more on food at Bandon Dunes click this link: Top 7 delicacies you must enjoy at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
Professional Caddie Program- Caddies can enhance
any golf experience. Bandon Dunes has an exceptional group of professional
caddies that work at their facility. They know the courses, take their jobs
seriously and want to ensure every client has a great experience even if they
aren’t playing well.