Bill Satterfield

Bill Satterfield's Take on Bandon Crossings


Bandon, Oregon | Bandon Crossings

Architect: Dan Hixson
Year: 2007
Rate: $35 - 75 (replay 50% of daily fee)

87530 Dew Valley Lane, Bandon, Oregon 97411
(541) 347-3030

public
driving range available
motorized golf carts and pull carts available


What to Expect:  Bandon Crossings will always live in the shadow of the grand Bandon Resort found north on Highway 101, but don’t underestimate what Crossings brings to the table for this small coastal town. Found more inland than the links courses found at the resort, Bandon Crossings has a totally different feel than the Bandon Resort courses due to the type of turf (bent and rye grass), stronger elevation changes, and more of a feeling of being in the Pacific Northwest (trees!). The plush conditions are a nice break for your feet if you’ve been golfing 36 holes a day on the firm conditions found at the Resort which conditions also offers an alternative style of play to enjoy as your ball and clubs react differently to the turf. There are more places to lose your ball at Crossings than at the Resort, but the fairways and playing angles are generous and you would rarely, if ever, find yourself frustrated with the layout. There is an excellent variety of hole lengths, shapes, and directions which provides endless variety to this affordable course. Locals will tell you there are no gimmie putts on Hixson’s greens which feature subtle contours that will challenge every skill level at every distance. The clubhouse is quite modest, the patrons down to earth, and the whole setup feels like coming home. One more unique thing about Bandon Crossings is the “North Nine” which allows golfers to play holes 1-5 (selecting the alternative upper green on #5) and then finishing on holes 15-18. This collection of holes are found on the flatter terrain at Crossings creating an easier walk and avoids the toughest holes thus creating a great routing to take the family on. If you find yourself in Bandon, you owe it to yourself to add Crossings to your schedule.

Signature Hole:  5th – 545 Yard Par 5

Bandon Crossings 5th approach

Individual Hole Analysis

Best Par 3:  11th – 195 Yards

Bandon Crossings 11th

Best Par 4:  3rd – 420 Yards

Bandon Crossings 3rd

Best Par 5:  4th – 495 Yards

Bandon Crossings 4th

Birdie Time:  16th – 325 Yard Par 4

Bandon Crossings 16th back

Bogey Beware:  7th – 430 Yard Par 4

Bandon Crossings 7th