Bandon Dunes

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Bandon, Oregon | Bandon Dunes

Architect: David McLay Kidd
Year: 1999

57744 Round Lake Road
Bandon, Oregon 97411
(541) 347-4380

Course Access: Public

driving range available
walking only - caddies and pull carts available
on-site accommodations

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The original course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort and the one that started it all.  Set amidst the dunes and cliffs of the Pacific Ocean this is true links golf at its finest.  With the pot bunkers, gorse bushes, wind and seaside views it’s easy to forget that you’re playing in America and not the United Kingdom.

Local Knowledge:  The par three 12th hole that sits dramatically on the edge of a cliff is the first hole that was built on the property.

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The Itinerant Golfer

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Bandon Dunes)

The last course our group played on our Bandon Dunes trip was actually the first course that was built for the resort and the one that started the whole Bandon Dunes phenomena. There is a little more detail on the history of the course in my previous post from my visit a few years ago, so I’m not going to go into that here. So, on our third day of golf at Bandon Dunes we were finally playing the original course. Not all of the guys in our 12 man group was playing this round so we had an odd number of five guys. We split up into a two-ball and a three-ball and for some reason I don’t exactly remember we put the three-ball out first. I’m not sure why we did that considering that the two-ball consisted of me and the one other guy on the trip who… More >

The Itinerant Golfer

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Bandon Dunes)

In the late 1990s David McLay Kidd was hired by Mike Keiser to design and build a golf course on a section of the 1,200 acre parcel of land he owned along the rugged coast of Oregon. Building a golf course in such a remote location was a HUGE leap of faith on Mr. Keiser’s part as the “Build It And They Will Come" philosophy was not exactly a tried and true business model at the time. However, like all great entrepreneurs, Keiser did not let the critics and detractors discourage him and he forged ahead with his project. This wonderful new course, Bandon Dunes, opened in 1999 and became the foundation upon which the resort would build for the next couple of years. Once the course opened a remarkable buzz began to build among golf aficionados and before anyone could say or even think "Keiser's Folly" golfers began arriving… More >

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