Course Review and Comments
As a bogey golfer, I visit various courses to have fun. I am in awe of what good golfcourse architects can get out of some land! I don't expect to break a course record. I HAD A BLAST at Bandon Dunes playing both Bandon Dunes and Pacific Dunes. The guy who commented that this doesn't compare to Pebble or Pinehurst... get over yourself! We've all done that. Now go play golf to have fun. While walking on Bandon Dunes the night before playing it, I happened to see #16 and almost had an attack! I went to bed wondering how I was going to play that hole. Approaching the first tee I was already thinking of that 16th hole. I have to say that my caddie, Dave Phillips, was amazing. As a low handicapper himself, he made me see so much in each and every hole both days through the green. Guess what... I parred 16... Like Pebble the deer are tame letting us come within 10 feet of them. If you want evn more fun, then go to McKees after your round (Guinness on tap!) If you have to break every record known to golf every time you go to a new course, guess I won't believe you and I suspect you wouldn't be fun to play with anyway. But if you want to stand on a tee box and see a green up above seeming to float on top of the Pacific Ocean, if you want to play huge fescue greens, if you want undulating fairways, if you want drop dead gorgeous views that make focusing on the next shot very difficult, if you want Shoe in the caddy shack to take SUCH good care of you, if you want personable starters and an amazing caddie, then head for Bandon. Of course, if none of that appeals to you, you better stay home. Otherwise, see ya at McKees this Christmas!
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January 05th, 2011 09:34
An intriquing layout that tests the skill level of all handicaps. Generous sized greens with undulations galore.Take a caddie.
May 16th, 2009 09:51
I HAVE PLAYED THE WORLD'S GREAT COURSES...THIS RESORT IS MY FAVORITE BY FAR. THEY NOW OFFER 4 SPECTACULAR TRACKS. I PLAYED ALL FOUR AND WOULD RATE BANDON DUNES AT THE TOP. THIS IS A LINKS COURSE TO
January 20th, 2009 21:06
Although intimadating at first, one can settle in for a fun and relaxing round as you pass through some of the most beatiful vistas on the mid Pacific coast.Fairways are generous but;there are challen
May 16th, 2008 11:03
Some of the most overrated golf courses I have ever played. The resort was a pleasant surprise - excellent food and wine but the golf was mediocre. Pacific Dunes is an awful golf course - their vari
April 03rd, 2008 15:05
Played in late March. Yes, there was every type of weather (rain, wind, hail, cold) but none of it lasted too long, and it didn't diminish the enjoyment of playing these 3 great courses. I like Paci
March 19th, 2008 18:00
I and 10 golf buddies stayed at the resort and played all three courses. Collectively they are the most difficult, wonderful, and maddening golf courses I have ever played. Do NOT play here if you a
February 07th, 2008 08:19
We played in winter and expected some rain: and got it. But the round was great! The design and location, perfect. I now know what gorse, truly is. I plan to do it again, and play the other courses al
February 06th, 2008 22:53
Why play Pebble? The courses are in better shape and the staff is wonderful as opposed to the pompous and snooty staff at Pebble. The views are the best on the west coast...a total first class operati
October 30th, 2007 13:48
I played Pacific Dunes. Incredible golfing experience. I can't wait to go back. The layout was challenging, but fair. I had never played anything like it. It's almost the perfect topography for a
September 04th, 2007 11:46
Bandon Dunes is one of three courses there. We played Pacific Dunes and Bandon Trails there too. Each was an awesome golf course, each with enough differences between each that there was no question y
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