Bandon Dunes Golf Resort – Pacific Dunes coursewww.bandondunesgolf.com
"Pacific Dunes...emerges as perhaps the last great meeting of sand and sea on American soil."
Bandon Dunes is true to the spirit of Scotland’s ancient links. Here, players immerse themselves in the traditions of a timeless game and the grandeur of Oregon’s rugged coast. Sweeping, untamed shores stretch for miles. Primeval grassy dunes roll to the sea. Four distinctly different courses have been conceived in harmony with the natural environment. They combine with all the essential elements to reveal a new golf experience every time you play. The soul of the game resides here. Players walk. And at the end of the day, gracious hospitality comforts each guest like a warm, friendly embrace. This is Bandon Dunes. This is golf as it was meant to be.
Designed by Tom Doak, Pacific Dunes opened in 2001. It is remarkably different in character and shot making requirements than our other courses. Pacific Dunes doesn't feel like it was built as much as it was discovered. Rippling fairways remain just as they were found and natural bunkers line the landscape as they have for centuries. The course emerges from shore pines to spectacular 60-foot sand dunes. When the wind blows, precise approach shots are a necessity. Pacific Dunes is short enough to give you hope, but rugged enough to test every facet of your game.
Location: Bandon, Oregon, USA
Year founded: 1999 and Pacific Dunes course opened in 2001
Courses: Bandon Dunes (6732 yards), Pacific Dunes (6633 yards), Bandon Trails (6765 yards), Old Macdonald (6978 yards)
Architect: Bandon Dunes: David McLay Kidd (1999) & Pacific Dunes: Tom Doak (2001)
Hole #4 - 463 yards par 4
Playing along the Pacific Ocean, this is one of the greatest par-fours in the world. Favor the left side of the fairway with your tee shot, for obvious reasons. A large slope on the front left of this green will naturally feed balls to the right. At no time can you miss it right!
Hole #13 - 444 yards par 4
The thirteenth is one hole that you will never forget! Venturing into the prevailing wind this long hole will play even longer. There is much more room to the right on this fairway than it appears from the tee. With a very deep and slightly elevated green it is going to be difficult to tell where the hole is located, so consult your hole location sheet carefully.
Course played: Pacific Dunes
Date played: 30th October, 2011