Sitting on top of the cliffs near North End, Oregon, Bandon Dunes is probably the ultimate destination for pure golfing heaven on the planet.
The resort has 7 courses in total with 4 of them ranked inside the top 15 golf courses in the United States.
Pacific Dunes: Designed by Tom Doak - Slope 142 - Ranked #2
Bandon Dunes: Designed by David McLay Kidd - Slope 143 - Ranked #7
Old Macdonald: Designed by Charles Blair Macdonald - Slope 131 - Ranked #12
Bandon Trails: Designed by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw - Slope 130 - Ranked #15
The Sheep Ranch: Being designed by Crenshaw & Moore - will be finished in 2020.
There is also the 13 hole, par 3 course called Bandon Preserve and the 2.3 acre putting green designed by Tom Doak called The Punchbowl. There is an extensive 50 acre practice facility that includes everything you will need to perfect your game before you step onto any of the golf courses. There are 2 full ranges (North & South facing), a one acre putting green, 2 short game areas (including bunkers) and passes are only $10 for a whole day. It also includes complimentary coffee and tea at the practice range clubhouse. Incredible!
As you might of been able to already tell, this facility is built for the serious golfer and unlike just about all of the golf courses in America, there are NO GOLF CARTS available. This is a walking only facility and because it is only built for golfers, we recommend that partners who do not golf should not come on this trip. Bandon Dunes is in an area of Oregon that is not heavily populated, so outside of the actual resort, there is not much to do. Hiking and fishing is available to resort guests, but that is about it.
But don't think that because it is a walking only facility that it will be difficult to get around the course. Bandon has some of the best caddies in the country and some of those who caddy on the pro tour sometimes take a break and work here. You can get the same caddy for all the rounds of golf you have here, or be assigned one each round. You also can get a group caddy that will assist your group in playing the course by giving yardages, raking bunkers etc. So your enjoyment of the game will depend on which way you want to play it. A personal caddy will carry your bag as well as perform just like a tour caddy would and the cost is $100 per round. A group caddy will NOT carry your bag, but assist every member of your group for about $40 per person.
Accommodations at the resort are very comfortable, without being overly luxurious. You can spring for a more luxurious room, but it probably isn't necessary. From a 4 bedroom cottage, to a 2 bedroom loft or just a standard room, Bandon offers very comfortable lodgings at a great rate. There are also 6 different places you can grab a meal through the resort, so you will never go hungry or thirsty after your round has finished.
Please take a look at this video because it will really outline just how special this place is. It is pure golfing heaven from beginning to end. Decide for yourself if Bandon Dunes is for you. If you think it is, then send an email to our website partners and they will let you know more about the upcoming golf trip.