Streamsong Resort Black Course Review

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My first visit to Streamsong Resort wasn’t for the purpose of playing golf. The trip took place in 2016 before the Black Course opened, and I was there to walk the new Gil Hanse layout and explore the design. I didn’t hit a single ball on the course (yes, it was painful not to), but I spent hours walking the … Read More

Bandon Preserve Photo Tour

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Bandon Preserve is the 13-hole short course at Bandon Dunes. It is an absolute blast, and while this won’t be a full “review,” I did want to showcase the short course on the website. The Coore & Crenshaw-designed course was built in the dunes below the Bandon Trails clubhouse, and it opened in 2012. It took about an hour and a half … Read More

Bandon Trails Review

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The quick trip to Bandon Dunes for LINKS Magazine couldn’t have gone much better. The weather was clear, cool, and windy, and although I only had two days at the resort before heading inland, I was able to pack in tons of golf. My round at Bandon Trails fell after a morning round on the Bandon Dunes course. We finished that … Read More

Cabot Cliffs Review

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This review was written by Keith Olbrantz, who has contributed Irish course reviews to the site in the past. Fortunately for us, he spend a few days up in Nova Scotia and the photos are amazing… To see all of his reviews, click here. In 2005, Ben Cowan-Dewar entered into an agreement with the town of Inverness on Cape Breton … Read More

Bandon Dunes Review

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My attitude towards Bandon Dunes prior to my first visit was a mixture of emotions. On one hand, I desperately wanted to visit the property and see the famous courses in person. On the other, I didn’t want be one of the Bandonistas who does nothing but sing the praises of the resort while comparing it to everything else. I … Read More

Pacific Dunes Review

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My flight into North Bend, Oregon swung low and made a sweeping pass right over the courses at Bandon Dunes. Despite having never visited the resort before, I quickly picked the clifftop holes at Pacific Dunes out of the crowd… Others golfers on the flight did the same, and the excitement was palpable as everyone de-boarded. Thankfully, only 35 minutes … Read More

Kingsbarns Golf Links Review

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Kingsbarns Golf Links is located a short fifteen minute drive from St Andrews. It is a young course, being slightly more than ten years old, but it has been met with great praise. Kingsbarns is a Kyle Phillips design and is absolutely stunning. It is currently ranked #54 in the world and it unquestionably deserves that ranking. This latest round … Read More