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

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

How Does Bandon Dunes Compare to Scotland?

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Should I go to Bandon Dunes or Scotland? How different are they? The weather is the same, right? How about the cost? These are all common questions that I receive via email and social media from website readers. And, up until earlier this month, I could never answer it! I lived in Scotland for four years playing golf almost every … Read More