2023 Bandon Dunes
Par 72 – 7212 Yards
The first course at the resort, Bandon Dunes, opened on May 19, 1999. Bandon Dunes was designed by Scotsman David McLay Kidd, and it instantly garnered high praise. The course was one of Kidd’s early efforts in designing a golf course. Since opening, the original golf course on property has been adjusted. Alterations include significant amounts of gorse removal and a rerouting of the par 3, second hole. Bandon Dunes is traditionally home to resort guest’s lowest scores, thanks to its forgiving landing areas off the tee and mildly to moderately undulated green complexes.
Golf was born on rugged, wind-swept land just like this. Every hole, every hazard, every shot is defined by nature’s infinite presence. As the elements change, so does the game. It’s all part of the tradition of links golf. Lies are tight and conditions are lean. Bounce and roll are a better measure of quality than color. Mastery of the ground game becomes a more important skill than raw power. The ingenious and inventive player is rewarded with multiple options on nearly every shot. Amongst the massive dunes and hearty pines, you’ll discover golf in its purest state. Where nature is embraced, not conquered. And where the traditions of a time-honored game yield to an experience unlike any other.
Designed by Tom Doak and opened in 2001, Pacific Dunes 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.
When Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw began working in the sand to uncover our third course, they faced the challenge of following Bandon Dunes and Pacific Dunes. Opened in 2005, Bandon Trails begins atop a massive sand dune, then quickly opens into a sprawling meadow. The routing then works higher into the coastal forest, before finally returning to finish in the dunes. The course is enjoyable to walk and is a constant reminder of how the game was originally created among inland rolling dunes with dramatic ocean vistas.
“Bandon Trails… takes its rightful place on the short list of pilgrimages all golfers must make before they die – because odds are golf in Heaven can’t compare.” – GOLF Magazine
The fourth course at Bandon Dunes pays homage to golf course architect Charles Blair Macdonald by asking one simple question: What would Macdonald have created had the Oregon Coast been his canvas? Inspired by Macdonald’s iconic work, course architects Tom Doak and Jim Urbina crafted a course that seeks the answer upon vast greens, among myriad angles of play, and from the depths of fierce bunkers. By celebrating these classic concepts of design, we honor the traditions of this game we love.
“The hottest course in America right now – looks like it was lifted, cleaned and placed from the West of Scotland.” – Golf Digest
Renovated by the world-class design team of Coore & Crenshaw and co-founded by Phil Friedmann and Mike Keiser, the Sheep Ranch was for many years a mysterious golf landscape just north of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. Now with one mile of ocean frontage, nine green sites right along the edge of the continent, and stunning Pacific Ocean views on every hole, Sheep Ranch continues the legacy of “Golf As It Was Meant to Be” on the Pacific Coast.
As a walking-only golf resort, our goal is to enhance your experience through the utilization of caddies. Caddies come to Bandon Dunes with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Some are professional caddies from other resorts, private clubs, and professional tours. We also have an extensive training program for those who wish to start a new career as a caddie. Additionally, we support the Evans Scholarship program and many of our caddies are Evans Scholars. As Thomas Dunne with Travel and Leisure Magazine wrote, “The Bandon Dunes caddie program should be the blueprint for American resort golf.”
Tuesday June 6th – Friday June 9th, 2023
June 6 – Tuesday
3pm @ Bandon Trails – https://www.bandondunesgolf.com/golf/golf-courses/bandon-trails
9pm @ McKees Pub – https://www.bandondunesgolf.com/food-spirits/restaurants/mckees-pub
June 7 – Wednesday
11:20am @ Sheep Ranch – https://www.bandondunesgolf.com/golf/golf-courses/sheep-ranch
5:30 @ Bandon Preserve – https://www.bandondunesgolf.com/golf/golf-courses/preserve
8pm @ The Forge Steakhouse – https://www.bandondunesgolf.com/food-spirits/restaurants/the-forge
June 8 – Thursday
7:30am @ Old Macdonald – https://www.bandondunesgolf.com/golf/golf-courses/old-macdonald
2:40pm @ Pacific Dunes – https://www.bandondunesgolf.com/golf/golf-courses/pacific-dunes
7pm @ Punchbowl – https://www.bandondunesgolf.com/golf/golf-courses/punchbowl
8:30pm @ Tufted Puffin Lounge – https://www.bandondunesgolf.com/food-spirits/restaurants/tufted-puffin
June 9 – Friday
7am @ Bandon Dunes – https://www.bandondunesgolf.com/golf/golf-courses/bandon-dunes
Noon – Depart
The Lodge at Bandon Dunes is the epicenter of activity at the resort and includes 17 single rooms, each with one queen bed. It is also home to three 4-bedroom suites. Rooms have views of the Bandon Dunes golf course and the coast, while others have views of the dunes and surrounding woods.