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#16 Jmikecpa

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 02:46 AM

I think you made the right call. Why don't you head to Bandon for a few days on one of your trips to Vegas. At least you are out west already.


That is the plan or get a vendor to invite me at another time when I have a few days free.


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#17 danblyth

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 05:50 AM

Hi, having played all of them during a visit in spring 2015, I have to say that while you're missing out not fitting them all in - I would certainly not miss trails out. In my opinion Trails ranks higher than old mac - I found the front 9 to be pretty weak in all honesty and while it does recover somewhat on the back I found trails to be much more memorable and to provide a sterner test.

Either way - have a great trip, and make sure you take in all there is to see and do while in the Pacific NW!


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#18 Kenny B

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 08:58 PM

I received the Bandon Dunes "magazine" today in my inbox.  Some of you might also get it, but here is the link.  It is a promo, but has a lot of information about the courses.

 

http://www.epubxmag....0135-2018/0?m4=

 



#19 PlaidJacket

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 10:59 PM

Thanks Kenny for the link to Bandon. I just scrolled through the pages looking at the photos and remembering. I've only been once but it was quite the experience. This type of golf isn't my fav but...it's so unique and different that I appreciate it. Memories?... the golf courses. After that... the courses. Then there is the food. Excellent!!! I've said before I think; that I wouldn't return but today I'm thinking I would. It's such an interesting place and the golf is difficult. Like the turf. Especially putting. I think I read a small blurb in the magazine that you don't play for score. Maybe so. I know I didn't score all that well on the courses but it was one hell of a challenge to put it lightly.

Almost forgot... the par three course was a blast too and I played it pretty good I recall.


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#20 Lefty78

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 12:33 AM

Good mag, the place is special for golfers.  I've been twice and probably going this year if I can work it out to get both son-in-laws there at the same time.     


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 12:42 AM

... Has anyone played at Bandon with light winds? Or is it always screaming and that is all part of the experience? The day we walked the course it had to be 25+. 


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#22 GolfJunkie302

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 12:56 AM

... Has anyone played at Bandon with light winds? Or is it always screaming and that is all part of the experience? The day we walked the course it had to be 25+.

I have a friend who played two years in a row in perfect weather with little wind. Not sure how you get that lucky. But I guess it is missing a little of the true Bandon experience.

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#23 Lefty78

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 01:11 AM

... Has anyone played at Bandon with light winds? Or is it always screaming and that is all part of the experience? The day we walked the course it had to be 25+. 

 

The wind hasn't been too bad for me, it will probably be be windy most days.  My S I L and his dad played in 40-50 winds, they have stories about blowing their caddie down and such.  I have played in pouring rain, they gave me a waterproof score card that day.  But the pencil marks washed off it, all I can see is the impression of the pencil marks.  


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#24 PlaidJacket

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 12:25 PM

... Has anyone played at Bandon with light winds? Or is it always screaming and that is all part of the experience? The day we walked the course it had to be 25+. 

When we were there we experienced all weather conditions.. except Wind! My group played in late May just before Memorial Day I recall. It was fitting that when we were driving in it was a sunny beautiful day. Than as we made our final turn leading directly to the courses it started getting foggy. Our first round was on Pacific and the day again was beautiful until we approached about midway into the back 9. Fog rolled in and the course became almost invisible. Later with a couple of holes left it lifted and the sun broke through. Made for an interesting round.

I'm glad we didn't experience the winds Bandon is so famous for. We did encounter a few instances where there was heavy mist or an occasional shower but all told I'd have to say the weather was very good.

One mistake I made playing Bandon was trying to play the courses like I'd play at home. Wrong! What would I do differently next time? Probably play the ball closer to the ground and take my caddie advice more often. We had good ones I thought and they knew what they were talking about. These courses play hard and fast. Or is that fast and hard?


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#25 Kenny B

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 02:06 PM

Weather on the Oregon coast can be a crap shoot.  I grew up an hour away from Newport.  I've seen very nice days in December with no wind and I've seen lots of wind in mid-summer.  As they say, "It is what it is" and part of the experience.  I'm cheap though.  I can drive there in a day, and I will be looking for a calm 5 day forecast this winter and hope for the best.



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 04:06 AM

Whatever the cost and effort, it’s worth it. The Bandon group of courses is as good as it gets. It’s an experience I’ll never forget. Wind is great. I hit a 458 drive downwind over the green and a 165 yard driver straight into the teeth. I’d go back any time.
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#27 Thin2win

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 04:13 AM

Whatever the cost and effort, it’s worth it. The Bandon group of courses is as good as it gets. It’s an experience I’ll never forget. Wind is great. I hit a 458 drive downwind over the green and a 165 yard driver straight into the teeth. I’d go back any time.

The wind is real at Bandon. But it adds to the experience. I have played #11 on Pacific with winds going each way. It's only 150 yards and I have used a 3 iron and a 56 wedge to reach it.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 06:01 PM

There are a few, flying into North Bend Oregon is the closest way, but the price is high looking at about $800.00 round trip from Portland.  The best best is to fly into Eugene Oregon rent a car and drive the 130 miles there.  Great drive through the mountains and down the coast.  Forgot to add, the flight from PDX to Eugene is about $200.00 plus bag fees round trip


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