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Five Reasons Why Bandon Dunes

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AFFORDABILITY Unlike many world-re-

nown golf resorts Bandon allows you to enjoy a week- end of golf without going into debt. Other resorts nickel and dime guests, but on the Oregon coast value runs through every aspect of the 11-year-old golf destination. Various lodging options

are available on site mak- ing walking to dinner or to the pro shop a breeze. For those wanting to get off their feet, prompt shuttle services leave no need for a car on property. Lodging options go for as low as $200 in peak season and lofts and cottages allow for group stays. While not decadent, the secluded options suit golfers’ needs while The Inn, located steps from Bandon’s 18th

more than 36 holes per day is complimentary. This is clearly not a case of a resort trying to make it hard on the guest or squeezing out an extra few dollars. Keiser and company want guests to play as much golf as the day permits.

for our meatloaf is some- what intertwined with the recipe for a good day at Bandon Dunes: Work up a hellacious appetite walking 36 holes along the ocean, down a couple of cold Mirror Pond Pale Ales, then sink your teeth into our ketchup-sauced meatloaf just like Grandma used to make,” Keiser explained in the book, The Club Menu. If you are still stand-

ing after a day full of golf, make sure to relax in the downstairs Bunker Bar in the Lodge with a cold beer on tap and a game of poker or billiards.

Meatloaf from McKee’s Pub

green, is similar to what you would find at upscale resorts around the country. Green fees vary by

season; $75 for low season and $220 for peak (May- Oct.) with all four courses priced the same. Replay rates can be as low as $40 and golfers may play their replay rounds on any of the courses where tee times are available. For those who welcome blisters, playing

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The restaurants at Bandon excel in staples such as cold beer on tap, burg- ers and sandwiches and a solid wine list. McKee’s Pub, The Gallery, Pacific Grill and Tufted Puffin Lounge are not your typi- cal run-of-the-mill golf eateries; Pacific Grill offers 360° views, daily soup specials (Tomato Basil is a favorite), fruit smoothies, fresh fish and your dessert choice of homemade cook- ies positioned around ice cream that will leave you staggering back to your third tee time. You can’t talk about the food at Bandon without mentioning the meatloaf served at McKee’s Pub. The hearty dish contains a mix of beef, veal and pork served with gravy, smashed potatoes and green beans. “The recipe


COURSE DESIGN Pacific Dunes, Ban-

don Dunes and Bandon Trails are ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses by Golf Di- gest. Pac Dunes leads the way and is currently 14th, Bandon Dunes is 33rd and Bandon Trails rounds out the trio at 80th. When Old Macdonald is available for recognition next year it will certainly follow suit and may even surpass all oth- ers to become the highest

Bandon Dunes

Pacific Dunes

ranked course on property. As a testament to the designers (Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw, Doak, Urbina and David McLay Kidd), the four courses seem as if they were discovered, not designed. The courses were laid out to be played along the ground and various swales and undula- tions make the journey unpredictable. No hole is contrived, overly narrow or claustrophobic and the untamed layouts play firm


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