Bandon Dunes

Bandon Dunes
Wood Sabold
3 Photos

Bandon Dunes

  • Course Type

  • GOLF Top 100 World Rank (2023-24)

  • Year

  • Architect

    David McLay Kidd
  • Par

  • Yardage


Course Overview

Bandon’s original course is a David McLay Kidd design draped atop craggy headlands above the Pacific. Ocean views stun the senses, along with bluff-top sand dunes sprinkled with Scotch broom and gorse bushes, coastal pines, crashing surf, wind-whipped tall native grasses and stacked sod bunkers. The most memorable seaside tests are the par-4 4th and 5th, the par-3 12th and the drivable par-4 16th, each with eye-popping scenery and enjoyable risk/rewards. The 2020 U.S. Amateur telecast from here was captivating. (Photo: Wood Sabold)

3 things to know

  • Hole everyone talks about

    No. 4, par-4, 410 yards: If you start with the original course at the resort, this will be your first look at the Pacific. It’s stunning.
  • Best non-golf amenity

    The views. Here’s a low-key favorite: Find your beverage of choice, pull up a seat on an adirondack chair behind the main resort building — and watch both golfers and the Pacific Ocean. It’s so good.
  • Insider tip

    Start planning now, but be patient. The place is popular, but worth the lengthy wait to earn a tee time.