Bandon Dunes

4.5455000000 4.5 stars from 5 (11)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6732 yards
  • Slope: 143
  • Rating: 74.1

  • 57744 Round Lake Dr, Bandon, Oregon 97411, Coos County
  • (888) 345-6008, (541) 347-4380
  • (541) 347-8161
  • www.bandondunesgolf.com

Year built: 1999
Architect(s): David McLay Kidd
Type: Resort
Style: Links
Greens: Fescue
Fairways: Fescue
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6732 yards 74.1 143
Green 72 6221 yards 71.7 139
Gold 72 5716 yards 69.5 133
Gold (W) 72 5716 yards 75.9 136
Orange (W) 72 5072 yards 72.4 128

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.5 stars from 5
Overall Condition: 4.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Food & Beverage: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 11 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
5
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

11 out of 11 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for playing multiple courses walkers wildlife/ scenic views   Great for drinks  

Reviews


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"Bandon Dunes"


jpgreen3uga's avatar
Age: 25-34
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I've made the trip out to Bandon twice. This was my second trip. This time around, I thought Bandon was the best of four courses. Although, all four are tremendous. The best thing about the whole Bandon experience is they are all about golf and golfers. There isn't anything you don't need or anything that is overdone like you would see at Pebble Beach. In fact, I'd strongly suggest a trip to Bandon over Pebble. Bandon is cheaper and better!


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Bandon Dunes finishes fourth"


rnorthcutt88's avatar
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2014
Previously played Walked Good weather

Reviewed on

Ranking the courses at Bandon and necessarily picking which is the "worst" is a little like arguing who is the ugliest supermodel. There are no losers on this property.

But having that ...discussion ... with your buddies is part of the fun.

For me, the clear fourth place finisher (have not played the par three course but heard it is sublime) is Bandon Dunes. While it may have my favorite hole on the property in the 5th, as a group it lacks the excitement of the other tracks here. Let me be clear, the LAND is spectacular but in too many spots the golf course is not. Holes 9 and 18 are ordinary and tough to bestow greatness on a course with a pedestrian finish ( although Cypress Point is an exception ). In all, holes 1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 18 feel like you have played them before at any number of courses. Holes 4, 5, 6, 12, 15 -17 are breathtaking due in large part to the scenery but also the quality and visual interest of the golf hole. The other holes fall somewhere in between. You don't want to skip it and the resort as a whole is well worth the trouble to get there. Best in the country for my money. But if I had 7 rounds, I'd play the others again before Bandon Dunes.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Bandon Beckons!"


golfhack321's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

If you've never visited Bandon Dunes then you haven't experienced true links golf. Bandon is like Scotland except the staff members have better teeth and the food is better.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not quite what I expected"


acadia's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2013
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I have to admit that I was a little disappointed on my first visit here. Other than a couple of the holes, I wasn't as impressed as I expected to be. The facility itself is first class all the way and we will be going back to play the other courses, but probably not the Dunes.
The one hole that is a definite exception is number 16. That is one of the coolest golf holes that I've ever seen. I could play that hole 18 times in a row and call it a great day of golf.
Caddies are available and the one we had in our foursome was borderline useless. Was glad that I wasn't paying him. I've talked to others who had much better experiences though. So, if you chose to use the service just keep your fingers crossed.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 1/4 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"It's good, because it's so different than the others."


JayCoffinGC's avatar
Golf Channel
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2013
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I like it a lot, didn't love it though.

I think if I played it again I'd grow to love it more. There were just several blind shots that I thought were forced and unnecessary. They were there for the sake of it.

But it was another fun walk and it was the second round of a 36-hole day for me.


Player Tip: Rely heavily on the caddie for this round, there are several blind shots that can cause a predicament.

18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 1/4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The original course at Bandon never disappoints"


JayCoffinGC's avatar
Golf Channel
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2013
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Such a long trip from the East Coast but it's worth every single second.

The original course at Bandon never disappoints. Pacific Dunes is my favorite course on property, but Bandon is the one that I'd play every day if I could only play one.

I'll say the same thing I said about Pacific Dunes - I played here 10 years ago and thought I didn't remember much. But when I stepped on the first tee I immediately remembered every single hole as if I had played it a week prior.


Player Tip: If I had to play one of the 4 courses on a regular basis, Bandon would be my choice.

18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course



"Best par-3 course in the world"


JayCoffinGC's avatar
Golf Channel
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2013
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Only 13 holes, and you can take about 3 clubs with you, but it'll give you all the challenge you're looking for. You think it's going to be easy, and it is for better players, but for the higher handicapper you find yourself playing shots from distances you don't regularly hit.

Main tip: make sure you putt it off the 13th tee box down to the green below. It's a must. Hit a regular tee shot, then hit a putt. Play for skins too, because it's extremely cool.


Player Tip: Don't overlook this little beauty.

18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Dream Course"


KyleEarleyPGA's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2013
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The golf course is incredibly, simply walking down #4 fairway and all of a sudden the ocean opens up is very picturesque. Definitely one of the best holes I have ever played. Holes #4 and #16 I could play every day.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The original holds its own at Bandon Dunes"


BrandonTuckerGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age: 25-34
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2013
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Of the four championship courses at Bandon Dunes, I score the best on this one, and it's scenery and hole variety certainly holds its own with its prestigious neighbors. It's a lot of fun, particularly on the par 5s and the drivable, par-4 16th hole that feels a little like Pebble with the rock outcroppings above the coastline. Everything at Bandon is world class and it starts with the original course.


Player Tip: You better go for the green on 16. Don't wimp out!

18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


johnniewp's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/28/2012

Reviewed on

This course has super features however, quite a few blind shots on your drive but typical of link style course such as St. Andrews old course. Beautiful ocean scenery that rivals Pebble Beach. All and all a very good experience. David M.kidd is an excellent golf course designer. The greens fees are much too high for the course and they really need to bring them down. Also, it would be nice if they gave you a bag tag similar to the other golf course like kapalua, Pebble etc.


18 Hole Pace of Play: >5 hrs

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bandon Dunes"


AFleming's avatar
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2010
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

One of the best courses you will ever play, anywhere in the world. The first of the Bandon courses is probably the most "gettable" and perhaps also the most scenic. Most memorable was the iconic and quirky short par four 16th. I can't wait to get back.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course