Labor Day weekend wildfire leads to close call at Bandon Dunes

It was an eventful Labor Day weekend for one of America's top golf resorts.

A large wildfire just north of Bandon Dunes Resort along the Oregon coastline promoted area evacuations, including golfers on the Old Macdonald and Pacific Dunes golf course s.

The fire had been contained and put out by around 11 p.m. Monday, according to a report from KMTR, a local news station .

Bandon Dunes released this statement on their Facebook page :

At roughly 2 PM a fire reportedly started on the south end of the Sheep Ranch property and jumped the road heading up the ridge toward Old Macdonald. The local fire agencies raced to the scene and our agronomy teams did a spectacular job, acting quickly to contain the fire.

As a precautionary measure we evacuated Old Macdonald and Pacific Dunes. Old Macdonald will remain closed September 8th and reopen on the 9th.

Thank you for the wonderful support from Bandon Fire Chief Lanny Boston and his crew, the other fire agencies, staff of Bandon Dunes who provided help, as well as all the support from the community.


Meanwhile, at the time of the fire, Matt Ginella was tweeting out surreal images of the scene over the weekend:






Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.
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