57744 Round Lake Rd., Bandon, Oregon 97411, US
(877) 652-2122
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About Bandon Dunes

Located on the southwestern coast of Oregon, Bandon Dunes Resort is one of the country's largest and most popular golf resorts. It is home to pure links golf on bluffs along the Pacific Ocean. The first course opened in 1999, Bandon Dunes, and was soon joined by Pacific Dunes, a Tom Doak design, which vaulted to as high as the best public course in the U.S. according to some national panels. Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw added Bandon Trails, which is a little further inland in forest. Old MacDonald was added fourth, followed by a par-3 course, Bandon Preserve. In 2020, Bandon Dunes reopened the Sheep Ranch, which was formerly an off-property private course. Coore & Crenshaw turned it into a bunker-less 18-hole course. There are a wide variety of lodging accommodations that will satisfy any group at Bandon Dunes, starting with rooms and suites in the lodge and inn, to larger home and multi-bedroom units. One of the great perks of a Bandon Dunes visit is the 24-hour courtesy shuttle that transfers golfers from their accommodations to golf courses, dining and off-course amenities. While there is not a full-service spa, there is a massage center, as well as fitness center, hot tub and sauna. The golf courses at Bandon Dunes are all walking only and caddies are available.

Facts

Price Range$$$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres1200
Year Opened1999
Number of Units500+

Amenities

RestaurantsBar, Casual
Room TypesRoom, Suite, Villas/Casitas
Short CourseYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Beach AccessYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Bandon Dunes

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Reviews

4.8
116 Reviews (116)

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Reviews 24
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Oregon Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

The Next Great Bandon Dunes Course

Adding a fifth great course to the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort seems like a monumental task. But they may have done everything right to be the perfect compliment to the other four phenomenal courses.

The Sheep Ranch is a fabled piece of property that has existed North of Old Mac for years. The cliff line and views have always been utterly fantastic. So now to see it finally come to life with a full 18 holes golf course was amazing. Nearly 9 greens on the water and views of the ocean on almost every single hole including the clubhouse.

The course itself is still very young, the greens were slow but showing tons of promise. The routing and lack of sand bunkers make for a very fun round as this could end up being the easiest course at the resort. But there is a secret weapon for the Sheep Ranch, the wind can turn this course into the most difficult as there is zero protection and almost always wind of some kind.

You won't find too many courses that are more fun and and a course that compliments a resort that is already the best in the world.

Go play it. Just do it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played

Rush, Rush Rush

Great conditions and perfect weather. Fantastic golf course in a beautiful, rugged part of the world. The only downside is the constant chorus of course marshals telling you to hurry up, when you are on top of the group ahead. I understand the desire to get as many players through the course as possible, but this was ridiculous.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

A personal favorite

This course is a gem. I suppose most might ignore it since it isn't on the coastline, but don't let it fool you, it has every type hole you could want.

When you birdie here you feel great joy, a triple bogey comes from simply a bad shot. It feels like an available Augusta, with tons of scenic shots.

I loved this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Very Hard

I played this to see if I'd enjoy the Scottish links-style of golf and I think afterward, I can safely say, I am an American.

The course is fun, challenging and hard, but the biggest difficulties come in terms of length, with the solid wind in your face, par fours play like par fives, and the greens resemble hard oak as opposed to greens.

It is an experience and to break 90 from the green tees, I felt very good. I would not view this as a leisure course and I feel you NEED A CADDY for this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

So much fun for a short course

For those going to Bandon OR this short course is not to be missed. Although the holes are fairly short, the green complexes mimic the regulation courses on site. The greens have lots of slope and are bunkered well. Just take a few clubs with you and let your imagination take over. The price seems a bit high, but the proceeds fund environmental concerns in the area. Each hole has multiple tee markers so you can vary the distance for each hole.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

The Bandon Experience

Our foursome made the pilgrimage to Bandon with much anticipation. If you are a serious golfer you know about Bandon but until you go there, you don’t know Bandon. Having been fortunate to play any of the top 100 golf courses in America I can without hesitation say that collectively Bandon is the Best! Each one of us had a favorite course and each one being different. If you can do it!!! JUST DO IT! Lastly, the 13 hole Preserve just might be the best golf course in the world!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 47
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Good Old Mac

What a fun course! This course is stellar, and has such unique holes unlike what we normally play in the U.S.

Nice and forgiving off the tee, the rest is all challenging. Take a caddie! Tyler was my awesome caddie, who even convinced me to putt out of a bunker to a super-nasty pin placement (it was the right play and was able to stay on the green).

Combine the layout along w/ top notch service and Old Mac is amazing!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 47
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Simply the best !

Pacific Dunes deserves the top ranking, of all the Bandon courses (for now, Sheep Ranch to be better??)

The layout, shot value, and endless views of the Pacific Ocean...almost too good to be true! The greens were absolutely perfect and staff is beyond great.

Make sure you play Pacific Dunes (if you can't play them all) if it is your first trip to Bandon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 47
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Great Shorty's

Shorty's was my first stop when I arrived at Bandon. It was the perfect introduction to the facility.

Great layout, gives you the chance to get a feel for how hard the championship courses will be, without being too difficult.

It just an awesome par 3 course! It is right next to the massive practice green (size of half a football field). The driving range is there as well.

Shorty's doesn't seem to get a lot of love, but lots of fun!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Another Great Golf Track at Bandon

This course played a tiny bit easier for me than the other Bandon properties. The greens are larger and the fairways are generous. That is not to say this is not a test. Old Macdonald has some of the harder holes at Bandon. Enjoy, but do bring a caddy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

True Links Experience - I felt Like I was in Scotland!

Some truly spectacular ocean views on a challenging links course. I enjoyed every hole. The greens were fantastic!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

My Absolute Favorite of the Bandon-based Courses!

What can I say. I have played some great courses in my time, but this one rates as one of the best ever! Nothing disappoints on this true links course. Make the trip. I strongly recommend a caddy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Not to miss Par 3 Experience!

Every hole combines great design with spectacular views. The greens were pristine! I found myself wishing for five more holes! Don’t pass this up!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Golf as it was meant to be played...

Bandon sets a high bar with their slogan. This course did not disappoint! A caddy is a BIG help. Use one.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

Views upon views

Pacific Dunes is a breathtakingly beautiful course on the Oregon coast. You can go wrong with any of the courses at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. The deer roaming the course on the cliffs above the water will leave you speechless. The greens are incredible with sweeping views and challenging par 3’s. I highly recommend visiting Bandon Dunes and playing all of the courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 45
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Awesome

My favorite of the 4 courses. Did 36. take a caddie.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 45
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Blown Away..

First round of the 4 days. awesome layout very windy , caddies are great and new the strength of the wind. Sometimes it is a 3 club wind sometimes 4.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing

Old Mac

2nd trip to Bandon 1 st round on old Mac. Impressed. Great experience every die hard should do. Only beef is the cost, you have to save to go there.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 62
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

A Gorgeous Test of Golf

Bandon Dunes was the last course I played on my trip to the resort. I was beat up and sore, but I still had a blast after my first tee shot rejuvenated me. The views are spectacular no matter your proximity to the ocean. This was the softest course, in my opinion, but it played just as linksy as the others. Kidd is an exceptional architect. Each hole is different and has purpose. As with the other courses, this is an exceptionally fun golfing experience. Head to Oregon and play these world-class courses.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 62
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Vast and Spectacular

Old Macdonald seems to be a polarizing golf course. I'm here to say don't skip it on your Bandon Trip. It now stands firmly at the top of my list of favorites. It's the most fun I've ever had on a golf course.

There's something for every player. The fairways are easy to hit and the greens are huge, but being in the right position is important if you want to score well. Your ball runs forever (sometimes into well placed sand traps) and the ground game is more significant here than on the other Bandon courses. The undulations in the greens are dramatic and forced some exciting putts that you've most likely never had to attempt before.

For architecture buffs, there's an added bonus of playing holes you've always dreamt about. The routing puts these holes together in spectacular fashion. The blind shots and hidden traps put excitement into every shot.

The constant crescendo and decrescendo of views and landscape never ceases to amaze. There's always something new to catch your eye, even with the ghost tree lurking the entire round, even after you've conquered it. This is the purest golf experience I've ever had. All you can see around you is the pacific, sand, gorse, and golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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