Golf was born on rugged, wind-swept land just like this. Every hole, every hazard, every shot is defined by nature's infinite presence. As the elements change, so does the game. It's all part of the tradition of links golf. Lies are tight and conditions are lean. Bounce and roll are a better measure of quality than colour. Mastery of the ground game becomes a more important skill than raw power. The ingenious and inventive player is rewarded with multiple options on nearly every shot. Amongst the massive dunes and hearty pines, you'll discover golf in its purest state. Where nature is embraced, not conquered. And where the traditions of a time-honoured game yield to an experience unlike any other. Every course at Bandon Dunes emulates the Great Scottish Links Courses, with a touch of Oregon’s charm and Bandon’s mystery.
A unique experience in every way, Bandon Preserve is a 13-hole par-3 course that delivers a level of enjoyment matched only by the spectacular views. Opened in 2012 and designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, Bandon Preserve begins high atop a sand dune and rolls down toward the beach. The Pacific Ocean provides the backdrop to every hole. All net proceeds go directly to the Wild Rivers Coast Alliance, an organization that supports conservation, community, and economy on the southern Oregon Coast.
There are two sets of tees to use at every hole, which allows for the par-3 holes to be played by golfers of every level. It is the perfect course for those who arrive to Bandon Dunes too late for a full 18-hole round, or those who can’t play 36-holes in a day, or 54-holes in a day. Or groups who have to leave by a certain time and can’t fit in an 18-hole round, simply play the Preserve. It is a fantastic answer to normal 18-hole, 6km golf. Most of its holes feature stunning views in dramatic scenes that surprise new players with their signature-feel. It seems as though Coore and Crenshaw picked 13 signature holes from around the world and implanted them into the Preserve’s ground – It is a delightful course to play and certainly an adventure for all.
"Scampering over dunes to half-hidden greens, playing make-believe recovery shots and putting over some occasionally outrageous contours, we feel like kids again at the Preserve." – Golf Digest
The newest addition to the Bandon Dunes family, The Punchbowl is a 100,000-square-foot putting course designed by Tom Doak, with Jim Urbina. No tee-times are required, all you need to do is show up and put your golf ball in the queue; it is open by 14.00 & closes at dusk, night use is prohibited. It s also complimentary for resort guests. It features 18 holes’ lengths differ from day to day, some are short, and some are long. The area is a collection of natural hollows. Punchbowl is a longstanding design concept by golf architects. The 18th hole at Old Macdonald shares the same principles and is aptly named “Punchbowl.”
Shorty’s Practice Center
Bandon Dunes was created for one purpose, the pure enjoyment of golf. In order to help you prepare, we offer a practice facility that allows you to perfect every shot required on the five courses.
Practice facility features:
· Practice Center is approximately 50 acres.
· Clubhouse with complimentary coffee and tea.
· Two full practice ranges -- one hitting north and one hitting south.
· A one-acre practice green.
· Two short game practice areas for chip, pitch, bunker and bump-and-run shots.
· Day Guest Passes for $10 are available in any of the golf shops.