Travel Thursday: Bandon Dunes Golf Resort


Golf is a game that is meant to be played with friends and families around the world, not just in your own backyard. Thanks to our friends at Club Glove, we at SwingxSwing are happy to bring you Travel Thursday, a franchise that will highlight and profile some of the best golf travel destinations in the world.

When you think of great golf destinations inside the United States, the big names come to mind: Pebble Beach, Pinehurst, Myrtle Beach. However, there’s a new kid on the block — one that conjures feelings of a far away linksland while also boasting a five-star quality resort: Bandon Dunes. 

Located in Bandon, Oregon, you wouldn’t expect to find the kind of year-round golf getaway that the resort offers. Opening in 1999 with just one course, the resort has blossomed into one of the most sought-after golf getaways in the country. Now with four 18-hole courses designed by the likes of David McLay Kidd, Tom Doak and Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, as well as 13-hole Par-3 course and a putting course, Bandon is a must-consider when planning your next buddy’s trip.

The original course, Bandon Dunes is now accompanied by Old Macdonald, Pacific Dunes and Bandon Trails. The Bandon Preserve is the par-3 course and the Punchbowl is the resorts new putting course. 

To be clear, Bandon is a golfer’s paradise. Everything around the resort is centered around the game and those who love it.

Bandon is happy to accommodate any number of players willing to stay for any period of time. As you can imagine, the rates fluctuate by season with those wishing to brave the harshest of elements earning a break at the pro shop counter.

Additionally, by staying at the resort, which features a variety of lodging accommodations, you will again save some money on greens fees. With an abundance of sunlight available, Bandon offers competitive replay rates for those who want to chase the sun as well. 

After golf, Bandon features six restaurants that range from 19th holes to sit-down dinners. The entire experience is a golfer’s delight. Find out more information about Bandon Dunes by visiting their website,

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