The 103 holes of golf at Bandon Dunes are unlike anything else in the United States. Every damn one of them. Instead of listing all the courses individually (because each one truly deserves a spot on our list), we’ve decided to list the resort and all its courses together.
Having been there a handful of times, I have to say that Pacific Dunes is my favorite. Never have I played a course whose difficulty changes so much depending on the weather. Catch this track on a windless, sunny day and chances are you’ll feel pretty good about your game. As soon as the wind kicks up and that coastal mist starts pelting you in the face however, it becomes a bear.
Don’t get me wrong, the golf at Bandon Dunes is out of this world. It’s the entire experience that makes this place so special though. Everything from the cast of characters that are the caddies, to the breathtaking views of the Pacific Coast, to the facilities, to the camaraderie that never disappoints amongst friends make this place otherworldly. If you’ve never been to Bandon Dunes, you haven’t experienced golf as it was meant to be.