Bandon Dunes
  • Overview
  • Architect Notes
  • Course Routing
  • Scorecard
Bandon Dunes's Overview

Bandon Dunes

Overview


It began in 1999 with the opening of Bandon Dunes. Designed by Scotsman David McLay Kidd, the course is perched on a bluff high above the Pacific Ocean. Bandon Dunes unfolds along pristine native dunes where expansive ocean views are revealed on nearly every hole. The course is completely natural and routed through an environment of indigenous vegetation. Beyond breathtaking scenery lies the game of golf in its truest form. This is a thinker's course. Winds are ever-present, and the varying elements create a new experience each time you play.



"Probably the finest land made available for a golf course in America since Alistair Mackenzie was shown the site for Cypress Point Club on Monterey Peninsula..."
- Golf Magazine
Bandon Dunes's Architect Notes

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Bandon Dunes

Architect Notes


From the moment I stepped out on these wild, wind-shaped sand dunes, I knew this would be the opportunity of a lifetime. The owner, Mike Keiser, wanted something authentic and true to the Scottish tradition. My reply was, "No real estate, no golf carts, no clubhouse on the beach."

I imagined the routing having the structure of a symphony - a strong start, a sense of anticipation, small crescendos, and an incredible finishing sequence along the Pacific. The course had to provide not only a challenge to every skill level, but also a sense of adventure and an exploration of this great landscape. As on true links courses, each hole offers several strategies to reach the green. Although the fairways and greens are large, the best line of attack requires accuracy, which can always be tricky. Players must consider the sea breeze and the firm sand-based turf. Newcomers to links golf must master playing the ball along the ground, shots that have all but disappeared from today's game.

It thrills me now to watch the public playing the game as it was originally meant to be played, on the finest linksland I've seen outside the British Isles.

David McLay Kidd
Course Architect

Bandon Dunes's Course
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Bandon Dunes

Course Routing


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HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTAL Rating Slope
PAR 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 5 36 72    
BLACK 386 189 543 410 428 161 383 359 558 3417 362 384 199 553 359 163 363 389 543 3315 6732  74.1 143
GREEN 352 155 489 362 400 153 372 342 520 3145 339 351 153 537 332 131 345 375 513 3076 6221  71.7 139
GOLD 332 136 467 340 374 126 332 321 510 2938 302 315 129 498 320 113 301 329 471 2778 5716  69.5 133
HANDICAP 13 15 3 5 1 17 7 11 9   8 2 18 6 16 14 10 12 4        
ORANGE 293 130 370 308 321 111 317 290 464 2604 251 284 98 447 288 102 250 324 424 2468 5072  72.4 128
HANDICAP 9 13 1 17 7 15 5 11 3   10 12 18 6 14 16 4 8 2        
ROYAL BLUE 223 76 318 228 260 111 232 220 335 2003 200 228 98 344 205 80 210 244 333 1942 3945    

Bandon Dunes

Scorecard


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