Review for Bandon Dunes (Bandon Trails)

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This is by far the best routed course at Bandon which expertly asks the golfer to negotiate ridges and hills in unique and challenging ways with the golf course feeling fully part of the landscape.

The par 3s are the jewels of the course with 2, 5 and 17 particularly standing out giving you a feast for the eyes and something to chew on despite the short yardages.

I was also a big fan of how C&C allowed you to experience different looks at the same pieces of land, giving the golfer a long and languid 3rd hole which runs parallel to the 4th hole which gives the golfer blind shots and giant ridges.

The green complexes provide undulations but no so much as to frustrate the golfer who has gone up and down pine laden hills to get there and the course conditioning was in top shape when played in April.

Admittedly there is a schizophrenic experience playing Trails as it feels more like Carolina than coastal Oregon and people expecting dunes and wild ocean scenes may be disappointed. Don't be! Trails will give you everything you want from a golf course and then some.

Date: April 27, 2018

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