Bandon Dunes 2012


The Golfchops.com 2012 Bandon Dunes Run!

Here’s the itinerary:

Wednesday, January 25th – Portland Golf Club

“Not every day you get to play a golf course that has hosted a major championship (1946 PGA) and a Ryder Cup (1948). Maybe I was overly excited, but how many times are you going to walk in the front door of a country club and the Wanamaker and Ryder Cup trophies are staring at you. I think they winked at me and said, yeah right buddy. This place is full of history and you can feel it in the club house as much as you can see it on the walls. Ben Hogan won the 46’ PGA Championship and led the 48’ Ryder Cup team to victory at this golf course. Current tour professional Ben Crane is a member here. Man, if the course lives up to all this I am going to be floored after this round.” Read More

Nothing like a tune up for Bandon at a former Ryder Cup and Major Championship host :)

Portland Golf Club
Thursday, January 26th – Old Macdonald Golf Course

“Our final day of the 3 day, 4 round Bandon Dunes golf mission led us to the most recent course opened out there, Old Macdonald. Opened in June of 2010, Old Mac was designed as a tribute to the late great golf course designer C.B. Macdonald (1855 – 1939), creator of the National Golf Links of America in Southampton, New York and winner of the first ever U.S Amateur in 1895. This course was to be the true definition of links golf for me (which is my personal favorite) with wide landing areas, crazy large and undulating greens, putting from 100 feet off the green, clever bunker placement, and wind. We got all of that and more minus the wind. Sunny skies, upper 50’s, and no wind in late January on the Southern Oregon Coast? Jackpot.” Read More

Old Macdonald Golf Course
Friday, January 27th – Pacific Dunes & Bandon Trails

“Pacific Dunes, designed by Tom Doak (also co-designed Old MacDonald), was opened in 2001. In 2005 Pacific Dunes was rated the number one resort golf course in the country by Golfweek magazine, placing just ahead of Pebble Beach. It is also consistently ranked as one of the top courses in the U.S. and the world by Golf Magazine (#16 in the world and #10 in the U.S. in 2009*).” Read More

Bandon Trails, the 3rd course at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, was completed in 2005 by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. The course starts at the top of a massive sand dune, opens up into a large meadow, works through the forest, then finishes back at the dunes. Read More

Pacific Dunes Golf Course
Saturday, January 28th – Bandon Dunes Golf Course

“Opened in 1999, Bandon Dunes Golf Course was the first course opened at the now 4 course golf resort on the Southern Oregon coast. Bandon Dunes was designed to be true European links golf in the U.S. requiring the golfer to use their head on every shot. It’s a golf course that uses the land as its hazards and rewards you for playing shots you would never dream of at your local municipal. Putt it from 60 yards off the green? All day at Bandon. Hit a 60 degree flop shot on to the green? Not a chance. Honestly, the biggest challenge out there is focusing on your game and not getting caught up in the breathtaking the piece of land you are playing golf on.” Read More

Bandon Dunes Golf Course
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