Golf Travels: Bandon Dunes Golf Trip

Rory Clipsham at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

Golf Burnaby regular Rory Clipsham was fortunate enough this past December to spend a few days at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, which is located in the southwest corner of Oregon on the Pacific Ocean.

Bandon Dunes is built on a beautiful stretch of sand dunes sitting 100 feet above the ocean. The resort is made up of four full sized golf courses, a 13 hole par 3 course, and a 60 acre practice area.  These golf courses give you a true links golf experience that is completely natural, complete with incredible views of the ocean, the ever changing winds, rolling fairways, pot bunkers, and of course, the gorse.

"It was a bit cold the day I played the Pacific Dunes course," Rory told us. "I also played the Bandon Preserve course. The Preserve is a 13 hole par 3 course, designed by Ben Crenshaw, with the Pacific Ocean set as a backdrop to every hole. This is a great place to practice the short game while enjoying the views of the Pacific. All the net proceeds from this course go to a Conservation Fund."


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