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“Very beautiful and challenging!”
Review of Pacific Dunes

Pacific Dunes
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Owner description: Sister course of the renowned Bandon Dunes, these links complement a spectacular stretch of Pacific coastline and provide a benchmark for the renaissance of the "natural" American course.
Reviewed 5 February 2016

This course is perhaps the most challenging in terms of the wind and accuracy needed to score well. The scenery is simply wonderful and adds to the challenge. The wind was howling between 15 and 25 so made playing extremely challenging. The course requires shot placement and accuracy more than distance as opposed to Old MacDonald, and is probably best played on calmer days. The views of the ocean are spectacular and it compares very favorably with Pebble Beach, although a bit more wild and rugged. Definitely a worthwhile play and a challenge to walk. I was glad to see the 18th hole!

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed 9 December 2015

Breathtaking views along the Pacific Ocean bring your game into focus. These 18 holes require your best game as winds can be +30mph all day long. Bring a extra sleeve of balls just in case. Pacific is the most difficult of the four but has the best chances to take a photo that will make friends back home angry.

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed 23 August 2015

When we visited Bandon Dunes, we made tee times for all 4 courses plus the Par-3 course. They are all surprisingly different being so close to one another, but each brings its unique difference.

We enjoyed all 4 courses and we plan to return. Our favorite was the Trails course, but that is probably because we scored our best golf there. We loved Pacific Dunes though and we liked the Pacific Grille the most out of the restaurant choices that you have at the resort.

Don't visit Bandon Dunes without playing the Pacific Dunes course, it is beautiful and challenging.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

The best golf course on the whole West Coast bar none and I get to play for under $100 in the winter time when the weather is the best

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 15 July 2015

Perhaps the most scenic and toughest of the Bandon quartet this course is particularly challenging because of the severity of the trouble near many greens as wells the significant contouring of the greens. Even when you're playing your second shot out of the same bunker it is hard not appreciate the awesomeness of Mother Nature coupled with the genius of the course design. Don't be fooled by the shorter back nine with multiple par 3s and 5s. It is a monster full of challenging shots.
Key to our enjoyment of the course was our caddy Matt Parise, whom we found through another Tripadvisor member. He has significant experience and college background in golf. His ability to calibrate almost immediately what club you should be hitting allows more time for appreciation. He tells you just enough about the upcoming hole to allow you to be aware while still swinging freely. My son, who has extensive professional playing experience, said with most caddies when there was a disagreement on line or club the caddy was wrong 90% of the time but found just the reverse to be true with Matt. In our seven rounds we saw several other caddies who were all competent but none came close to Matt.

Date of experience: July 2015
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