As 2016 approaches, we can't help but reflect back on what an amazing 2015 season we've had. We started the year on an incredible three month road trip, where we set sail in Calgary and drove through Montana, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and saw nearly the entire coastlines of California and Oregon. We were fortunate to play a lot of amazing courses in 2015. Looking back, it's almost hard to believe that we played all these courses in one calendar year.
In the last (but certainly not least) post of my Bandon Dunes Golf Resort series, I bring you my personal favorite, Bandon Trails. Opening for play in 2005, Bandon Trails was the third golf course built on the property. Bandon Trails is the most inland course at the resort, starting and finishing amongst the sand … Continue reading Review: Bandon Trails
The fourth instalment of my Bandon Dunes Golf Resort resort series features the original that started it all -- Bandon Dunes. Built in 1999, Bandon Dunes was the first golf course to be in play at the resort. It has become a popular re-round course as it is the easiest to walk, and boasts some … Continue reading Review: Bandon Dunes
As most of you already know, Old MacDonald had a farm. In this story, however, he took that farm and turned it into a golf course. A really awesome one. Old MacDonald is the third instalment of my Bandon Dunes Golf Resort pentology, and one of the most intriguing. Old MacDonald was built in 2010, … Continue reading Review: Old MacDonald
Pacific Dunes, which opened in 2001, was the second of four 18-hole championship golf courses built at the iconic Bandon Dunes Golf Resort . I classify Pacific Dunes as a modern golf course with a links-golf twist. Designed by Tom Doak, Pacific Dunes is very photogenic and the favorite of many, as it boasts some … Continue reading Review: Pacific Dunes
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort along the southern coast of Oregon is far from a hidden gem these days. It is becoming one of the most sought after golfing destinations in North America -- and for good reason. Recently, I made my first trip to the property with my wife, Beth. We stayed at the resort and … Continue reading A Visit to Bandon Dunes Golf Resort