Bandon Dunes March 2009?

Here are a few choice nugs from my recent trip!
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Greatest place on earth (at least that I have been to)
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That looks like heaven on earth.
The turf looks very firm, for this time of year, too.
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wow, truly the way golf was meant to be played. thats awesome. hope to get there someday.
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Oregon has great golf. It seems as though many of our best courses are links inspired courses. Another David McKlay Kidd course called Tetherow just opened in Central Oregon and looks like the High Desert SIbling of Bandon... Beautiful!
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Oregon has great golf. It seems as though many of our best courses are links inspired courses. Another David McKlay Kidd course called Tetherow just opened in Central Oregon and looks like the High Desert SIbling of Bandon... Beautiful!
Tetherow is a nice compliment to the Bandon courses. Same wind in spots, great landscape and very interesting holes. At least 10 holes were blind tee shots. Thankfully we had a forecaddie. Planning to play the 4 Bandon courses in 2010 and a return trip to Tetherow if I can get on again.
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Bandon is truly the most humbling place I've ever played! Beautiful but next time I'm leaving my lob wedge at home!!
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What is typically the best time of year to go to Bandon?
Preferably 60 degrees or above??
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Oregon coast over 60*? LOL yeah right!
No seriously the weather on the Oregon coast isn't predictable at all. Us Oregonians don't go the the Beach with Beach towels and swim trunks, we go to the coast with Coffee and a Parka. But if you wanted to have your best shot at good weather at the Oregon coast, September is usually the best time to go. Reason is in July and August when it gets hot inland it pulls fog in to the coast, and it might be 60 degrees outside but it's usually windy and amp from fog.
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What is typically the best time of year to go to Bandon?
Preferably 60 degrees or above??
Don't let the temp tell you when to go unless you have very deep pockets.........Was there in the first week of Dec. 2006 and it was 55 degrees for a week straight. Silly me, first trip and I forgot to bring my shorts! What was I thinking.....No shorts, Oregon Coast in December!
Look at some past temps and weather for all months down there, then check the pricing for those months and you will see some outstanding deals can be had at a "must play" resort. It is like no other in the states.
BG
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Oregon coast over 60*? LOL yeah right!
No seriously the weather on the Oregon coast isn't predictable at all. Us Oregonians don't go the the Beach with Beach towels and swim trunks, we go to the coast with Coffee and a Parka. But if you wanted to have your best shot at good weather at the Oregon coast, September is usually the best time to go. Reason is in July and August when it gets hot inland it pulls fog in to the coast, and it might be 60 degrees outside but it's usually windy and amp from fog.
i was really just wanting to know what time of year was best...i know nothing about the Oregon coast.
thanks
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What is typically the best time of year to go to Bandon?
Preferably 60 degrees or above??
Don't let the temp tell you when to go unless you have very deep pockets.........Was there in the first week of Dec. 2006 and it was 55 degrees for a week straight. Silly me, first trip and I forgot to bring my shorts! What was I thinking.....No shorts, Oregon Coast in December!
Look at some past temps and weather for all months down there, then check the pricing for those months and you will see some outstanding deals can be had at a "must play" resort. It is like no other in the states.
BG
Is there ever a "cheap" time to travel to Oregon to play Bandon Dunes??
I appreciate your concern, but if you're playing one of the best courses in the world, you're probably going to be forking out some cash no matter when you go...
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What is typically the best time of year to go to Bandon?
Preferably 60 degrees or above??
Don't let the temp tell you when to go unless you have very deep pockets.........Was there in the first week of Dec. 2006 and it was 55 degrees for a week straight. Silly me, first trip and I forgot to bring my shorts! What was I thinking.....No shorts, Oregon Coast in December!
Look at some past temps and weather for all months down there, then check the pricing for those months and you will see some outstanding deals can be had at a "must play" resort. It is like no other in the states.
BG
Is there ever a "cheap" time to travel to Oregon to play Bandon Dunes??
I appreciate your concern, but if you're playing one of the best courses in the world, you're probably going to be forking out some cash no matter when you go...
Well, never said cheap but you tell me how you feel about $345 for 2 rounds, large 5 star room on Mirror Pound, 2 buffet breakfast, and 1 full course dinner per person? We played one more day and the round was $75 for Pacific. OH and as would luck have it for us, three days of awesome weather which I was told before that it happens then and saw it with my own eyes. Sure beats $1500 for a summer month.
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What is typically the best time of year to go to Bandon?
Preferably 60 degrees or above??
Don't let the temp tell you when to go unless you have very deep pockets.........Was there in the first week of Dec. 2006 and it was 55 degrees for a week straight. Silly me, first trip and I forgot to bring my shorts! What was I thinking.....No shorts, Oregon Coast in December!
Look at some past temps and weather for all months down there, then check the pricing for those months and you will see some outstanding deals can be had at a "must play" resort. It is like no other in the states.
BG
Is there ever a "cheap" time to travel to Oregon to play Bandon Dunes??
I appreciate your concern, but if you're playing one of the best courses in the world, you're probably going to be forking out some cash no matter when you go...
Well, never said cheap but you tell me how you feel about $345 for 2 rounds, large 5 star room on Mirror Pound, 2 buffet breakfast, and 1 full course dinner per person? We played one more day and the round was $75 for Pacific. OH and as would luck have it for us, three days of awesome weather which I was told before that it happens then and saw it with my own eyes. Sure beats $1500 for a summer month.
sign me up for whatever you did...sounds good to me!
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It really is fun to play their. Did it last September and I would go back again
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Man, I am all about getting some deals and certainly wouldn't want to fork out the $1,500, but Oregon in March has got to be rough for golf. It would be hard to enjoy playing for me wearing 4 layers and ear muffs.
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Oregon coast isn't going to be very cold in March... 50's or so, mostly the wind is a factor, but that's all year.
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Oh, 50's isn't bad at all. Certainly didn't expect that at all. Surprising.
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Looking at those photographs took me to Scotland. Hairs on the back of my neck tried to stand up when I saw what looks like flowering gorse along the fairways.
Great deal. Hope more WRX members play there and bring back pictures.
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Probably get flamed for this comment but thought Bandon was way overratted. i would much rather take a golf trip to Hawaii then go back to Bandon. Bandon is a pain to get to, expensive, has no night life and the weather sucks and is unpredicatable and can be impactful enough that it takes away from enjoying the golf. playing in full rain gear and a wool cap and hitting 4 iron from 150 yards gets old after 5 days. I went in late september which is supposed to be a good month, low wind as another poster and all the caddy's up there repeated. let me play in shorts and hit the beach after and have tons of restraunts to choose from after the round any day. for the kind of coin i dropped up at Bandon i could have gone to Maui and played a ton of courses. infact, i am leaving for Maui on Saturday!
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Probably get flamed for this comment but thought Bandon was way overratted. i would much rather take a golf trip to Hawaii then go back to Bandon. Bandon is a pain to get to, expensive, has no night life and the weather sucks and is unpredicatable and can be impactful enough that it takes away from enjoying the golf. playing in full rain gear and a wool cap and hitting 4 iron from 150 yards gets old after 5 days. I went in late september which is supposed to be a good month, low wind as another poster and all the caddy's up there repeated. let me play in shorts and hit the beach after and have tons of restraunts to choose from after the round any day. for the kind of coin i dropped up at Bandon i could have gone to Maui and played a ton of courses. infact, i am leaving for Maui on Saturday!
Looks like Scotland and plays like Scotland. Great.
Some golfers are used to pimped out target courses in fine weather and some like it real. Either way golf delivers.
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Probably get flamed for this comment but thought Bandon was way overratted. i would much rather take a golf trip to Hawaii then go back to Bandon. Bandon is a pain to get to, expensive, has no night life and the weather sucks and is unpredicatable and can be impactful enough that it takes away from enjoying the golf. playing in full rain gear and a wool cap and hitting 4 iron from 150 yards gets old after 5 days. I went in late september which is supposed to be a good month, low wind as another poster and all the caddy's up there repeated. let me play in shorts and hit the beach after and have tons of restraunts to choose from after the round any day. for the kind of coin i dropped up at Bandon i could have gone to Maui and played a ton of courses. infact, i am leaving for Maui on Saturday!
Don't think you should get flamed for your thoughts. To each there own. I am sure there are a lot of people that would rather play in warmer nicer conditions - especially for the money. I for one would want to, but I also really want to go there at least once and play as well as Scotland. Just something you gotta do once. Hopefully when I do it will be nice. I played in horrible weather my entire college golf career so I appreciate a nice warm day, haha!
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Probably get flamed for this comment but thought Bandon was way overratted. i would much rather take a golf trip to Hawaii then go back to Bandon. Bandon is a pain to get to, expensive, has no night life and the weather sucks and is unpredicatable and can be impactful enough that it takes away from enjoying the golf. playing in full rain gear and a wool cap and hitting 4 iron from 150 yards gets old after 5 days. I went in late september which is supposed to be a good month, low wind as another poster and all the caddy's up there repeated. let me play in shorts and hit the beach after and have tons of restraunts to choose from after the round any day. for the kind of coin i dropped up at Bandon i could have gone to Maui and played a ton of courses. infact, i am leaving for Maui on Saturday!
Maybe i m crazy, but after walking 36 holes, up and down some of those goat trails, the last thing in the world i could care about is nightlife! After golf, we had a scotch on the balcony off my room overlooking 18. Took a Shower, walked downstairs for dinner, midway thru dinner, i was fighting to stay awake and i m in my 30's if it matters. Than getting up @ 6 am the next day to do it over again, was all i could handle. The only way to get to Bandon is on a private plane(i live on the east coast) if at all possible. Lossing 2 days coming and going must suck, but i would fly commerical in order to go back. I have been lucky enought to play some great courses, the whole Bandon experience will be tough to beat.
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Probably get flamed for this comment but thought Bandon was way overratted. i would much rather take a golf trip to Hawaii then go back to Bandon. Bandon is a pain to get to, expensive, has no night life and the weather sucks and is unpredicatable and can be impactful enough that it takes away from enjoying the golf. playing in full rain gear and a wool cap and hitting 4 iron from 150 yards gets old after 5 days. I went in late september which is supposed to be a good month, low wind as another poster and all the caddy's up there repeated. let me play in shorts and hit the beach after and have tons of restraunts to choose from after the round any day. for the kind of coin i dropped up at Bandon i could have gone to Maui and played a ton of courses. infact, i am leaving for Maui on Saturday!
You shouldn't get flamed for that comment! The pictures of Bandon look awesome,but the idea of spending considerable time and money to go play golf in cold a$$ conditions doesn't remotely appeal to me. Born and raised in Central Florida,mid 50's temperatures are too cold for golf!! I don't know how y'all do it,every time I tried to play in the cold here it sucked. If I want to experience Scotland like weather and golf,then I am going for the real thing. IMO Todd
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I was glad i got to play Bandon but i just wouldn't be in a rush to go back unless i win the lotterly and need golf trips to fill my calendar. I did the Scotland trip as well and even though the weather was worse during that trip than my Bandon trip i enjoyed Scotland much more. it's not like i am looking to hit the town at night until 2am but at Bandon i just felt so trapped in their compound. Scotland had some nice little towns, you moved around the countryside to play different courses but weren't driving too far and going out at night like in St. Andrews was a lot of fun. Granted you are tired after playing all of that golf but still going outside the resort to see some sights is a nice change of pace. and just becuase you play a links course in howling wind and rain does not make it "real" golf. it may just be golf started in links becuase they didn't have the equipment to move dirt and trees inland when golf was invented. if they had that available then may have started inland and people would see links golf as a novelty. so is tiger woods the best "not real golf" golfer in the world because he plays mostly target golf courses. beleive me, they are having a tough enough time growing the game. If your only options were playing in 40 degree weather with it blowing 30 mph no one would play this game.
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Probably get flamed for this comment but thought Bandon was way overratted. i would much rather take a golf trip to Hawaii then go back to Bandon. Bandon is a pain to get to, expensive, has no night life and the weather sucks and is unpredicatable and can be impactful enough that it takes away from enjoying the golf. playing in full rain gear and a wool cap and hitting 4 iron from 150 yards gets old after 5 days. I went in late september which is supposed to be a good month, low wind as another poster and all the caddy's up there repeated. let me play in shorts and hit the beach after and have tons of restraunts to choose from after the round any day. for the kind of coin i dropped up at Bandon i could have gone to Maui and played a ton of courses. infact, i am leaving for Maui on Saturday!
Good points no doubt. This is why some of the so called "off" months are a better choice I feel. Bandon with a 3 or 7 other buddies knowing that you all are going to a "golf only resort" when you plan this trip, can be very fun if you pick a time in the year were the price fit's everyone for what you feel is the right price for "golf only"
Don't go to Bandon if you want some of the things mentioned above for your golf vacations. Do go if all you care about playing golf like it is played on the other side of the pond and knowing that that is all there is there, JUST GOLF!
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NightLife is in Coos Bay. 20 miles on 101. Lots happening there. Mill Casino has all the action you need.
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More pics! Still floating. It is worth ever dime. Fun Times
The last pic is a bunker on Old Macdonald. The Bunker is 25 feet deep. the course has 10 holes open April 1 for a few months, then opening next year.
Another masterpeice I'm sure.
Bandon Trails gets NO LOVE. That course is the hardest on the property .No question. A real mans course. Greens shaped by Gentle Ben, possibly the best putter ever. So much fun and a great test. It's crazy that they can 3 of the best golf courses on the planet and the 1st tees are all within 1/4 of a mile and they all play very differently.
Best peice of property in North America. Name something bettter.
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I can appreciate not wanting to play in the cold and wet and wind... But at the same time to me that is part of the draw of playing an ocean front links course, it's something pure to the origins of golf. I honestly feel blessed to live in Oregon where we have such a great diversity of terrain and some really great courses. Sure we don't have great weather year round, but we can play year round, and summer doesn't get too brutally hot.
Absolutely love it. Washington is similar.
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Cool pictures... Five months and counting them down!