Ranked by Golf Digest as the second best Public Course in America, and the eighteenth best course overall (a list that includes Pine Valley, Augusta and other courses you will never play), Pacific Dunes lives up to the hype. It is a true links course, routed through natural dunes, playing hard-and-fast on sandy fairways, and swept by ocean winds. Every hole designed by Tom Doak looks as though it was “found” rather than created.
It is worth a trip to Bandon Dunes Golf Resort just to play this course. Fortunately, the resort also has the #36 (0verall) Bandon Dunes, the #47 Old MacDonald and the #70 Bandon Trails. You can knock off four bucket list courses in one trip to the Oregon coast.
A Pacific Dunes photo gallery follows:
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