NLU Podcast, Episode 137: Bandon Dunes (Part II)


#1

I thought I’d throw up my favorite course, what I think the best course is, what my favorite holes are, 10 rounds between the four Bandon courses, and best holes by hole #. I encourage others to do the same and maybe we can get a discussion of why we have the opinions that we have

Favorite Course: Pac (I would say Sheep Ranch and maybe even Preserve, but they don’t count)

Best Designed Course: Trails

Favorite Holes On Each Course:
-BD: 12
-PD: 9 (when the upper green is used; if the lower green is used, then I would change my answer to 3)
-Trails: 15
-OM: 3

10 Rounds Between The Four (I have played all four courses 3 times. Every single round had the winter Southerly wind, so this is based on those experiences. If a wind out of the north blew, I would split them up in the parenthesis.)
-PD: 4 (3)
-BD: 3 (3)
-Trails: 3 (2)
-OM: 0 (2)

Best Holes By Hole #

  1. Trails
  2. Trails
  3. OM
  4. BD
  5. BD
  6. OM
  7. Pac
  8. OM
  9. Pac
  10. Trails
  11. Pac
  12. BD
  13. Pac
  14. Pac
  15. Trails
  16. OM
  17. Pac
  18. Trails

A little extra thing to throw in:

Composite Routing I wish I could play:

1: BD 3 - Par 5 467/489/543
2: BD 4 - Par 4 362/410/443
3: BD 5 - Par 4 400/428/445
4: BD 6 - Par 3 153/161/217
5: PD 11 - Par 3 114/131/148
6: PD 12/3 - Par 5 552/592/619 (Beg. of fairway/Orange/Gold tees on 12, up to 3 green. Legit 3 shotter.)
7: PD 15 - Par 5 492/504/539
8: PD 16 - Par 4 301/338/338
9: PD 17 - Par 3 164/189/208

10: OM 5 - Par 3 121/134/160
11: OM 6 - Par 5 467/520/555 (A longish transition to 12, but for this composite, I’d take it everyday)
12: PD 13 - Par 4 371/390/444
13: PD 14 - Par 3 119/128/145
14: PD 4 - Par 4 410/449/463 (14a. 5 at PD - Par 3 163/181/199)
15: PD 6 - Par 4 288/288/316
16: PD 9 - Par 4 356/379/406 (I’d always use the upper green. Bit of a walk to 17, but not too bad)
17: PD 8 - Par 4 349/369/400
18: PD 7 - Par 4 377/436/464

Total: Par 71 5863 / 6335 / 6853

Clubhouse is Pac’s with the restaurant and the Punchbowl.


#2

Love this thread! Let’s hear from some more folks on these exact topics.


#3

Favorite Course: Pacific Dunes

Favorite Holes On Each Course:
-BD: 16
-PD: 13
-Trails: 11
-OM: 16

10 Rounds Between The Four
-PD: 4
-BD: 2
-Trails: 2
-OM: 2

Favorite Holes By Hole #

  1. BD
  2. BT
  3. OM
  4. PD
  5. BT
  6. PD
  7. OM
  8. OM
  9. PD
  10. PD
  11. BT
  12. BD
  13. PD
  14. BT
  15. BT
  16. BD
  17. PD
  18. OM

#4

I can’t say I’ve ever seen anyone list 1 on BD as their favorite of the 4 starting holes! Why do you like it the most?


#5

I like the vibe of the hole, with the tees being right off the back patio of the clubhouse and the shops and pubs down the right hand side of the fairway. Not having been over to Scotland, it fits with how I picture the course being a part of the town/resort rather than being completely separated from it.

That being said, I think the first holes are the weakest set of holes overall. I’d probably put that 18/18 on the list of holes I have above.


#6

You are right; it has a similar feel to the Scotland ambiance. I would agree with you that it was the best hole if it weren’t for the parking lot being down the right of 75% of the hole…


#7

Favorite Course: Pacific

Most Fun Course: Trails

Favorite Holes on Each Course:
BD: 4
PD: 13
BT: 3
OM: 7 (14 if playing from the Green Tees)

10 Rounds Between the Four
BD: 2
PD: 4
BT: 3
OM: 1

Favorite Holes by Hole #

  1. Trails - Par 4 | 356/392
  2. Trails - Par 3 | 166/214
  3. Trails - Par 5 | 532/549
  4. Pacific - Par 4 | 449/463
  5. BDunes - Par 4 | 400/428
  6. BDunes - Par 3 | 153/161
  7. OM - Par 4 | 345/363
  8. Trails - Par 4 | 299/321
  9. Trails - Par 5 | 522/567
  10. Pacific - Par 3 | 163/206
  11. Trails - Par 4 | 429/445
  12. Pacific - Par 5 | 507/529
  13. Pacific - Par 4 | 390/444
  14. OM - Par 4 | 297/370
  15. BDunes - Par 3 | 131/163
  16. BDunes - Par 4 | 345/363
  17. Pacific - Par 3 | 189/208
  18. Pacific - Par 5 | 575/591

Total: Par 71, 6248 / 6777

This took far too long and was embarrassingly fun to think through.


#8

Will my att service work on property so that I can play Spotify? Or should I download playlist before leaving room? Thx. Need music.


#9

Never had a problem with service in the rooms there.