Not worth 200.00 to play here. A review of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
I played Pacific Dunes on July 28, 2004. My tee time was 7:10 a.m. and it was drizzly, already windy, with temps in the fifties. By the end of the round, from about 11:00 on, the wind was gusting over 50 mph making play almost impossible. Neither of the two courses at Bandon Dunes are user -friendly for pull carts. There are many stairways with no alternate paths for pull carts, and I had to use the assistance of playing partners on several occasions to help me get my cart up the steps. The bathrooms were unkempt and dirty. The wooden planks that are used for paths became wet and extremely slick in the drizzle and were hazardous for alternative spikes .......not fun falling on your butt after shelling out 200 bucks to play. I played Bandon Dunes the next day on July 29th, and the situation was similar. The staff was so-so.....not a lot of smiles. On the positive side, the layout of both courses was great, although only a few holes on each course actually have ocean views. But there's wind and then there was this.......and this was in the middle of the summer. The remote location makes the courses difficult to reach and, coupled with severe weather conditions (which are the rule in all seasons) and exorbitant green fees, makes this a place I won't return to. Both courses have a long way to go before they can bill themselves as a top west coast golf destination.