Things to do while waiting for Bandon

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  • philsRHmanphilsRHman Members  1439WRX Points: 196Posts: 1,439 Platinum Tees
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    oregongolf wrote:

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    spud3 wrote:


    There's only about 12 million rental cars available at PDX.



    It's probably the one thing you don't need a reservation for next week.




    Lol yeah, not a problem. Although I think prices have risen. I had $205 in my notes but now the best I found was $265 through Costco travel.




    Just get one through turo.


    Looked into Turo and it didn't seem any cheaper, and I couldn't get the normal insurance I'd get through my credit card. Maybe I'll check again.
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  • johntchowjohntchow Irvine, CAMembers  130WRX Points: 58Handicap: 11.4Posts: 130 Fairways
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    im flying into eugene on 3/21 and got a compact suv rental through avis for $185 for 3/21-3/26. not too bad. using my chase sapphire reserve code.
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  • spud3spud3 Portland, ORMembers  1837WRX Points: 427Posts: 1,837 Platinum Tees
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    Had to re-read this thread, as I'm about 2 1/2 weeks out.



    I have the advantage of having to go to Austin for a conference between now and then, so I'll at least have some good bbq and tacos to distract me.



    I will definitely be checking the course cams and weather forecasts, tho....
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    Check every BANDON thread daily

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    spud3 wrote:


    Had to re-read this thread, as I'm about 2 1/2 weeks out.



    I have the advantage of having to go to Austin for a conference between now and then, so I'll at least have some good bbq and tacos to distract me.



    I will definitely be checking the course cams and weather forecasts, tho....


    Stiles Switch and Blacks (on Guadalupe, not Barton Springs) would be my two picks for good eats without the long queues or hipsters other spots have - TBF I lived 2 miles from Franklins and never had it cause I'm not queuing for 2+hrs for lunch.

    Lamberts downtown if you actually want to make a reservation and be in a more sophisticated sit down restaurant.

    Enjoy!
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  • 155 Funson155 Funson Members  30WRX Points: 55Handicap: 10Posts: 30 Bunkers
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    I leave for my first trip to Bandon in 1 hopefully extremely short week! I've been checking extended weather forecast daily even though everyone in here suggested avoiding that, I can't help it. I previously purchased the yardage books for each of the courses and have been flipping through those every night. I'm very close to being completely checked out of work. I cannot wait for this trip.
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  • duffer987duffer987 Meh... eh Canadian in CaliforniaMembers  9904WRX Points: 1,142Handicap: ~8Posts: 9,904 Titanium Tees
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    155 Funson wrote:


    I leave for my first trip to Bandon in 1 hopefully extremely short week! I've been checking extended weather forecast daily even though everyone in here suggested avoiding that, I can't help it. I previously purchased the yardage books for each of the courses and have been flipping through those every night. I'm very close to being completely checked out of work. I cannot wait for this trip.


    I do like the work-checkout. Since we do ours Thanksgiving week, I typically start throwing pencils in the ceiling and staring out the window on the Friday before hand image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />

    You're in for a cracking time - regardless of the weather - especially post DST it'll be way easier to get in 36 or otherwise muck about in something golf related.
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  • Stevo85Stevo85 Seattle, WAMembers  33WRX Points: 49Handicap: 8.8Posts: 33 Bunkers
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    155 Funson wrote:


    I leave for my first trip to Bandon in 1 hopefully extremely short week! I've been checking extended weather forecast daily even though everyone in here suggested avoiding that, I can't help it. I previously purchased the yardage books for each of the courses and have been flipping through those every night. I'm very close to being completely checked out of work. I cannot wait for this trip.




    Right there with you!! (I think we're going on the same dates from a previous post).The extended forecast looks pretty different site to site, I like accuweather the best. Prepping by hitting 50-60 balls a day and doing a nightly work-out/stretching routine. I'd be in pretty good shape if I always had a Bandon trip in front of me image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />. Also completely useless at work.
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  • mallratmallrat Members  3281WRX Points: 436Posts: 3,281 Titanium Tees
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    Accuweather is generally pretty good for Bandon because their main station is in the coast.
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    mallrat wrote:


    Accuweather is generally pretty good for Bandon because their main station is in the coast.




    Agreed, I did a bunch of comparisons to Accuweather's forecast versus what actually happened my last couple trips. It was pretty close for a couple days out. A week out on the coast is kinda a crapshoot.
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  • The PearlThe Pearl Members  2011WRX Points: 159Posts: 2,011 Platinum Tees
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    Anybody remember the weather site the caddies use? It is from Norway or some other foreign Euro Country?



    Edit: Found it.



    https://www.yr.no/place/United_States/Oregon/Bandon/long.html
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  • nolayupnolayup Members  43WRX Points: 46Posts: 43 Bunkers
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    Went to this Norway site. Freaked out a bit. Then quickly realized it was in Celsius. One week to go till my trip, I think the not to do is look at the cams. Right now no one is on punchbowl, rain is sheeting off the cams sideways, and a mini horse flew by the screen 😅

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  • spud3spud3 Portland, ORMembers  1837WRX Points: 427Posts: 1,837 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @nolayup said:

    Went to this Norway site. Freaked out a bit. Then quickly realized it was in Celsius. One week to go till my trip, I think the not to do is look at the cams. Right now no one is on punchbowl, rain is sheeting off the cams sideways, and a mini horse flew by the screen 😅

    Fear not. Most of western Oregon is getting a real good soaking this weekend.

    A week is an eternity in weather terms at Bandon.

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    I'm 11 days away from my third trip to Bandon and by now I've read and watched everything. And most of that content was the same stuff I read and watched before trips 1 and 2. Just entered the weather forecast obsession phase. Not sure how I am going to make it to next Friday. This is excruciating.

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    On -, @Kernel said:

    I'm 11 days away from my third trip to Bandon and by now I've read and watched everything. And most of that content was the same stuff I read and watched before trips 1 and 2. Just entered the weather forecast obsession phase. Not sure how I am going to make it to next Friday. This is excruciating.

    Always excruciating to wait. Every time.

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    The feeling of waiting in the weeks before is better than the feeling you have after you get home and the depressing wait begins again!

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  • ATLGator47ATLGator47 Members  11WRX Points: 20Posts: 11 Bunkers
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    Just had to re-read through the whole thread! Our 9th annual golf trip will be our first trip to Bandon. We leave tomorrow for Portland (Playing Manzanita and Pumpkin Ridge). Driving to Eugene Monday Night and then driving to Bandon Tuesday Morning (April 23rd). We will be in Bandon Wednesday-Sunday Mornings. Playing PD-OM Wednesday, BD-BT Thursday, PD-Friday, OM-BD Saturday. Have already been unproductive at work watching course cams and the weather.

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  • kaschreiberkaschreiber Seattle, WAMembers  152WRX Points: 115Handicap: 14Posts: 152 Fairways
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    I've got my second trip to Bandon in just under 6 months, so I'm naturally filling the time by getting on Sand Valley's waitlist (got on ~6 months ago) for lodging/golf post- 2020 Ryder Cup. Now starting to see what our options are if Sand Valley doesn't work out. Anyone else looking to couple the Ryder Cup with at couple laps at the Bandon of the Southwest?

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    On -, @kaschreiber said:

    I've got my second trip to Bandon in just under 6 months, so I'm naturally filling the time by getting on Sand Valley's waitlist (got on ~6 months ago) for lodging/golf post- 2020 Ryder Cup. Now starting to see what our options are if Sand Valley doesn't work out. Anyone else looking to couple the Ryder Cup with at couple laps at the Bandon of the Southwest?

    The Southwest? I thought you guys were only supposed to be bad with geography OUTSIDE the US ;)
    SV is good fun though, we were looking at entering their Heathland Cup event this year, but ended up not doing so.

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    On -, @duffer987 said:

    On -, @kaschreiber said:

    I've got my second trip to Bandon in just under 6 months, so I'm naturally filling the time by getting on Sand Valley's waitlist (got on ~6 months ago) for lodging/golf post- 2020 Ryder Cup. Now starting to see what our options are if Sand Valley doesn't work out. Anyone else looking to couple the Ryder Cup with at couple laps at the Bandon of the Southwest?

    The Southwest? I thought you guys were only supposed to be bad with geography OUTSIDE the US ;)
    SV is good fun though, we were looking at entering their Heathland Cup event this year, but ended up not doing so.

    Wow. Go me. When your whole life has been Alaska, Washington, and Oregon, anything west of Idaho is just a jumble.

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