Bandon as a single - no accomodations

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DrSchteeveDrSchteeve Scottsdale, AZMembers  3576WRX Points: 273Handicap: 8 from 6000 and 13 from 6500 (estimate only)Posts: 3,576 Titanium Tees
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In my naivete, I thought staying and playing at Bandon as a single wouldn't be a problem, even on short notice. Turns out I was wrong. Wanted to go Oct 11-14, stay in single accommodations, play one round a day. The golf is apparently not a problem, but the accommodations are. Especially only playing one round a day, I was looking forward to just hanging out, maybe playing the short courses, chipping and putting, etc. Haven't checked alternative places to stay, but probably will just try to do it another time with more notice.
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TM Sim Max 7-SW Ventus Blue Senior
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  • dcmidnightdcmidnight Marshals, BST Volunteer Mods  13074WRX Points: 2,750Handicap: 7.2Posts: 13,074 Marshals
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    September / October are definitely their peak season. <br />
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    Sort of surprised there wasnt one room available but again - peak season. I imagine a lot of those rooms were booked a year ahead of time.
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  • duffer987duffer987 Meh... eh Canadian in CaliforniaMembers  9905WRX Points: 1,142Handicap: ~8Posts: 9,905 Titanium Tees
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    With all of the single rooms they have (instead of having loads of twin rooms) they can actually be pretty difficult to get a hold of for consecutive nights.<br />
    Bandon Inn, in town worked a charm for me last Feb, and the price worked out the same per day - as the few less $$$ night in the room, was offset by the extra $$$ for off-property green fees.<br />
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    Of course that is winter rates for both, not sure how the Oct pricing would pan out.
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  • DrSchteeveDrSchteeve Scottsdale, AZMembers  3576WRX Points: 273Handicap: 8 from 6000 and 13 from 6500 (estimate only)Posts: 3,576 Titanium Tees
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    So trip is tentatively back on, since I can stay at the Bandon Inn, which gets pretty good reviews (and the Dunes actually gets some questionable reviews for accommodations) for only $109 a night. So I'll call and find out what tee times I can get..
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    TM Sim Max 10.5 Ventus Red Senior
    TM Sim Max 3 Ventus Red Senior 
    TM Sim Max 5 Ventus Blue Senior
    TM Sim Max 19*, 25*, 28* Rescue Ventus Blue Senior 
    TM Sim Max 7-SW Ventus Blue Senior
    Vokey SM6 62* T Kuro Kage stiff
    TM Spider Tour Day
    OUUL stand bag
    Titleist Velocity
  • DrSchteeveDrSchteeve Scottsdale, AZMembers  3576WRX Points: 273Handicap: 8 from 6000 and 13 from 6500 (estimate only)Posts: 3,576 Titanium Tees
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    Trip confirmed: Bandon Dunes Monday, the Preserve and then Pacific Dunes Tuesday, Trails Wednesday. Caddies every day. Staying at Bandon Inn. Only question is whether my bad foot will hold out...
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    TM Sim Max 10.5 Ventus Red Senior
    TM Sim Max 3 Ventus Red Senior 
    TM Sim Max 5 Ventus Blue Senior
    TM Sim Max 19*, 25*, 28* Rescue Ventus Blue Senior 
    TM Sim Max 7-SW Ventus Blue Senior
    Vokey SM6 62* T Kuro Kage stiff
    TM Spider Tour Day
    OUUL stand bag
    Titleist Velocity
  • CDMCDM Members  2045WRX Points: 282Posts: 2,045 Platinum Tees
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    With a bad foot a caddie is must. I would recommend using some VERY comfortable shoes, maybe not golf shoes depending on what you wear of course.<br />
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    Bring two pair on the double up day change shoes and socks between rounds. Give yourself a bit of time between rounds also let your feet breath so to speak. I have a small heel spur, normally does not bother on 18 holes but on double round days walking it can ache bad towards the middle of the second round. I have two pairs of ECCO's and swap out between rounds but also try and have 1-2 break to eat/relax between rounds.
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  • duffer987duffer987 Meh... eh Canadian in CaliforniaMembers  9905WRX Points: 1,142Handicap: ~8Posts: 9,905 Titanium Tees
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    Fantastic Dr <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /><br />
    I'd highly recommend starting your day at the Bandon Coffee Cafe, they are open at 6:00 and serve a good coffee and will throw whatever you want on a bagel. I'd have my bagel and finish my coffee on the short drive to the practice range before teeing off. We've got 58 days to go before our next trip!<br />
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    The Bandon Inn has complimentary cookies as well.
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  • spud3spud3 Portland, ORMembers  1844WRX Points: 428Posts: 1,844 Platinum Tees
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    Don't forget a trip report! I've got four months and a couple weeks 'til mine, and we're getting into the Vicarious Bandon Season.<br />
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    I especially like reading solo trip reports, as that's how I usually go, and I'm very keen on others' impressions as soloists.
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  • cbbaroncbbaron Quincy MassMembers  1243WRX Points: 228Handicap: 9.1Posts: 1,243 Platinum Tees
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    Envy you DR was going to do the same trip solo Oct 11-15 but then my wife was able to get time off which would make trip very expensive so opted for Myrtle Beach instead. As I remember a couple of months ago those were some of the only dates that Dunes singles were available.
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  • mallratmallrat Members  3283WRX Points: 436Posts: 3,283 Titanium Tees
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    End your day by walking down the back stairs at the Bandon Inn and over to The Arcade. It's a local bar in town owned by a couple caddies. Meet some caddies and here some great stories.
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