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  1. I think you have a few options, not in any particular order. - Fly into SFO and take the connection to coos bay / North bend. United flight and only once a day. coos bay is 30 min from the resort and there is a few transport companies that can take you there. - Fly direct into Portand, rent a car and drive the 4.5+ hours. - Fly into Eugene, rent a car and drive the 2.5 hours. Doubtful you get a direct flight, so you have to figure out what is the best connection for you. - I have met some who have flown to Seattle and either driven the 7+ hours (I haven't done it,
  2. Just got back from a trip, 5 rounds in 3 days. I wore a pair of adidas adicross and a pair of gfore gallivanter. Both shoes I wear regularly and have worn on previous trips. Anything comfortable that your own feet like is what I would recommend. Just as important as your shoes are your socks. A lot of first timer worry about their shoes and show up with no show socks they wear at home. I am diabetic and can have severe foot aches and pains. Wearing thicker socks helps with foot health. At home I wear no show socks. At Bandon, I wear either gfore socks or compression socks that go over my cal
  3. Just got back from a trip, played Sheep Ranch last Wednesday and Thursday. It was a different experience due to being a little further away and that you could see so much of the course from the clubhouse. As far as play, it felt like an extension of the resort. Each course is different and this one was as well, but we thought it was spectacular. We had cars and drove over there. The apple maps took us to the wrong spot, down to the beach. I suspect it was the old entrance to the sheep ranch. If you drive, give yourself a few extra minutes. We played in relatively benign conditions. A little d
  4. > @kaschreiber said: > > @hbrar99 said: > > > @kaschreiber said: > > > > @hbrar99 said: > > > > @kaschreiber, did you find the lodge suite was comfortable with 8 of you in there? We usually stay at the Inn with my yearly group and already share rooms, just wanted your thoughts. Did you share beds or get cots? I have stayed in there with just 4 of us and honestly felt like the space was big enough, but just haven't pulled the trigger on putting 8 in there. Would be nice to know your thoughts on it. > > > > > > > > >
  5. > @kaschreiber said: > > @hbrar99 said: > > @kaschreiber, did you find the lodge suite was comfortable with 8 of you in there? We usually stay at the Inn with my yearly group and already share rooms, just wanted your thoughts. Did you share beds or get cots? I have stayed in there with just 4 of us and honestly felt like the space was big enough, but just haven't pulled the trigger on putting 8 in there. Would be nice to know your thoughts on it. > > > > > > I thought it was plenty of room without cots. We were there to shower after our final rounds,
  6. @kaschreiber, did you find the lodge suite was comfortable with 8 of you in there? We usually stay at the Inn with my yearly group and already share rooms, just wanted your thoughts. Did you share beds or get cots? I have stayed in there with just 4 of us and honestly felt like the space was big enough, but just haven't pulled the trigger on putting 8 in there. Would be nice to know your thoughts on it.
  7. Duffer, I think I have seen in other posts that you usually go in November. Will this be your first trip in April? My group trip is always in April, the week after the Masters. I'll be making my first solo trip in November this year. Bummer that the sun sets so early in November. We can usually play until 7:30 - 8:00 in April.
  8. I called today for final planning for my trip in a few weeks and was told that they are scheduled to open April 1st.
  9. Quick tip on your socks. I always where long socks when going to Bandon. I find that the low-cut or no show socks leave just the slightest gap when walking and my ankles/leg get really cold. Years ago, I got a few pairs of compression socks that run up my calf and those have also helped with some soreness, especially when playing 36. I also recommend a snood. Keeping my neck and ears covered when the wind is blowing helps keep my warm.
  10. Another thing to consider when deciding to use SS. I have heard of guys not use SS and when they got to Portland, they did not have a car rental that was big enough to handle all 4 guys luggage and clubs. If you are going by yourself, it is not a big deal. But with a group, it is something that you want to make sure you get a vehicle big enough or consider shipping your clubs directly.
  11. I usually use Ship sticks if I have connecting flights or if I am going somewhere else beforehand. I have an irrational fear of arriving at my destination with my clubs not making the trip. Part of my penance for my annual trip to Bandon is taking my wife and kids to Vancouver for a few days to visit my in-laws. They stay in Vancouver while I head to Bandon and we all meet at home. So checking my clubs to Vancouver and then to Bandon afterwards, the cost ordinarily would be the same as using SS and I don't have to lug them around. I do like to ship my clubs on the way home. I sometimes have
  12. I have always just sent everything to arrive the day before I do and never had any problems, including when we have had some really rough whether. I am going in April as well, and some of the promo's out from Shipsticks right now have made it cheaper to send my luggage and clubs direct to Bandon than checking them in on my flights. In the event that you are arriving late, just call the front desk and let them know. They are very helpful and accommodating. When I've stayed in the lodge in the past, they have put my luggage in our rooms when they were notified. One recommendation. I print
  13. Price is month/season dependent at Bandon. We've been going in April for quite a while for various reasons. This year, at The Inn, for a trip from Wed - Sun, 6 rounds and the preserve, it will be about $1700. The four of us who will be playing Eugene CC have that extra green fee and one extra night at Bandon. We used to take caddies, but after carrying our own bags last year I think we will continue to carry and save the money. I loved the caddies, but we have decided to save the money and have a pretty good feel of the courses now. If you have any more questions, please don't hesitate to a
  14. Thanks for the recommendation and have a great time. Getting great weather is just icing on the cake when you are out there. Enjoy!
  15. If i may ask, how did you get on Eugene CC? We are heading to Bandon in late April and wanted to hit the course. I know it is private. I'm positive I can have my club here in Atlanta call out there, but was curious if you arranged it another way? The pro from my brother’s club called and it was easy enough. good luck.
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