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I'm starting this thread as a way for us to post random stuff about Bandon. Could be anything, pics, stories, suggestions, whatever you want. I often have things I want to post but don't want to thread jack, and they're not worth starting a new specific thread. So here goes nothing.

Probably posted before but here are a couple pics of DMKs bag. He was on property for the 20th Anniversary of Bandon Dunes. Don't know if he was out there working on anything.6coxyyd09a2k.jpg

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G410 14.5, Tour 75 stiff
G410 19, 22, Tour 85 stiff
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Vokey, SM7, 54S, 58M
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I finally made it out to Mecca Bandon for the first time last week. It was a VERY last-minute quick-trip (I booked my room and tee times about 3 hours before I arrived - lol). I drove in on Tuesday an

Just got home yesterday from an awesome trip to Bandon, so here is the report for anyone interested. Third time going, but definitely the most golf I have played while there.    Coming from

TBH I don't think I could in good conscience make a booking face to face and not feel guilty... "ok, now if we compare Schedule1a to Schedule3c, which gives us the best green speed progression from sl

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I like random. I like Bandon.

For kicks I had a rummage and dug up my second Bandon reservation - total last minute trip and still got really good times!

Got in 5 1/2 rounds in 3 days, when Trails was partially shut. Don't think you can do that in February anymore.

 

January 30, 2013 6:08 PM

 

Dear Duffer987,

 

Thank you for planning your visit to Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. We are pleased to confirm the following tee times for you:

 

Date Course Tee Time # of People Green Fees Caddie

Request

2/16/2013 Old Macdonald 7:40 AM 1 1 @ $95 None

2/16/2013 Bandon Dunes 12:50 PM 1 1 @ $50 None

2/17/2013 Pacific Dunes 8:10 AM 1 1 @ $95 None

2/18/2013 Old Macdonald 9:30 AM 1 1 @ $95 None

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> @wtoomey said:

> The change to the bunker of Bandon #15!

>

I understand why they made the changes, but I don't like them. That hole was a mentally intimidating risk/reward hole. One of my favorite on any of the courses. That said, I love trying to control a cut.

 

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I was there last week and while I was warming up Bill Coore (and 2 others) flew in on a helicopter and landed on Shortys #1 tee box; was shuttled someplace, then came back, jumped in the copter and then the copter spent about an hour over the Sheep Ranch, presumably surveying the work from above. Not sure if they landed on the Sheep Ranch.

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I don’t have anything random but I suspect this thread will drum up some interesting posts.

 

Good idea for a thread, OP.

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Thanks for the random thread.

 

I’m currently planning my first trip to Bandon. Looking at June 2020. I can’t convince any buddies to commit so the $&@! with them I’m going solo. My girlfriend would like to go and combine with a few days in San Fran/Nappa or Sonoma Valley. Any suggestions or advice?

 

Also does anyone change wedges or wedge bounce for Bandon?

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> @sniper said:

> Thanks for the random thread.

>

> I’m currently planning my first trip to Bandon. Looking at June 2020. I can’t convince any buddies to commit so the $&@! with them I’m going solo. My girlfriend would like to go and combine with a few days in San Fran/Nappa or Sonoma Valley. Any suggestions or advice?

>

> Also does anyone change wedges or wedge bounce for Bandon?

 

Longish drive from SF, but very scenic. There are great hiking trails to the beach on property, gives you a chance to look up at the holes perched on the cliffs from down on the beach.

The town of Bandon is fun, with a few areas worth an evening walk. Nothing fancy, but definitely a cool fishing village.

If you are both outdoorsy, then head north to the Dunes Recreation area and rent a sand board. Exhausting but a unique experience. This is a whole day activity, or something to do on a day you play the preserve. You will be tired.

 

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If I was doing the drive down to SF I'd stop at Northwood for a round for sure. But i'm an architecture geek. There's just not a lot of other times you'll find yourself in Santa Rosa. Then I'd spend the night in Sonoma or Petaluma (wine country), and hit the city the next day or stick around for more wine. I've been wanting to take advantage of a connection at Mayacama....hmmmm.....sounds like a fun trip.

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> @sniper said:

> Thanks for the random thread.

>

> I’m currently planning my first trip to Bandon. Looking at June 2020. I can’t convince any buddies to commit so the $&@! with them I’m going solo. My girlfriend would like to go and combine with a few days in San Fran/Nappa or Sonoma Valley. Any suggestions or advice?

>

> Also does anyone change wedges or wedge bounce for Bandon?

 

Regarding the wedges...I didn’t change anything when I was there for the first time in October, but left my 54 out of the bag, and just went with my 50/8 and 58/12. In a perfect world, maybe I’d take. 50/6 and 58/14–I found the greenside bunker sand there to be very thick and fluffy, and theorize more bounce could help there. That and the tighter lies and firmer turf seem to favor less bounce on turf swings and short game shots. But in the end, does it matter? Probably not. At least for me...but I’m not good enough for the small details to matter! Lol.

 

I certainly don’t think it’s worth spending money on new wedges just to take to Bandon.

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No. But worth checking here now and again: https://sheepranch.golf/

And you can also sign up for updates on Sheep Ranch there.

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> @DustlnTheWind said:

> Love Bandon hence my profile pic. Been twice and think Bandon Trails is very underrated. I would rate them 1,2,3,4 as Pac Dunes, Trails, Bandon Dunes, Old Mac. I'm going to go again in 2020 once the Sheep course opens up.

 

I could've written this post, same rating and also going in 2020 to play sheep. Good taste!

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Stoked that I finally booked my first trip there in October 2020. When I booked a month ago, the Lodge rooms were already sold out for almost a year and a half out! No matter, we got King Golf singles in the Inn and booked 2 tee times a day for four days. Will be cancelling at least 1 to play Sheep Ranch when it opens.

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> @eboettne said:

> Quick question that may not belong in this thread. What are the chances that Sheep Ranch has preview play in March 2020? The course already looks so green that I'm trying to be optimistic it could happen.

 

Did you read the two posts immediately before your previous one?

And my uneducated guess is zero, zero chance. You don't open (preview or otherwise) a course for play for the first time in March in the PNW.

[url="http://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vTOZNxdsDKajrKxaUCRjcU8eB7URcAMpaCWN-67Bt6QG8rmBUPYW3QAQ7k87BlYizIMKJzEhuzqr9OQ/pubhtml?gid=0&single=true"]WITB[/url] | [url="http://tinyurl.com/CoursesPlayedList"]Courses Played list[/url] |  [url="http://tinyurl.com/25GolfingFaves"] 25 Faves [/url]

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Love the Random thread of Bandon idea. I recently made my first post on here about me and my 3 buddies finally booking a Bandon trip. We go late March of 2020. Cant wait for it! Have a great trip planned getting all of the courses in. I know the first day of 36 is going to be tight time wise BUT its going to be epic!

TEE TIMES

Date Course Tee Time # of People Green Fees Caddie Request

03/29/2020 Bandon Preserve 2:00 PM 4 4 @ $75 None

03/30/2020 Old Macdonald 9:40 AM 4 4 @ $155 None

03/30/2020 Bandon Dunes 2:50 PM 4 4 @ $80 None

03/31/2020 Bandon Trails 7:30 AM 4 4 @ $155 None

03/31/2020 Pacific Dunes 2:30 PM 4 4 @ $80 None

04/01/2020 Bandon Dunes 8:10 AM 4 4 @ $TBD None

 

 

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> @duffer987 said:

> > @eboettne said:

> > Quick question that may not belong in this thread. What are the chances that Sheep Ranch has preview play in March 2020? The course already looks so green that I'm trying to be optimistic it could happen.

>

> Did you read the two posts immediately before your previous one?

> And my uneducated guess is zero, zero chance. You don't open (preview or otherwise) a course for play for the first time in March in the PNW.

 

I did and the answer was not in either. I'm wondering about preview play, not the official open.

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