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“Plush and Pleasant”

Westin Mission Hills Resort -Pete Dye Course
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Owner description: This world-class Westin Resort complex is home to two superbly crafted championship courses: the Dye track features olive, pine and palm trees that screen the upwards of 70 bunkers, and the Gary Player track extends 7,062 yards from the championship tees.
Bend, Oregon, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Plush and Pleasant”
Reviewed February 4, 2012

Lots of water features, elegant styling, and great staff

Visited January 2012
Thank Dale L
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Bellevue, Washington
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56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“For a Westin resort the course was average...”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

The course was average - needed a little more TLC to be in line with the reputation of a Westin resort...

Visited January 2012
Thank famousfamos
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Pacific Northwest
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196 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“More enjoyable than the other Westin course...”
Reviewed January 9, 2012

Prior research on the course showed spotty reviews, but I decide to take a flyer after spotting a $89 special for free same day replays on their website. The plan was to booked a 7.30am tee off time followed by another 18 hole at the Peter Dye course in the afternoon (in hindsight play the PD before the GP if you get a choice). Played this course at 1pm and just barely managed to finish 18 before dusk.

Greens - 4.5/5 (fast and true but tricky as heck to read correctly. Pay lots of attention to the grain as it significantly impacts the break! FUN!)

Difficulty - 4.5/5 (Tough from the back tees. Requiring much length and precision from where the pros hit. Undulating fairway lies and well placed bunkers guard the fairway. Not too much wind affects play. Need for local knowledge is critical as a well struck approach next to the pin can still trickle off the green very easily if the green keeper is not feeling generous). These greens are what you see on the PGA tour and it definitely gives you appreciation for how tour players still manage to shoot under par.)

Service - 5/5. (The same level of Top notch service I would expect from a Westin property. The starter, William, even led me to the first tee box which is located quite a trek from thenPro shop. My only quibble is that the pro shop is about a 5 min walk from the parking and you have to call a free golf shuttle for pickup) 

Design - 4/5. (I have always been a fan of Peter Dye courses as they are as mean and tough as they get. Even from the whites, they are not the easiest for the average golfer. Case in point the 3 twenty something's ahead of me that were spraying it left right and centre all afternoon. Seriously guys... Play off the whites. It makes for a much enjoyable a day for not only you but the rest of us following you around all day. And by the way, when you see a single stuck behind you all afternoon, please have the courtesy to wave him through. End of rant. Back on point, this is a championship level course from the back tees and I will definitely be back!)

Value - 5/5 (If you can score what is essentially 36 holes for $89
2/5 if your paying full rack rates for 18.)

Visited December 2011
1 Thank Mattiasdad
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Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“All you can play for $109”
Reviewed December 12, 2011

If you looking to play all day you cant beat $109 for a good quality Pete Dye course. Well maintained and in good shape, definitely worth a try.

Visited November 2011
Thank golfeveryday
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Turlock, California
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Pete Dye Resort Course”
Reviewed December 5, 2011

Course was in great shape and well maintained. Most fairways are pretty tight. Lots of sand. Greens were very well kept and true to putt.

Visited December 2011
Thank TwoDisos
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