I enjoyed reading the reviews before I posted mine. I am among those who love Bandon Dunes. This was my first visit, although my three companions were Bandon Dunes veterans. The courses are magnificent, and like some of the other of the reviewers, I have played a lot of links golf in Scotland and Ireland so I have that experience on which to base my opinion. Only the back nine at Bandon Trails was less than superb (although I love the course), but standing on the 18th tee, one could easily imagine being at Turnberry on the Ailsa course. I agree with the reviewer who recommended playing Old MacDonald in the morning. We played in the afternoon, on a beautiful day, with the wind gusting to 40 mph. Still, I loved the course. Pacific Trails and Bandon Dunes are superb, and the Preserve is well-worth a play.
We stayed in the Chrome Lake units and found them very comfortable. We ate at nearly all of the restaurants or club houses during our stay and found all to be just fine. We shipped our wine ahead and saved some money (there was a corkage fee) and drank some excellent wines.
But what I liked most about the amenities was the service and attitude of all we came in contact with - shuttle drivers, our caddy, the wait staff, golf staff. Without exception, we were treated in a a friendly, efficient manner. Whoever is responsible for hiring and training is doing a great job. It compares to the Disney experience where everyone is trained to make sure that the guests have the best guest experience possible. Bandon Dunes has a great staff. We had a memorable golf vacation.
- Also Known As:
- Bandon Dunes Golf Hotel Bandon
- Bandon Dunes Resort
- Bandon Dunes Hotel