Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon Dunes

Resort, 72 holes, $75 - $275

Bandon Dunes has been ranked as one of the top courses in the U.S. and the World by Golf Magazine's panel of experts.

Bandon Dunes was this first course at the resort. It opened to raves in 1999. And rightly so: David McLay Kidd's design may labor under the ever lengthening shadow cast by Pacific Dunes, but it's still one of the best tracks you'll ever play. The course picks up steam at the 428-yard 5th hole, where your drive and approach shots must thread rough-strewn mounds. The bunkering is masterful, deep sodwalled affairs that goad aggressive players into foolhardy plays while steering higher handicaps to safer terrain. No. 13 -- a 553-yard par 5 -- has no bunkers at all, but the rolling ground presents no shortage of quandaries.

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort earned Platinum status in Golf Magazine's 2012 Premier Resort rankings

For more information, go to bandondunesgolf.com.

This Club has multiple courses:

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