Eager to finally find out what all the excitement is about at Bandon Dunes, Alan Shipnuck and a friend decided to make a day of ita long, long dayby becoming the first golfers to devour all four courses in a single sitting.
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The pair first played what many consider the best course at Bandon Dunes Golf ResortPacific Dunesfollowed by Bandon Dunes, Old Macdonald and finally Bandon Trails.
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While all four courses are distinctly unique, they share a few things in common: rolling hills, a linksy stlye, and plenty of bunkers.
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When TV execs showed interest in making the trip a featured segment on Golf Channel's Golf in America, Shipnuck felt the nerves, writing, "What had started as a lark would now be a referendum on my game and my manhood, in front of a national TV audience."
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All four courses make up the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Oregon, and rest on the shores of the Pacific Ocean.
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Bandon Dunes was the first course to be made, followed by Pacific Dunes, Bandon Trails and finally Old Macdonald, which was opened this year.
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All four courses appeared in the Top 15 of Golf Magazine's 2010 Top 100 Courses You Can Play.
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