Where: Bandon, Ore.
What it costs: $1,100-$1,900/night
What’s inside: Of the three four-bedroom suites located in the Lodge, the Lodge Suite is top dog. Its second-floor location, roomy sitting area, wet bar and balcony complement killer views of the Pacific Ocean and Bandon Dunes, the original course at the resort. Each bedroom features a queen-size bed, private bathroom, a desk and a large, wall-mounted flat-screen TV, while the living room sports an overstuffed leather sofa and matching chairs. The appointments fall just short of those in the Grove cottages, but the location in the heart of the hotel is a luxury.
What else you get: Clinging to the clifftops on the Oregon coast, Bandon oozes golf from every pore. Start with Pacific Dunes, ranked as America’s top public course and add in three other championship layouts, Bandon Dunes, Bandon Trails and Old Macdonald, all ranked among our Top 100 U.S. Courses You Can Play. Recent buddy-friendly golf additions include Bandon Preserve, a 13-hole par-3 track and the Punchbowl, a sprawling green that spawns spirited 18-hole putting contests. Drinkholders placed at every tee make it convenient to keep refreshed. Lively McKee’s Pub is the most atmospheric dining and drinking option and the other choices are reliably solid, from the upscale Gallery to the pleasing-to-all Tufted Puffin. Many conclude a day’s festivities with cigars, poker and a game of pool at the Bunker Bar, or around the outdoor firepit at McKee’s.
For other budgets: Dune Single Rooms at the Lodge start at $100/night in shoulder season, and peak at $220/night in the high season of June through September. King rooms at the Inn range from $120/night to $300/night. Prices edge higher at the Lily Pond, Chrome Lake and Grove accommodations.
Book it: 888-345-6008, bandondunesgolf.com