Just got back from my Bandon Dunes Golf Resort trip. I absolutely loved it, and can't wait to go back with the guys from my club. Played all 5 courses, Bandon Dunes, Pacific Dunes, Bandon Trails, Old McDonald, and the 13 hole Par 3 Preserve. Weather was absolutely perfect, the caddies in our group said that we were lucky to have such good conditions all 3 days we were there. The only day the weather got a little crazy was the first day on the back 9 of Bandon Dunes and the wind was blowing steady at 30 mph and gusting up to 40 maybe more. We also played the par 3 Preserve later in the afternoon in that wind. It was pretty funny watching all of the guys try and create a shot to get through the wind. One of the holes I aimed about 40 yards right and hit my 3hybrid to reach a 145 yard hole (my hybrid goes about 205).
The 2nd day we played Pacific Dunes in the morning and then raced over on the shuttle to Bandon Trails to make our tee times. These were my 2 favorite courses at the resort. The final day, yesterday, we played Old McDonald in the morning and had just a little bit of wind, which made the course very tame.
My PGA pro at my country club organized this trip. It cost me 1040 to play all 5 courses, 3 night stay, 2 dinners, and 3 breakfasts at the resort. Next time I go I'm taking Golfingdad and even of you crazy guys with me because we are allowed to bring guests as well. Having trouble uploading my photos.
On a side note all of the guys who have made the trip to Pebble Beach resort said overall this trip was much better. They all agreed that Pebble itself is better than these courses, but the total package of courses, shuttles, food, staff, etc...Bandon beat Pebble.