From the sound of waves breaking in your backswing at Pacific Dunes to the smell of cedars and pines as you traverse Bandon Trails, the whole Bandon Dunes experience is a one-of-a-kind links challenge on American soil.
Your trip to the Pacific Coast's hidden gem will be enhanced with knowledge of the essentials. You'll be glad to know beforehand that the mornings can be so frigidly cold that you can barely grip your club; that thick, prickly gorse protects fairways and greens; that pot bunkers swallow golf balls like magnets; and that afternoon golf means howling winds that affect every tee shot, approach and putt.
After my three-day golf marathon of 105 holes across every hole Bandon Dunes offers, I've compiled the top 10 essentials for your trip!
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