Wide-open and wild, dramatic and strategic
Links courses in America – even “authentic” ones – usually have little in common with the historic links of Scotland. Old Macdonald is the exception. Not only does the course have the look and feel of a Scottish links, with wide-opened fairways and huge greens (gotta stay playable when the wind kicks up!), but the holes themselves were directly inspired the most revered holes of UK. The end result is not a slavish imitation but a wild and deeply fun romp that has no other peer n America.
If anything Old Mac more closely resembles the Old Course at St. Andrews than anything Macdonald created back in the US. That’s chiefly because Macdonald himself was so inspired by St. Andrews, and because the virgin land was more lumpy and bumpy than any of the sites Macdonald built on. It’s also due to the fact that the greens Doak and Urbina built are simply enormous. Averaging a staggering 14,000 square feet, the targets are larger than some of the famous double greens on the Old Course.Planet Golf
Beginning and ending near the inland pines, Old Macdonald guides its golfers on an exciting seaward adventure. Over a large dune ridge, past the lone-standing snag tree, lies a premier vista of miles of open links and a horizon of breaking surf. When the marine layer is rolling off the coast, you feel like you are standing at the gates of golf heaven.NW Golf Guys
The landscape for Old Macdonald is totally different to that found on the Pacific Dunes layout so it’s no real surprise to learn that the courses are totally different in style, even if the same architect was involved in their design. The course begins inland, moves over the dunes on the 3rd then spends most of the round in the open with splendid views of the Pacific before heading inland again on the last two holes.Top 100 Golf Courses
What To Know
Yardage & Tees
When to Play
Old Macdonald is open year around.
Temperatures on the Oregon Coast are relatively consistent year round, with an average high of 67 degrees in August and September and 54 degrees in December and January. Bandon – like most of Western Oregon – is exceedingly wet from mid-fall through spring. It barely rains in summer.
If you’re looking to avoid rain, June through September is your best bet. But the Oregon Coast is fickle; you can have days in January as nicer than days in July. Really, any time you can get to Bandon Dunes is a great time to play.
Information not available, but it’s Oregon so it’s probably cloudy all fall / winter / spring and beautiful in the summer.
|January||$100 resort guest or Oregon resident / $135 day guest|
|February||$125 resort guest or Oregon resident / $160 day guest|
|March||$150 resort guest or Oregon resident / $185 day guest|
|April||$175 resort guest or Oregon resident / $215 day guest|
|May||$215 resort guest or Oregon resident / $255 day guest|
|June||$250 resort guest or Oregon resident / $295 day guest|
|July||$285 resort guest or Oregon resident / $335 day guest|
|August||$285 resort guest or Oregon resident / $335 day guest|
|September||$285 resort guest or Oregon resident / $335 day guest|
|October||$250 resort guest or Oregon resident / $295 day guest|
|November 1-24||$175 resort guest or Oregon resident / $215 day guest|
|November 25-30||$100 resort guest or Oregon resident / $135 day guest|
|December||$100 resort guest or Oregon resident / $135 day guest|
Greens fees last verified January 2019. View them on bandondunesgolf.com
Visitor Tee Times
Rentals & Caddies
Clubs are available to rent for $30. Book them in advance.
Pull carts are available for $5.
Golf carts are only available to those who need them due to a permanent disability. Call 541-347-5795 or email Jim Reid at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about eligibility
North Bend, Eugene and Medford are smaller airports (especially North Bend) with limited flights. Portland is a major international airport – and the best airport in America! – that is an easy, albeit long, drive from Bandon.