The Best Golf Courses on the Coast

Pack your clubs and call a caddie: A golf expert shares his favorite waterfront courses and the exceptional perks that make each one memorable

Pacific Dunes Course
Photo: Susan Seubert

Pacific Dunes Course

Bandon Dunes Resort, Bandon, Oregon

Located on a remote, otherwise seldom-visited Oregon coast-line, Bandon Dunes is the "it" golf course for people who know what's up and are looking to avoid the status-conscious excess of other American courses. The setting among the high dunes was one of heartbreaking beauty but scant human use before Mike Keiser, the resort's founder and owner, arrived here in the 1990s. There are now five courses on the vast acreage: The quirky Pacific Dunes course is open to the wind and easy to play but hard to score on.

Read our review of the resort.

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