By Erik Elken
BANDON, Ore. — Bandon Dunes Golf Resort opened its fifth course this month — The Preserve debuted to the public on May 1.
It’s been 13 years since the resort built its first course.
The expansion that’s taken place over the last decade has played a significant economic role for a part of Oregon that was in need of a boost.
Here is an in-depth look at how golf has transformed part of Bandon’s identity.