Hole Putting Green at Bandon Dunes

BANDON, Ore. — There’s a new 18-hole challenge for golfers on the south Oregon Coast. Bandon Dunes has created an 18-hole putting green called the Punch Bowl. There are only a few of these anywhere in the world. It opened about a month ago, and you can play it through Oct. 31. It takes about … Continue reading »

Rarity of Women Caddies

By Erik Elken BANDON, Ore. — As rare as caddies are at most golf courses, Bandon Dunes is the only place that offers them in Oregon. Even more obscure is when you find a female doing the job. There are just 12 women caddying at Bandon. Putting that in perspective, there are up to 350 … Continue reading »

Golf Transforming Part of Bandon’s Identity

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 … Continue reading »

The Life of a Caddy

By Erik Elken BANDON, Ore. — Many golfers who don’t want to carry their own golf bags turn to a golf cart to get around the course. But at Bandon Dunes, they aren’t allowed. So many people there turn to a caddy. It’s one of the few places that offers them in Oregon. Here’s a … Continue reading »