I finished two rounds at the fabulous Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. Monday it was the Pacific Dunes course, one of the most beautiful in the country. Unlike my previous trip in December of 2011 I shot a shockingly poor 101. It was an especially frustrating outing because I had fourteen holes of better than bogey golf and four disaster holes of sixteen over par. Tuesday, at the equally lovely and dramatic Bandon Dunes course I struggled again repeating the previous day’s pattern of fourteen holes at eleven over par and four holes at plus sixteen. It seemed like every miss was near disaster with terrible lies in bunkers and behind thick reeds. And I couldn’t get a single long putt to drop even though seven or eight putts curled around the edge of the cup. All the frustration aside, it was a beautiful two days at what has to be the most golf-friendly facility anywhere. Can’t wait to go back.
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