Pacific Dunes

Pacific Dunes is my favorite of the eighty or so courses I’ve played.  The setting is just so dramatic, especially on those holes adjacent to the ocean: four, eleven and thirteen. Here’s my version of the de rigueur photo on the number eleven tee box. It’s just a little 148 yard par three over a small canyon, a thick stand of native gorse, and a massive bunker, into a 20 m.p.h. wind… to the smallest green on the course. I landed just off the green in the right rough, chipped on, then tree-putted for a double bogey.  For the round, I wasted a birdie on the first hole with a couple of 8’s for a 93 total; a respectable score given the gusting winds.

Pacific Dunes, Eleventh Tee

Pacific Dunes, Eleventh Tee

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