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Bandon Dunes Resort (Bandon Trails Course) Hole by Hole - 3rd Hole

Bandon Dunes Resort (Bandon Trails Course), Oregon

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Hole 3 at Bandon Trails is a challenging par 5 that will test both your distance and accuracy. From the championship tees, this hole measures in at 549 yards with a handicap of 3, making it one of the more difficult holes on the course. The tee shot requires a precise drive to avoid the slight dogleg left and find the generous fairway which is about 60 yards wide.

The approach shot to this green can be tricky as there are nine bunkers strategically placed throughout the hole. However, only one percent of these bunkers are greenside, so you have some room for error if you miss your target slightly. With a large green area measuring in at over 14,000 square feet, precision is key when approaching this hole.

Weather conditions can greatly impact your strategy on Hole 3. During summer months, temperatures can reach up to mid-70s with moderate winds coming off the Pacific Ocean. In fall and spring seasons, expect cooler temperatures around mid-50s with stronger winds blowing from different directions due to changing weather patterns. And during winter months, golfers should prepare for colder temperatures around low-40s along with gusty winds that could potentially affect ball flight.

For an average golfer who hits their driver approximately 217 yards and has a pitching wedge distance of about 120 yards, we recommend using a driver off the tee followed by two well-placed iron shots towards this large green complex. If you're feeling confident in your long game abilities or have favorable wind conditions behind you (or both), go ahead and take aim for reaching this par five in two shots! Otherwise playing smartly - laying up short of hazards - may result into better scores than taking unnecessary risks trying to reach it too quickly.

Overall Hole #3 presents an exciting challenge for any level golfer looking to improve their skills while experiencing breathtaking views across Bandon Dunes Resort. With a combination of strategic planning and precise execution, this par 5 can be conquered by all who dare to take it on.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 5

Distance: 549 yards

Handicap: 3

Green Area:

14924

Approx Fairway Width:

60

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

1

Bunker Count:

9

Bunkers:

Some fairway bunkers, with the majority (51%) strategically placed around the area.

Club Recommendations

1. Use a driver off the tee to ensure enough distance for your approach shot.

2. Aim for the generous fairway on the left side of the hole to avoid any potential hazards.

3. Consider laying up short of hazards instead of trying to reach the green in two shots if you are not confident in your long game or if there are unfavorable wind conditions.

4. Take note of weather conditions and adjust your strategy accordingly, especially with strong winds potentially affecting ball flight.

5. Pay attention to the placement of bunkers strategically placed throughout the hole and aim to avoid them with well-placed iron shots.

6. Keep in mind that only one percent of these bunkers are greenside, so there is room for error if you miss your target slightly.

7. For an average golfer, it may be more beneficial to take two well-placed iron shots towards this large green complex rather than attempting risky shots to reach it in two strokes.

8. Precision is key when approaching this hole due to its large green area measuring over 14,000 square feet.

9. Enjoy the breathtaking views across Bandon Dunes Resort while taking on this challenging par 5!

10. Remember that strategic planning and precise execution can lead to conquering Hole #3 at Bandon Trails regardless of skill level - don't be afraid to take on this exciting challenge!

"The most important shot in golf is the next one."
- Ben Hogan

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