Bandon Dunes Resort (Bandon Trails Course) Hole by Hole - 8th Hole

Bandon Dunes Resort (Bandon Trails Course), Oregon

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Welcome to hole 8 at Bandon Dunes Resort's Bandon Trails Course. This par 4 hole has a distance of 321 yards from the championship tees, making it one of the shorter holes on the course. However, don't let its length fool you - with a handicap of 11, this hole can still present a challenge.

The tee shot on this hole is crucial as there are five bunkers strategically placed along the fairway and near the green. With an average drive distance of 217 yards for our golfer, it may be wise to use a more accurate club such as a hybrid or long iron off the tee in order to avoid these hazards.

As you approach your second shot, keep in mind that this slight dogleg left requires precision and accuracy. The green area is relatively small at just under 8000 square feet and has no greenside bunkers to contend with. However, do not underestimate its difficulty - subtle slopes and breaks can make putting tricky.

When planning your approach shot from about 140 yards out (using an average seven iron), take into consideration any potential changes in altitude or wind conditions that may affect ball flight. Keep in mind that Bandon Dunes Resort experiences varying weather patterns throughout each season - strong coastal winds during spring and fall months can greatly impact shots on this open course.

For those playing from closer tees (pro/men's/women's), distances will vary but strategy remains largely unchanged due to similar bunker placement and overall layout of the hole.

In summary, while short in distance compared to other holes on the course, hole eight at Bandon Trails Course should not be taken lightly. Strategic club selection and precise shots will be key factors in scoring well on this challenging par four.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 321 yards

Handicap: 11

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Slight dogleg

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

Club Recommendations

1. Use a more accurate club such as a hybrid or long iron off the tee to avoid the strategically placed bunkers.

2. Take note of the wind and potential changes in altitude when planning your approach shot.

3. Aim for precision and accuracy on your second shot, as this slight dogleg left requires it.

4. Keep an eye out for subtle slopes and breaks on the green when putting.

5. Don't underestimate the difficulty of this hole, despite its shorter distance compared to others on the course.

6. Adjust strategy based on varying weather patterns throughout each season at Bandon Dunes Resort.

7. Even from closer tees, bunker placement and overall layout make strategic club selection important for scoring well on this par four hole.

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

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