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Bandon Dunes Resort (Pacific Dunes Course) Hole by Hole - 18th Hole

Bandon Dunes Resort (Pacific Dunes Course), Oregon

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The 18th hole at Bandon Dunes Resort's Pacific Dunes Course is a 591-yard, par 5 from the championship tees. It has a slight dogleg left and is rated as one of the most difficult holes on the course with an assigned handicap rating of 4. The fairway width averages 64 yards wide with three bunkers scattered around it. There are two greenside bunkers that make up 2% of total bunker count on this hole.

This hole requires precision off the tee in order to set up for your approach shot into the green which measures 13849 square feet. With an average drive length of 217 yards, you will likely need to hit a driver and then layup with either a 7 iron or 3 wood depending on how much risk you want to take for your second shot. Your third shot should be played with a wedge or 9 iron depending on how far away from the pin you are after your second shot.

When playing this hole, keep in mind that local weather conditions can have an effect on ball flight due to altitude change and wind speed/direction changes throughout all four seasons (spring, summer, fall & winter).

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 5

Distance: 591 yards

Handicap: 4

Green Area:

13849

Approx Fairway Width:

64

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Slight dogleg

Percent Bunkers Near green:

2

Bunker Count:

3

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

1. Consider the wind speed and direction when playing this hole, as it can have a significant effect on ball flight due to the altitude change.

2. Aim for the center of the fairway off the tee in order to give yourself an optimal angle into the green with your second shot.

3. Depending on how much risk you want to take, layup with either a 7 iron or 3 wood for your second shot after driving off from the tee box.

4. Use a wedge or 9 iron for your third shot depending on how far away from the pin you are after hitting your second shot into position near/on the green.

5. Be aware of all three bunkers scattered around this hole and two greenside bunkers that make up 2% of total bunker count on this hole; avoid them at all costs!

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

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