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

Bandon Dunes Resort (Pacific Dunes Course), Oregon

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Hole 3 at Bandon Dunes Resort's Pacific Dunes Course is a 499-yard par 5, with handicap 7 from the Championship tees. The Pro and Men’s tees have similar lengths of 476 yards, while the Women’s tee is 452 yards. This hole has a slight dogleg left that requires accuracy off the tee to avoid four bunkers along the fairway, which measures 76 yards in width. The green area is 15292 sq ft and there are two greenside bunkers as a percentage of total.

When playing this hole during winter months, golfers should expect cold temperatures and potential windy conditions due to its coastal location on Oregon's rugged coastline. During spring and fall seasons, golfers can expect milder temperatures with some light winds coming off the ocean; however summertime brings hot weather with strong breezes that could affect ball flight trajectory significantly when hitting your approach shot into the green. Taking these local weather factors into account will be essential for optimal scoring on Hole 3 at Pacific Dunes Course!

For an average golfer hitting their driver ~217 yards, it may be wise to hit an iron or hybrid off the tee here in order to keep your ball in play around this dogleg left turn - particularly if you're dealing with stronger winds coming from either side of fairway. For those who choose to lay up short of bunkers before reaching green area (or if you find yourself blocked out by trees), use your 7 iron (~140 yard) or pitching wedge (~120 yard) for an accurate approach shot onto this large 15292 sq ft putting surface!

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 5

Distance: 499 yards

Handicap: 7

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Slight dogleg

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

Club Recommendations

If you find yourself in one of the two greenside bunkers, take extra care to evaluate your shot before making contact with the ball. Aim for a spot on the green that is slightly higher than where your ball lies and use a sand wedge to avoid hitting too hard or thin and ending up back in bunker! Finally, remember to factor in wind speed when playing this hole - it can make all the difference between getting onto green area or not!

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

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