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Your Guide to Golfing on Oregon’s South Coast

Your Guide to Golfing on Oregon’s South Coast

Fri, Jun 21, 2024

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Photography by Nathan Kahler, courtesy of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

Golfing on Oregon’s Adventure Coast offers a unique and rewarding experience for golfers of all skill levels.

With its temperate weather, gorgeous views, and beautifully maintained golf courses, the Oregon Coast is known for being a golfer’s paradise - and nowhere is that more apparent than on the Southern Oregon Coast. Players frequently marvel at how similar course conditions on Oregon’s South Coast are to elite golf destinations like Ireland and Scotland. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer looking for a challenging, world-class course or a family seeking a fun outing, our region offers options that cater to all skill levels and preferences.

When you set out on your grand golf vacation, plan to stay, play, and get away on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston. Be sure to visit these Fore!...ahem- we meant FOUR golf courses on Oregon’s South Coast. From the world-class, architecturally designed courses of Bandon Dunes to the charming, family-friendly fairways of Sunset Bay, each course offers its own unique experience.

#1- Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon

Photo by Nathan Kahler, courtesy of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

Arguably the crown jewel of golfing on Oregon’s South Coast and the Pacific Coast in general, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort is a must-visit for any golf lover. Nationally and internationally ranked, this resort boasts courses that are revered for their design and natural beauty. Built on a stretch of dunes overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the courses seamlessly blend with the rugged coastal landscape, offering a golfing experience that is both challenging and invigorating. For more information, visit .

#2- Coos Golf Club, Coos Bay

Coos Golf Club is a hidden gem that promises a unique and enjoyable golfing experience for golfers of all skill levels. Founded in 1923, this historic club features 18 distinctive and challenging holes, with a variety of terrain and hazards that keep each round exciting. Touted as the “Best Kept Secret on the Oregon Coast,” the club includes a restaurant, driving range, chipping area, and two practice putting greens, making it a perfect spot for both serious golfers and those looking to improve their game. For more information, visit .

#3- Sunset Bay Golf Course, Charleston

If you’re looking for a more laid-back and family-friendly golfing experience, Sunset Bay Golf Course in Charleston is the place to be. This professionally designed 12-hole, par-47 course is nestled in a peaceful natural setting, offering a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere for golfers of all ages. The course is known for its approachable design, making it a great choice for beginners and families, while still providing enough challenge to keep experienced golfers engaged. For more information, visit .

#4- Bandon Crossings Golf Course, Bandon

Photo courtesy of Bandon Crossings Golf Course

This Southern Oregon Coast gem offers an 18-hole, par-72 course that is both visually appealing and challenging. The course meanders through links land, over streams, and into open coastal forest. Its thoughtful design ensures that each hole offers its own challenges, making Bandon Crossings a favorite among golfers who appreciate variety and strategic play. For more information, visit .

Tips for Golfing on Oregon’s South Coast

Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your golfing adventure.

# 1. Prepare for the Weather. Oregon’s South Coast is known for its variable weather conditions. It’s not uncommon to experience sunshine, wind, and rain all in one round. Dress in layers to stay comfortable, and pack a lightweight, waterproof jacket. Don’t forget a hat and sunscreen, as the weather can change quickly.

# 2. Mind the Wind. Breezy and windy conditions can be common in this region, which could impact your game. Adjust your stance and swing to account for the wind. Tee the ball lower to minimize its exposure to the wind and focus on maintaining a smooth, controlled swing. On windy days, it’s ideal to use a soft golf ball designed to perform better in the wind. Click here for recommendations. Here are some additional tips to help keep the ball trajectory low and in control.

# 3. Pack Like a Pro. If you’re planning to golf at a walking-only golf resort like Bandon Dunes Golf Resort , be prepared to walk more than 6 miles by wearing well broken-in golf shoes and premium quality socks. Golf bags should be a single carry bag with a single or double strap that does not exceed 25 pounds. Bandon Dunes Caddies recommend packing 14 clubs or less, 1 layering piece of clothing (rain gear if the forecast predicts), a water bottle and 6 golf balls. For more tips, read What to Pack for a Golf Trip to Oregon .

# 4. Play the Terrain. Coastal courses like the ones on Oregon’s South Coast often feature rolling fairways and natural dunes. Familiarize yourself with the course layout in advance, so you can leverage the natural contours to your benefit. Take careful and calculated shots to steer clear of obstacles.

So pack your clubs and head to Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston for a golfing adventure you won’t forget. With so many travel adventures, you can customize your trip with other adventures - traversing epic hiking trails with sweeping views, casino gaming, mountain biking , fishing , crabbing , clamming , riding the Oregon Dunes , beach combing & tide pooling , exploring the unique art, history and culture that make Oregon’s Adventure Coast such a special destination, and more . Request or download afree visitors guide for inspiration and to help you discover the lay of the land.

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