Par-3 No. 17 at Bandon Trails
As I wrote earlier this week, TaylorMade invited about a dozen media members to the “TaylorMade Short Game Experience” at Bandon Dunes for the launch of its ATV wedges and Manta putters. We were lucky enough to preview the new 13-hole par-3 course, Bandon Preserve, which opens to the public on May 1st. I could play that track all day long. It’s challenging, scenic and just downright amazing.
On Tuesday we played Bandon Trails, one of the four famed courses at proprietor Mike Keiser’s golfing mecca. Trails takes you through massive sand dunes, rolling meadows and a coastal forest. Basically, you get a little bit of everything and it’s a beast (the yardage is deceiving) and it’s the only track at Bandon that’s not links-style (and that’s according to Keiser).