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Returning for another Bandon Dunes experience; SMGA

It’s an early start and a long drive, but that doesn’t matter, come Saturday morning I’ll be heading back to one of my favorite places, Bandon Dunes, Ore.

Yes, it’s been a year since my last pilgrimage to the resort which now boasts four 18-hole tracks and a 13-hole par-3 course, and I’ve been thinking about it daily for months.

One of the great things about the resort is its webcam, so when you start daydreaming about playing up there, all you need to do is go onto their site and you can see what it’s like at that specific minute. Lately, surprisingly, it has been sunny. I’ve spotted guys in shorts, not a rain-suit in sight.

Of course, that will change, right now the weather forecast is calling for rain the day of arrival; so heavy that they have issued a warning.

Still, 2012 was the year when it rained so hard and the wind blew so strongly that the resort lost power and had to close the courses. I’m hopeful it doesn’t get to that stage this year; in fact, after that initial deluge of rain, it’s looking promising right now (fingers crossed).


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