Bandon Dunes Golf Resort has another masterpiece on its hands in the form of a Par Three Course, and it goes by the name of the Bandon Preserve. Built under the initiative of making golf more accessible and open to all players, Bandon Preserve is a 13 Hole Course of the likes which have never been seen before. Situated just west of the Bandon Trails clubhouse and south of Bandon Dunes, Bandon Preserve is an impressive array of holes that rival any Par 3 on the Resort. The Preserve plays primarily East-West, winding through sand dunes and tall coastal grasses. The orientation of the holes is important; as this lends itself to crosswinds that can change the way the course plays on a daily basis. Ocean views are present throughout the entire course. Bandon Preserve is as aesthetically pleasing as it is fun and will change your view of Par Three courses forever.
Bandon Preserve was designed and constructed by the same team that designed Bandon Trails, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. Originally imagined as a 12 Hole Course, they later found a 13th Hole that ultimately became the longest hole on the course. The course can be made as leisurely or as challenging as you choose, with tee box selections tentatively starting at 819 yards, and nearly doubling from the back tees to just under 1500 yards. The Preserve rarely plays easy though, as blind tee shots and elevation changes abound. Most players will not need to carry more than a 5-iron when playing The Preserve. All net proceeds generated from play at The Preserve will go towards The Wild Rivers Coast alliance, a group that aims to protect the lands of the Southern Oregon Coast. For those who consider 36 holes per day too much of a haul, Bandon Preserve presents a new 31 Hole option that is a welcome addition to the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.