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Destination: Bandon & Southern Oregon

Simply put, what was once little more than fishing, lumberyards and one of the West's larger ports in Coos Bay, the southern Oregon coast has emerged as one of the world's top golf destinations. We're talking about Bandon Dunes, where owner Mike Keiser (who made his fortunes on the greeting card industry) sought out America's most spectacular oceanfront property worthy of the continent's rare pure links golf location.

Bandon Dunes Resort has four courses, three of which are pure links courses overlooking the Pacific Ocean. They represent modern-but-throwback design styles that make the scenery is as good as you'll find on a golf course in the world.

The original course, Bandon Dunes, opened in 1998 and was designed by Scotsman David McLay Kidd. It was soon upstaged by Pacific Dunes, designed by Tom Doak and ranked by many publications as America's top public golf course. Bandon Trails, a Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw design starts in dunes before weaving into the tall pines of the northwest then back out of the woods on the last hole. A fourth championship course, Old Macdonald, was added in 2010 and features a collection of links holes inspired by some of the game's classic designs.

With so many golfers making the trek to the region, other golf courses have piggybacked off the golf explosion. Bandon Crossings is a new inland beauty that is a fraction of the cost. Old Bandon Golf Links is a revamped, historic nine-hole course that encourages walking. And a golf course few know about is Sheep Ranch, a private, informal course that is invite-only and features a collection of holes on the coast, including a par-3 shot over the ocean.

In southwest Oregon surrounding the region's largest city, Medford, there are more options. With a climate drier than most of western Oregon, it's sunnier than the Willamette Valley, making for ideal year-round golf conditions. Among its jewels is Eagle Point Golf Course, a 1996 Robert Trent Jones Jr. design that was named one of the top golf courses in Oregon.

Near Grants Pass you'll find Grants Pass Golf Club, a semi-private facility that dates back to 1946, and just a few miles away is Dutcher Creek, considered one of the best values in southern Oregon. In Klamath Falls are a couple of 18-hole layouts, including Shield Crest Golf Course, with great views of Shasta Mountain.

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Cougar Canyon Golf Course Myrtle Creek $22 - $60
Harbor Links Golf Course
Tee Times
Klamath Falls $19
Illinois Valley Golf Club Cave Junction $15 - $20
Salmon Run Golf Course Brookings $37 - $70
Dutcher Creek Golf Course Grants Pass $26
Cedar Bend Golf Course
Tee Times
Gold Beach $4.99
Oak Knoll Golf Course
Tee Times
Ashland $8
Stone Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Eagle Point $12
Veterans Memorial Golf Course White City $6 - $10
Shield Crest Golf Course Klamath Falls $20 - $40
Coquille Valley Elk Golf Course Coquille $33 - $38
Laurel Hill Golf Course Central Point $8 - $19
Grants Pass Golf Club Grants Pass $40 - $70
Watson Ranch Coos Bay $34 - $40
The Oaks at Rogue Valley Country Club Medford $47
Umpqua Golf Resort Sutherlin $29
Stewart Meadows Golf Course Medford $16 - $32
Roseburg Country Club Roseburg $45 - $80
Bandon Preserve Bandon $50 - $100
Stewart Park Golf Course Roseburg $13 - $27
The Punchbowl Bandon N/A
Round Lake Golf Course Klamath Falls $15
Red Mountain Golf Course Grants Pass $10 - $15
Running Y Ranch Resort Klamath Falls $55 - $112
Centennial Golf Club Medford $30 - $49
Applegate River Golf Club Grants Pass $20 - $22
Bandon Trails Bandon $100 - $295
Pacific Dunes Course Bandon $100 - $295
Quail Point Golf Course Medford $12 - $28
The Rogue at Rogue Valley Country Club Medford $87
Sheep Ranch Bandon $100
Bandon Dunes Bandon $100 - $295
Sunset Bay Golf Course Coos Bay $18 - $34
Bandon Crossings Golf Course Bandon $45 - $75
Old Macdonald Bandon $100 - $295
Reames Golf & Country Club Klamath Falls $64 - $72
Bear Creek Golf Course Medford $12
Shorty's at Bandon Dunes Practice Center Bandon N/A
Eagle Point Golf Club Eagle Point $35 - $47
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