Friday, October 26, 2012

TurfNet Bandon Dunes 2012 Day Three

After a "quick and safe" drive down from Portland we arrived at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort around 11:00 this morning.  After checking in we went to Bandon Trails for the first of four rounds.  Great customer service and we were off.

Robin and I were fortunate to play with Mr. Shaun Potter of Syngenta (our sponsor for the TurfNet trip) and Mr. Ken Nice, the Director of Agronomy for the entire Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.  We had a great time playing and being able to have Ken along telling us inside information about the construction and future improvements to the golf course was an added bonus.

#5 Par 3 on Bandon Trails.  Lovely hole.  The one hole that I lost a ball on today.

#7 Par 5 .  Wonderful hole with great bunkering but wide and playful fairways.

#8 Par 3 down hill but with the way you can putt from the fairways it was a relatively easy hole. 

#10 fairway.  great hole.  can't see it from this shot but they had the most unique mounds in the tee boxes which Ken said was designed that way because the tee box should be an "unnatural" surface on the golf course.  Just somewhere where every one stopped to play the next hole.

Robin's shot on the 13th hole. Let's just say we saw all the areas  of the golf course.  Some better than others.
Robin cranking a drive on #14 tee box.

#16 fairway bunker which proved to be a struggle for many of us.  But lots of fun.
Par 3 #17.  Great hole.  Two birdies.  Great shot by Mr. Potter and a 50 yard putt by me.

Great day of golf with Robin.  Wonderful golf course and a fantastic round.  Off to the original Bandon Dunes golf course in the morning. 
Thanks to TurfNet and Syngenta for allowing us to enjoy the wonder of Bandon Dunes.

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