Bandon Trails - Bandon, OR
Bandon Trails is the 3rd course to be built at Bandon Dunes. It was designed by the fantastic twosome of Coore and Crenshaw. Like others at the resort, it opened to outstanding reviews in 2005. Golf Odyssey called Bandon Trails the best place on the planet for golf. While this may be a little overkill, the course is certainly a delight to play. I heard several of the caddies regard Bandon Trails as the resort's best course, despite it's consistent ranking behind it's 3 siblings in the Golf Digest rankings.
Unlike the resort's other courses, Bandon Trails heads inland and wanders through meadows, dunes, and forest lands. On a windy day, this can be a nice break from the stiff breezes found on the coast line. In one of my most enjoyable days on the golf course, I played Bandon Trails as the 1st leg of my solo 36 hole Thanksgiving day extravaganza in 2014. It was pouring rain and I was soaked to the bone, but I was playing well and nobody else was on the course. I shot a 74 and smiled the entire day. BANDON TRAILS!!!