New course coming: Bandon Dunes will welcome par-3 course

Updated: May 2, 2011

Bandon Dunes resort will add a fifth course to its mix next year when a new 13-hole par-3 golf course will open up next to the Bandon Trails clubhouse. The course, designed by Ben Crenshaw and partner Bill Coore, will feature holes from 85 yards to nearly 200 yards and most will have views of the Pacific Ocean. The reason for 13 holes? It just seemed to fit the plans, said David Zinkand of the Coore-Crenshaw design group. The first tee will be located right outside the door of the Bandon Trails clubhouse and the courses will wind toward the ocean and back again.