Ocean Dunes: Golf played under a variety of conditions

Updated: May 2, 2011

Ocean Dunes was built by noted architect William Robinson to be fair yet challenging under a variety of conditions. Emerald fairways wind over, around, and through wild dunes bordered by Gorse, Heather, Shore Pines and native Sea Grasses. Pot bunkers guarding small greens and narrow fairways serve to both confound and delight the enthusiasts who play here. And, if you’re really lucky, the wind might blow – as they say in Scotland, “Nay wind, nay golf.” As with any true links, the course is extremely well drained and playable – even under the wettest conditions – year round.

The coastal climate in Florence is mild. Not too hot in summer, and not too cold in winter. The Old Town area is especially picturesque, with fine lodgings, restaurants, and galleries. Many other attractions such as Heceta Head Lighthouse are just minutes away.