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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Jigga, Apr 8, 2015.
Playing farmlinks for the first time tomorrow. tee of at 820a and cant wait to freeze my balls off.
I've heard amazing things about this place. Going to need a full review. It's about 60 miles from my in-laws lake house. Going to try and play there a few times this summer.
Have fun!! Absolutely loved it when I was there.
have concords on my wishlist, how do they fit and hold up? I dont want bricks on my feet all summer
Flying out to Bandon on 12-4-20 for a week.. Airline just canceled my flight. Rebooked through Alaska Airlines. Fingers crossed.
Was supposed to be there this past weekend. Group decided to move to next November instead
We got it so cheap that we are trying to make it work. The restaurants and bars are closed. Takeout only. Beginning to think we should do the same.
We did takeout the whole time we were there and preferred it. Granted, we got spoiled in an upgraded room and it meant we spent more time on the Punch Bowl so it was very welcome. Stop somewhere in whichever town you fly into and get booze for the room
That is probably what we will do. Did they upgrade you or did you pay for the upgrade when you got there?
Where did you guys book to get the good deal?
Played it over the summer. Great track. One thing I wish I knew was their greens were slow as molasses compared to what I play here in Tally
Somewhat related.. Is there a site that anyone knows of that would have golf package/deals?
Not sure why but they bumped us up. We paid for the Lily Pond basic double room and ended up in a Chrome Lake loft, both had our own bedroom with a king and bathroom. Calling in carry out orders was really convenient and if I remember right they were even delivering to rooms if you request it
My friend arranged it directly through the resort. He was on the phone with the booking person all day piecing it together. Just under a grand and here is our schedule:
12-5 Bandon Trails
12-5 Pacific Dunes
12-6 Pacific Dunes
12-7 Bandon Preserve
12-7 Bandon Dunes
12-8 Old Mack
12-8 Bandon Dunes
12-9 Bandon Preserve
12-9 Sheep Ranch
Is that just for golf or lodging as well?
Lodging and hotel. First round of golf is $100, second of the day is $50. Rooms are $170 a night, 2 to a room.
Bandon’s pricing varies widely based on time of year. Taking the gamble on weather in December gets you crazy good rates and you can get lucky and have sunny 50 degree days. You also pay a huge premium to go over the summer when the weather is best/days are longest, but that gives you more time to squeeze in more than 36 if you want to. Getting in 36 over the winter leaves you a really tight turnaround but I’ve read it’s still plenty doable
Looks really solid. If anything, I’d try to fit in another Preserve round on the 6th or Sheep if possible, you’ll want more than one loop on that track. Also fyi, when you do a big course + Preserve, I believe it doesn’t matter which order you play in, you’ll pay the full fee on the big course then half on Preserve. Will be an amazing trip no doubt (if it still happens)
Thanks for all the info! Hope my fat ass doesn't die from all the walking. We have some flexibility for another round. We are also going to try and play Bandon Crossings if it is open while we are there.
Crossings sounds great too. Are you taking a caddie? We were really happy we ended up doing so, our round on Pacific we had a few holes where the fog was so thick you couldn’t see start lines. It’s definitely a lot of walking so mixing in Preserve with a big course is smart with how easy that one is; you shouldn’t need more than a 7 or 8 iron depending on wind on Preserve too so empty out your bag
We are doing caddies for every morning round or the first time we play one of the courses.
Always a wise move
Highly recommend our guy Tom Thompson, assuming he’s still around (he also loops at LACC and Chicago Golf). We also were paired with a younger guy named Casey that I got on really well with. You can reach out to the caddie master and see if either are working/available or just let them book someone for you
Did a driver fitting today and ended up with the new Titleist TI3. Did not expect that going in but I hit it really well and loved the feel. Anyone else have one?
Read that they have made huge inroads with the tour guys lately. More guys play Titleist driver than anything else. That surprised me.
This game can be so fun and frustrating at the same time. Finally figured out a few things on my swing and it’s all coming together. Got in a quick 9 this afternoon. There’s 2 holes on this course that are just in my head and I screw them up. I double bogeyed both holes and shot a 39. If I par those then I’m under par for the first time since college. Anyone got ideas on how to get over a hole mentality? One is a par 5 so I think about clubbing down off the tee and just trying to play the hole not to screw up. This hole is a blind tee shot that goes to the right. I always push my drive into OB on the left trying to shorten the hole. Then the hole doglegs left on the second shot. If my tee shot clears the woods then I hook the next shot OB. I’ve played this course 7 times and never not lost a ball.
Play a different course?
Ha. This is on the rotation of courses we play in the area.
5 iron, 5 iron, 7 iron. See what happens.
Or do the Jigga and do driver, 3 wood, 5 iron, 5 iron, 7 iron
Did a guy's weekend there in August. We rented one of the cabins on the 18th. Would absolutely do again.
You mean 17th? The par 3 on the lake?
My brother has done a corp event and rented that house. There is a light mounted in a tree behind the green so you can play it after dark.
Had a good time but we were just there to play a sober round in the morning. Would love go back for a weekend to explore the property more. Didn't even get to see the inn or try the restaurant.
Nope, the cabins off to the right on 18. We played the course 3x over that weekend. Woke up a bit before sunrise Saturday and went out with 2 other buddies and played 16, 17, and 18 barefoot in the carts they gave us. We passed a guy fishing in the pond to the left of 17 green who had tons of empty beer cans in his cart and was hammered.
Wife has a work thing at the Carolina Hotel in Pinehurst beginning of January. It's only Friday night so going to go down Saturday and we are going to stay another night. Want to get a round in weather permitting, have never played any of the courses there, what should be my move? From initial research was leaning #4.
If you’re doing the hotel/golf package then #4 is the best value. My wife and I were supposed to be there this past weekend but had a sick kid. Pinehurst let us reschedule for next weekend and I have a tee time on #4.
4 is my favorite course. They also have a crazy putting green you can mess around on with 18 holes and a really sick par 3 course called the cradle.
2 is a bit overpriced, especially that time of year. 4 is the best value. Hit The Cradle if you have additional time.
Not sure if anyone else uses the NLU message board much but there’s some huge drama blowing up there. Today they announced that the board will go behind their membership paywall after a few recent events. I listened to their pod about it and sounds like essentially there are topics that appear to directly reflect their business since it’s on their message board even though they don’t. Also people just generally being shitty (there was some huge debacle at their recent event of a guy getting accused of cheating for writing down an incorrect score but he suffers from short term memory loss). They don’t want their board to be the wild west that it has become which is fair as it’s pretty hard to read at times because some of those guys are a little much
The format is awful too.
I watched the NLU Oregon trip videos and those are fun and really well done. That said, I’m not surprised to hear their message board fan base is full of mega douches.
It is so bad
It's a lot like this place
I clicked on it once and was like “fuck this shit.”
I've thought about checking it out thinking it might be good to find random people to golf with in my area but haven't gone down that road and sounds like I won't be
What, did someone recommend non Callaway equipment?
I've tried to check it out a few times but its honestly impossible to follow. The format is just that bad.
No, u r!