Golfers love to debate which is the finest of the five courses at Bandon Dunes. Our vote goes to Pacific Dunes, with artistic routing that spreads across bluffs so close to the ocean you can taste the salt spray. On windy days, which is most of them, fickle breezes increase the shotmaking variety on a course that calls for every club in your bag.

Tip: The newest course is Bandon Preserve, a 13-hole par 3. It's great for early morning warm-ups or settling tiebreak as the sun goes down. [bandondunesgolf.com]