Bandon Dunes in Oregon
Take an epic golf-cation at Bandon Dunes. This resort features four very different championship courses, all built along a stretch of sand dunes and 100 feet above the Pacific Ocean. These true links courses will take you atop massive sand dunes. They run along bluffs and overlook the ocean’s shoreline and open up to sprawling meadows. Add to the four courses a 50-acre practice center and the Punchbowl, which is a 100,000-square-foot putting course, and you’ve got a golfer’s paradise. The resort also has several restaurants. The Gallery specializes in Pacific Northwest cuisine (like surf and turf with beef tenderloin and shrimp) and is complemented with an extensive wine list. Shoot pool and smoke a cigar in the Bunker Bar. McKee’s Pub has a Scottish-style setting, dishing up pub food and single-malt scotch.
How to blow $3,120 at Bandon Dunes: You can get a four-night hotel stay (traditional double occupancy), plus eight rounds of golf on four championship courses: Bandon Dunes, Pacific Dunes, Bandon Trails, and Old MacDonald. Plus, a round on the 13-hole par 3 Bandon Preserve, unlimited afternoons at the Punchbowl or Practice Center. Add to that three meals a day prepared at any dining outlet.