Travel Guide: AGC staff must-haves for a week at Bandon Dunes

The views at Bandon Dunes (AGC photo)
The views at Bandon Dunes (AGC photo)

We’re departing this week for our annual AmateurGolf.com Two Man Links Championship at Bandon Dunes Resort in coastal Oregon. No matter where you live, Bandon Dunes amounts to a trek. It continues once you get there. Planning a trip soon? We give you a look at some of our musts for a week of golf immersion.

BOOK
Golf in the Kingdom
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Listen on Audible


I am going all in on the links golf experience at Bandon Dunes and reading Micheal Murphy’s classic Golf in the Kingdom. In all fairness, I have listened to this book in the past, but there are just so many wonderful lessons in this book, that I need to go back and actually read. Golf in the Kingdom is recognized as one of the classic golf books that discusses some of the deepest mysteries of golf. A legendary Scottish links course, a mysterious golf pro names Shivas Irons and a holy man who haunts the ravine off the thirteenth fairway. -Kyle Rector

(F)LIGHT READING
GolfClubAtlas.com


We will be playing four of the most inspiring courses in the world, and to get in the mood I will be visiting Golf Club Atlas, a website devoted to the best of golf course architecture. I can read detailed course reviews (all four Bandon courses are profiled with a number of great images), writings on the principles of golf course architecture, interviews with course designers and participate in a discussion group where all sorts of ideas get kicked around. -Chris Brauner

CAMERA

Lumix G7
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In the last year, I’ve been getting more into video and photography. After months of research, I found that this Panasonic Lumix G7 Mirrorless camera. This camera is small, rugged, and can shoot amazing 4K video. Along with a Rode Video Mic [https://amzn.to/2UPUMMN], a compact Tripod, and an extra memory card, this is the perfect camera to make some amazing content at Bandon Dunes. -Kyle Rector

TRAVEL BAG

Sun Mountain Club Glider
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I travel frequently with my golf clubs, so I have gone through my fair share of travel bags. This Sun Mountain Club Glider is best I have tried. This bag is durable and super easy to maneuver around the airport. I’m bringing extra gear with me to Bandon this year, so having a golf travel bag that I can handle with one hand is key. -Kyle Rector

SHOES

Nike Roshe G
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If you’re doing it right, any weekend at Bandon is going to include a lot of walking. These Nike Roshe G’s feel just like everyday running shoes, so I can wear them for anything I happen to be doing on a golf course – playing, reporting or coaching my high schoolers (when they walk, I walk). I can’t wait to christen them with 72 holes in Oregon. -Julie Williams

APPAREL

Peter Millar EB66 Performance Five-Pocket Pant
Buy on PeterMillar.com

Because springtime in Bandon, Ore., is a little behind springtime where I live, it’s going to feel pretty cool for me, which is why I’ll be wearing my Peter Millar cool-weather gear. I wore it for the first time while covering the U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach last “summer,” and I found that it gave me the best combination of keeping me warm while allowing me to move freely. -Chris Brauner

RAIN GLOVES

FootJoy RainGrip Pair Golf Gloves
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Aside from being a little cool, spring weather in Oregon can also be a little dicey. These rain gloves are a must. They come in a set of two, and the wetter they get, the grippier they are. -Pete Wlodkowski

BACKPACK

Classic Jones Backpack

Buy on JonesSportsCo.com

Going on a golf trip always means taking my computer, because golfing and writing are usually overlapping for me. Somehow, a million other things seem to find their way into my bag for the trip (microphones, notebooks, magazines, snacks, you name it). I’ve found that this backpack is durable enough to have held up for miles on the road, and is comfortable on my shoulders even when I way overload it. (Bonus points because Jones is an Oregon-based company.) -Julie Williams

ABOUT THE AGC Two Man Links

It’s time to check Bandon Dunes off your bucket
list. Join us for the 18th
annual
playing
of AmateurGolf.com’s flagship
best-ball event at
the highly-acclaimed Bandon Dunes
Resort. The tournament features Scratch, Senior
Scratch, and Net Divisions and it always draws a
diverse group of players from across
the U.S. and Canada.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

(4) nights lodging at Bandon
Dunes Resort (see options when registering)

(4)
tournament rounds (1) at each of the resort’s
courses

(1) gala tournament
dinner (golf attire fine)
$10,000 in prizes
(based
on 80 players)

Tournament awards for division
winners
Welcome gifts for all
players

ITINERARY

Thursday, April 25, 2019


Arrival day, golf at player’s expense today for
those
that arrive early enough or complimentary use of
awesome range

– Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Friday, April 26, 2019


Tournament Round 1

– Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort


Saturday, April 27, 2019



Tournament Round 2

– Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Sunday, April 28, 2019


Tournament Round 3

– evening: 7:00pm – Dinner at Bandon
Dunes- MacKenzie Hall

– Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Monday, April 29, 2019


Final Round

– morning tee times tbd based on number of
players — please check out of your room prior to
play
unless arrangements have been made to stay
over


Tournament Awards immediately following
play at St. Andrews room.

  NOTE: Prices are per player. Each
player
should
register separately.
$2495
** DOUBLE OCCUPANCY **


(rooming with another tournament player
only) includes 4 rounds of golf, 4 nights of
lodging, one big dinner, plus $10,000
of prizes and welcome gifts
$2975 ** CHROME LAKE LOFT **

(separate
bedrooms and bathrooms, shared common
area). includes 4 rounds of golf, 4 nights of
lodging, one big dinner, plus $10,000
of prizes and welcome gifts
$2895 ** SINGLE OCC. – LODGE OR INN
**



includes 4 rounds of golf, 4 nights of
lodging, one big dinner, plus $10,000
of prizes and welcome gifts
$3350 ** LUXURY GROVE COTTAGE (4
players)**



Flat screen in main room and each bedroom
heated floor, private check-in, more.
Includes 4
rounds golf, 4 nights lodging, one big dinner,
plus $10,000 gifts & awards
$1500 Special commuter rate – includes four
rounds of
golf, tee prizes and awards, plus dinner prior to
final round

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