Top four lunch options at Bandon Dunes


Home to five of the best golf courses in America, Bandon Dunes is the perfect venue for playing golf from sunup to sundown. In order to get the most out of your day, it’s important to stay well-nourished. So whether you take an hour between rounds or just a few minutes between holes, here are four can’t-miss lunch spots at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

Fish Tacos at Trails End
The fish tacos at Trails End are a lunch dish you cannot miss while at Bandon Dunes. Three corn tortillas with Pacific rock fish are grilled to perfection and topped with jalapeño aioli, fresh Pico de Gallo and Napa cabbage. If you like fish tacos, then these are a must. More info about Trails End.   


Chili at Old Macdonald Turnstand
Whether your preference is chili that is plain and simple or with cheese and onions, the homemade chili at Old Macdonald turnstand is a filling lunch that can be enjoyed on the go. With hearty chunks of beef, pork and red beans this concoction will give you the nourishment you need to power through your round. Want to take it next level? Add a hot dog and dip it in your chili. 


Charleston Rock Cod on Potato Roll at Pacific Grill
This delectable seafood delight is one of Pacific Grill’s most popular lunch dishes. To ensure the utmost freshness, the cod is sourced locally from nearby Charleston, Ore. Choose grilled or fried cod with tomato, lime cilantro aioli and a veggie slaw on a tasty potato roll. The heartiness from the cod and fresh flavors of the house made slaw and aioli make this sandwich a perfect pick-me-up for your afternoon round of golf. More info about Pacific Grill


Tri Tip Sandwich at Tufted Puffin
The casual atmosphere, big screen TVs and panoramic view make Tufted Puffin an ideal venue for a relaxing lunch pre- or post- tee time. The hearty tri tip sandwich is served with caramelized onions, horseradish mayonnaise and Face Rock Vampire Slayer cheese served on a ciabatta roll. More info about Tufted Puffin.


Why the Destination Matters



(article and photo by Nick Martin)

BANDON, Ore. – Do a Google search for “golf destinations” and this is one of the top results: Golf Digest’s Top 75 golf resorts in North America. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort is No. 1 on the list ahead of Pebble Beach. Unless you’re one of the 3,100 people who call Bandon, Ore. home, Bandon Dunes truly is a destination. And we think that’s a good thing. A destination is like a holiday or a birthday. It’s a celebration. A destination is something you wait for, save up for and look forward to. It’s a place away from the everyday, a break in the routine, an adventure that’s different and out of the ordinary. A destination is something way over there, out of sight, a place that exists for a time only in the imagination. The word “destination” alone evokes excitement because after all, if it’s a destination then it’s no doubt special. For a trip to any destination, arrangements are made, calendars cleared, house-sitters contacted, stories told to neighbors and excuses made to bosses. For golf destinations, specifically, clothes are dry-cleaned, new clubs tested and old ones washed in a bucket while sitting on the living room couch. Books may be read, websites consulted, movies watched and the idea of the destination grows. Reality sets in on the way the airport. There might be trepidation at the baggage check and worry about the gear. The lines and the people might stand in the way. The greater the destination, the more connections must be made. Every cab ride, every moment spent looking out the airplane window… it’s all time spent yearning for the destination. Suddenly, it’s happening. You’re not sure if you’re awake or still dreaming, but the destination is in sight, rising up slowly from the horizon like the sun at dawn. You’re here. You’ve made it. You’re standing on the first tee. You take a deep breath – a crisp, cleansing breath – and everything fades away. All the travel, all the planning, all the time spent waiting is over. This is your time. None of it matters, now. It’s just you and the game. You’ve arrived. Enjoy the walk.

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