Bandon Dunes: Golf As It Was Meant To Be…In The Spirit of Scotland’s Ancient Links


898: In preparation for Fred’s trip to Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, we feature two guests back to back. Michael Chupka, Bandon’s Director of Communications provides us background on the history, future, services, amenities, and designs of the entire Resort. Then Kevin Phillips, Director of Instruction joins in to discuss the Links Lessons clinic he provides to help guests get ready for playing in challenging conditions on these true Links style courses. He also shares specific information on what makes each of the five 18 hole courses at Bandon Dunes unique.
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