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.

Golf in the Kingdom
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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

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

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

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

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

Peter Millar EB66 Performance Five-Pocket Pant
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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

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

Classic Jones Backpack

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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


** We have hit our field limit but are working to open up more spots in the field.

- If you are interested in playing in the 2021 Two Man Links at Bandon Dunes, please contact us (priority will be given to AmateurGolf.com members; see membership info here).

- If your partner has already registered, contact us to receive an access code to complete your registration.

He who hesitates is lost. And this year's 20th celebration of the Two Man Links Championship is going to fill quickly - so don't wait! Join us for AmateurGolf.com's flagship best-ball event at the highly-acclaimed Bandon Dunes Resort - site of the 2020 U.S. Amateur! The tournament features Championship, Senior Championship, and Net and Father & Son Divisions (with gross and net prizes) and it always draws a diverse group of players from across the U.S. and Canada.

The Two Man Links will also serve as a national qualifier for the USGC King's Cup National Championship.

AmateurGolf.com is pleased to announce that the tournament now includes a Father/Son division with gross and net prizes as well as eligibility for the overall championship in either division.

(4) nights lodging at Bandon Dunes Resort (see options below)
(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


Course Note: All divisions will play Bandon Dunes, Pacific Dunes, Bandon Trails, and Sheep Ranch. Since we will use two courses each day, we won't know the course assignments until the field is full and the divisions have been broken down. But don't worry, no matter where you fall, you'll stay with your partner, and play all four courses.

Thursday, April 22, 2021
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 23, 2021
Tournament Round 1
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Tournament Round 2
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Sunday, April 25, 2021
Tournament Round 3
- evening: 7:00pm - Dinner at Bandon Dunes- MacDonald Hall (above McKee's Pub)
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Monday, April 26, 2021
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 Bandon Trails.

For teams with a suggested combined handicap index of 16.0 or lower. This division is played best-ball at scratch from the Green Tees. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers, and optional skins games will be held daily.
Senior Championship
For teams with suggested combined handicap of 16.0 or lower, where both are aged 50+. Play from Green Tees, except those aged 65+ may elect to play from Gold Tees. Teams in this division are eligible to win the overall title. Prizes for top finishers; optional daily skins games.
For teams with a suggested combined handicap of 36.0 or lower. Play will be at 80% of course handicap, with a maximum allowance of 18. Play from Green Tees, except that those aged 65+ may elect to play from the Gold Tees. Prizes for top finishers; optional daily skins games.
Father/Son division with gross and net prizes as well as eligibility for the overall championship in either the Championship or Net division.
PRICING OPTIONS (per player)
$100 -- Non-refundable deposit holds a spot in the tournament until January 1, 2020. Please use a card with an exp date after Feb, 2021 and which you wish the balance to be billed to.

$2650 -- ** 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 plus welcome gifts for all players

$3295 -- ** 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 tournament prizes and welcome gifts for all players

$3150 -- ** SINGLE OCC. - LODGE OR INN **
includes 4 rounds of golf, 4 nights of lodging, one big dinner, plus $10,000 of tournament prizes and welcome gifts for all players

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