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

ABOUT THE AGC 2023 Two Man Links

He who hesitates is lost. And the 22nd 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.

AmateurGolf.com is pleased to report that the Father & Son division continues to grow, with 50% of the field in 2021 and 2022 comprised of Father & Son teams! We award gross and net prizes in this division, with teams also eligible for the overall gross or net championship.

(4) nights lodging at Bandon Dunes Resort (see options below)
(4) tournament rounds (1) at each at four of the resort's five 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


Thursday, April 20, 2023
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 21, 2023
Tournament Round 1 (course TBD)
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Tournament Round 2 (course TBD)
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Sunday, April 23, 2023
Tournament Round 3 (course TBD)
- evening: 7:00pm - Dinner at Bandon Dunes- Macdonald Hall (above McKee's Pub)
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Monday, April 24, 2023
Final Round at Bandon Dunes
- 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 Dunes.


Everyone in the field will play for the overall gross and net; in addition there will be prizes awarded based on the number of players in two main divisions:

Father & Son Team (Low Gross and Low Net)
Open Team (Low Gross and Low Net)

SENIORS: A bonus will be awarded to the lowest gross score among teams where both players are age 50 and over)

For net scoring, play will be at 80% of course handicap, with a maximum allowance of 18 for each player, and using the low handicap index for the past year from the USGA GHIN System. A maximum combined team handicap of 36.0 is suggested.

Play will be from the Green Tees, except that those aged 70+ may elect to play from the Gold Tees.

**PRICING OPTIONS (per player)**

$2695 -- ** 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

$3195 -- ** 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

$3395 -- ** 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

$3595 -- ** GROVE COTTAGE **
(4) separate bedrooms and bathrooms, shared common area. (Note - this is for four friends sharing the same cottage) - 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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