View from a left side dune of the par 4 4th hole of the Bandon Dunes Course of the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Oregon and the Pacific Ocean. This hole presents the golfer with the first spectacular closeup view of the ocean. It is the WOW moment for the first time player. At certain times of the year, especially the end of December, gray whales can be seen migrating to southern ocean waters. The Bandon Dunes Course was the first course of the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. The course opened in 1999. Course architect, David McLay Kidd, DMK Design.