© Wood Sabold. All rights reserved. Toyo 4x5 View camera and Velvia film.

Late afternoon clouds over the par 3 11th hole of the Pacific Dunes Course of the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Oregon. This is a short par 3 but still requires great care to not drop a shot into the Pacific Ocean on the left or into the morass of grasses and bunkers on the steep dunes framing the hole on the right. The front bunkers can also make the tee shot intimidating and make the hole position blind. This is this photographer’s favorite and most published and printed hole. This is also this photographer’s favorite image of this hole to date. Cape Arago and the Shore Acres State Park can be seen on the far north horizon. The course has been ranked at the very top of the U.S. public course rankings since its opening in 2001. Architect, Tom Doak, Renaissance Design.

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