© Wood Sabold. All rights reserved. Pentax 6x7 medium format camera and Fuji Velvia film.

This view shows the topography of the blind green of the uphill par 5, 16th hole of the Bandon Trails Course of the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Oregon. The green sits up on a plateau and the details of the green can only be seen from approaches less than 75 yards away. One of the favorite one shot holes, the par 3, 17th hole can be seen in the distance as well as the blue ocean horizon beyond. Local knowledge of the green’s contours is important to avoid approach shots diving to the left into a series of small bunkers after thinking a shot played to the middle of the green would end up safely. Bandon Trails is the third course of the acclaimed Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. The course opened in 2005. Architect, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.

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