The Pacific Dunes course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort is unsurpassed in North America, earning favorable comparison even with the legendary Pebble Beach. Tom Doak laid out this links on a site where no development clutters the view, and it blends seamlessly with its surroundings. The course is welcoming but not easy, in part because of the exceptional bunkers. Every hole is a delight, but those by the ocean are especially memorable. A good example is the 11th: the tee is perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean, the tiny green looks even tinier nestled in the fescue grass, and things get really interesting when the gusts come off the sea. The contemporary clubhouse is unassuming but well stocked with amenities that are dispensed by a great staff. It's a good idea to hire a caddy, since the walk is extensive and the layout doesn't come back to the clubhouse at the midpoint.