Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes - hole 14
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Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes - hole 14
Pacific Dunes is one of four distinctly different designs at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes - hole 1
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Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes - hole 1
The fairway is wider that it looks on the first hole of the Pacific Dunes Course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, but the approach to the green is filled with trouble. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes - hole 4
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Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes - hole 4
The par-4 fourth hole plays along the Pacific Ocean on the Pacific Dunes Course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes - hole 13
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Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes - hole 13
Here's a look at the par-4 13th hole on the Pacific Dunes Course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes - hole 4
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Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes - hole 4
The fourth green on the Pacific Dunes Course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort is located at the edge of a cliff. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes - hole 8
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Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes - hole 8
Getting your golf ball safely on the eighth green of the Pacific Dunes Course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort is a challenge. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes - hole 13
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Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes - hole 13
You can see the Old Macdonald Course in the background as you play the 13th hole of the Pacific Dunes Course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes - greens
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Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes - greens
The greens on the Pacific Dunes Course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort are a challenge. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes - caddies
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Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes - caddies
A caddie can help you navigate the Pacific Dunes Course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes - hole 16
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Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes - hole 16
Keeping your approach shot on the green won't be easy on the 16th hole of the Pacific Dunes Course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes - clubhouse
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Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes - clubhouse
The 4,500-square-foot clubhouse at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort features the Pacific Grill restaurant on the upper level. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes - pro shop
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Bandon Dunes Golf Resort - Pacific Dunes - pro shop
The large pro shop is on the lower level of the clubhouse at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. Oleg Volovik/Golf Advisor
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Pacific Dunes at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Oregon: Tom Doak's dream is among America's best

BANDON, Ore. -- The Pacific Dunes course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort has been called the best golf course in America.

While that fact may be debatable, there's little debate that the links land on which Pacific Dunes was built is among the best in the United States. And there's no debate that Tom Doak created a links masterpiece when Pacific Dunes opened in 2001.

Doak said the 6,663-yard, par-71 Pacific Dunes course "is short enough to give you hope, but rugged enough to test every facet of your game."

Pacific Dunes is one of four distinctly different golf courses at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, and a fifth course (Bandon Preserve) opens in May 2012.

Born and raised in the former Soviet Union, photographer Oleg Volovik moved to the United States in 1992 and now lives with his wife and two children in Los Angeles. He joined the TravelGolf editorial team in 2010. Originally graduated with a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering he continued to dedicate his time and energy to his passion for visual arts and photography. Oleg has extensive experience in fine arts, fashion, event, architecture and journalistic photography. His work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Moscow, where he also taught a master class, sponsored by Hewlett-Packard, in April 2007. He may be a novice golfer, but Oleg always wears a white leather glove during photo sessions. "Golf photography is my own 'game' with the beauty of nature and human creativity.
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