Coastal Hotel Overlooking Pacific Ocean and near Historic Golf Course
While the weather is still warm, the southern coast of Oregon attracts golfers looking to play a round along the area’s rocky shores. Bordering The Inn at Face Rock in Bandon, Oregon, is Old Bandon Golf Links, a links-style course that calls itself the westernmost golf course in the contiguous United States. Dating back to 1927, the course is a relic from a bygone era. You can rent hickory clubs to play with, and scottish blackface sheep roam throughout the course to fix divots. With this deal to The Inn at Face Rock, you’ll receive a $40 credit that you can apply toward a round at the nine-hole course.
The credit can also be applied toward onsite dining at Tony's Fireside Pizza or Bandon Bill's Seafood Grill, a restaurant on the oceanfront that serves fresh dungeness crab, oysters, and applewood-smoked prime rib. Breakfast is served each morning at Bandon Bill's, too. From 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., you can dig into a hot breakfast buffet of scrambled eggs, pastries, muffins, sausages, make-your-own waffles, cereal, and biscuits.
The area contains several attractions waiting to be explored. The Inn at Face Rock has access to secluded beaches across Beach Loop Drive, where you can walk along the Pacific coastline and spot the large, misshapen boulder known as Face Rock. The craggy rock resembles the profile of a woman who has just surfaced from beneath the sea. You could also use your $40 credit towards a day at the nearby West Coast Game Park, where camels, bison, lions, zebras, and other animals freely roam.
Bandon, Oregon: Windswept Beach Town with Renowned Golf
The western border of Bandon hugs the Pacific coast, but the rest of the town is surrounded by forested hills. On a stroll along the unspoiled beachfront, you can find agate, petrified wood, jasper, and tide pools. Just a 10-minute drive from the hotel is downtown Bandon, whose charming Old Town area features quaint shops and boutiques brimming with various homemade goods and artisan wares.
The windswept Bandon Dunes is a must-visit for golfers. It’s made up of four award-winning destination courses, each of which sits 100 feet above the Pacific Ocean. The grassy dunes sprawl over Oregon's rugged coastal terrain, recalling the Scottish landscape.