b'Bandon Trails will be the championships stroke-play co-host course at the resort. Pictured is the par-4 fourth hole. good as it gets. The players are in for one heck of a week.The Eighth Wonder Beginning with the 2006 Curtis Cup, the Bandon Dunes course at the resort will have hosted eight different USGA events once the U.S. Junior Amateur wraps up, making it the first course to Bandon Dunes Golf Resort willearn that honor. The resort opened by Mike Keiser in 1999 will host the U.S. host its eighth USGA championshipWomens Amateur in 2025 and Walker Cup in 2029 as part of the contract that runs through the U.S. Junior Amateur for both boys this summer when the U.S. Juniorand girls in 2045. Amateur rolls into town Amateur golf has always been something Mike Keiser had a fondness for, said Jeff Simonds, the resorts assistant general manager and senior director of operations. He by Steve Mims looks at the U.S. Amateur as the fifth major in golf. As we continue to host national championships, the success we have You dont see many 25-year contracts in the sports world.had and relationships we have built with the USGA and the Yet following a successful U.S. Amateur in 2020, the Unitedoverwhelmingly positive response from players kept us with States Golf Association signed on to bring 13 more nationalan appetite for the next one. This will be the eighth different championships to Bandon Dunes through 2045. That dealchampionship weve hosted and we feel like we are begins when the U.S. Junior Amateur arrives on thecapable of hosting every championship.southern Oregon Coast July 25-30.Simonds has become the resorts point Bandon Dunes is a part of our family, saidperson when dealing with all on-site USGA Reese Moseley, who handles player serviceschampionships. For him, it began when the for a handful of USGA events including the2006 Curtis Cup was held at the resort. U.S. Junior Amateur. They truly honor this great game and what they have done for amateur golf and what they will continue to do for decades to come speaks volumes. ForIn April, defending champion Nicholas Dunlap me and our staff members, when we see anspoke at the media day for the upcoming assignment coming up and we are at Bandonchampionship. Being from Alabama, he said hes Dunes, we pinch ourselves because it is truly asnever seen, or played, anything like Bandon Dunes. 26PACIFIC NORTHWEST GOLFER| JUNE 2022'