b'Bandon memory from the deepof ownership, of belonging, ofThe weather is not always past, such as the superb round areturning to see old friends onebad. Sunny shirt-sleeve days Brother once shot at Pacific whilemore time.have greeted the Brothers in late nursing a hangover from the nightChallenges are part of whatFebruary more often over the years before spent in the Bunker Bar. makes Bandon Bandon.than one might expect, including The non-pretentious adjectivethree such days in February 2021.also applies to the staff. Many haveGETTING THEREbeen there for years, waiting likeGetting there aint easy. TheTrue Bandon golfers rise to the old friends to greet you. Staff wantnearest major airport is in Portland,weather challenge. Paraphrasing to help you, and look for ways toa five-hour drive; Seattle is overthe Postal Service motto, Neither make your stay better. From theseven hours; San Francisco nine- snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of voices helping with reservationsplus. There is a smaller airport innight stays these (golfers) from the to the staff you meet face to faceEugene and a very small one inswift completion of their appointed throughout the resort, the attitudeNorth Bend, about 30 minutes northrounds. Okay, gloom of night is Please, let me help you withof the resort. can be a problem. But part of the that; how can I help you.Bandon experience is to climb into Shuttles move folks around theTHE WEATHER your foul-weather gear and head grounds and come quickly whenBetween November and March, thefor the first tee on days when, were called. Shuttle drivers greet youstorm gods are never far away butyou at home, you would never think with a smile, hopping out to load orthe oceanside layout of the coursesabout golf. We didnt come all this unload clubs. And all this withoutat least lets you see the next squallway to sit around and watch it rain. hands reaching for tips.approaching well before it arrives.Suit up and lets go!In short, the staff definitely areAny visit during the storm seasonYou wont regret challenging part of what makes Bandon Bandon. may include gale force winds,the weather. To paraphrase sideways rain, hail and sleet. RainShakespeares Henry V: For those who return yearand wind are not uncommon in after year, all these factorsthethe summer; and a warm, sunnygentlemen at home now a-bed setting, the architecture, the foodsummer day on the Oregon Coastshall think themselves accursed and drink, the lodging, the staffvirtually guarantees strongthey were not here, and hold theirall combine to impart a senseafternoon winds.manhoods cheap, whiles any 28PACIFIC NORTHWEST GOLFER| DEC 2021'