Taking my first trip to Bandon first week of November
Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:33 PM
Have also been end of November twice and had a mix of weather. When it’s rainy and cold you need good rain gear and shoes. I always have the rain gloves nearby.
My not obvious tip for anytime of the year is to have ziplock bags for your cellphone and cash. Even a waterproof bag doesn’t keep some of the Bandon downpours at bay.
How many days are you guys going? How many rounds? Assuming you’re playing all four courses make sure you also have time for the punch bowl and preserve. Especially with groups those can be the highlight of the trip; so much fun and everyone is near by.
Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:00 AM
Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:11 PM
Suggest at least two sets of rain gear.
You can send out your external rain gear to be dried by the resort but most times you not get them back in time for a second round in the day.
Gore-tex is my favorite fabric for rain gear and since I live in Vancouver unfortunately we are experts in rain.
The reason for all the rain gear and the use of zip lock bags even with a rain proof golf bag is the fact the rain will actually come down side ways there.
I have a set of Zero Restriction and Galvin Green rain gear. During the rainiest days neither kept me 100% dry. The water will find its way down the collar and up between the jacket and the pants.
One day it was so windy you had to lay down the golf bags because if you stand them up the wind will blow them down. Same for the push carts.
Don't worry about carrying an umbrella ........ will not last one second in the wind.
Don't forget to bring shorts.
Even with all the rain the course will remain playable because it is situated on top of sand dunes that is miles deep.
Edited by Golfnuck, 12 July 2018 - 02:13 PM.
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