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Golfing World spotlight on Bandon Dunes Resort

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AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 09: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his shot from the third tee during the third round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)  - 

In a relatively short period, Bandon Dunes Resort has risen to become one of the most famous golf resorts in the world - all without having never hosted any major professional sporting event.

Golfing World pays a visit to this 21st century golf mecca that is now home to four 18-hole courses and a 13-hole short course (and this summer, the resort will debut a massive putting course named "Punchbowl"). Hank Hickox, general manager of the resort, offers some insight on a variety of topics, from its inception to its massive caddie program and USGA partnership.

Video: Golfing World showcases Bandon Dunes

Meanwhile, Pacific Gales, a new development planned just down the road, will begin construction this year on an 18-hole links course on the coast, which could make this destination even more worthy of an international audience.