9000 N. Ocean Blvd,
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572
Office+1 (843) 449 5236
Pro shop+1 (843) 449 5914
Fax+1 (843) 449 8696
Golf proDennis Nicholl (PGA, Head Professional).
18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Gently undulating terrain.
Woodland, wetland and briefly lakeside (Dunes Lake).
Original design by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1948) with later modifications by Roger Rulewich (1999) and Rees Jones (2013).
7 mi NE of Myrtle Beach city centre.
The Dunes Golf & Beach Club is home to a top-rated championship golf course, regularly rated the best in the Myrtle Beach area. Located in the heart of this famous golfing Mecca, the clubhouse is set against a backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, while the two nine-hole loops both head inland away from the beach.
The constant presence of water, largely absent on the front-nine, makes for an intimidating start to the back-nine. The dog-legging par-4 11th and long par-3 12th are flanked on the right by the expansive Buck Island wetland preserve, while the very testing par-5 13th hugs the side of Lake Singleton.
Jones's deftly crafted parkland layout provides a wonderful test for your all-round game, with many attractive, skilfully crafted and challenging holes to enjoy. Although largely private, the Dunes Club allows limited access to its tee sheets for a few fortunate guests wishing to experience this defining Myrtle Beach layout.
MOST MEMORABLE HOLE: Each hole at The Dunes has its own descriptive name, giving golfers an idea of what to expect before they tee off. The signature hole, the par-5 13th is aptly called “Waterloo. This legendary hole brings Lake Singleton into play from tee-to-green as it sharply and very curvaceously doglegs left to right around the lake.
Private club - generally playable only by members and their guests. Outside visitors can play on a limited basis if staying at a select number of local hotels, or by arrangement through the Head Pro of another private club.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Non-metal spike facility. Golf cart compulsory.
Opening in 1948, The Dunes is one of the oldest golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area. The oldest of the Grand Strand's courses is Pine Lakes Country Club, which dates back to 1927. Pine Lakes is located on Granddaddy Drive, 3.5 mi to the southeast of The Dunes.
In Myrtle Beach you'll here the name Grand Strand frequently used. It applies to the stretch of beach (and associated coastal communities) that run for 60 miles from Little River (near the border with North Carolina) all the way down to Georgetown. The main communities along the Grand Strand include North Myrtle Beach, Atlantic Beach, Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield by the Sea and Pawleys Island.
2019/20 Golf Digest rating: 56th best public course in the USA and 16th best course in South Carolina.
8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
+1 (843) 913 1333Visit website
Located at the Grande Dunes Marina on the 2200-acre Grande Dunes Resort, the luxurious Marina Inn is tucked away in peaceful seclusion alongside the Intracoastal Waterway. The Inn is centrally located for all of the Myrtle Beach area attractions as well as North Myrtle Beach. The highly-rated hotel is a blend of elegant, yet casual ambiance offering top-quality service.
The Dunes; Barefoot (6 mi).
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