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Dunes Golf And Beach Club, The
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Dunes Golf And Beach Club, The

9000 N. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach,South Carolina,29572
No. Holes: 18
Detailed description

Dunes Golf And Beach Club, The, is a Semi-Private, 18 hole golf course located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The Dunes Golf Course first opened for play on Saturday, October 22, 1949. Nine holes were opened. Today those holes are the back nine of the Dunes Golf and Beach Club. These holes were constructed first because of the difficult terrain. The second nine holes opened for play in December 1950.

Robert Trent Jones changed the original course design in 1976-77 with modifications to holes 3, 4, 11, 15, and 18. Each hole has its own descriptive name to give golfers an idea of what to expect before they tee off. "Waterloo", hole 13, is the signature hole of the Dunes Course where Lake Singleton comes into play. 

In 1992, Robert Trent Jones again oversaw an extensive renovation of the golf course. The course greens were replaced with Penn Links bent grass greens for smoother playability. The contours of six of the holes were modified to make the course more player-friendly. The most extensive renovations were the relocation of the 11th green and building a new tee box for hole #8.

In April 2001, the Dunes Golf and Beach Club announced the completion of a $6 million renovation project which included modifications to the golf course. modifications to the 18th hole, where a new tee box was added. This new tee box offers an option of playing the par 4 hole as a dogleg left or playing from the original tees as a dogleg right. The club also added an extra hole to the course between the 13th and 14th holes. This "alternate hole" is substituted when another hole is closed for maintenance. It will guarantee that eighteen challenging holes will always be open for play. In December 2003 the course reopened after A-1 bentgrass was installed on the greens, replacing the Penn Links bentgrass. Rees Jones, the son of Robert Trent Jones, also restored all the greens to their original shape and made minor alterations to the first, eighth, 13th, 16th, and 18th greens so as to remain consistent with the course's original design. While the new greens are slightly faster than the old ones, they are still fair and challenging to players of all levels.

This par-72 Robert Trent Jones signature course has a rating of 75.7 and a slope rating of 144. The course plays to a maximum distance of 7,165 yards.