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.
$66 (cart included), played on Wednesday, January 2013 at noon
GREAT COURSE , GREAT HISTORY.
Guest (cart included), played on Sunday, April 2006 at 8am
I've had the pleasure of playing the Myrtle Beach courses for more than 20-years and I've never failed to include The Dunes. I was fortunate the first year I played down there that The Dunes was part of the package and I would never include a trip without it. The thirteenth hole is one of the most remarkable Par-5 holes in all of golf, requiring a well positioned drive, to avoid the water on the right, which you must eventually cross, anyway, an equally well struck second shot (uphill, so forget any thought of reaching it in two) and a third to a two tiered green that, if you find the wrong side, requires luck to avoid a three-putt. The entire course is great, but the 13th is worth the price of admission.
$76 (cart included), played on Saturday, October 2008 at 10am
I played this course during a tournament and thoroughly enjoyed it. Later I went back to play it again on my own.
Latest Golf Course Reviews
(cart included), played on Wednesday, August 2016 at 8:30 AM
It is a private course which we needed our club pro to get us on for $130 per player. The course is beautiful but the last three years we played it the greens have been aerated and top dressed either the morning we played it or the day before. Our scores were reflective of the green conditions which were not good. Very sandy. Love to play it with its normal condition.