Join us on a video journey through the Grand Strand’s most revered design: The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, a Robert Trent Jones creation providing seven decades of stellar golf experiences. A hole-by-hole photo gallery appears below.
Time … and tide.
Yes, these two things have created a legendary masterpiece on the shores of South Carolina.
As the second-oldest course in the Myrtle Beach area, The Dunes Club is second to none with championship history and sport significance dating back to its founding in 1948. With more than 400 courses to his credit and work, Robert Trent Jones’ creation of The Dunes Club remains one of his most respected and highly ranked courses, even to this day.
Its namesake speaks to the incredible piece of land upon which this course lies: beautiful sandy dunes that create naturally rolling fairways and ever-maturing oaks that gracefully frame each hole.
Coined “Alligator Alley,” the three-hole stretch of Holes 11, 12 and 13 is arguably the most famous stretch of holes in Myrtle Beach. Adjacent to Lake Singleton and its Singleton Swash, these three holes are simply spectacular.
The dogleg right par-four 11th extends into the Singleton Swash with mature oaks overhanging the green. The intimidating par-three 12th features a forced marsh carry to a wide, shallow green. And “Waterloo,” the par-five 13th stretching to an intimidating 640 yards, is indisputably the most famous hole in all of Myrtle Beach. This massive hole hugs Lake Singleton down the right the entire length of the hole, with a forced carry second shot and likely a mid-iron to this two-tiered masterpiece of a green.
Its namesake is not without merit. Alligator Alley is home to the area’s largest alligators that demand respect should your ball enter their watery home.
The Dunes Club maintains a vibrant, active membership with many events staged throughout the year for its members, including the highly anticipated Robert Trent Jones Invitational Member-Guest played each spring.
The Dunes Club history boasts some of the most revered championships in the game. Tour the history-rich clubhouse and you’ll see trophies, scorecards and memorabilia from countless events – most notably the 1962 USGA Women’s U.S. Open, 1973 PGA Tour qualifying site, six-time Senior PGA Tour Championship venue, 2005 and 2016 South Amateur, 2014 PGA Professional National Championship and, most recently, the 2017 USGA Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship.
Any golf trip to the Grand Strand can’t be complete without experiencing the Dunes Club. This timeless design has stood the test of time. See if you have what it takes to survive Alligator Alley at the Dunes Club, an idyllic oceanfront golf experience in the heart of Myrtle Beach.