Architect - Robert Trent Jones
The Dunes, established in 1948, is considered the areas premier Country Club. Here, you will find one of the East Coast's most magnificent clubhouse settings overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The Oceanside golf course was designed by Robert Trent Jones and is consistently rated one of America's Top 100 courses. The golf course is rich in history and has played host to six SENIOR Tour Championships, a Women's US Open and the finals of PGA Tour Qualifying School. Dunes Club Champions include, Ben Crenshaw, Hale Irwin, Jay Sigel, Gil Morgan, Jim Colbert, Gary McCord and Raymond Floyd. The Dunes offers a classic Club experience with all the Southern charm, elegance and style associated with the finest clubs in the Southeast. Please enjoy this online tour of the Dunes Club and feel free to contact the Club personally if you are in the area.
The Dunes Golf & Beach Club was designed and built on land owned by Myrtle Beach Farms through the vision and efforts of George W. "Buster" Bryan. Bryan gathered a group of Myrtle Beach's leading citizens to form a corporation and build the golf course. The final decision to go ahead with the incorporation and form the golf club was made at a meeting of subscribers on May 31, 1948. The group decided to consult the famous golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, who worked with Bobby Jones to build Peachtree G.C. in Atlanta and remodeled the 11th and 16th holes at Augusta National G.C. No other golf course architect was even considered. The Dunes Golf and Beach Club was built on 270 acres of land that Trent Jones described as "a lovely piece of land studded with live oaks where the Singleton Swash empties into the Atlantic Ocean." It was not a true seaside course, but it was as close as he had come to one at that point. He was able to work the water in on several holes, including the 13th that became of the world's famous Par-5's and perhaps the best example of Jones' philosophy of heroic adventure. The Dunes is one of his landmark courses. He built the course on land with a colorful history. It was deer and turkey hunting ground before becoming an Air Force target range during World War II. Jones incorporates his favorite design features in the layout: long tees, well-defined fairway traps to give the player a target off the tee, and huge, elevated greens.