The Dunes Golf & Beach Club
Myrtle Beach, SC
Welcome to the centerpiece of the Myrtle Beach golfing buffet. One of the oldest courses in the area, this Robert Trent Jones design still stands as one of the most influential courses in the South. The course is one of the first where water hazards were used to surround landing areas. Don't let the age fool you, because the Dunes Club is one of the most challenging courses for any golfer.
Many relate this course's difficulty to a sandwich. The beginning holes warm you up for the most difficult holes, which rest in the middle of the course's layout. The greens at Dunes Club are elevated and feature bunkering and large bailout areas. The course is home to one of the best par fives in the country. Known as "Waterloo," the hole features water creeping in from Lake Singleton on the right. Make sure to cut off as much water as you can because you must go uphill to a very small tiered green. Once you make it past these challenging holes, the last few play on gently rolling terrain. The fairways are lined with trees and lead up to the "Little Gator," or the eighteenth hole.
"The Little Gator" provides you with an epic and excellent finish to a difficult day. This hole features two different tee locations. These create a dogleg right and can play up to 430 yards. Depending on which tee shot you chose to make, you may be forced with an uphill approach to a green which is heavily guarded by water as well as bunkers.
This course will also leave you feigning for more visits. Just remember, that none of the approach shots here are easy and the placement of the bunkers will make you strategize.