Golf at the Dunes

The Dunes Golf and Beach Club was incorporated in May of 1948. A little-known architect named Robert Trent Jones was commissioned to design the layout and 70 years later, there is no doubt that Robert Trent Jones is regarded as one of the all-time greatest golf course architects ever to have touched the earth.

Now after seven decades of history and tradition, the Dunes Golf and Beach Club stands as a “Top 100 Golf Course” in virtually every major magazine ranking. The Club has played host to many PGA Tours, Senior PGA Tours, USGA Championships, Women's, Amateur, National, Collegiate, and State events.

The course has seen some minor renovations throughout the years but has retained the original essence of the design, proving that the excellence of the layout would stand up to the numerous industry changes over the decades. The Dunes Club currently has over 800 members and is semi-private. However, the members have allowed limited access to the tee sheets for a few fortunate guests wishing to experience this Southern gem.

What people are saying

"That is a fabulous golf course. It’s one of the best I have ever seen."
Lee Trevino, Professional Golfer
  • About the Course
    • This Robert Trent Jones signature course has a course rating of 76.1 and a slope rating of 148.

      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. Famous worldwide, it is a legendary hole where Lake Singleton comes into play for a severe dogleg right. “Waterloo” has received every accolade and award as one of the greatest golf holes in the world.

      Today, our championship course measures an impressive 7,450 yards and renovations are oversaw by Rees Jones, son of original designer Robert Trent Jones. In Rees’ own words, “The golf course my father, Robert Trent Jones, created for the Dunes Club in 1948 is one of his true masterpieces. It is a challenging championship course designed on ideal land for golf; sandy, rolling terrain along the ocean with magnificent trees framing the fairways. It has been one of the highlights of my career to have had the opportunity to restore and enhance the original design intent. The course is now positioned for play by today's golfers."

  • Course Tour
  • How to Play
    • The following are methods for gaining access to the Dunes Club Golf Course

      • Play with a Member or be a guest of a Member

      • Be a Member of another non-local, PGA recognized private Club and have your Head Golf Professional call on your behalf to schedule a reciprocal round.

      • Guest access is limited to a select number of Member Hotels and limited golf package providers. Contact the Golf Shop at 843.449.5914 for more information.

      Myrtle Beach Golf
      Preferred Partner Provider 

      Rates vary throughout the year and include the green fee, golf cart, TaylorMade practice balls and all taxes and fees. The Dunes Club does not currently have a caddie program. Guests may pay for any service or merchandise with cash or credit card. Personal checks are not accepted from guests.

  • Dress Code & General Information

    • Dress Code

      As the Dunes Club is semi-private, the membership expects the guests to adhere to a standard dress code. The Dunes Club is a non-metal spike facility. Approved spikes are available in the Golf Shop.


      Collared shirts are required (mock-neck shirts are acceptable). No denim of any style or color (usually indicated by rivets on the pockets or seams). Shorts are permitted so long as they are Bermuda length or just above the knee. Bathing suits or athletic shorts are not permitted. Hats are to be worn facing forward and shirts must remained tucked-in while playing.


      As women's fashions change seasonally, commonly accepted golf styles can be worn as long as the shorts or skirts are no shorter than 4 inches above the knee. Again, no bathing attire or halter tops allowed. Sleeveless shirts are acceptable.

      Pace of Play

      The Members at the Dunes Club regularly maintain a four hour pace of play for 18 holes of golf. Guests of the Club are also expected to move along at a four hour pace. Naturally, the goal is to ensure your visit is enjoyable and you certainly should not feel rushed, but should your group fall behind the pace, our rangers will address the situation and politely ask you to catch the group ahead of you.

      Guests are expected to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled tee time to ensure proper check in and warm-up time. Practice balls are included with the rate and are available at the practice facility prior to your round. Groups making the turn from the front nine to the back nine are asked to limit their turn time in the Waterloo Grill to 5 minutes maximum. A full lunch menu is available to guests following your morning round or prior to an afternoon round. The Waterloo is also open for breakfast daily from 7am to 10am if you would like to eat before your round.

      Locker Facilities

      Men's and Women's locker facilities are available, complete with showers for those wishing to freshen up following the round (towels are available). Guests are requested to change their shoes in the locker room prior to play as opposed to the parking lot. Spike changing and shoe shine service is available upon request

      Score Card

  • Tournament Accolades
    • USGA Women’s Open Championship, 1962

      Winner: Murle Lindstrom

      PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament - Finals, 1973

      Winner: Ben Crenshaw

      USGA Women’s Senior Amateur Championship, 1977

      Winner: Mrs. Mark A. Porter

      PGA Senior Tour Championship, 1994-1999

      Winners: Raymond Floyd (‘94), Jim Colbert (‘95), Jay Sigel (‘96), Gil Morgan (‘97), Hale Irwin (‘98), Gary McCord (‘99)

      CCU General James Hackler Collegiate Championship, 2015-2018

      Winners: University of North Florida ('15), University of South Carolina ('16), Wake Forest ('17), Georgia Tech ('18), University of North Florida ('19)

      PGA Professional National Championship, 2014

      Winner: Michael Block

      USGA Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship, 2017

      Team Winners: Alice Chen & Taylor Totland

  • Robert Trent Jones Society
    • The Robert Trent Jones Society was formed in 2004 to “Honor Robert Trent Jones Sr. and his work, preserve the historical information and documents pertinent to golf courses he designed, and to encourage and support the education of member clubs on his principles of design."
      As one of RTJ's early designs, the Dunes Club is proud to be a member of the society, making sure that his legacy lives on for future generations to enjoy. We proudly hosted the annual meeting in 2016 and it was a great opportunity to meet other RTJ enthusiasts from clubs all over the country! Click here to learn more about the Society and how our members can get involved. 
  • 9000 North ocean boulevard
  • Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
  • TEL: 843.449.5236
  • FAX: 843.449.8696
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