Grande Dunes Resort Course

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4.1
53
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
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3 Stars
7
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.4
95.1%
Recommend this course
48 out of 53 reviews
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4.3
3
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.7
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
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3 out of 3 reviews
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4.0
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
5 out of 5 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7618
Slope 142
Rating 77.3
Type Public/Resort
Golf at Grande Dunes and Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach is played on a grand scale. The course is set high on a bluff overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, with panoramic views of the waterway and maritime forest. It's 7,618 yards, with a very difficult slope rating of 141. Five holes play along the waterway. The greens are grand, averaging 10,000 square feet with eight rotating pin placements, ensuring the course changes significantly from day to day. There is plenty of water, to be sure: the par-5 17th hole has water running down the entire left side and a moat fronting the green, for example. There are also some nice elevation changes; the par-3 14th hole has about a 65-foot drop, with the green jutting out over the waterway.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7618 yards 77.3 142
Black 72 7195 yards 74.9 137
Blue 72 6737 yards 72.3 131
White 72 6272 yards 70.0 126
Silver (W) 72 5900 yards 68.3 123
Red (W) 72 5353 yards 71.2 123
Scorecard for Grande Dunes Resort Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 77.1/142 452 209 475 566 454 365 571 241 469 3802 449 190 449 560 220 468 420 578 442 3776 7578
Black M: 75.1/138 450 187 446 546 420 353 542 217 444 3605 428 174 411 553 216 445 410 539 414 3590 7195
Blue M: 72.7/134 419 163 411 525 398 330 519 179 420 3364 406 150 382 536 189 423 381 512 394 3373 6737
White M: 70.2/128 396 137 378 506 383 305 495 155 386 3141 385 124 350 499 158 400 365 477 373 3131 6272
Silver M: 68.7/124 365 142 360 491 355 271 476 129 359 2948 349 110 333 479 152 378 350 444 357 2952 5900
Red W: 70.9/122 331 121 346 448 297 254 444 110 325 2676 330 95 315 441 122 355 326 374 319 2677 5353
Handicap 10 16 6 4 14 18 12 8 2 13 17 15 1 5 7 3 11 9
Par 4 3 4 5 4 4 5 3 4 36 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 10 18 6 2 14 16 12 8 4 15 17 13 1 3 7 11 5 9

Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Roger Rulewich (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Ritson-Sole Academy at Grande Dunes"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

4.1
53

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 6

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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Myrtle Beach's take on Florida's take on Mediterranean chic

When Grande Dunes opened in the early 2000s, it brought a new aesthetic to Myrtle Beach. It took the Tuscan tiled roofs and general Mediterranean feel that abounds at many Florida communities and introduced it as an upscale option on the Grand Strand. A proud clubhouse and one of the area's best practice facilities anchor the Resort Club.

The golf course very much follows that same sensibility. It's big, broad-shouldered and affects an air of luxury that visiting golfers enjoy. The course is always in good shape, and the stretch of holes along the Intracoastal Waterway is memorable. The course also tests one's lag-putting skills, as the greens are large (though seem to have shrunk a bit in recent years). It is one of the more sought-after courses in Myrtle Beach, and mostly delivers on its promises.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great beach golf

Friendly and courteous staff. Course was in excellent condition despite the recent rains. Interesting and challenging layout with surprising elevation change for the area. Green were in excellent condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course.

Played here today as this was one of the only courses in the area letting golfers off the cart path. Course is in great shape. Greens are really good considering the beating these courses took from the ice in March. We were very happy with everything this facility offered from the range w/ free range balls and the chipping areas. Practice green was very comparable to course green conditions. Lots of awesome sights to see on this course. If there is a negative it would be ranger not pushing slow groups to pick it up but we still had a great round. Thumbs up Grande Dunes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great track in rough shape

We try to play Grande Dunes every time we come to Myrtle because it is such a great layout and usually in excellent shape. This time, however, the course was in bad shape. The fairways were patchy in some spots; however, this was not a major issue because you could easily roll the ball onto some grass when necessary. The major issue was the greens. They were almost all painted and many had huge bare spots with no grass at all. They rolled at a decent pace, but were rather bumpy. We paid $59 for the round so we weren't too upset because the layout is so great, but given the current condition, it is not a $100 course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great resort course

Great round of golf! A very tough course from the tips, but still enjoyable. Course conditions were great. Greens were painted and dirt in some areas, but so well maintained that they were rolling consistent and at 11 or so. Very fun round. range and putting area are ample. Fells like a "Florida course" with lavish spanish style homes surrounding it. Very reminiscent of the Waldorf Astoria course in Orlando, FL. Will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice round of golf

Course very well maintained. No complaints. Very generous fairways. Nice greens, tees and fairways.

Will play this many times in the future.

A keeper for the group of 20+ that have been coming here for 25+ years.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Awesome course

I always play courses from the back tees but 7600 with a hangover didn't happen lol played the next tee up, the layout is amazing. Greens were in great shape. Would definitely play it again. Loved it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fun challenge

Great course with lots of variations on the holes. Beautiful scenery went with a course in excellent condition. Played long due to wet weather the previous day. Certainly a course our group intends to play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

excellent southern course

I couldn't recommend Grande Dunes more. Staff friendly 'and helpful, great practice facility, beautiful design and layout, greens rolling nicely even thought they'd been sliced recently. Also, pace of play good even though they let morning groups off both tees. our foursome finished in 4:15. Definetely worth a try if you're in Myrtle.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Staff Members too Cool for Guests

Grand Dunes was the last stop on a 4 day Golf trip with 8 guys. We played Tidewater, Caledonia, and True Blue the first 3 days. The staff, members, and everyone we met or got paired up with were fantastic. At Grand Dunes this was not the case. Check in was fine and the one bright spot is the southern gentleman at check in. The bartender made a bloody Mary for us with no vodka in it but we didn't say anything. The starter sent us to the range then didn't remember we gave him our check in slips. Then we were paired up with 2 young, cocky, aholes that worked there. They didn't introduce themselves to us so we did the honors. Then one had his girlfriend with him just hanging out, OK. Nothing against her but that's just tacky especially when you work there. Grand Dunes, change your policy and don't allow employees to play with guests if they are like this. Then we get to the first tee and the cocky kid proceeds to assume where we should play from, white and tells us he always plays black, but because of the wind not today, OK. Then him and the other kid get up and hit. Sorry, rude, aholes again. We are the guests and you should at least have the courtesy to ask if we'd like to go or wait for us all to get on the tee box. Then the first kid hit a drive into the apartments on the left and couldn't care less. Tees up another ball and pulls that left. The next kid then hits a good shot, I say great shot, he picks up his tee looks at me and walks past me without saying anything. OK tough guy. I'm sorry is it not polite to say thank you when someone compliments you. I guess he's just used to being so good compliments are expected. Then my friend and I hit good drives and they are just sitting in the carts talking about who just got fired from the club. I then hit my next shot right of the green in the water, they tell me that in the water and at this point I'm done. Never play golf for 4 hours with 2 D-bags. We just turned around and went back to the clubhouse. The other employees were sympathetic to the situation, and the guy in the proshop said this was not ok so good on him. He gave us a raincheck but we were soured on the course. We've come down to Myrtle Beach over 10 times with big groups and will suggest against this course to everyone moving forward. These 2 employees should be reprimanded and not permitted on the course with guests again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
New Hampshire Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great experience. Must play.

Didn't play the tips because they were 7,600 yards (holy cow, lol). Great course. Pick the appropriate tees to play. Great practice areas with free, unlimited range balls.

The greens are sort of a dark, mahogany brown color (dormant bermuda I was told), but they putt very well, running around 9 on stimp meter I'd guess. Tees a 9, fairways a 9, traps a 9 or even a little better. Very cool design. Very playable, but tough, with some awkward approaches on a few holes, such as hitting off a downhill/sidehill lie to a raised green with mid/long iron.

I'd rate this course a must play based upon the whole experience. Any time you have to enter the grounds through a gate attendant you're probably in for a good experience, and this was no different.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great course

The course was in great condition , specially for this time of the year. The greens are in good shape and the fairways are also very good while the bunkers are in excellent shape. Although there are home on the perimeter of some fairways, they really do not come into play at all, unlike the majority of other golf courses in the area.The 9,10 and 13 holes have great views of the intercoastal water way. The course plays true to its card distance , long drivers will really enjoy the course. The staff was very friendly and professional.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Fast Greens

Recommended from a friend we booked and played it in the afternoon for a discounted rate. The course was well maintained with the greens being some of the fastest I have ever played on running 11 to 12 on the stimpmeter. A well laid out design with wide fairways and large greens. Not too easy and not too hard with an overall fairness that rewards good shots if you can putt.I will definitely be returning and hopefully really soon.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Needs Some Love

Unfortunately I can only give this course three stars based solely on today's conditions. The tee boxes were very poor. The fairways were not much better. There were many burnt out patches all over the course. The greens were good considering they must have been punched in the past 2-3 weeks. Clubhouse staff and food service staff were all excellent. I played this course two years ago and it was worth a 4-5 star rating back then. The Founders Group seems to be letting it slide. There is no way this should be one of their premier courses in its current condition.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Not special

All my friends said this was a special place to play. Maybe we caught it at the wrong time. Loved the layout And views but the course conditions were just average. Tee boxes were a little ragged and most bunkers were not raked. Pace of play was slow. Took a little over 5 hours to play. Will play again to see if we can find that special feel my friends talked about.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Beautiful, challenging, fair and fun

My new fav MB course. Played 18 before it got too windy. Excellent layout, conditions (perfect greens) and great staff. Don't miss this one.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Staff is extremely friendly and helpful

This was my 1st time golfing here, and I would definitely come back and recommend to friends. The staff was extremely friendly and very helpful. Duane our starter was amazing. Highly recommend!!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Great time

First time playing the Grand Dunes. Amazing course. Great staff. Plan on playing next time at Myrtle Beach!!! Highly Recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Must play!!

Fourth time playing this course as part of busies golf trip. Always in good shape and very good staff support & service. Course has a great layout amount million dollar homes. Well stocked pro-shop and good 19th-hole! Will always go back every year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Nice course, good layout, sad greens!

This is one of the premier courses in MB and commands a premium fee, so why aren't the greens in as good or better condition as many of the less expensive venues? Greens were very bumpy, had tracks that looked like a small bulldozer had been driven back and forth over them and many of them had fresh sand that had been applied but not smoothed over, leaving a thick layer on top of the surfaces. Almost impossible to make a putt over a few feet. The rest of the course was in very nice condition, but the condition of the greens made this a unenjoyable experience!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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