Grande Dunes Members Club Golf Course Finished Renovations and Now Open
Friday, November 13th, 2020
The Grande Dunes Members Club golf course, one of the courses within the Grande Dunes master-planned community located in Myrtle Beach, SC, is now fully open after a series of renovations and course improvements took place.
The renovations began in December 2019 and was part of an extensive venture to update the course and provide a better golfing experience to players orchestrated by course managers, McConnell Golf. The Members Club team worked directly with Golf Course Architect Craig Schreiner, the original architect of the course, to help oversee the project so the updates progressed according to plan and scope.
“It’s always great to return to Grande Dunes Members Club. I was glad to work with the golf team once again to rejuvenate the course and even incorporate new ideas and solutions. Golfers will enjoy a whole new level of play,” said Schreiner.
The renovation project was a multi-phased endeavor, the first stage lasting 120 days. During this time, improvements were made to the foundations of all course bunkers. The course also received all-new sand and drainage enhancements to reduce flooding and water retention in high-traffic areas.
The second phase lasted 90 days and focused on the greens. The course transitioned from bentgrass to ultradwarf bermudagrass, a popular hybrid species used at several of the country’s top courses. The hybrid grass is recognized as one of the more heat-tolerant options used for golf course turf, growing best in 80-degree weather. During this phase, Grande Dunes worked with other local courses in the Myrtle Beach area to provide golfing alternatives while also keeping the driving range open.
“The course has never looked better,” said Brian Vest, Head Golf Professional at the Members Club. “We are thrilled that these renovations have taken place and we’re excited for our golfers to see all our hard work in person.”
The Grande Dunes Members Club golf course is managed by McConnell Golf, an award-winning golf management company with properties in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Known for delivering unrivaled golfing experiences, this renovation was just one measure in their ongoing efforts for maintaining, updating and caring for their courses, having just completed renovations in the historic Raleigh Country Club in Raleigh, NC.
The Grande Dunes Members Club has several membership options available including those accommodating families, young professionals and individuals. Those interested in golfing the new course should contact the Members Club at (843) 913-1359.