The Dunes Golf and Beach Club started as a small fishing cabin perfectly set at the Singleton Swash that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. But after a year of careful planning, the place was later transformed into a stunning golf vacation destination buffeted by sea breezes. A remarkable golf layout was designed by the famed Robert Trent Jones Sr. and now features the unique holes that can test every golfer’s skill level. The golf course was given the rating of 75.5 and a 144 slope rating.
In 1976 to 1977, Jones modified the original course layout giving some of the course’s holes its own unique descriptive names. Hole #13 for instance was given the name “Waterloo” where the majestic Lake Singleton makes its appearance. The Waterloo legendary hole is also considered as the Dunes Golf and Beach Club’s signature hole which has been considered as one of the world’s greatest golf holes. This 590-yard par 5 hole is also an example of what the heroic adventure of Jones’ philosophy is all about.
Dunes Golf and Beach Club, although considered as not a real seaside course, still provides guests with the picturesque views of the Atlantic. A golf haven nestled on a rolling land with the majestic live oak trees, this is one place where you can play challenging golf and relax with nature. And since this is a classic Jones masterpiece, golfers will come face to face with the layout’s huge and elevated greens, the well-defined fairway traps, and the long tees. This Southern gem also served as the host to a number of Senior PGA Tour Championships. And for more than 60 years of golf tradition, The Dunes continuously ranks as the “#1 Golf Course in Myrtle Beach”.