Faces of Grand Strand - Dunes Golf & Beach Club

April 2023
Written By: 
Grand Strand Magazine Staff
Photographs by: 
Scott Smallin

Membership Committee Melissa Adams, Jason Potter, Mary Margaret Hyatt, Mary Catherine Cofer, Byron David, Ashley Morrison, Billy Owens, Holly Casper. Not Shown: Ashley Smith, Col. Buddy Styers

Known as one of the oldest, most widely recognized country clubs in South Carolina, the member-owned Dunes Golf and Beach Club has been operating since 1948, offering world-class golf, tennis and social events along with a deep-rooted commitment to the local community. “We have 75 years of rich history,” notes Melissa Adams, Membership and Communication Director for the Dunes Club. “Our 18-hole golf course is consistently ranked in the Top 100 courses in the nation across virtually all the major golf media outlets and has played host to numerous high-end golf tournaments including the PGA Senior Tour and the USGA Women’s Open, to name a few.” The Dunes Club recently received the 2023 Distinguished Golf Destination Award from the Boardroom Magazine/Forbes Travel Guide.

The oceanfront club offers a “state-of-the-art tennis facility with nationally ranked tennis professionals, private pool and beach access, an award-winning culinary team, and a spectacular oceanfront wedding venue,” she continues. “What sets us apart from other clubs in the area is our social calendar for both adults and children. We have a very active membership and our staff strives and succeeds in keeping our members entertained no matter what the age.”

“We are in the ‘Members First’ daily services business. Our team of superior staff associates are well trained and versed in providing the Members an exceptional lifestyle,” enthusiastically states General Manager Gavin J. Arsenault, CCM. Involvement in the community includes contributions to United Way, hosting blood drives, supporting the Myrtle Beach High School Seahawks boys and girls golf and tennis teams and hosting the annual Conway Medical Center Tennis Classic, in which 100 percent of the proceeds go to support the foundation’s Cancer Care initiatives, Adams explains. Dunes Board Member and Membership Chair, Byron David, says being a member at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club is “like experiencing paradise on Earth. The golf, tennis, beach and amenities are unparalleled. The Members are like family and the property is an extension of our backyards.”

The club is currently involved with a multi-million dollar, capital expansion plan including the new Dunes Beach Club Restaurant and beach side complex, opening in early 2024. We look forward to continual growth and new memberships at the prestigious Dunes Golf and Beach Club.

Dunes Golf and Beach Club 9000 N. Ocean Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Phone: (843) 449-5236 thedunesclub.com