8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572, US
(843) 913-1333
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About Grande Dunes

Grande Dunes is one of Myrtle Beach's premiere developments, combining the semi-private Members Club, accessible Resort Club and a large real estate development. Two hotels - the Marina Inn and the Grande Dunes Marriott - provide upscale accommodations for discerning visiting groups and families.

Facts

Price Range$$$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres2500
Year Opened2001
Number of Units500+

Amenities

RestaurantsBar, Fine, Casual
Room TypesRoom, Suite
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
MarinaYes
Beach AccessYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?Yes

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4.0
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Reviews 89
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Chicago Milwaukee Advisor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Good option but bring lots of balls

Grande Dunes was a nice track with a cool layout. I played the day after a couple inches of rain so course was very wet. Green speeds were down but were in great shape along with the fairways.

This course has lots of water and lots of White stake OB so make sure you bring some balls. Great gps to help you along way. I was a big fan of holes 4-7. And then a big fan of 15-18 beautiful scenery. Thought you would see a little bit more of the intercoastal waterway but oh well. Good option to play but thought the price was a bit high. Overall good experience.

PS the Starter was Outstanding. One of the best ive seen.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 233
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Significantly improved after 2020 renovation

Grande Dunes Members Club was a perfect poster-child for pre-Recession golf development. Built to take advantage of the height of the market, it was billed as a Naples-style exclusive private club - complete with imposing Mediterranean-style residences - in the middle of Myrtle Beach. The hole corridors have always been generous, but the original course was bunkered to an extreme degree, and the bentgrass greens were typically soft, which took much of the interest out of a set of actually quite interesting green contours.

A summer-long renovation project in 2020 solved both of those issues. Several enormous bunkers were removed or reduced in size, often taking out sand where it would only punish the high-handicap player. Greens were converted to TifEagle as the club realizes that firming up the golf course will make it a lot more fun for members, as well as guests, who now have access to the course. If you are staying in the central part of Myrtle Beach, the Members Club is a nice option.

NOTE: Special kudos to the club for painting its fairways, rather than overseeding them, for the winter. The practice enhances playability while still providing some visual contrast.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

As good as there is

Only one or two other Myrtle Beach courses is as perfect as this exclusive course. The conditions were pristine, the staff was great, the experience could not have been better. The course is as plush as you can get. The new greens are phenomenal and ,the fairways play almost like greens. There are not many places I have seen like the Members Club. Awesome experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Really nice course, scenic, challenging and gps in the carts.

One of the best parts of the course are views of the intercoastal waterway, along with generous fairways and good conditions. Loved the GPS in the carts which sped up play.
Greens are NOT bent grass as it says on several sites but have been changed over to championship Bermuda. As expected these have a very hard surface. Great for many rounds of golf, not so great for shot making.
First time I've played the course, am a 8 handicap and enjoyed it. Greens rolled good and medium fast. Plenty of bunkers guarding the greens but placed fairly to not overly challenge the average golfer. Conditions seemed good from tee to green.
Staff was okay but we only interacted with the person taking payment. Most staff were careful amid the pandemic. However, the bag guys still want to take your bag and walk 5 feet to put on the cart without wearing masks, gloves and/or changing gloves or wiping hands between bags, no indication if they are tested each day, no distancing, etc. I know SC has different requirements than other states, but they should give the option to put our own bags on the cart and maintain distance. Another course wiped down our whole cart including the bag strap for us.
As expected beer was almost 5 bucks a can. That's a bit ridiculous. Cut the price in half and see sales go up triple vs watching many "sneak" beer onto the course.

I would play here again however, and had a really nice time with friends.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 73
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Huge Disappointment

Played here before for a lot more money and course was in good shape with lightening fast greens. This time even though it should have been great for the time of year, the greens had bare spots in places with aerated squares on a lot of greens. The fairways were just okay but subpar also. Doubt will play here again as the price is usually steep but with COVID cut rate of 49 it was about right. Nice facility in sub par condition for this time of year. The reason I wouldnt go back is I was assured the greens were in and I quote '" PHENOMENAL " shape before I booked the day before. A LIE. i didnt drive 5 hours to play a subpar course and won't again.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Must Play Course

This is a must play course in the founders club package. The layout is pretty open with the best GPS system in Myrtle beach guiding you around the course. The practice facilities are top notch. Golf balls are waiting for you on the driving range and the short game practice area is as good as it gets. Only negative is the greens were top dressed which made them a little hard to read. The greens were not breaking like the last time we played here and I believe the top dressing was the reason. This golf course is so much fun to play. The views of the inter coastal waterway are unreal. The houses on the course are unreal almost showing off. This course is a must play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great way to end our trip!

This is one of the nicest courses I've played in MB. The layout and conditions are absolutely exceptional. There are some great views on the Intercostal and some lavish homes on property. The fairways and greens were perfect. Plenty of water and bunkers out there but it's all right in front of you. The staff was pleasant and courteous. A must play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

This has to be my least favorite courses in Myrtle Beach. It is a bland layout. Nothing memorable about it except the conditions because it is in bad shape.. This course needs some serious work. For the price it is not worth it.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

24 Kansas City guys

course was the favorite from half the group. Very scenic along the waterway and not having to pay for range balls sits well with the group. Staff at course was very professional and helpful. WE WILL BE BACK!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Disappointing conditions

I played yesterday with 6 other friends. Being a PrimeTime member we decided to spend some extra $ and play Grande Dunes. They lost several greens last year and were advised they had been repaired. I live in the area and play weekly. This course was the worst of any I have played this year..,tee boxes, greens, fairways. We have always enjoyed this track and looked forward to returning....not this time. It will be along time before we decide to return. There are many other PrimeTime / Founders courses that are in excellent condition. Hopefully things will improve.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 233
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
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
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
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
Reviews 5
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
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Exclusive Private Course

As always the best conditioned course in Myrtle Beach. Bent greens rolling around 11 & 1/2. The other review had to be for G D Resort Course. There is NO PUBLIC PLAY @ The Members Course. GDMC is Totally Awesome.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 35
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
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
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
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
Reviews 15
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
Reviews 6
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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