Grande Dunes: A Member’s Insight

November 12th, 2018

If you want to know how great the value of membership is at Grande Dunes Members Club, just ask a member!

Two current members provide an exceptional perspective on reasons to join.

Whether you are new to the area, or have been here for years, everyone agrees Grande Dunes is the place to be. It’s coastal living as you’ve always envisioned it, and then some. Especially if you take advantage of one of the many Members Club Memberships geared to fit your lifestyle.

Today we’re going to meet three people who have joined Grande Dunes Members Club. John Peters has been a member for five years. Irene and Chris Pike have been members for only five months. But their stories are strikingly similar in their appreciation for the course, the staff, the food, and the many social activities available.

John Peters believes the Members Course is absolutely the best course in Myrtle Beach—and not just because of course conditions.

The immaculately manicured greens of the private Members Course are a long way from Massachusetts, where John is originally from. But he couldn’t be happier with his membership. In fact, John declared his independence on July 4, 2013, when he played his first round on the Members Course, enjoying freedom from crowded courses, lengthy playing times, scarce tee times, and less than ideal conditions.

“There’s so much to like,” explains John. “The course is in pristine condition 24/7. The speed of play is good, and I can easily finish a round in 4 hours. And I never have trouble getting a tee time.” John knows how good he’s got it, because he occasionally plays some of the other courses in the Myrtle Beach area. “Nothing else compares, and you can’t beat the amenities.”

John also takes full advantage of the many parties and events that membership affords. “There’s always something going on, whether it’s a Father’s Day grill-out with steaks, or the recent Thanksgiving spread. The food is always outstanding, as is the entire staff!”

John encourages everyone to consider becoming a Member. “It’s absolutely the best way to play golf, and to meet all your neighbors. I’ve been doing this for five wonderful years, and haven’t regretted a single day.”

Irene and Chris Pike are just beginning to learn the game of golf, and they couldn’t have picked a better — or more fun — place to do just that.

Irene and Jim will be the first to admit it: they’re not experienced golfers. These former tennis players took up the game only recently, and sealed their commitment to the sports with a Grande Golf Membership. Now they’re playing the course with frequency, taking lessons, improving their skills at the fabulous practice facility, and looking forward to being part of one of the upcoming tournaments in the near future.

“Everyone has been so very welcoming,” says Jim. “We’re probably more sensitive about our level of play than others, but people have gone out of their way to be friendly.” And while Jim and Irene agree with John about the perfect conditions on the course, and the ease of getting a tee time, there’s something else they really like: The sociability membership brings to their life.

“The social aspect is another big reason we decided to join, and we’ve met so many new people,” enthuses Irene. “People are really good about just coming up and introducing themselves. Plus, Grande Dunes Members Club has so many levels of membership—so you get a diverse group of people and interests!” Jim agrees, saying “we’ve met lots of new people at the dinners and events, and through one of our favorite activities, the Wine Society.”

Jim and Irene also rave about the staff. “The staff is wonderful, and they always greet us by name,” says Irene. “I don’t know how they do it,” she laughs.

“The service is fantastic, and so is the food,” explains Jim. “We couldn’t be happier with our investment in Membership.”

There’s a Membership package perfect for you.

You can join John and Irene and Jim and all the outgoing people enjoying membership at Grande Dunes Members Club. There are golf packages, social packages, sports packages and even a part-time membership. To discover the one that best matches your lifestyle, contact Meredith Donahue, Membership Director at Grande Dunes. O: 843.315.0281 | C: 843.333.6409