May 11th, 2017

Meredith Donahue makes sure Grande Dunes members experience perfection and personalization at every level.

As a Grande Dunes property owner, one of the first people you’re likely to meet is Meredith Donahue. That’s a good thing, because as Membership Director, Meredith knows people have different wants and needs. She’s here to work with you to determine what membership level matches your lifestyle.

Meredith has been assisting residents at Grande Dunes for almost three years. She works for McConnell Golf, which manages all the fabulous Grande Dunes amenities, including the Ocean Club, the Members Club (and golf course), the Anchor Café and the Marina. McConnell Golf brings five-star service and a commitment to excellence in everything they do.

There’s a membership level to match your lifestyle.

All Grande Dunes property owners hold a membership to the Ocean Club, or the “community club house,” as Meredith describes it. Situated on the ocean, and with its sparkling pool, it’s a natural magnet for residents. This is where you’ll enjoy oceanfront dining, as well as full-service food and drink service from the pool bar in season.

But many people desire more, and Meredith can accommodate them. McConnell Golf offers six levels of membership, including Residential, Social, Sport, Full Golf, Part-Time Resident, and Young Professional Golf packages. The Part-Time Resident and Young Professional Golf packages are new additions, designed to welcome members who live part-time at Grande Dunes or are up-and-coming professionals. “Myrtle Beach attracts a diverse mixture of lifestyles, and those fortunate enough to be living in Grande Dunes have options for membership that reflect their unique needs,” she says.

Pure golf for the true golfer.

Make no mistake: golf is the primary lure for most residents, and there’s no better course to play in Myrtle Beach. There are several reasons for that. For one, the Grande Dunes Member Club is a McConnell Golf course, where they promise an unmatched championship golf experience that underscores their commitment to the game. In fact, the course is closed every Monday so the maintenance staff can have it picture perfect playable the other six days of the golf week.

Better still, as a member, you have access to 11 other McConnell Golf signature courses across the Carolinas and Tennessee. And perhaps most importantly, this par-71 Nick Price-designed course offers the only private golfing experience in Myrtle Beach. That means no crowds, more flexibility on playing times, one of the only Bent Grass greens in the area, and the opportunity to sneak in a full round in under four hours.

Membership has its privileges—and they’re all fun.

“People here are active, and we are constantly looking to find new and different ways to enhance their lifestyle,” Meredith explains. That’s why members can participate in, in no particular order, yoga and golf fitness classes, numerous golf and tennis tournaments, the Book Club, trivia nights, weekly pasta buffets, summertime cookouts, holiday brunches and galas, and more. There is an active Wine Society at Grande Dunes, taking part in the monthly “Grape Nuts” tapas and wine dinners, themed to expose members to unique food and wine pairings. The Society also hosts the extravagant quarterly ”Wine Indulgence” dinners, providing the opportunity to experience new, rare, and limited edition wines.

Ready to learn more about membership? Meredith wants to help you discover the level perfect for your lifestyle. You can reach her at

meredith.donahue@grandedunes.com