Grande Dunes Welcomes New Director of Food & Beverage

August 8th, 2018

Grande Dunes welcomes years of experience with new hire, Eric French


McConnell Golf and Grande Dunes Club Management are pleased to welcome and introduce Eric French as Director of Food & Beverage. Eric comes to Grande Dunes after serving as Interim Assistant General Manager at Charlotte City Club. Eric is originally from Dayton, OH.

Eric brings with him an impressive 25-year record in the hospitality and private club industry. He has held several management positions at various locations across the country, including Greenville Country Club, Blowing Rock Country Club, The Club at Las Campanas, Governors Club in Chapel Hill and Deering Bay Yacht and Country Club. In addition, Eric is a CMAA Certified Club Manager, is certified in ServSafe and is a Level One Court of the Master Sommeliers.

“I believe Eric will build cohesiveness, knowledge, and teamwork in the food and beverage department. He’ll provide a fresh set of eyes as well as new, creative ideas which surely enhance the superior level of service we strive to provide,” states General Manager of Operations, Richard Convertini.

In his new position, French will lead the management of Food & Beverage for Grande Dunes Members Club, Grande Dunes Ocean Club and the Anchor Café.

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About Grande Dunes 
Grande Dunes is a 2,200-acre master-planned community located in Myrtle Beach, SC. Grande Dunes will have approximately 5,000 single-family homes, villas, home sites and 2 million square feet of retail and commercial properties. This exceptional community stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to west of the Intracoastal Waterway, and from Water Tower Road to Grissom Parkway.

Adding to the value of the community are a range of private and public club amenities, including the private Members Club and golf course, the 25,000 square foot Ocean Club and pool complex on the Atlantic Ocean and the Grande Dunes Tennis Center. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway is the 126-slip Marina at Grande Dunes and the popular Anchor Café. At the southern edge of the community is the Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA.

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About McConnell Golf 
McConnell Golf ( memberships include privileges at a dozen 18-hole, private golf courses plus one nine-hole course throughout the Carolinas and Tennessee. McConnell Golf’s stable of prestigious clubs includes Raleigh Country Club and TPC Wakefield Plantation in Raleigh, NC, Sedgefield Country Club Ross Course and Dye Course in Greensboro, NC, Providence Country Club in Charlotte, NC, Old North State Club in New London, NC, Treyburn Country Club in Durham, NC, Brook Valley Country Club in Greenville, NC, Country Club of Asheville (NC), The Reserve Golf Club in Pawleys Island, SC, Musgrove Mill Golf Club in Clinton, SC and Holston Hills Country Club in Knoxville, TN. McConnell Golf also operates the 27-hole public Raleigh Golf Association and manages the Grande Dunes Members Club and Ocean Club in Myrtle Beach.