February 1st, 2015

The 16th Hole at Grande Dunes Members Club

Aerial view of 16th Hole at Grande Dunes Member Club Course.

 

From time-to-time, we’ll be sharing some tips about how to approach specific holes on the Grande Dunes Members Club golf course. This month we’re focusing on the 16th hole. Measuring 213 yards from the Championship Tees, the sixteenth hole at Grande Dunes Members Club is a fantastic design that rewards a player who can control distance and trajectory. Players will not want to take on the right side of the green as the hole is heavily protected by a bunker and water hazard. The prevailing wind is most often into your face and slightly right. Front left gives you the safest miss, leaving golfers with an uphill chip shot to a green that slopes heavily from back to front. When these greens are quick, a putt from above the hole could be treacherous!

According to Brian Vest, Golf Pro at the Members Club, “The 16th hole can be a very challenging par late in a round of golf.  Coming off a very demanding par 5, you are faced with a lengthy par 3 with the wind seemingly always in your face.  Personally, I always try and air on the side of caution, which is to be long.  My goal is to always take short or right out of the equation on this particular hole.”

About the Grande Dunes Members Club

Featuring 18-holes of championship golf, the Members Course is a par-71 golf course which was designed by PGA Hall of Fame golfer Nick Price and award-winning architect Craig Schreiner. The Members Course offers a classical inland style and features wide, generous fairways. This Myrtle Beach golf course measures 5,000 to 7,048 yards and has L93 bentgrass greens built to USGA specifications.

This impressive Myrtle Beach golf course coupled with its expansive practice facility – which includes two large practice greens, as well as chipping and bunker areas – make the Grande Dunes Members Club one-of-a-kind. Many great member events are held in the 27,000 square-foot clubhouse, which includes a large veranda overlooking the 9th and 18th greens, perfect for any occasion.

For more information or to apply for membership please call the Grande Dunes Membership office at (843) 315-0281 or email info@grandedunes.com. Club tours offered Monday – Friday by appointment.