The Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has been ranked number 46 in Golf Digest’s 2009-2010 “America’s Top 100 Great Public Courses.” This was just published in the April issue and the Dunes Club qualifies for this list of the country’s top public and resort golf courses by allowing limited package play through member hotels and package providers. The Golf’s Digest’s rankings are based on extensive play and scrutiny of thousands of courses every two years by a panel of over 900 low handicap golfers. According to the Golf Digest, “the courses were judged on various criteria: shot values, resistance to scoring, design variety, memorability, aesthetics, conditioning and ambiance.
After the panelists submitted their evaluations, Golf Digest averages the scores of the categories and totals the averages to determine the overall rankings. A course must be two years old to be considered for “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.” Dennis Nicholl, the Dunes Club head golf professional stated: It’s an honor for The Dunes Club to be recognized as one of ‘America’s Top 100’ courses.” The Dunes Club golf course was built in 1947 and by designed by Robert Trent Jones. The course’s Hole 13 is better known as “Waterloo” and is the Dunes Club’s signature hole and has been honored by GOLF Magazine and Sports Illustrated as one of the greatest golf holes in the world. This summer, The Dunes Golf & club will host the 97th Carolinas Amateur and qualify for the South Amateur.