Profile: The Myrtle Beach golf course gems of Robert Trent Jones and his son, Rees
There are certain names in golf course design that really mean something to players – names like Dye, Palmer, Player, Strantz and Nicklaus – but for some, one name stands slightly above the rest: Jones.
One great part about playing golf on the Grand Stand is you won’t have to choose between them, as every designer listed above is represented in Myrtle Beach. Still, for those who have a particular affection for the designs of Robert Trent and Rees Jones, The Dunes Golf & Beach Club and Arcadian Shores are must-play treks on your next golf vacation with MBGolf.com and Condo-World and should be put at the top of your priority list.
For many, The Dunes Golf & Beach Club is the best golf course in all of Myrtle Beach and one of the best courses in all of America. The course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, ranks 34th in Golfweek’s2019 list of the nation’s top resort courses, and is continually praised for providing a truly special experience. No. 13 is the club’s signature hole, and has received recognition as one of the best golf holes in the country. A stunning par 5, it is nicknamed “Waterloo” for the lake that comes into play. Few courses in existence utilize natural terrain the way The Dunes Club does, and the result is beautifully magnificent. Highly exclusive, you and your group must take advantage of MBGolf.com’s access and play it while you have the chance!
Arcadian Shores Golf Club is the first solo design by Rees Jones in what has become a legendary career, and is located just seconds from the Atlantic Ocean, right near his father’s design at The Dunes Club. Arcadian’s tree-lined fairways are somewhat narrow and 64 strategically placed bunkers are strewn throughout. Still, the course’s traditional set-up makes it highly playable for all. The par 5s are reachable. The par 3s are scoreable. Book a tee time and experience this fresh take on classic golf course design today. Who knows? You could shoot your personal best!