Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association Announces The Dunes Club As 2012 "Course Of The Year"
The Dunes Club Edges the Barefoot Resort Dye Club for 2012 Area Golf Course of the Year in Vote of 75 Area Golf Course Owners
July 16, 2012, Myrtle Beach, S.C. - The Dunes Golf and Beach Club has won 2012 "Course of the Year" from a vote of the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association membership. Jack Himmelsbach, Association president, made the announcement at the July meeting.
The Dunes Club, which edged out the Barefoot Resort Dye Club for the award, will advance to state competition, where it will make a presentation along with four other courses from different regions within the state. The "Course of the Year" for South Carolina will be announced in mid-August.
"This was the most competitive vote in the 15-year history of this award, with submissions from two of the area's premier courses," said George Hilliard, Association executive director. "Both courses contribute immensely to the wonderful experience that makes Myrtle Beach such a popular golf vacation destination. Clearly, we have a very deserving representative."
Among the significant historical contributions for each, the Dunes Club previously hosted the PGA Senior Tour Championship for six years in the 1990s while the Barefoot Resort Dye Club has hosted Hootie and the Blowfish "Monday After The Masters" for the last 10 years.
"We are thrilled to be recognized as Course of the Year in the Myrtle Beach area," said Dennis Nicholl, Dunes Club head professional. "To be selected from among so many fine golf courses in this area is truly an honor. We look forward to representing the Myrtle Beach golf industry as we advance to the state and national levels."
The Dunes Club is a Robert Trent Jones Sr. layout of 7,195 yards that has consistently been named one of the nation's "Top 100 Courses" by Golf Magazine, Golf Digest and Golfweek. The famed 13th hole, known as "Waterloo," has been selected by Golf Digest as one of the "Best 18 Holes in America." Most recently, Golfweek ranked The Dunes Club the fifth "Best Course You Can Play" in South Carolina for 2012.
Each of the state winners from across the across the country will advance to the national competition, with the winner to be announced in February in San Diego in conjunction with the National Golf Course Owners Association annual conference.
For more information about the Dunes Club, visit www.TheDunesClub.net
About Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association
The Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association (MBAGCOA) serves as the operational focal point to help standardize policies, develop programs and coordinate projects for the Grand Strand golf course owners. The span of coverage is approximately a 50-mile radius with Myrtle Beach at the center - from Georgetown, S.C., to Southport, N.C. The MBAGCOA is comprised of nearly 90 golf courses and 300 hotels/motels/property management agencies. The headquarters is located at 3901 North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach. The office phone number is (843) 477-8822.
About The Dunes Golf and Beach Club
The idea to establish the Dunes Golf and Beach Club was formed in 1947 by a group of local businessmen. Since its inception, it has maintained its rank among America's very best golf clubs. The Dunes Club hosted the final stage of the 1973 PGA Tour Qualifying School that yielded some of the best known golfers in the game: names like Gary McCord, Ben Crenshaw and Gil Morgan.
It was the host to the prestigious Senior Tour Championship from 1994-1999. The Robert Trent Jones course has been named one of the nation's "Top 100 Courses" by Golf Magazine, Golf Digest and Golfweek, and the famed 13th hole, known as "Waterloo," has been selected by Golf Digest as one of the "Best 18 Holes in America." The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, the premier golf course in Myrtle Beach and the only truly Oceanside course, is located at 9000 North Ocean Boulevard. For more information, visit www.TheDunesClub.net