Many people heard the recent news that a new PGA Tour tournament, the Myrtle Beach Classic, will debut in 2024 along South Carolina’s Grand Strand. It will take place at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, but people might not know that the course has hosted many Senior PGA Tour events and USGA Championships, along with an array of women’s, amateur, national, collegiate, and state events.
The Myrtle Beach Classic, sponsored by Visit Myrtle Beach, will be part of the PGA TOUR’s 2024 FedExCup Regular Season as a Full-Field additional event played the same week as a designated event. PGA Tour president Tyler Dennis described the event as “an exciting new playing opportunity for our members in one of our country’s most recognized and visited destinations.”
The Myrtle Beach Classic will take place at the Dunes Golf & Beach Club for good reason. In addition to all the events mentioned earlier that the course has hosted, the course has ranked as a Top 100 course in Golf Magazine and Golf Digest. The only Myrtle Beach golf course with ocean views and designed by architect Robert Trent Jones, the Dunes appears as a “Top 100 Golf Course” in many major magazine rankings.
Golfing enthusiasts planning their golf vacations at Myrtle Beach have plenty of prolific courses to choose from.
TPC Myrtle Beach has to be part of that conversation when planning a golf vacation. It has hosted a Senior Tour championship, and it is pro golfer Dustin Johnson’s former home course. Enthusiasts will enjoy the challenge of the signature hole: the 590-yard 13th. It is a long, three-shot par 5 with water to the right of the tee.
And of course, Prestwick County Club must be another major part of the conversation when it comes to top Myrtle Beach courses capable of hosting a professional tournament. It presents natural hazards like whispering creeks and small lakes, and golfers will experience strong challenges from the 409-yard, par 4 No. 14. The approach shot must be from the fairway to have a chance at the green, and the uphill slope will require an extra club.
The Grand Dunes Resort Club is yet another course that offers a modern design ready for tournament play. It features six sets of tees and is known for its sweeping fairways and large greens, which in addition to being tournament-ready makes it playable for golfers of all skill levels.
Myrtle Beach is a top destination for golfers of all skill levels. Packages are available with hotels and off-the-course activities such as top beaches, restaurants and other attractions. Visit myrtlebeachgolf.com and start planning your golf getaway today, and play some of the well-known Myrtle Beach courses that appeal to professionals and amateurs alike.