Troon has been selected to manage the Members Club golf facility and Ocean Club social facility at Grande Dunes, a master planned community in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon, will manage golf, club, food & beverage operations, golf course agronomy and membership marketing.
The Grande Dunes community, managed by Freehold Communities, stretches across 2,200 acres on the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway, and features 17 unique neighborhoods. Grande Dunes residents can enjoy membership privileges at the Ocean Club, while golf memberships are available at the private Members Club with its exclusive par-71 golf course.
The golf course at the Members Club was designed by Nick Price and Craig Schreiner, and offers a classic inland-style design with wide, generous-sized fairways. In 2019, the 18-hole course underwent a renovation led by Schreiner that focused on bunker and drainage enhancements. The course transitioned at the same time from bentgrass to Ultradwarf Bermudagrass, a more heat-tolerant hybrid.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have contracted Troon Privé to manage Grande Dunes Members Club and Ocean Club,” said Peter Kyte, Southeast region VP for Freehold Communities. “The team at Troon Privé has a wealth of knowledge and experience that will undoubtedly bring an elevated experience for all members. From day one we have been thoroughly impressed with the entire Troon Privé team.”
“We are excited to oversee two incredible facilities at Grande Dunes and pleased to be working with Freehold Communities again, as Troon also manages Freehold’s Club at Savannah Quarters in Georgia,” said Matt Hurley, Troon’s EVP of managed properties East. “Our Troon Privé team will now look to further elevate the member experiences at the Members Club and the Ocean Club.”