Top 4 Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach

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With the weather warming up, now is the perfect time to plan your next golf trip to Myrtle Beach! The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, a luxury 4 diamond resort, offers the best Myrtle Beach golf packages including the Grande Dunes Resort Course located right on-site. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is centrally located to the best golf courses in Myrtle Beach so you’ll have the opportunity to play them all! And the fun doesn’t stop once the round is over. Marina Inn is centrally located to all the exciting to do along the Grand Strand.

Grande Dunes Resort Course

A championship, 18-hole, links style golf course, our resort course is conveniently located in Grande Dunes. It’s a Par 72 course with Bermuda grass fairways running along the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway. No wonder PGA Magazine said it is “one of the great golf clubs in the world”. This is our on-site course so by staying with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes you won’t have to travel far to play a challenging round of golf!

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Grande Dunes Resort Course

Dunes Golf and Beach Club

The Dunes Golf and Beach Club is located right next to the ocean, and is the only course in the Grand Strand to have views of the ocean. You’ll be playing in the footsteps of the greats when you tee of at this Robert Trent Jones designed course, which has been host to PGA Tours, Senior PGA Tours, Women’s, Amateur, National, and State Events. You’ll even have a chance to play the infamous Hole 13, dubbed ‘Waterloo’ that is known worldwide and is one of the greatest holes in the world!

Pine Lakes Country Club

Nestled in the heart of Myrtle Beach, Pine Lakes Country Club is a favorite among locals. Known as the first golf course of Myrtle Beach, the Grandaddy course has been restored with the back nine reflecting Robert White’s original design and the front nine enhancing what players have come to love about Pine Lakes. It’s no surprise this country club’s classic features a rich history that keeps golfers coming back every year!

Barefoot Resort and Golf

The four courses at Barefoot Golf Resort are named after four Hall of Fame players – Norman, Love, Fazio, and Dye. Each course has its own quirks and characteristics; just like the players! This resort was named as the ‘2017 North America Golf Resort of the Year’. You’ll love playing the variety of courses at Barefoot Resort & Golf.

Dye Course #10 at Barefoot Golf Resort

Take a break from playing and enjoy some of the hottest attractions and dining located up and down the Grand Strand!

Things to Do After You Leave the Course

Broadway at the Beach or Barefoot Landing

The perfect place to go and spend time when you’re not quite sure what to do. Broadway at the Beach, located centrally in Myrtle Beach, is home to a movie theater, various restaurants, specialty shops, Ripley’s Aquarium, and so much more! Barefoot Landing, located right up the road from Marina Inn in North Myrtle Beach, is filled with delectable restaurants and shopping and right on the marina with a view that won’t disappoint.

 

PGA Superstore

Whether you’re in search of a new driver or need some new gear or balls – stock up on everything you need to play at one of the two locations along the Grand Strand!

Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar

A local’s favorite oceanfront spot, Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar is where you’ll want to spend happy hour after a long day on the course! There’s plenty of live music and ice cold drinks to unwind after the game.

New South Brewing

A local brewery in Myrtle Beach, at New South Brewing Company you can try a unique variety of craft beers and even schedule a tour to get a behind the scenes look of how their beer is made.

WaterScapes at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

After a long day on the greens, grab your friends and treat yourselves to dinner at our fine dining restaurant on-site at Marina Inn! With a top-rated chef and an outdoor dining area, WaterScapes is the perfect spot to dine and relax so you can play another round of golf in the morning!

Next time you’re planning your golf getaway to Myrtle Beach, make sure to choose to stay with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. With a variety of golf packages and their ideal location in Myrtle Beach, they have everything you need for a good time. If you’re ready to book today, simply click here to see our current offers. Pack your clubs and we look forward to seeing you on the course!

Meeting Spaces at Marina Inn

Next time you’re thinking about calling a meeting, instead of settling for a boring boardroom – mix things up and host your meeting at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. A AAA four-diamond resort, Marina Inn has everything you need for your next company meeting or conference.

Unique touches and our attention to detail make us the ideal choice among event planners. Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, we’re only minutes from our private beach, award-winning restaurants, and top attractions that are perfect entertainment after a full day conference.  

Meeting Spaces

The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes offers a variety of meeting spaces for your event. Options include a secluded 15,000 square feet of combined event space with luxurious surroundings for meetings and events of up to 700 guests. Treat your guests with refreshments before or after the meeting! Choose between a one-hour beer and wine reception or a continental breakfast with coffee, juice, and pastries.

Nautilus Ballroom

Our 5,100 square foot Nautilus Ballroom offers an elegant and luxurious atmosphere for your meeting. This space may be paired with the pre-function area for larger events.

Pre-Function

Whether paired with the elegant Nautilus Ballroom or the Loggia and Grande Lawn, this versatile space is 4,700 square feet and offers several options with breathtaking views of the Grande Lawn & Golf Course.

Outdoor Loggia

This outdoor, but completely covered venue may be paired with an event in the spacious Pre-Function area or the outdoor Grande Lawn for casual or elegant events.

Grande Lawn

Offering over 10,000 square feet of flexible outdoor space with charming, all natural views of the waterway and the golf course. The Grande Lawn is versatile for any type of event from casual cookouts to oyster roasts and weddings.

Sand Dollar Boardroom

Truly private and unique, the Sand Dollar Boardroom is 600 square feet and offers a distinct environment with relaxing views. This room is perfect for intimate meetings and can seat up to 12 guests.

Coral Room

Our Coral room is perfect for a breakout or small meeting. The Coral Room is 600 square feet and offers outstanding views of the golf course.

Triton Room

Our Triton Room is an additional option for a breakout or small meeting with 500 square feet and relaxing views of the Grande Lawn & golf course.

Private Dining Room

Located off of our signature restaurant Waterscapes, this intimate room is a relaxing alternative from the meeting/event space. You can utilize the attached patio for a relaxing indoor/outdoor event.

Big Break Room

An additional option for a breakout or small meeting that is 250 square feet with relaxing views of the Grande Lawn & golf course. Will accommodate up to 25 guests.

Compass Pad

Our completely outdoor space with panoramic views of the marina and golf course that is perfect for a small wedding ceremony or reception of up to 50 people.

For your audio and visual needs, The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes offers a basic a la carte equipment such as microphones and LCD projector to complete full-service audio-visual packages. Let our team know what your needs are and they will be glad to provide you with the best possible audio visual solution for your event!   

Team Building Activities

Some of the most productive ideas are born outside of the meeting room! Whether on the fairway or at a wine tasting event, we offer several unique team building opportunities when you choose to stay in Myrtle Beach.

Arrange for a round of golf at the Resort Course at Grande Dunes which boasts spectacular views of the Intracoastal Waterway while you’re putting for par. Check out a wine tasting at Duplin Winery and talk business while sipping wine grown right here in the Carolinas. There’s even an AR Workshop in Myrtle Beach where you can use power tools, paint and build your own souvenir.

Ready to start planning your next meeting getaway to Myrtle Beach? Save now during our Spring 2019 special offers on meeting spaces here at Marina Inn! Check our availability and book now to save. We look forward to hosting your next company event at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach!

It’s Wine Time in Myrtle Beach!

Tired of the hectic schedule and endless rat race? It’s time to make your escape to the luxurious four-diamond resort Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach! Whether you’re planning a romantic trip for two or a girls getaway with your closest friends, we’ve partnered with local Duplin Winery, to put together the ultimate way to unwind.

Duplin Winery Package

Our exclusive Duplin Winery Package combines luxurious accommodations at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and the local flavors of Duplin Winery muscadine wine grown in a vineyard right here in the Carolinas.

Duplin Winery is located in Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, which is just a short drive from the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.

This wine package includes:

  •    Luxurious, spacious accommodations in a grande guest room for one night
  •    (2) 45-minute wine tasting vouchers at Duplin Winery
  •    And a custom wine basket that includes a bottle of select wine from Duplin, wine stopper, bottle opener, Muscadine, Pineapple & Habanero Salsa and crackers that you’ll receive upon arrival.

Grande Guest Room

Escape to our oversized guest room featuring a king bed, two cozy cotton bathrobes, imported cotton bed linens and even a private balcony with beautiful scenic views of the Intracoastal Waterway. The bathroom offers impeccable furnishes such as travertine tile floor and a rain shower head for a relaxing experience during your stay. Our Grande Guest Room is ideal for a romantic couple’s getaway or a relaxing girls getaway!

Wine Tasting

Duplin Winery is known for its sweet muscadine wine offered in a wide variety of flavors. With Marina Inn’s exclusive Duplin Winery Package, you’ll receive 2 vouchers for a 45 min wine tasting at Duplin Winery and wine basket filled with locally sourced goodies. After you enjoy your wine tasting where you’ll learn all about the wine you’re sampling, head to their outdoor patio where you can relax in a rocking chair and continue to sip wine while you listen to live music under their beautiful oak tree.

Spa

Instead of heading out for shopping and sightseeing, take it easy with one of our various luxury spa services! And the best part is … you won’t even have to leave your room to enjoy a little ‘me time’. Our licensed massage therapists are happy to take care of your needs and have a variety of services to choose from. We offer couples massages for a session of quality time with your loved one. We’re sure you’ll be left feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.  

Shopping

The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is centrally located in Myrtle Beach and just minutes away from Barefoot Landing. At Barefoot Landing, you’ll find some of the most unique stores with gifts perfect for family back home or even to keep just for yourself.

Dinner at WaterScapes

At the end of a long day filled with good wine and shopping, make plans to dine at our award-winning on-site restaurant WaterScapes. We not only have a new Executive Chef, Chef Robert Astraikis, but he’s recently introduced some brand new mouthwatering dishes we’re sure you’ll love. We offer a wide variety of dishes from Bacon Crusted Diver Scallops to Grilled Filet Mignon. For a romantic sunset dinner, sit outside on our gorgeous patio the feature gorgeous views of the marina.

If you’re ready for a sweet getaway to unwind in Myrtle Beach, click here to book your stay with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and take advantage of the Duplin Wine Package today!

Meet our Executive Chef Robert Astraikis at the Marina Inn

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach is excited to welcome a new member to our stellar team. We’re happy to have a new Executive Chef, Robert Astraikis, creating masterpieces and bringing a whole new flavor to the kitchen in our award-winning on-site restaurant, WaterScapes.

Chef Astraikis is originally from New York and has spent most of his career polishing his skills in areas of southeast North Carolina. Chef Astraikis says his inspiration for cooking comes from his mother. With a natural flair and passion for all things food, he graduated from the Culinary Institue of America in New York. Chef Astraikis is bringing in bold flavors and highlighting Southern European cuisine in the new dishes for our onsite restaurant, WaterScapes. In order for our guests to familiarize themselves with our new Executive Chef, we had him answer a few personal questions such as details on his cooking style and what ingredients are a must have in his kitchen.

 

Q: With all of this experience, what is your cooking style and your favorite cuisine?

“I love cooking mostly Italian food and fresh seafood. The flavors of Southern Europe, South America, and Asia are my favorite overall with cilantro, garlic and chili peppers being my ‘go to’ flavors.”

Q: Who influenced you to become a chef?

“My mom is a great cook and I learned to love cooking from her.”

Q: Tell us about your cooking style and how you evolved into this style:

“Italian/Southern European with a love of Indian and Hispanic flavors.”

Q: What are the top five ingredients that you must have in the kitchen at all times?

“Chili peppers, garlic, cilantro, extra virgin olive oil, fresh thyme”

Q: What is your own personal favorite meal to prepare?

“Chicken Tikka Masala”

With over 27 years of experience, we are incredibly excited to welcome Chef Astraikis to our team at WaterScapes Restaurant! He has already created brand new menu items for both the WaterScapes dinner menu and Reflections Cafe Happy Hour menu.

 

WaterScapes Restaurant:

Our dinner menu at WaterScapes Restaurant is making some room for new creations by Chef Astraikis! But don’t worry, you can still order your favorite WaterScapes classics like Diver Scallops, Filet Mignon, and Shrimp & Grits. Chef Astraikis’ signature style of cooking highlights Southern European cuisine featuring Indian and Hispanic influences. This combination of flavor and pizazz is just one of the reasons Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is thrilled to have Chef Astraikis as the head of our team at WaterScapes.

Some of the new dishes include Chili Shrimp, Coconut Clams, Seafood Paella, Moroccan Chicken, and so much more! If you happen to have food allergies or diet restrictions, we offer a variety of vegetarian and gluten-free menu items for you to choose from. And for those with a sweet tooth, finish your meal the right way with a decadent treat! Choose from items like our rich Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake and a delicious Honey Lavender Creme Brulee.

Reflections Cafe:

After spending the day exploring Myrtle Beach, come check out our brand new menu at Reflections Cafe. Reflections Cafe is open for Happy Hour on Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Some of the yummy new menu items include a Pork Milanese and a Short Rib Ragu that will pair perfectly with any style cocktail. Happy Hour also includes reduced prices on beer, wine, house brand drinks, and select appetizer plates. Take your appetizers and cocktail outside and enjoy spectacular views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Talk about the perfect way to unwind!

When you book your next vacation to Myrtle Beach with the award-winning 4-star resort Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, check out our specials page to see what kind of deals we’re offering. And make sure to visit WaterScapes Restaurant for a truly rewarding culinary experience from Chef Astraikis and his team!