Back in March, the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) announced that the Dunes Golf & Beach Club has been selected to host the 47th Annual PGA Professional National Championship presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz, and OMEGA.
The championship will take place between June 22nd and June 25th of 2014 and will field 312 professionals to compete over four rounds for the Walter Hagen Cup title. The top 20 finishers will receive an invite to compete in the 96th PGA Championship in August at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, KY.
The championship next year will be the second time South Carolina has hosted the PGA event (it was previously held at the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island), and it’s a great honor for both South Carolina and the Grand Strand area.
The 1948 masterpiece created by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. has hosted several PGA events in the past, including six Senior PGA Tournament Championships, the US Women’s Open, and the PGA Tours Q-School finals. In order to prepare for the upcoming event, the club underwent renovations orchestrated by Robert Trent Jones Sr.’s son—Rees Jones—this past summer.
To accommodate the large field for the championship, a second course is always used for the first two days of play, and The Grande Dunes Resort Club will have the honor of hosting that.
We are thrilled that two of our top courses have the opportunity to host this exciting event and welcome all of the many visitors the event is sure to bring to our area!