Our Story

History of a Grande Myrtle
Beach Experience

An Intimate Resort

History of our 

Grande Dunes Resort

The iconic, four diamond Marina Inn at Grande Dunes began welcoming visitors in November
2006. You’ll feel like you’ve arrived at an intimate resort along the Mediterranean coast as you
experience personable service, perfectly manicured green space, massive wrought iron
chandeliers, travertine tiled floors, dark woods, exquisite Mediterranean artwork along with
comfortable, traditional guest rooms and suites.

Upscale but not uptight, this extraordinary resort is a blend of elegant, yet casual ambiance with warm, sincere, personal service. The resort has consistently been awarded the AAA four-diamond award since opening for outstanding product, services and amenities featuring 183 luxurious guest rooms & suites. Located on the Grande Dunes Marina,  several upscale amenities including private beach access, a variety of dining options, exciting water sports at the marina, therapeutic spa services, exquisite indoor/outdoor pools, relaxing hot tubs, well appointed fitness facility, 5,000 square feet of extravagant meeting and event space and more!

The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes continues to offer a unique vacation experience by providing affordable luxury, excellent service, luxurious accommodations and top amenities for families, couples, golfers, meetings, events & weddings. Our dedicated team looks forward to delivering excellence service and outstanding amenities to our guests for years to come!


Unique Timeline of Grande Dunes

History of the Grande Dunes

The idea of an all encompassing, idyllic resort retreat in Myrtle Beach began in the 1990’s by local developers who desired to create a luxurious experience in Myrtle Beach, SC  that would include residential homes with golf, tennis, marina, dining and a resort hotel. Their dream became a reality and in 2001, the 2200 acre Grande Dunes Resort was launched.  The Grande Dunes Resort, a master planned community located on the exclusive north section of Myrtle Beach was born.  Encompassing 2200 acres, the development spans from the Atlantic Ocean to west of the Intracoastal Waterway.

Iconic Grande Dunes Bridge

The Grande Dunes journey begins with the completion of the classic Grande Dunes bridge. Not only to connect the land separated by the Intracoastal Waterway, but as a symbol of elegance and class defining the community to come.

Award Winning Golf Course

As residential development began, the 18 hole Grande Dunes Resort Course was completed in 2000. A visually stunning design by Roger Rulewich, where seven holes that play are set atop bluffs overlooking the scenic Intracoastal Waterway. The course continues to be considered “one of the great golf clubs in the world” by PGA magazine.

Continuation of a Carefully
Planned Resort Community 

Continuing over 10 years, this carefully planned development encompasses several dynamic living communities catering to discerning residents, an additional private 18-hole golf course, state of the art 126 slip marina, a private beach club, full service tennis club, scenic walking/biking trails, a variety of dining options from the casual, waterfront Anchor Café to the to elegant Ruths Chris Steakhouse. And of course, the luxurious Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.

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