2014 PGA Professional National Championship heading to Myrtle Beach
The Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C., the historic jewel among the famed 60-mile “Grand Strand” in the Palmetto State, will be joined by the popular Grande Dunes Resort Club as cohosts of the 47th PGA Professional National Championship presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz and OMEGA, on June 22–25, 2014. It marks the second visit to South Carolina by The PGA of America’s showcase event for PGA Professionals.
The Championship will bring a field of 312 players to Myrtle Beach, acclaimed as “the Golf Capital of the World” for its roster of 120 golf courses. The PGA Professional National Championship was last conducted in South Carolina in 2005 at The Ocean Course in Kiawah Island.
COURSE TOUR: Grande Dunes Resort Club
“The PGA of America is very proud to be taking our National Championship in 2014 to Myrtle Beach, a resort destination that has embraced the game of golf unlike few other sites in the world,” says PGA President Ted Bishop. “The Dunes Golf & Beach Club and Grande Dunes are outstanding venues to test our best-playing PGA Professionals. When you think about the history of golf in Myrtle Beach and how many members of our Association made an impact upon that region, you could not ask for a better setting for this Championship.”
Designed in 1948 by legendary Robert Trent Jones Sr., the Dunes Golf & Beach Club will serve as the primary host course in the National Championship, including the final 36 holes. All contestants will compete the first two rounds on The Dunes and Grande Dunes Resort Club.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to welcome the country's most skilled club professionals for their most prestigious annual event,” says Dunes Club PGA Head Professional Dennis Nicholl. “We have been fortunate to host a number of high-level professional and amateur golf tournaments in the past and are excited to serve The PGA of America.”