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G R A N D E D U N E S L I F E S T Y L E , U P D AT E S & E V E N T S


MEET PEGGY DAVIS Our new Lifestyle Director on unifying the community through fun

2018 | 01

READY TO SHINE Get a peek inside our new neighborhood, Del Webb Myrtle Beach

GIVING BACK How Grande Dunes is supporting area charities through great events

LIVI N G GR AN DE Dear Grande Dunes Residents,

Welcome to our first Grande Dunes resident newsletter! This publication was created to bring our resident communications into one place. Here you'll find updates about amenities and new construction as well as occasional articles and elements about the Grande Dunes lifestyle. It's our way of celebrating life in this community we love so much, while keeping lines of communication open and clear.

Our inaugural issue has some very exciting features. We have a profile on Peggy Davis, our newest team member. She is your lifestyle director and is here to make it even easier for you to be involved in activities that help you enjoy what you love while meeting other residents. Don't miss our article on Hook & Barrel and Croissants. This fantastic eatery, located within Grande Dunes, is quickly becoming a favorite with the residents here in Myrtle Beach. Lastly, make sure you check out our upcoming events and mark your calendars. You don't want to miss anything this year!

Finally, I want to thank all of the Grande Dunes staff. We have the most talented team members who, on a daily basis, work hard to bring you and your guests the best possible service. They really love what they do, so be sure to say hello and introduce yourself. Working together, we are excited to make Grande Dunes the best it can be—for you, your guests and our Myrtle Beach neighbors.

All the best,

Margaret LaCalle Division President, LStar Ventures Coastal North

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Peggy Davis joins the Grande Dunes team and is

Del Webb Myrtle Beach sparkles with new homes,

promoting fitness and friendship.

neighbors and events.



REINVENTING OURSELVES THROUGH VOLUNTEERISM Carol Hacker Aramian explores giving back to the community.


GRANDE DUNES GIVES BACK Grande Dunes is dedicated to helping the charities of Myrtle Beach.


U P DATES RESIDENT ACTIVITIES........................................ 6 MEMBERS CLUB...................................................10 ANCHOR CAFÉ.................................................... 13 GRANDE DUNES MARINA.................................14 THE GRANDE LIFE.............................................20 REAL ESTATE REPORT...................................... 26 GRANDE DUNES EVENTS................................30


BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: HOOK & BARREL AND CROISSANTS Residents enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at this popular Grande Dunes eatery.

DEVELOPER UPDATES...................................... 36 COMMUNITY NEWS........................................... 38


into Summer Fun

Peggy Davis is the lifestyle director at Grande Dunes and can be reached at or 843-913-1312

WE’RE HALFWAY THROUGH SUMMER! Maybe it’s flying by because we’ve literally been hopping and jumping at the Ocean Club — we have everything from fitness activities, line and shag dancing, painting class and card clubs to game nights, workshops and new owner orientations. Plus, we have a new book club planned for September.


Follow all of the events on the Member Web Calendar

Register online for the Friday weekly newsletter, What’s Up at the OC?

Print calendars for pickup at OC and Waccamaw


Management offices •

Slideshow in the OC foyer and on surfboard in the pool

Don’t forget about Marina Park movie and concert events, which you can

tunnel on Facebook in the closed group, Grande Dunes

follow at! These are free and open to the public,

Resident Lifestyle

so bring your chairs, blankets and peeps for a great night out.

Hope to see you around Grande Dunes for some of



our daily fun!

MEET YOUR LIFESTYLE DIRECTOR Peggy Davis Peggy Davis often says people want to call her Julie, after the iconic Love Boat cruise director. In many ways, Peggy fulfills a similar role for 1,256 residents at Grande Dunes – making sure fun, fitness and friendship abound in our beautiful coastal community. FITNESS FIRST


When she started last spring, Peggy asked us to identify our most

Have a favorite nonprofit? You can organize a walk, run, donation

desired activity. It’s fitness, and thanks to Peggy, we now have

drive or volunteer effort — Peggy can help make it happen. Our

weekly yoga, aerobics, water fitness, body sculpting and the popular

public events, such as our monthly movie and concert at Marina

Sit and Be Fit — vigorous chair-based exercise safe for everyone.

Park, always support a local charity. Mark your calendar for

She also helped change the south veranda at the Ocean Club to

September 15, when the Long Bay Symphony will perform, and

accommodate nonsmokers, while the north welcomes smokers.

benefit Help4Kids.



Grande Dunes residents, she discovered, want to get to know each

Feel overwhelmed by all the activities? Be brave and try anything.

other. That’s one reason she has a spreadsheet with our common,

Peggy rediscovered painting, her first time since high school, in

if varied, interests. Pottery, photography, walking and running

watercolor class. “It was so much fun!” she said. And you may see

groups, and deep-sea fishing are already in the works.

her in the upcoming travel club. Two years ago, the blue Caribbean waters mesmerized her on her first cruise. Maybe Peggy really is



What else do you envision at Grande Dunes? Be sure to complete

our cruise director!

Peggy’s survey, found in the Ocean Club foyer, Friday newsletter and your new member packet. She needs coordinators for all of the new


groups and clubs, and individuals with an expertise to share.

To keep up with events, sign up for the Grande Dunes closed


Facebook page, visit the Grande Dunes member website or read the e-newsletter sent to you each Friday. Pick up a print calendar

While the Ocean Club is the location for most activities, some will

in the Ocean Club foyer, look at the lobby screen or attend the

be offsite, with the pottery class eventually meeting at the Museum

monthly new members’ orientation. It’s never too late to connect

of Myrtle Beach, the photography club meeting on field shoots and

with the community. To share ideas with Peggy, contact her at

the walking/running groups meeting at the Fleet Feet store. Peggy

aims for the optimal environment for each activity.

Have fun, make friends and enjoy the Grande Dunes lifestyle!



You asked and we listened-we brought

For the Ocean Club to provide more

back Sunday brunch at the Ocean

food events, we must ask you to RSVP.

Club. Chef Mike and his team created

This allows us to plan for the correct

a delicious menu, with items such as

number and avoid excessive food

beef tips, red snapper with lemon

waste and labor costs. When we don’t

sauce, an omelet station, grilled

have an accurate count, we have to

vegetables, fresh fruit, breakfast

turn people away and a great event

meats and pastries, as well as

can become a financial loss. RSVPing

champagne mimosas and Bloody

is critical to increasing more delightful

Marys. More than 60 residents RSVP’d

food events at the Ocean Club.

to enjoy good food with family and friends with a fantastic ocean view.

SHARE your passion FIND YOUR CLUB! Grande Dunes is full of residents who have fun and interesting hobbies! From chess to crafting, kayaking to knitting, the choices are endless. Set up a book club or enjoy a weekly game of cards — the sky is the limit. It's a great way to enjoy a fuller life here at Grande Dunes while meeting all kinds of great people.

IT ALL STARTS WITH YOU! We need ambassadors and leaders willing to start new clubs, i.e., photography, travel, garden, music, etc. The only delay is YOU! What’s your passion, and are you willing to share it with others? See the survey below to get started. Fill out your survey and return it to Peggy, so we can discover the hobbies you love. We’ll help you get plugged in with neighbors who share the same interests as you, and the new friendships you’ll make are priceless.


celebrating summer






uring July, our minds turn to freedom and the pursuit of happiness. No matter what your

age, it’s never too late to find that happiness. A sage once said, “The more we praise and celebrate life, the more there is to celebrate.” What a valuable reminder! How fortunate we are to have the beautiful Members Club and the chance every day to connect, recharge, get out and be inspired.

During this summer season, we hope you

We encourage you to schedule a

In addition, know that I am always

social butterfly, the Members Club has

club tour and preview what amazing

available to answer any questions about

something to offer everyone. On the

experiences the Members Club can

the club and our dedication to providing

course, weekly golf groups, an annual

add to the lifestyle you already enjoy

the most valuable club membership

tournament schedule, private lessons

at Grande Dunes. Our dedicated

experience possible.

and unmatched reciprocal benefits with

Membership Director, Meredith Donohue

McConnell Golf are just some of the ways

(843-315-0281), is happy to review

We hope you have fun and celebrate this

to enjoy private club membership. In

membership opportunities available to

summer season. I look forward to seeing

the clubhouse, events abound, like our

Grande Dunes residents

you at the club!"

monthly Grape Nuts wine dinner, weekly yoga classes and much more.

Richard Convertini is General Manager of Operations at the Grande Dunes Members Club and can be reached at 843-839-1603 or

— Richard


Whether you’re an avid golfer or a


will consider joining us.


The Only Truly Private Club in Myrtle Beach Exceptional Golf and Amenities Six Membership Packages Available



Call to learn more: 843.315.0281

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SCENIC DINING AND DRINKS AT THE ANCHOR CAFÉ Hello, everybody, and welcome to the Anchor Café! In 2006, the

deck with a refreshing cocktail — such as the Grande Lemonade

Anchor Café was the first Myrtle Beach restaurant to open on

on a hot afternoon. Happy Hour is every day, 4 to 7 p.m., except

the Intracoastal Waterway, offering amazing views of the Marina,

holidays, with specials on house liquor, house wine and draft

Waterway and Resort Golf Course.

beer. Summer hours, until Labor Day, are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The Café is open to the public and perfect for kicking back and relaxing with friends. No reservations are needed, and the dress

Take a look at the fun photos from the Anchor Café below. Do

code is casual. Watch your favorite sports on our new flat-screen

you have any taken from the Café? I would love to add them to

TVs, and dive into delicious lunches and dinners such as Seared

my collection. Please email me your best sunset or boat pictures

Ahi Tuna, a Marker 357 Burger or Famous Blackened Mahi Tacos.

with a caption about yourself.

It’s a great place to meet neighbors and to enjoy sunsets on our

Virginia Hitchcock is Manager of the Anchor Café and can be reached at


We look forward to seeing you soon!


ABOARD Lynn Ball is Office Manager at the Marina at Grande Dunes and can be reached at 843-315-7777.

THE MARINA IS SHIPSHAPE AND READY FOR YOUR BOAT The 2018 boating season is in full swing, and the Marina is almost at capacity. We are excited to greet boaters from previous years and have the pleasure of getting to know our new members as well.

We have been busy making sure that Members and Guests have everything they need to enjoy their time on the water. If you need a battery for your vessel, look no further than your Ship Store! We have partnered with AC Delco to stock a variety of batteries. If we do not have yours, we can have it delivered to you — the same day at no additional cost.

Our fuel dock is easily accessible and equipped with both diesel fuel and


non-ethanol gas. Be sure to stop by and experience the Marina at Grande Dunes for yourself. We look forward to seeing you soon!

– Wyland

REINVENTING ourselves through VOLUNTEERISM Many Grande Dunes residents, like Marian from Villa Firenze,

for organizations that value volunteers. So after we made

and about 20 more volunteers from Cipriana Park, also support

the move to Grande Dunes, we set out to find a community

Backpack Buddies. In the summer, they supply and pack snacks

organization to support. Within two weeks we found Help4Kids

in their homes for 75 children weekly — thank you all!

and Backpack Buddies. Our “orientation” occurred in this little

So why tell you all this? Do we need more volunteers? Sure.

matchbox of a place stacked with pallets of food. During that

Could we use financial support? Absolutely! Some weeks we

first visit, it took all Rick had to stop me from suggesting ways to

struggle to provide fruit cups. Later this summer, LStar Ventures

streamline the process and asking to look at spreadsheets — in

will sponsor an event to raise awareness around children’s

my prior life, I had worked for a business school.

hunger, and to support Help4Kids and Backpack Buddies. We hope you will join us. In the meantime, I am thankful to give to

We show up Mondays and greet ladies from a local parish who pack

a community effort that lets me reinvent myself as a volunteer

about 300 sacks of nonperishable food to help feed more than

who, in a small way, supports a process that leads to big things —

2,500 Horry County students weekly. Our job is to set up groups

feeding kids!

of volunteers to pack the food. Closing out this school year, we provided 79,793 meals for 2,541 children in 37 schools and two Head Start programs. We stack pasta cans, uncrate Vienna sausages (kids love them), separate pudding and fruit cups, unwrap noodles and

Carol Hacker, Director of Centennial

de-box crackers. Then we break down boxes for recycling. We also

Engagement and Giving at Babson College,

collect donations — you have likely contributed to them at Lowes

and her husband, Rick, an attorney, have

Foods or Walmart. We pick up whatever they need — ask us about

volunteered for many organizations including

the 1,000 soup cans that were in grocery carts!

the Massachusetts Bar Association.


My husband, Rick, and I have spent our professional lives working


Carol Hacker Aramian, Homeowner in Golf Village


Gives Back BE PART OF OUR SUMMER AND FALL DRIVES In our commitment to the greater community, Grande Dunes has donated more than $24,000 to the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Sertoma Club and Hope House to name just a few. In June, we were honored to partner with New Directions, which provides shelter to men, women and families. For July, we are thrilled to support Help4Kids/Backpack Buddies, an organization that collects food and supplies for Horry County children in need.

WE NEED YOUR HELP During July, we have collected: •

Summer toy supplies such as outdoor toys, balls, hula hoops, markers, crayons, glue and construction paper

Food such as white bread, hot dog buns, jars of peanut butter and jelly, mac and cheese, pork and beans, ravioli, cupcakes, cookies, chips, Pop-Tarts, cereal, juice/Kool Aid (individual size) and fruit cups

For August and September, we’ll continue collecting: •

Supplies such as wide-ruled paper, black and white composition books, pencils, highlighters, glue, scissors and crayons

Food such as canned pasta, Vienna sausage, peanut butter crackers, pudding or fruit cups, and flavored oatmeal

Donation bins will be set up at the Ocean Club, Members Club, Marina Ship Store and Grande Dunes Properties Office and at Marina Park events. No gift is too small! Every donation helps us make a difference for our neighbors.

Derby Day







We want to thank everyone at Grande Dunes who allowed Habitat to be part of the Derby Day event at Grande Dunes Marina. With the match ticket sales and raffle sales, Habitat and Sertoma were able to raise $15,000 that will go to help local families and children in Horry County. We’ve already had people asking if the event will be around next year, and hopefully we can partner with you all again to keep the event going! Thank you! — Blakely Root, Habitat for Humanity Director of Administration


Mmm… Fresh, sustainable, delicious.

HOOK & BARREL RESTAURANT AND CROISSANTS BISTRO & BAKERY A lifelong beach lover, Heidi Vukov moved from Pennsylvania to South Carolina in the early 1990s.



In 1995, she opened Croissants Bistro & Bakery

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT In July 2017, Vukov opened a second Croissants Bistro & Bakery, and a new sustainable seafood restaurant, Hook & Barrel, in Grande Dunes. Both share “Heidi’s Corner” at 82nd Avenue and Kings Highway. The restaurants feature

features pour-over coffees, house-made cold-brew coffees, and coffee flights that allow guests to taste three different origins at once.

The restaurant serves menu items from benedicts, omelets and crepes to soups, salads and sandwiches. You’ll find classic Southern items with their own twist, like Shrimp & Grits, Chicken & Waffles and Bananas Foster French Toast. Others

in Myrtle Beach. Since then,

South Carolina’s first two full-service

Croissants has become a

efficient induction cooking instead of gas

destination restaurant on the

and dining space.

coast, winning several awards

The second Croissants roasts coffee

If you follow the building’s wraparound

on-site daily — providing guests with

porch, you’ll find Hook & Barrel, a

the freshest coffee available and the

seafood restaurant focusing on fresh,

ability to choose from several different

sustainable ingredients and practices.

coffees on any given day. Croissants

Hook & Barrel has made every effort

and attracting locals and tourists alike.

green kitchens — they use energy-

for a cleaner, safer, and healthier work

include their famous Chicken Salad Croissant, Fried Green Tomato & Pimento Cheese Melt and delicious Fish Tacos.


to be sustainable — from using trees originally on the lot inside the building, unbreakable dinnerware and eco-friendly “paper” products, all the way to the menu items chosen for their sustainability.

Hook & Barrel has an open kitchen, as well as a Steam Galley in the dining room, where oysters, clams and shrimp are cooked to perfection, and induction cooktops on the bar, where guests can watch Shrimp Scampi made to order right in front of them.

The most popular menu item, the Harvest of the Sea, is Hook & Barrel’s version of a fresh catch. Guests select from a variety of fresh fish and then choose its preparation method and house-made sauce. Another favorite, the Seafood Tower, includes fresh oysters, crab claws, shrimp cocktail, ceviche and a lobster tail.

Restaurateur Vukov is thrilled to have two restaurants in Grande Dunes. “We were immediately welcomed and enjoy Grande Dunes’ sense of community.” said Vukov. “If you haven’t tried us yet, stop by Croissants Bistro & Bakery for breakfast, lunch, or a quick cup of delicious freshly roasted coffee, and don’t miss Hook & Barrel for Happy Hour, dinner and Sunday brunch!”

Vukov, named one of four 2018 South Carolina Chef Ambassadors by Governor Henry McMaster, represents the state at key tourism and agricultural events. She also uses the platform to promote Myrtle Beach. She is the first in the state with a pastry background to be chosen a Chef Ambassador, and, in 2011, she was South Carolina Restaurateur of the Year.

For more information visit or

Bananas Foster French Toast by Scott Smallin.


GRANDE LIFE TOP Members Club hosted a "white-out" theme party in June RIGHT Enjoying the fruit of the vine at the annual "Grape Nuts" dinner BOTTOM LEFT Getting pointers from our golf pro at the Ladies Golf Clinic BOTTOM RIGHT More from the Ladies Golf Clinic on the driving range

TOP Float Friday at the Ocean Club. Swans were VERY in this year LEFT The Members Club proves to be a beautiful setting for yoga



BELOW Runners were all decked out for our ShamRock & Run in March







Del Webb Myrtle Beach sparkles with new homes, neighbors and events There’s exciting news at Del Webb Myrtle Beach — 37 homes under

have ample opportunities to get to know your new neighbors

construction with many more starting soon. Our first closings

with events such as Munch and Mingle, Thirsty Thursday at Ruth’s

began early this month, and our land department is busy preparing

Chris, Chillin’ and Grillin’, and Lunch and Live Music at La Belle

our upcoming phase of homesites. In addition, the Del Webb Myrtle

Amie Vineyard. Our full-time activities director provides Del Webb

Beach state-of-the-art, 15,000-square-foot Amenity Center is

residents with a full schedule of options. With a men’s lunch, ladies’

making great progress! It will feature bocce courts, an infinity pool

lunch, card games, Dinner Club and our Webb Winer’s Club, it is

along the Intracoastal Waterway, a kitchen and a resident day dock.

easy to see why Del Webb Myrtle Beach at Grande Dunes is more

The pool is taking shape, and the clubhouse has drywall installed,

than just a community … it’s a lifestyle.

glass going in, and roofing and siding nearly complete. And you’ll

FAR LEFT The Del Webb Myrtle Beach model park features four beautiful model homes ABOVE AND LEFT Homes at Del Webb Myrtle Beach feature options such as upgraded finishes, outdoor living spaces and gourmet kitchens



BELOW Residents will have access to Del Webb’s private 15,000-square-foot Amenity Center featuring indoor and outdoor pool, fitness, café, pickleball, activities and more

JULY 2018

Real Estate



54 Pending


15 Pending

with Average List Price (ALP) of

with Average List Price (ALP) of

with Average List Price (ALP) of




26 Available

2 Available

39 Available

with ALP of

with ALP of

with ALP of




18 Closed YTD

0 Closed YTD

8 Closed YTD

at Average Sales Price (ASP) of

at Average Sales Price (ASP) of





20 Pending



Average time to sell a Grande Dunes property is 243 days. Ben Guyton is Broker-In-Charge at Grande Dunes Properties, and can be reached at 843-315-0284 or


NEWS Grande Dunes Pricing & Local Submarkets

By Ben Guyton

HOW DO WE PRICE HOMES IN GRANDE DUNES? In real estate, especially during buying or selling times, the biggest question is “What is a property worth?” Yes, other things, amenities, are important — but how is price established? An appraiser could give you a general idea. However, real estate prices in Colorado or New York do not reflect what is happening here, town to town and community to community.

I want to share my excitement about, and the importance of,

Take Grande Dunes: our home prices aren’t derived from the value of Carolina Forest, or even The Dunes homes. The value of your home is derived ONLY from the price of similar homes that have sold closest to you; that means the price of homes in Del Webb does not affect those in Members Club.

this newsletter. Grande Dunes’ owner newsletter is a digital resource that should be saved, read and referenced often. We hope to make it the best way

WHAT ARE SUBMARKETS AND WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT? Del Webb and Members Club are submarkets — areas within counties, not aligned with ZIP codes or streets, that facilitate market evaluation. We start with a submarket, then drill down to a neighborhood and even a street. Once we look at comparable areas, other factors come into play: view, condition, size, etc.

Everyone asks how we price homes, and that’s it in a nutshell. In upcoming articles, we will explore differences in Grande Dunes versus the whole Grand Strand market.

to learn what’s going on in and around Grande Dunes. We expect it will change over time and want to hear from you on ways to improve it.

Enjoy all the news, articles and information!

We will share strategies for improving your property values and even help selecting neighbors! We are thrilled you’re reading this column and want to learn more about

Ben Guyton is Broker-In-Charge at

optimizing your investment here.

Grande Dunes Properties, and can be reached at 843-315-0284 or

Have a wonderful day, and I’ll look for you around Grande Dunes!

New Home Neighborhood


DEL WEBB has closed seven homes so far. The Del Webb amenity is well on its way to completion. Tour their models to get some great decorating and design ideas.

WATERSIDE POINTE at Del Webb, a gated community, will offer Lowcountry-style custom homes along the ICW for 47 lucky homeowners who will also be able to access everything Grande Dunes has to offer. Homes have already begun going up within the neighborhood along with models by two of our preferred builders, Nations Homes II and The Carrell Group. A private day dock for residents has already been installed.

MEMBERS CLUB ENCLAVE, features beautiful homesites and luxury custom homes. The gorgeous Arthur Rutenberg model is currently for sale, you should plan to see it before it is gone.

VILLA VENEZIA, a hidden gem inside Golf Village, has a breathtaking model that

custom lots. •

LIVING DUNES has started its amenity, which will open by year-end. Living Dunes will have walking trails connecting the Publix and the Ocean Club via Grande Dunes Boulevard. You might look into their designer-conscious homes to see if urban living, where golf cart travel is encouraged, is for you.



overlooks the golf course, built by Nations Homes II — the exclusive builder of these

PORTSIDE, our first assisted-living community, will have its first phase open before year-end. Several Grande Dunes residents have made reservations for elderly parents so they may be closer to them.

CIPRIANA PARK has nine homesites left until they close out!



6 Pending with Average List Price (ALP) of $177,300 39 Available with ALP of $260,000 16 Closed YTD at Average Sales Price (ASP) of $234,700



5 Pending with Average List Price (ALP) of $370,529 22 Available with ALP of $535,400 9 Closed YTD at Average Sales Price (ASP) of $464,900 *All of Grande Dunes




NEW OWNER ORIENTATION 3:30 p.m. • Ocean Club

MORNING CRAFTIVITY: CROSS STITCH 9 a.m. - 12 noon • Ocean Club

PARTY BRIDGE 3 p.m. • Ocean Club

GAME NIGHT 4:45 p.m. • Ocean Club


MOVIE ON THE LAWN 7:45 p.m. • Marina Park


BUNKO 7 p.m. • Ocean Club


15 17





FREE CONCERT 6 p.m. • Marina Park






9 a.m. Water Aerobics

8 a.m. Fun Walk

9 a.m. Water Aerobics

9 a.m. Spa Yoga

10:30 a.m. Sit-n-Be Still

9 a.m. Body Sculpt

10:30 a.m. Sit-n-Be Still

5 p.m. Social Hour

7 a.m. Grande Dunes Fun Walk/Run at Fleet Feet

10 a.m. Beg Line Dancing with Kim

6 - 9 p.m. Dinner Service

5 p.m. Social Hour 6 - 9 p.m. Dinner Service 6 p.m. Dancing with Peg

Wednesday & Friday Social Hour 5 p.m. / Dinner Service 6 - 9 p.m. Please RSVP for activities and classes through the member web page. All classes and activities are subject to change. Peggy Davis is the Lifestyle Director at Grande Dunes and can be reached at or 843-913-1312


EVENTS Mark your calendar for some exciting public events happening at Grande Dunes this year.

AUGUST 3, 17

7:15 p.m. Marina Park MOVIES ON THE WATER 8/3 Trolls — Rated G 8/17 Life of Pi — Rated PG Bring your picnic blankets and snacks for a familyfriendly movie at Marina Park. Concessions will be available for purchase at event. VIEW DETAILS >>


5:30 p.m. Marina Park CONCERT ON THE LAWN Bring your picnic blanket and lawn chairs for a relaxed evening of popular music at Marina Park. Concessions available.



5:00 p.m. Marina Park LONG BAY SYMPHONY The Long Bay Symphony will be presenting a POPS concert in Marina Park with delicious bites available from the Members Club. Bring your blanket and lawn chairs. Tickets $20/Students $10 VIEW DETAILS >>


5:00 p.m. Marina Park GHOSTS ON THE COAST Don your costume and join us for family-friendly Halloween fun with food trucks, carnival games and more.

Marina Park OYSTER ROAST A coastal tradition comes to Grande Dunes - enjoy time with friends and neighbors and delicious food and beverages. More details coming soon.


1:00 p.m.



at M A R I N A

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and settle in for a memorable afternoon of beautiful contemporary music by the Long Bay Symphony and delicious food by the Grande Dunes Members Club along the Intracoastal Waterway.


POPS with the



L O N G B AY S Y M P H O N Y Saturday, September 15, 2018* 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Lawn opens 4:00 PM *Rain date, Sunday, September 16

LIVE MUSIC | DELICIOUS FOOD | BEER & WINE Grande Dunes Marina Park 8201 Marina Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 FREE PARKING Admission $20 adults, $10 students Tickets going fast – reserve now! The Long Bay Symphony will perform a wide variety of popular selections, from movie themes (Harry Potter, Hook, Titanic) and Broadway classics (Oklahoma, Wicked) to iconic orchestral classics (Bizet’s Carmen, Sabre Dance, Malagueña) and patriotic favorites.


Donations of cash or school supplies will be accepted on-site to benefit Backpack Buddies by Help4Kids.

DEVELOPER UPDATES Our goal is to keep residents up to date with all the latest developments and planned additions.



Do you have questions for LStar? Please send them to and we will do our best to respond. Not all questions will appear in this column — we only print those that address common resident concerns.

COMMUNITY UPDATES It’s hard to believe we are halfway through 2018; here are some impressive midyear updates: Peggy Davis, your new Lifestyle Director has been hard at work creating resident activities to help you make the most out of your life at Grande Dunes. Many of these activities will take place at the Ocean Club, making the most of this fabulous resource. Have an idea for a club or activity? Make sure to connect with Peggy and share your thoughts. The Marina Park events are also getting more publicity and attendance from both residents and locals. Our free monthly movie night and concerts have been a huge success, and we appreciate all your support. Please follow our Facebook page so you can see all the exciting events going on at Marina Park. The Highway 17 beautification has really got the locals, city officials and residents talking. It has made a huge difference when you are on Grande Dunes property and we are proud of how it looks. Our beautification efforts are just one more reason Grande Dunes is considered the Myrtle

Beach community. We have completed the first phase of plantings and will start the next phase in the fall. The Grande Dunes monumentation is well on its way, with 62nd Avenue close to being completed. We’ve started on the main entrance and are excited to see the new design take shape. Soon you will see directional signage around Grande Dunes, and the Grande Dunes pillars changed out along Grande Dunes Blvd. The new directional signage going up will showcase the depth and breadth of Grande Dunes retail and resident amenities to visitors. The traffic light at Kings and Grande Dunes Boulevard is close to completion. New pedestrian walkways, connecting the Marina Village to the Ocean Village, will also help our residents and guests feel safe when crossing the road.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS DOES LSTAR OWN ALL THE AMENITIES AT GRANDE DUNES? Yes, we own the Members Club, Members Golf Course, the Marina, the Anchor Café and the Ocean Club. McConnell Golf, a respected outside management firm, oversees all their operations. Ownership lets us keep these amenities in top condition to support the quality Grande Dunes lifestyle we all enjoy. WHEN WILL INSTALLATION OF THE NEW GRANDE DUNES SIGNAGE BE COMPLETED? Signage on 62nd Avenue should be completed by mid-August, and signage at the main entrance at Grande Dunes Boulevard should be completed by the end of September. We hope you enjoy these enhanced entrances and that the additional signage helps guests and contractors find their way to you more easily. WILL YOU BE DOING ANY MORE SIGNAGE? Yes, we plan to update signage throughout the community, starting with the directional signage that runs along Grande Dunes Boulevard from the Bypass to the Ocean Club. WHEN WILL WE SEE RESULTS FROM THE HIGHWAY 17 BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT? The planted saplings take time to mature, and we will see them fill out a bit by year-end. Later, we will shape them for a more professional look. Landscaping, especially with new plants, takes time. Next year we will complete two more project phases along the Bypass.

WHAT’S THE LATEST ON THE TRAFFIC LIGHT AT GRANDE DUNES BOULEVARD AND KINGS HIGHWAY? We are working with the City of Myrtle Beach and the South Carolina Department of Transportation to finalize its design elements. We hope to have the lights fully installed sometime first quarter next year. I HAVE A GREAT IDEA FOR A CLUB/ACTIVITY. HOW DO I GET STARTED? Reach out to Peggy to suggest a program that reflects your particular interests. Peggy is here to organize and develop the activities that residents want. She also needs volunteers to coordinate and/or lead clubs and workshops. Contact her at MAY I PARTICIPATE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH GROUP THAT IS FORMING? Yes, by all means. We recently had our first meeting, and others will follow. The group is looking for residents from each neighborhood to kick off this initiative. They will email you with more information as it develops.




Homeowners' Association Updates from Waccamaw Management Private Vendors Must Enter Property via Henry Road All owners’ private vendors may no longer access the Golf Village Association through the main entrance off Highway 17. All vendors, other than two-axle standard vehicles, must now use Henry Road, located off River Oaks/Robert Grissom. Private vendors arriving at the main gate will be asked to turn around and enter via Henry Road. Please advise your vendors. If you need help with access, please contact Security (843-315-0340), Waccamaw Management (843-315-0300), or

New Security Gate at the Ocean Club The Ocean Club security gate has been installed. If you do not have access into the Grande Dunes Master Association through a proximity card or bar code, please contact Waccamaw Management. In the event you have a problem accessing the Ocean Club, please use the intercom feature at the gate to call the security guard on duty.

Stickers Required for Ocean Club Parking Your 2018 sticker MUST be visible at all times when parking at the Ocean Club; if you don’t have one, you can pick one up at the Waccamaw Management Office.

Tailgating Can Cause Accidents Tailgating has become an issue within the gated communities. Please make sure to remind your guests and vendors that passes are available and at NO TIME should they attempt to tailgate behind another vehicle. If you are entering the property with a bar code, please make sure you are no farther than 10 feet from the bar-code reader.

Get to Know Your New Security Captain We would like to take the time to introduce our new Security Captain, James Wyckoff. Captain Wyckoff has been on property for approximately two months and is acclimating nicely to Grande Dunes and looking forward to working within the community.

Changes to Home Exteriors Require an ARC Modification Request Should an owner desire to make a modification to the exterior of their residence, they are required to file an ARC Modification Request. All major modifications and new construction remain under the scope of the Grande Dunes Master ARC. With regard to major modifications and new construction, please contact Kathleen Young (843-839-2596) or

Minor Modification Requests Now Handled by Sub-Associations All minor modification requests for single family residences, such as porch enclosures, outdoor lighting, swimming pools, pool enclosures, tree removals, etc., will now be handled by the transitioned sub-associations. Should you have any questions about minor modification requests, please contact Waccamaw Management (843-315-0300) or

COMMUNITY NEWS Monthly Property Inspections Monthly property inspections are conducted by your association manager. Any violations noted will be brought to your attention. Please take the necessary steps to review your community guidelines with regard to owner maintenance responsibilities.

Grande Dunes Landscape Report • Continued mowing of rye grass areas and throughout property as needed • Pine straw beds are being rolled on a rotational basis to keep a neat appearance • Continued to monitor and remove fallen limbs on all property areas • Continued to remove trash daily • Palm thinning and pruning is in process • All turf areas have been treated with pre-emergent weed control, and fertilization is in process • Irrigation inspection is complete, and repairs have been done • New pine straw application to be completed in the next three •

or four months Continued focus on yard maintenance and pressure washing home exteriors and fences

Should you have any questions regarding landscaping, please contact Waccamaw Management (843-315-0300) or

Keep yard work — in your yard Thanks to all Grande Dunes homeowners who make the effort to beautify their property. Please advise your landscape contractors, however, that yard material and debris may not be stored on common areas, streets or adjacent owner lots. When people abuse these areas, all owners bear the cleanup expense. Keeping our common areas uncluttered means our community looks its best and avoids unnecessary expense. Thanks for your cooperation!

GRANDE DUNES CONTACT LIST Waccamaw Management.................. 843-315-0300 After-Hours Emergency Number......843-272-8911 Security/Guard House.........................843-315-0340 ARC........................................................... 843-692-2323 Grande Dunes Properties Sales...... 843-692-2323 Ocean Club............................................... 843-913-1356 Members Club......................................... 843-913-1356 Club Membership................................... 843-315-0281

Myrtle Beach Police Department (Non-Emergency).................................. 843-918-1382 Grand Strand Water & Sewer........... 843-347-4641 Santee Cooper........................................ 843-448-2411 Horry Electric........................................... 843-369-2211 HTC...............................................................843-365-2151 Time Warner Cable............................... 843-316-8554



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Living Grande - August/September 2018  
Living Grande - August/September 2018