Monday, December 23, 2013

LStar Management Acquires Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Partners with McConnell Golf

Real Estate Investment Company Purchases Premier Coastal South Carolina Community

(Raleigh, N.C.) – Representatives from LStar announced the company has successfully closed on the purchase of the 2,200-acre Grande Dunes oceanfront community located in Myrtle Beach, S.C. LStar’s acquisition includes the exclusive 27,000 square-foot Member’s Club and its 18-hole golf course; the Ocean Club’s 25,000 square-foot clubhouse, restaurant and pool complex fronting onto the Atlantic Ocean; the Grande Dunes Tennis Club’s 10 tennis courts, clubhouse and fitness center; the 131-slip Grande Dunes Marina (capable of accommodating boats to 120 feet in length), and the waterfront Anchor Café. The purchase includes 770 acres of undeveloped land that can accommodate significant residential and commercial development. Additional information about the community can be found at

LStar intends to work closely and collaboratively with the community’s existing residents and city officials to build upon the existing world-class amenities and re-envision one of the Southeast’s finest luxury oceanfront destinations for current and future residents and guests.

LStar is partnering with the highly-regarded McConnell Golf to oversee management of golf and club operations at the Members Club at Grande Dunes, Ocean Club at Grande Dunes and the Anchor Café. Justin Good of Cushman & Wakefield Thalhimer represented the seller.

“We are immensely proud be the new owners of Grande Dunes and look forward to working with the property owners and city officials to enhance its reputation and value as the Southeast’s unparalleled waterfront residential community,” said Kyle Corkum, managing partner, LStar Management. “We have placed highly motivated and experienced leadership on this project and are committed to a long-term strategy of exceptional stewardship of this unique property. Our focus from day one will be to employ a long-term strategy for visionary growth that seeks to increase the value and reputation of the community while providing the finest standards of customer service for our members and guests.”

“As our company enters its second decade,” said John McConnell, president and CEO, McConnell Golf, “we could not imagine a better first partner than LStar, nor a more quality-first client than Grande Dunes.

“We plan on taking a different and unique approach when offering our services compared to some other golf or club management companies. First, we are very selective in choosing projects, we have tons of talent working for our clubs that we can redeploy and we can make decisions very fast. Adding seven private clubs to our portfolio over the past six years taught us to be flexible and spot efficiencies, while adding back value to our membership in an overwhelming way.”

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1 comment:

Bob McDonald said...

We're thrilled to be part of a new and exciting chapter in the ongoing development of "Grande Dunes"! To have the world-class team of LStar and McConnell Golf develop and manage the Southeasts' premier master planned coastal development is a dream answered. LSTAR MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF GRANDE DUNES Bob & Ann McDonald