Really surprised this event would not be at TPC Myrtle Beach. A very well suited event for this type of competition. Maybe Dunes needs a bit of help raising the unaccompanied guest fee rate and this will help with the next generation of visitors.
TPC is under 7,000 yards from the tips and about five years ago, did some pretty significant bunker renovations that reduced them in size and number and shallowed the ones that remained. The course is a lot more player-friendly nowadays - good for visiting golfers, less ideal for hosting the PGA Tour.
At 7,400 yards and with the 2014 PGA Professional Championship in its recent history, The Dunes is a better spot for Myrtle Beach's first PGA Tour event, IMO. Hopefully the weather in the lead-up will be dry; with firm greens and some wind, I think the course will be pretty stout.
I'm a little disappointed it's been made an opposite-field event but I think it should be well-attended and a solid test of golf.