Dunes West Golf Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Dunes West Golf Club Est. 1991

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Dunes West Golf Club has long been a favourite with visitors to the Charleston area. It may not be the most dramatic golf course in the Lowcountry, but its appeal lies in a solid layout, natural environment (where real estate is not at all intrusive), pleasantly tree-lined aspect and several more open areas (especially found on the back-nine, which is played on either side of Wando Plantation Way). The gently rippling fairways are often generously wide and not too aggressively bunkered, although the par-5 7th and 15th holes both have menacing cross-bunkers lurking on the fairways. From time-to-time you'll also need to be aware of fairway-lining and greenside water hazards, which come in the form of ponds, large and small. Always nicely maintained, there is an easy-going southern charm about Dunes West, but don't let that fool you into thinking it lacks any real challenges. The rough can become quite penal during the summer and, in addition to the occasional water hazards, sandy waste areas, dotted with clumps of longer wire grass, also line some fairways on the front-nine. The well-contoured greens are often slightly elevated and well-protected at the front by earthmounding and bunkering, requiring a high-flighted shot into them. Both nines finish in style alongside Wagner Creek, which flows into the Wando River just a few hundred yards further north.

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Making Contact

Dunes West Golf Club
3535 Wando Plantation Way,
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina SC 29466
USA
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Office   +1 (843) 856 9000
Pro Shop   +1 (843) 856 9000
Fax

  +1 (843) 884 7779

Email   information@duneswestgolfclub.com
Website   www.duneswestgolfclub.com
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Kevin Zemnickas (Head Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk (although some long green-to-tee walks).
 
Surroundings: Woodland, residential and marshland.
 
Designer: Arthur Hills
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6859 6100 5208
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73.7 69.3 69.2
 
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How2Get There?

13 miles NE of Charleston
From the centre of Charleston take US-17 east, direction Mt Pleasant, approx 6 miles to the junction with I-529 East. Continue along US-17, direction Georgetown. After 4 miles turn left onto Hwy 41, direction Jamestown. After approx 3 miles the entrance to Dunes West is on your right (opposite entrance to RiverTowne on your left). Follow Dunes West Blvd for approx o.7 miles then turn left into Wando Plantation Way. Follow road for 1 mile to golf clubhouse.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (March/April): Mon-Thur $78; Fri-Sun $95. Reduced afternoon (from 12pm), twilight (from 3pm) and grandstrandgolfassociation.com rates. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Golf carts compulsory.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Evidence of the first inhabitants of this area dates back at least 8,000 years. Indians harvested the rich resources of the rivers and streams, particularly oysters and other shellfish. The Europeans referred to the Indians of the Wando Neck as the "Sewee" and the "Wando." The seagoing Sewee may have built a fortified village along the Wando not far from this site. In 1712, the land was purchased by Captain John Vanderhorst, Joseph Vanderhorst and Thomas Lynch. Lynch was the grandfather of Thomas Lynch Jr., a signatory of the Declaration of Independence. During this time, the property was known as "Four Men's Ramble." The Vanderhorst family also owned a great deal of Kiawah Island. Lexington, as this plantation site became to be known, changed hands several times until 1930. In that year it was purchased by Henrietta Hartford, one of the nation's wealthiest women, who proceeded to develop an elaborate estate. The development included the addition of a row of oaks on either side of the main road leading to the estate (Wando Plantation Way), a saltwater swimming pool, tennis courts, nine-hole golf course and gardens - some of these additions remain today. Scratch Golf Company acquired the property in 1991 to operate and develop Dunes West Golf Club.

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Location

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Latitude: (32.917476)
Longitude: (-79.799881)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Hampton Inn Charleston / Mt Pleasant - Isle Of Palms 3-star
1104 Isle of Palms Connector, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
+1 (843) 856 3900
www.hamptoninn.com

From Hwy 17 turn left onto the Isle of Palms Connector (Hwy 517) and the hotel is on the right.

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Golf within 5 miles Patriots Point; Charleston National; Wild Dunes (Harbor and Links courses)
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Golf within 20 miles Shadowmoss Plantation; Coosaw Creek; Crowfield; Rivertowne; Dunes West.
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Residence Inn Charleston - Mt Pleasant AAA 3-diamonds
1116 Isle of Palms Connector, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
+1 (843) 881 1599
www.marriott.com

From Hwy 17 turn left onto the Isle of Palms Connector (Hwy 517). Visit the beaches on the Isle of Palms and Sullivans Island, only moments from the hotel. Take in world class golf and local plantations - arrangements can be made for you.

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Golf within 5 miles Patriots Point; Charleston National; Wild Dunes (Harbor and Links courses)
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Golf within 20 miles Shadowmoss Plantation; Coosaw Creek; Crowfield; Rivertowne; Dunes West.
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