Wild Dunes Resort

10001 Back Bay Drive,

Isle of Palms, South Carolina SC 29451

  • Office

    +1 (888) 778 1876
  • Pro shop

    +1 (843) 886 2180
  • Golf pro

  • Academy

    Wild Dunes Golf School

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Links-style. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, residential and seaside.

  • Designer:

    Tom Fazio

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Links course. Also at Wild Dunes is the 18-hole Harbor course (par-70; 6359 yards from back tees; rating 71.0).






How to get there:

13 miles E 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 1.8 miles turn right at traffic lights onto the 517, direction Isle of Palms. After approx 3.7 miles turn left onto the 703 East (Palm Blvd). After o.3 miles follow the 703 which doglegs to the right then left. After 1.3 miles, Palm Blvd turns left into 41st Ave, then after 100 yards turn right (continuation of Palm Blvd). After o.3 miles turn left into Wild Dunes gatehouse. Follow Palmetto Drive approx 2 miles to Wild Dunes (Links course) clubhouse, which is on your left.

Wild Dunes Resort (Links course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1980

Wild Dunes Resort (Links course): The signature Links Course here at Wild Dunes, gets underway in a pleasantly open environment, where you'll find the par-5 1st and 14th holes, and the returning par-4 9th, all lightly fringed with palms and occasional oaks. It's certainly a more forgiving start than offered by its shorter and tighter companion, the Harbor course.

Although the Links course tightens-up from time to time, as at the excellent short par-4 10th and 11th holes, the layout also contains more open sections, especially on the closing stretch where fabulous marshland and ocean views await. The mighty Atlantic is never far away from the course, but you'll need to wait until the 17th and 18th to see it and get right alongside the beach. The 17th tee also provides wonderful views of Dewees Inlet, which cuts inland from the ocean.

Throughout your journey around the Links course you'll enjoy many memorable and individually crafted holes. Some are undulating, others less so, some lined (not too closely) by large seaside homes, or by marshland, or by rugged looking dunes. On several sections the generally good-width, gently undulating fairways are flanked by a variety of trees and bushes.

Although not overly large, the greens are home to many slopes and borrows. One of the smallest greens comes at the short par-3 16th, played alongside impressive marshland. Occasional pot bunkers rather than elaborately crafted traps is all that is required on this ever-popular links-style course.

Stay&Play at Wild Dunes: nearby luxury accommodation (1 mi) available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Charleston / Kiawah


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season: $215.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted. Golf carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

The clubhouse for Wild Dunes' Links course, and the excellent Huey's Southern Eats clubhouse restaurant, is located just over a mile from the resort's main accommodation centre, the Boardwalk Inn. The clubhouse for the Links course is located directly opposite the Boardwalk Inn.

Published ranking

Links course:
World: formerly ranked world's 73rd best course (GOLF magazine, 1993; not in subsequent editions of this ranking).


  • Boardwalk Inn at Wild DunesAAA 4-Diamond

    5757 Palm Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451.

    +1 (843) 886 6000

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    The Wild Dunes resort offers a choice of hotel, condos, cottages and vacation home rentals. The Boardwalk Inn is the resort's ocean front hotel, located directly opposite the Harbor Golf Course pro shop. In addition to two championship golf courses, the resort also features a Top 10 tennis centre and a nationally recognised family recreation programme. Wild Dunes is a member of the Destination Hotels group.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Wild Dunes (Harbor course)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Wild Dunes (Links course) (1.3 mi).

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Patriots Point; Shadowmoss Plantation; Rivertowne; Dunes West; Charleston National.

  • Seaside Inn3-star

    1004 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, South Carolina SC 29451.

    +1 (843) 886 7000

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    Pleasant seaside hotel on the Isle of Palms within close proximity of several excellent golf courses. No restaurant, but a good selection in the area.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Wild Dunes (Harbor & Links courses)

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Patriots Point; Shadowmoss Plantation; Rivertowne; Dunes West; Charleston National.

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