Links at Wild Dunes Golf Links

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4.5
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5 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
95.0%
Recommend this course
26 out of 28 reviews
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4.6
5
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
100.0%
Recommend this course
5 out of 5 reviews
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4.7
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 70
Length 6503 yards
Slope 128
Rating 71.7
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Wild Dunes Resort - Links Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6503 yards 71.7 128
White 70 6002 yards 69.1 126
Gold 70 5458 yards 66.4 117
Silver 70 4708 yards 68.7 122
Scorecard for Links
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 71.5/128 529 363 433 182 508 423 358 206 437 3439 351 380 192 427 489 430 198 412 185 3064 6503
White M: 68.8/125 489 344 401 165 479 401 346 183 384 3192 305 359 170 391 480 393 163 381 168 2810 6002
Gold M: 66.5/120 W: 72.1/129 445 302 364 151 458 352 255 168 362 2857 285 345 145 364 450 359 133 371 149 2601 5458
Silver M: 63.5/113 W: 67.9/117 401 280 313 110 418 269 252 124 331 2498 252 291 119 328 396 273 120 317 114 2210 4708
Handicap 11 13 5 17 7 3 9 15 1 12 10 16 2 14 8 18 6 4
Par 5 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 36 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 3 34 70
Handicap (W) 9 11 7 17 3 5 13 15 1 10 8 16 2 6 12 18 4 14

Course Details

Year Built 1980
Greens Champion Bermuda grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (1980) Tom Fazio (2015) Beau Welling

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire.

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4.5
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Links Course at Wild Dunes Resort: Local favorite for a reason

The Links Course underwent a substantial renovation by Tom Fazio's firm a few years ago, and it is, from what I gathered when I played the Wild Dunes Club Car Pro-Am, the more popular course among the locals. The most obvious improvements on The Links are vastly expanded greens and rebuilt white-sand bunkers. These new greens, feature increased undulations and wider variety of pin positions, and the surrounding turf is a newer variety of Bermuda grass, which is not nearly as "grabby" or "sticky" as you'll find on The Harbor Course.

Aside from the cramped 351-yard 10th hole – where a combination of overly-rumpled fairway, odd bunkering, and semi-blind landing areas make club choice on the tee basically impossible – there's not a bad hole on The Links Course. The round culminates at the 412-yard 17th and the new 185-yard 18th, though, with the waves crashing on the beach and the prevailing ocean winds turning club selection into a crap shoot.

The Links Course has some unexpected elevation changes, both from tee to green and fairway to green, on a few holes. The approach to the elevated green on the par-4 11th is shielded by mounding, and the tee box of the par-3 12th is perched a few dozen feet above the level of the green, making club selection tricky. As for the greens on both tracks, we tended to over-read putts on the Harbor Course all day, and under-read putts on The Links.

The Links Course at Wild Dunes is the local favorite for a reason: It's got plenty of challenge with enough forgiveness to ensure that even if you're having an off day, you'll still have fun. Greens are bigger, turf is more forgiving, and there's somewhat less water (still plenty of chances to see alligators, though).

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great track

Being winter the course was in amazing shape. Fairways were lush and greens rolled very well. Some parts were a little wet from all the rain over the last month. It was nice the carts were 90 degree and not cart path only.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Course

Played the course for the first time and enjoyed every hole of it especially the last three.

They are right at the ocean and make out of a good round a perfect one.

Will play this course again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good value

Good value. Played the Harbor course for $70. I would play it again for sure. I was expecting a lot better service from the staff since this is in Isle of the Palms but overall it was a fun time.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing

Very challenging. Amazing views and course was in perfect shape. Highly recommend playing here. First time booking.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Experience

If you are going to golf at Isle of Palms, this is definitely the place to go. Although it is slightly more expensive than Wild Dunes' Harbor Course, it is in better condition and has a wider range of holes with different feels.

Although I found a few holes to be somewhat plain and nothing to write home about (i.e., 1, 14, 15), there are so many others that are somewhat unique (i.e., 10, 12) and scenic (i.e., 16, 17, 18) that on-balance it was a great golf experience and a good break from my regular tracks.

The course was overall in excellent condition (other than a few tee boxes that were a little rough), the greens were firm and rolled true and the fairways were in good shape.

To a person, the staff that we interacted with was friendly, helpful and courteous - like they were truly pleased to have you at the course.

Also, unlike the Harbor Course, this course was not crowded and we were able to play at our own pace (a twosome, were able to finish in around 3.5 hours).

Further, unlike the Harbor Course, there is a driving range and ample parking.

Bottom Line: A great golf experience. Course is beautiful, varied, in great condition and not over-crowded. It will definitely be my first choice for Isle of Palms golf in the future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very nice track

In the Charleston area and got a day to play. This was a wonderful experience. Nicely conditioned for late spring, smooth greens, tight fairways.

Lots of treachery to avoid.

Really enjoyed the company of a retured couple from Atlanta and would look forward to returning to this course again.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Windy fun at Isle of Palms

First time playing the Wild Dunes Links course. A Fazio course that I believe he designed with better golfers in mind. There are some really funky holes like no 10, a short par 4 that is guaranteed to bamboozle even the best golfer with its elevation and sloped fairway.

17 and 18 are the only two ocean holes but were playing really hard on Sunday due to high wind off the ocean.

I will definitely play there again given the opportnity

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Course

Played last week at the Links Course at Wild Dunes. With the extremely cold weather in the southeast this winter I was very surprised to find the course in excellent shape. The fairways were overseeded and full of rye. The greens were in excellent shape and rolled smooth and at a very nice speed. The starter was a nice gentlemen, the pace of play was decent, not great. The course is alot of fun to play, and is pretty challenging without killing you. The wind itself is a huge defense for the course. There are not a ton of forced carries. Most of the water in play (marsh and ocean) are on the sides. Most of the fairways are rather forgiving, however, most approach shots tighten up around the greens due to either bunkers or marsh. The greens are rather undulating and its rather easy to 3 putt and hard to get up and down when you miss.

All in all if you can get a deal its worth a play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging but fair

Played in late December fairways and greens were in great shape. Someone must have made the greens keeper mad that morning the pin positions for the weather conditions were beyond tough. Overall the course is challenging and fair not many shots that aren't right in front of you to see. I recommend anyone in the area go oit and play it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

A bit overpriced for the area and the competition

Nice course, a fair amount of trouble and nice green complexes. They did not change the cups from the day prior which was not a nice impression.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course, Still too Expensive

This course is great to play. It's short, but the wind comes into play and knocks down the distance on a good amount of shots. Everything was great, from staff to pace of play. The only drawback is that this course is very overpriced. It's worth paying $85 bucks for the prime tee times and about $60 for twilight rates. All that being said, I would definitely play this course over the Harbor course if in Wild Dunes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

God course but Too expensive

The course condition is good, both fairway and green. But if you have paid the full rack rate and expecting spectacular views then thou will be disappointed. There are some water views at the end but very average view. For me it turned out a great round. I booked a 4pm game at $75 and was able to start the game at 3pm. Finishing at 730pm, way before sunset.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Good course but Too expensive

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Low Country Resort Golf at its Best

Tom Fazio's first solo design. It's been renovated recently, with greatly expanded greens. 6503 yards from the tips, but plays longer due to sea-level elevation and ocean winds. Final two holes are the climax -- both right on the beach. 18th is a pretty par 3; used to be a par 5 before hurricane washed it out. A bit pricey at the top-end rack rate, but if you can get a deal, well worth it. Lots of OB/hazards (and gators), but very fun to play. Pace of play rating is low due to a bad foursome in front of us -- non-golfers comped a round by another resort because of a screw-up. Still, it was a very long round.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

First time I played here in about 3 years and was amazed by the excellent condition, particularly the greens. Although quite firm, the putting surfaces were absolutely perfect....fast, smooth and true. The last three holes were renovated a couple of years ago (#18 changed to a par 3 from a par 5 due to beach erosion and the green on #16 enlarged), and made for a great finish. This course has a fabulous collection of par 3 holes, and although the overall length of the course is short by today's standards it is still challenging and very fun to play. Wind is typically a factor due to proximity to the ocean. Can't wait to go back real soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Links Course

Excellent conditions. New carts. Scoreable par 5's. Love holes #5, #13 and #18 in particular. All staff were great!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Worth the trip!

Loved the last few holes that end along the Ocean. Picture worthy! Very well maintained track. I had a great time here! My only knock was the $150 fee, somewhat expected and I don't like to knock a course on it's price, but felt a little overpriced on the whole.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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