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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 70
Length 6359 yards
Slope 133
Rating 71.0

Wild Dunes Harbor Course, designed by Tom Fazio, is said to be cut from some of the prettiest real estate in South Carolina. Water makes up a great deal of the Harbor Course layout. After all, half the course runs along the world’s longest water hazard, The Intracoastal Waterway. Fazio claims the Harbor Course to be one of his favorites. "Working on the Harbor Course was very satisfying to me as a designer because we had to create everything. It was a very challenging, and ultimately, a very satisfying project."

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Wild Dunes Resort - The Harbor Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6359 yards 71.0 133
White 70 5900 yards 69.2 127
Gold 70 5120 yards 65.7 112
Red 70 4689 yards 68.1 117
Scorecard for Harbor
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: 70.7/128 535 437 154 460 183 382 162 566 564 3443 321 143 365 158 492 362 177 464 434 2916 6359
White M: 68.2/122 495 421 144 426 167 341 137 545 455 3131 310 130 355 142 474 348 168 416 426 2769 5900
Gold M: 64.9/115 W: 71.3/128 470 342 132 350 156 290 140 435 415 2730 251 109 334 118 413 328 132 370 335 2390 5120
Red W: 68.9/122 413 338 105 344 141 278 115 433 356 2523 220 93 331 115 375 276 118 317 321 2166 4689
Handicap 5 3 17 1 13 11 15 7 9 10 18 6 14 12 8 16 2 4
Par 5 4 3 4 3 4 3 5 5 36 4 3 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 34 70
Handicap (W) 3 7 17 5 13 9 15 11 1 16 18 12 14 6 4 10 2 8

Course Details

Year Built 1985
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (1985)

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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4.2
58 Reviews (58)
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Handicap 10-14
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Great course

Course was in great condition. It was tough if you couldn't keep the ball in the fairway. I lost a number of balls today. I would recommend this course to all levels.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course in CHS

My brother is in town from California and we visited the Harbor course. We both were pleasantly surprised with the conditions of the course despite being recently aerated. We both were challenged with the tight fairways but thoroughly enjoyed the layout and the views of the marsh on the course. We will most definitely be back!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A unique layout along the intercoastal

Very scenic but a little tight with water and marsh. Bring plenty of extra golf balls. No driving range on-site. Course was in great shape. Lots of fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice track along the IC waterway

Course was in good shape overall but a few greens have some bare patches. Nice layout with several holes running along offshoots of the inter coastal waterway. There are some very picturesque spots on the course.
This layout is pretty tight though. Leave the driver in the bag if you are a big hitter and hit straight off of the tee or you will lose balls. Great overall course and a good deal if you can find a good price.

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

Lites out

Had a great time playing the course the staff was friendly and professional the course is challenging. Have to hit good shots to be competitive

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

Absolutely Stunning

WOW, What a stunning golf course, the Tom Fazio design intricately weaves the golf course into the terrain and around Water Hazards. Holes 9-11 is one of the best stretches in the United States. They’re majestic and run right along the intercoastal waterway, using the terrain to their advantage. This golf course is VERY unforgiving, but it is also VERY fun. I got my round for $60, what an awesome deal, I would’ve paid $150 to play this course.

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

Challenging course

With water in play on most every hole this can be a quite challenging course.

Great course conditions and fabulous weather.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Just a strange experience

Wild Dunes Harbor Course, while less popular than its more celebrated sister, the Links Course, should have been an enjoyable experience. Unfortunately, it was not.

It started with the parking. All I can say is, "Unbelievable." It took a good 20 minutes to find a place to park. We just kept driving and driving until finally a random woman noticed we were searching, and she pointed out a spot, ran over to it, and held it for us until we could navigate the never-ending maze of narrow/one-way streets. Just ridiculous.

Next was the clubhouse staff, which acted like neither my wife nor I mattered. The only thing that could take their attention away from their own conversation was my credit card. At a resort course, I expect better. The cart staff and starter were nice enough, but that first face when you walk in the door needs to be more than somebody who simply takes your money.

Finally, the course. In a word, it was weird. The tiniest greens I've ever seen. One of them on the short par-4 10th was probably smaller than my living room. Another on the par-3 11th was no more than 6 or 7 paces wide ... I missed the green left and had a 12-foot putt from the fringe to a flag that was centered (see the photo). And the course was so soft. It hadn't rained all that much, yet all my drives left huge pitch marks and stayed within 18 inches of where they landed. The course is very narrow, which isn't a bad thing except that the longest holes played into the prevailing wind. And finally, the mile-long drive between the 4th and 5th holes. We almost got lost. Add all this to no driving range and the world's smallest putting green, and it doesn't feel all that resort-like.

All in all, I was glad when the round was over. Honestly, I just can't recommend this course. There are so many better choices in the Charleston area.

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

Harbor Course

Parking is a joke. Allow plenty of time.
Course is narrow but a Fazio Fair. Interesting.
We enjoyedi

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

Dunes Harbor

Fun layout. Very scenic. There is one green to tee ride of about a half mile. Ample fairways. Many holes are very challenging on the approach. Sand bunkers are mediocre. Lots of gravel and course sand. We played after a heavy rain and the course was soaked but had drained well. Unless you can carry the ball over 230-240, move up. The 4 pars are very long from the white tees. There is plenty of challenge from Gold. Review by two seniors.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Hit it straight!

Course tip from staff was "hit it straight" ... and they were right. Great layout and condition of course. Some holes along Inter-coastal Waterway. Challenging but fair. Tight is the best description as offline shots have good chance to find a hazard (water, marsh). Some greens are really small (shorter Par 3's especially). Friendly staff. Was high of low 50's with 10+ MPH winds so not many playing, thus we got around in 3.5 hrs. No driving range (can go to sister course (Links) to hit balls). I'd play again cause who doesn't like to test their ability to hit good shots!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Harbor Course at Wild Dunes Resort: A beast of a beauty

The 6,359-yard, par-70 Harbor Course--a 1985-vintage unofficial collaboration between Tom Fazio and the late, great Mike Strantz-- has numerous holes with views of the Intracoastal Waterway, including the stretch from holes 9-11, which are right on the water. In fact, water or marshland come into play on every hole of the Harbor Course, and as such, can be either a straight-hitter's paradise or a wayward golfer's nightmare.

If you're a visitor from the Midwest who's used to playing more open tracks, the Harbor Course might seem quite penal for crooked hitters, with lots of hazards and OB on almost every hole, either on the tee, at the green, or, more often, from tee to green. (And some in the rough – once my ball ended up a couple feet in front of the business end of a medium-sized alligator.)

The Harbor Course is tighter than its sister-course, The Links,, but it's still a worthwhile experience, as long as you have enough golf balls in your bag. There's a nice mix of long (>460 yards) and short (<350 yards) par 4s. The long holes have fairly well-defined bail-out areas. (Aside from the 382-yard 6th, where the tee shot is semi-blind over a marsh.)

Greens on The Harbor Course are scheduled to be expanded by Fazio's Firm, but as of yet are still tiny – difficult to hit and quick as lightning. The stretch of holes, 9-11 along the Intracoastal, is really lovely and very fun and will probably be the holes you remember most. Course knowledge is critical here, as there are cross-hazards, hidden water, and tricky winds.

The Harbor Course at Wild Dunes Resort is a quintessential low-country test:: fast, firm greens, lush palm trees full of exotic birds, and plenty of water hazards full of gators (do NOT stick your hand into the ponds to retrieve balls!). Rates run from $95-$185 (with cart), depending on time of day/week and whether or not you're staying at the resort. The low end of this range is very reasonable; the high end is a bit of a stretch.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

The course was in great shape and was a good value! I would definitely play again!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was beautiful staff was great highly requimend

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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