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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.

Reviews

4.2
43 Reviews (43)
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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
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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4.0
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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 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
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
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
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Good Value

Overall a good golf experience - I would recommend it to a friend. However, I played the Wild Dunes Links Course the following day and, if playing at Wild Dunes, would play the Links over the Harbor course hands-down (even though it is has a some higher fee).

The Harbor Course has a nightmare parking situation (it shares a small lot with the big hotel, tennis center and the beach) and if you don't know that in advance you better show up real early for your tee time. Also, there is no driving range.

As for the course, it is busy and has heavy traffic - like a reasonably priced, public course. Regardless, the course is in pretty good condition. The greens still evidenced aeration within the past month and showed heavy use, but overall rolled true and clean.

The layout is unique and is the first course I recall playing whose turn wasn't near the clubhouse or any other amenities (a halfway house). Given this, it would have been nice to have a beverage cart at some point (which we did not see at all).

To a man, the staff was friendly and helpful and made us feel welcome.

The pace of play was too slow for us - with a fair amount of waiting - however, we were a twosome and there were a lot of foursomes and we finished in about 4 hours, so the pace wasn't slow, just slower than we would have liked.

Bottom Line: A busy course but in as good of shape as you could expect for a heavily used public course. Layout was interesting with numerous pretty and unique holes. The downside is the lack of parking and no range. Overall, a good value (although I recommend the LInks Course just 2 miles down the road).

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

Resort Course

Nice course. Got to play with a couple of locals. Helped. Play was a little slow. I't play it again. Stay right of the 150 marker on 17.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Will play again!

For a reasonably short course, it's pretty challenging. Greens rolled out pure at a quick pace but not unreasonable. Fairways were lush and rough was nicely cut and not too punishing. Grounds under repair areas were few and well marked. Staff was friendly and true to the Southern charm you would expect. Definitely recommend and will play this course again!

Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0

Terrible Experience

This one of two courses on Isle of Palms managed by the Wild DunesResort. Both are overpriced for what you get, especially the Harbor Course. My wife and I played this tight and challenging course this morning after checking out from the hotel. It should have been more enjoyable, but our expectations were dashed once we discovered that there is no driving range and that many holes were under repair, had temporary tee boxes, or had unmarked tee boxes. Perhaps it was too early in the season, but we should have be given a heads-up about conditions when we reserved our tee time and certainly once we checked in. For the quality of conditions, we should have received a discount or other spiff. Nothing was offered, even after my wife tripped in an unrepaired, hard-to-see pothole in the middle orf the cart path just past the tee boxes at hole #15. She fell hard onto the rough asphalt, twisted her ankle, tore her pants, and bloodied her knee. We had to quit for the day and the rest of our stay. We are severely disappointed in this course and its management.

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

Challenging but beautiful course

Narrow fairways and water can penalize off shots, but the course was beautiful and well-maintained. Would highly recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great play at Harbor

Great experience at Harbor. Course played as advertised. Great greens, many tough holes. Harbor will test your game, especially from the tees.

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

Simply a delight

Perfect 75 degree February day, great golf course, all employees were friendly, welcoming and helpful. Course was absolutely beautiful and challenging. Fairways and Greens in excellent shape.

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

Course was in excellent condition, other than being chilly it was a great day.

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

What a great course!! It is narrow and the greens are small so be prepared to have to hit it straight. The fairways and greens were in excellent shape. We had really foggy weather which added to the challenge - I can only imagine who beautiful it is when it’s sunny outside

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Overall Experience

Teeing ground on every hole was uneven and beat up. Overseeded greeens were very slow, grainy and did not have full coverage...bumpy as well. Course is very tight, penalty both right and left on most holes. Golf course has six par three holes which made it pretty monotonous. Bunkers were very inconsistent, some soft and some like concrete. The green surrounds were either firm/tight or had Bermuda rough. Hard to believe they can call this is a resort golf course and not get out their checkbooks and invest in their maintenance budget to provide guests with a better experience. No plans to return

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A lot of fun!

I read the other reviews so I already knew there wasn't a driving range and that the fairways were tight and challenging. That being said - what a pretty course! Fun, interesting, excellent pace of play (3.5 hours). Interesting wildlife and birds. Target golf to be sure and some holes kicked my butt, but I'd play again soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Good course

Good course. Somewhat narrow. Would've been nice to have a driving range at the course, but other than that, a pretty decent course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very tight

Too tight really. Rough was long but not dense enough. No chance of a decent lie in the rough. The ball automatically fell to the bottom. Around the greens this was very annoying.

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

Not for beginners

The course was beautiful! Tiny greens but rolled good, tight fairways with punishing rough and lots of water.

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