Harbor at Wild Dunes Golf Links

4.0880529412 4.1 stars from 5 (35)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6359 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 71.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: No
Putting green: No
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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."

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 35 Reviews
5 stars:
13
4 stars:
15
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

29 out of 35 reviews


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Reviews


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"Will play again!"


tkreicker99's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Terrible Experience"


wilhelmcj's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Challenging but beautiful course"


Martin7324108's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great play at Harbor"


u000004502686's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Simply a delight"


u275020485's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u945296902's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000006901747's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Overall Experience"


u0000022702's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"A lot of fun!"


u994776428's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course"


u072750340's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Very tight"


Adam6574743's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Not for beginners"


erichall's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great shape at the moment"


JoeBDA's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

And a solid golf course. It is a resort so pace of play can (and was) be an issue.

That said, I would play here again tomorrow. Look for online deals as well.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"one bathroom"


dunglover's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is the second course at Wild Dunes. The course runs a continuous loop of 18 so never comes back to clubhouse until done. There is only one bathroom so you can hit it at 6 and 13 I think. We had a beer and a couple waters because it's hot and there is never anywhere to go to the bathroom. My wife and I had to pass 3 groups on last 3 hotels and come back out and find a place to jump back in between groups to finish only because of no bathrooms. Ridiculous. Holes designed well. Although range balls included, they were only available at the links course 2 miles away. Nice course otherwise.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"First time playing this course"


billyd62's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good condition. There is a lot of water lining most holes. The first nine you are playing into the wind, the back nine the wind is at your back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great greens and layout"


DavidXu's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

As expected, from service to fairway and green conditions are in great condition. , I'm very happy with this course. Booked through phone for the 340pm at $50 rate, normally was 150. Green and fairway are very lush and well manicured as a premium course.

The only thing that I want to mention was for RV or camper golfers. Be warned they don't allow camper inside. But they do provide shuttle service thought out the resort. You just have to park at the administration office building and catch a shuttle over. I'm playing the link course today, was told it is even better, look forward to the round this afternoon.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent Course, BIG TIME FEEL."


pvick88's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

First, the staff was absolutely amazing! John in the pro shop was absolutely fantastic, he not only gave me precise directions around the property, he sent me out at the perfect time. You really have to understand the groove of the day to pull that off, he nailed it. Well done John!

Jon, cart guy was a lot of fun, and genuinely showed me the hospitality you would expect down south. I caught him at the end of his shift, so he was able to show me around the course. Which I appreciated, it almost felt as if I had my own personal caddie. I played really well, on a challenging Fazio course that I don't think I would have enjoyed without Jon's directions. Thanks a lot Jon, you were first-class man (special thanks to the leadership for allowing this to enhance your patrons experience.)

As far as the amenities, the driving range lives at the far end of the property, the balls are dispensed by a machine. Leave your driver in the bag along long woods. The range is maybe 215 yards long, it finesse driven situated on a island, very unique.

The course is awesome, tee boxes were perfectly cut, fairways were rolling evenly hardly any rough, and the greens were quick but very smooth. The back nine really challenges your shot making skills, considering how many par 3s the Harbor Course has. Par 5s for long hitters present a well of eagle and birdie opportunities.

I had a great time at Wild Dunes. My only draw back at Wild Dunes Harbor Course was a grounds-man by the name of Greg, very rude and abrasive disposition. Very rude to me and had negative things to say about the pro-shop. Which was funny because everyone I came in touch with were PHENOMINAL! Particularly the pro-shop guys.

I'll definitely put this course on my list, and recommend to everyone that can appreciate the level of Wild Dunes. Keep up the good work guys!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Green great putting on greens of this nicr"


David2775239's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just a wonderful place to play golf in the area must play


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course"


mattypants1975's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I played this course a few years ago and today was my first time in a long time. Wow! I love it! The course is in amazing shape and it is challenging. It is pricey but if you are willing to spend the money I say go and play it. Just remember to stock up before you tee off because there isn't a turn to grab something to eat or drink. We played early so the snack cart wasn't around much.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tight, but fair"


bevoil's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has long par 4s and 6 par 3a. Par 5's we relatively easy. Very windy day which made back nine tough. Greens rolled very good.

Course has no driving range to warm up on.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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