Frequently Asked Questions:

Hotel Dining:

Like many coastal areas of the south, a wide range of activities for golfers and non-golfers alike are within reach.  The area nearest Isle of Palms, namely Charleston, South Carolina, has played a dramatic and crucial role in our nation’s history.   With a mild climate throughout the year, attractions and activities indoors as well as out, are numerous.

There are (2) Tom Fazio designed, 18 hole golf courses at the Wild Dunes Resort, the seaside “Links Course” which we will play twice, and the shot-maker’s “Harbor Course”, which runs along the Intracoastal Waterway.  Golfers will find a high level of course conditions at both layouts and many players note the peacefulness that is present while playing on this island oasis where natural beauty abounds.  A visit to Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms allows the golfer to feel as though he/she has stepped onto a secret hideaway known only to a few.

The Harbor Course At Wild Dunes Resort: 

Non-Golf Activities:

While a large number of dining establishments exist in nearby Charleston, guests at the Wild Dunes Resort have choices for dining at the resort that do not require driving outside the resort. Here are the dining options within Wild Dunes Resort.

Tee / Par / Yardage / Slope / Rating                               
(Black)   70 / 6359 / 71.0/ 133
(White) 70 / 5900 / 69.2/ 127
(Gold)   70 / 5120 / 65.7/ 112
(Red)    70 / 4689 / 68.1/ 117
 

The Links Course (opened in 1979) is Fazio’s first design of the two at Wild Dunes Resort.  While still in his 30’s, (a very young age for course architects), Fazio’s design of the Links Course is credited with vaulting him to the top tier of his profession.  The USGA thought so highly of it that they chose it to host the 1985 U.S. Senior Amateur. “Where the Land Meets the Sea”, that’s the phrase used to describe the golf on the Links Course.  Golfers will enjoy the lush South Carolina vegetation of the marshes and palm-lined parklands.  Multi-million dollar homes are dotted along some of the fairways but never seem to intrude on the scenery or serenity.  A recent three million dollar renovation was completed to the Links Course in the fall of 2015 which increased the size of greens, upgraded 6 miles of concrete cart path, and included a new irrigation system.     

 The Links Course At Wild Dunes Resort:

The style of cooking and food preparation in the coastal region of South Carolina is commonly referred to as “Low Country Cuisine”.  Many features of southern cooking are shared with the low country style and the regions rich supply of seafood and African influences are commonly compared with the Cajun and New Orleans style of cuisine.  Here are a few restaurants within a reasonable distance of the Wild Dunes Resort that come recommended.

About the Courses:

The Harbor Course at Wild Dunes Resort, Tom Fazio’s other creation on this island, has gained a reputation as a sturdy challenge despite its shorter length.  The course parallels the Intracoastal Waterway and provides beautiful views of the adjacent lagoons and salt marshes.  A thoughtful plan of attack and accurate shot making are recommended on the Harbor Course.  Considered by Fazio as “one of his favorites”, the Harbor Course doesn’t look intimidating from the scorecard, but don’t let that fool you.  A mix of short and long holes blend together which require patience from the golfer as you play alongside the Intracoastal or what locals call, “the world’s longest water hazard”.   Birds, deer, squirrels, raccoons and no doubt reptiles thrive in the pristine low country bordering both sides of the course. Be sure to wave “Ahoy” to captains as they quietly pass on their way in and out of Wild Dunes Yacht Harbor located within the course confines.                          


Tee / Par / Yardage / Slope / Rating

(Black)  70 / 6503 / 70.7 / 128

(White) 70/ 6002 / 69.1 / 126

(Gold)  70 / 5458 / 66.4 / 117

(Silver) 70 / 4708 / 68.7 / 122

                  

  • Three (3) nights at the Wild Dunes Resort.  We’ll stay in beautifully decorated 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condominiums or a Deluxe Guest Room in the AAA 4 Diamond Village Plaza
  • Full breakfast each morning in the “Smokehouse”.  A restaurant located in the Village Plaza at the resort. 
  • Welcome Receptions followed by Dinner. October 14, 2018
  • Awards Reception followed by Dinner. October 16, 2018
  • 3 Rounds of spectacular golf with carts, greens fees, & practice balls:
  • 2 rounds at the Links Course at Wild Dunes Resort. October 15 & 17, 2018
  • 1 round at the Harbor Course at Wild Dunes Resort.  October 16, 2018
  • Gratuities for golf attendants and on planned meals, taxes and fees are included.

Overview:

 -What is the address of the Wild Dunes Resort?  1 Sundial Circle, Isle of Palms, SC 29451 *This address will take you to the main security gate.

-What are the check-in/check-out times? Check-in:  4:00PM Check-out:  10:00AM


 -Is the resort pet-friendly? Sorry, pets are not permitted.


 -What is the address of the Links Course clubhouse? 10001 Back Bay Drive, Isle of Palms, SC 29451
 
-What is the address of the Harbor Course clubhouse? 5881 Palmetto Drive, Isle of Palms, SC 29451

-What Wi-Fi connectivity exists on the Resort? Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided at the Grand Pavilion, Palm Cove, Boardwalk Inn lobby area, The Sand Bar and Village Plaza and are all Wi-Fi hot spots. Because of the Resort’s remote location, some areas of the resort (including homes and condominiums) may have stronger signals than others.

Just north of Charleston, South Carolina on the coast, lays a barrier island called the Ilse of Palms. The northern most end of the island is occupied by the 1600 acre, private Wild Dunes Resort.  Surrounded entirely by the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, Wild Dunes Resort gets its name from the multitude of plant and animal life that abound in this pristine environment of beachfront and marsh.   Amid the flora and fauna of the island resort are two beautiful Tom Fazio designed championship golf courses, “The Links Course” and “The Harbor Course” at Wild Dunes Resort.  Our trip includes golf on both.  This coastal region of the southern U.S. is rich in environmental resources and historical value that keep visitors returning for generations. 

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Address:  71 Burbank Drive  ​Palm Coast, Florida 32137

Email: info@carolinaseniorsgolf.org
​Phone Number: 904-823-3083

Area Restaurants:

October 14-17, 2018


  • Coastal Provisions – Inside the lobby of the Boardwalk Inn at Wild Dunes Resort, guest will find an upscale dining experience with emphasis on sustainability and seasonality of menus.   Breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu items incorporate the southern, low country style that is familiar to cuisine of the region.  Executive Chef Brett Sparman has created a dinner menu based around seafood, meats and vegetables from local sources whenever possible.  Favorites include She Crab soup, Carolina Shrimp, and Ace Basin Mussels.  Meat lovers may select a Dry Aged N.Y. Strip or Grilled Pork Loin.  Raw bar options of oysters and snapper ceviche can be paired with salads and shrimp cocktail or shrimp ravioli for those with a smaller appetite.  A full service lounge in the restaurant serves limited menu items until 12am.


  • Huey’s Southern Eats – Located in the Links Course clubhouse, Huey’s breakfast and lunch menus offer southern staple dishes and a full bar with specialty cocktails, wine and beer.  The restaurant got its name from an infamous goose that lived at a nearby gas station.  “Huey”, named by the station owner, had a reputation for being a fan of any lady who pumped gas at the self-service station.  Men however were a different story.  He would charge at them attempting to knock them over and the gas station owner had to calm him down to avoid injury.  Today Huey is long gone but diners can enjoy breakfast delights like Geechie Boy grits, and local lunch favorites like smoked brisket, fried chicken, and low country grilled cheese, all with a view of the fairways of the “Links Course”.


  • Grand Pavilion Bar and Grill – Panoramic views and ocean breezes are on the daily menu at the Grand Pavilion Bar and Grill.  A full bar serving frozen drinks, beer and wine along with tasty appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers and wraps provide an outstanding poolside deck location from which to view the scenery and the sea. Located at the furthest end of the Boardwalk overlooking the beach, the Grand Pavilion is a popular spot among resort guests with a casual atmosphere. During the fall season, after Labor Day, lunch menu items are served until 6:00pm and the bar service continues until 8:00pm.


  • Dunes Deli – Just outside of the Harbor Course Clubhouse, next to the Swim and Tennis Center is the Dunes Deli Restaurant.  This convenient location doubles as a dine in café or, a grab-and-go pit stop for active guests in search of freshly brewed coffee, hot breakfast items, hot and cold deli sandwiches, wraps, salads, pizzas and it even has a hot dog bar with bratwurst and kielbasa sausages.  Golfers playing on the Harbor Course can stock up on beverages before their round or stop in after play has ended for 19th hole refreshments.


  • Hudson’s Market – A grocery style market in the Village Plaza at Wild Dunes Resort provides guests with a nearby option of wines by the bottle, beer and cheeses.  Boar’s Head deli sandwiches, fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as oven-baked cookies and assorted treats may provide you with the perfect snack you were looking for.  Hudson’s Market will even deliver groceries right to your door in Wild Dunes Resort.  Market deliveries are available by filling out an online grocery list a minimum of 48 hours prior to check-in. 

WILD DUNES RESORT – Members will have the opportunity to choose from sharing a deluxe four diamond AAA rated guest room at the Village Plaza or a two bedroom/two bath condo that is a fully furnished comfortable air-conditioned unit. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment on LCD televisions. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards and daily housekeeping service. Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After playing golf on one of the resort’s two highly rated golf courses, you can dip into one of the 4 outdoor swimming pools. Complimentary shuttle service is offered throughout the Resort. Additional amenities include, concierge services and miles of beautiful beach. Enjoy a meal at one of the resort's dining establishments, which include 5 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). When you are in need of a refreshing drink, visit one of 2 bars/lounges, or 2 poolside bars.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018:
Arrive at Wild Dunes Resort

Enjoy Welcome Reception & Dinner.

Monday, October 15, 2018:
– Breakfast at Village Plaza Restaurant

– Play the Links Course at Wild Dunes Resort.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018:
– Breakfast at Village Plaza Resort

– Play the Harbor Course at Wild Dunes Resort

– Awards Reception and Dinner. (TBA)

Wednesday, October 17, 2018:
– Breakfast at Village Plaza Resort

– Play the Links Course at Wild Dunes Resort – Departure

– Have a safe Trip!

  • Boathouse at Breach Inlet – A nautical theme combined with remarkable views of Breach Inlet and the freshest local fish and seafood make this a very popular dinner choice from spring through fall.  The building was designed to reflect the style of the old coastal south and its interior of mahogany and teak showcase the antique row boats and oars hanging from the rafters. While the local seafood is the star of the menu, guests will find a great variety of additional selections including signature steaks, lobster tail, crab cakes, and daily fresh catch specials.  Locals rave about the homemade side dishes like collard greens, red rice, and gouda mac and cheese.  A full service raw bar serves local oysters, snow crab legs, shrimp and mussels to name a few. Dinner is served nightly from 5pm in the “Boathouse at Breach Inlet Restaurant”, located 4 miles from Wild Dunes Resort, at 101 Palm Blvd. Isle of Palms, SC 29451 (843)-886-8000.


  • Long Island Cafe – First opened in 1986, the “Long Island Café” has been a staple of both tourists and locals alike for three decades. Food at the Long Island Café has been described as, “French Flavors with a South Carolina Flair”. The restaurant was redesigned in 2012 and classic seafood dishes have been re-imagined by classically trained chef and co-owner Ravi Scher. He has even cooked for the Queen of England. While the menu remains seafood oriented, daily appetizer specials are frequently changing with the seasons and availability of items from local food providers.  Lunch is served Mon-Sat from 11-2PM and Dinner service begins at 5:00PM.  Consider the “Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie” for dessert. Reservations are highly recommended. Located only 2.3 miles from the resort at, 1515 Palm Blvd A, Isle of Palms, SC 29451 (843)-886-8809.


  • Coconut Joe’s Beach Grill – As the name would indicate, Coconut Joe’s is directly on the beach.   Guests at Coconut Joe’s can enjoy a clear view of the sand and surf from the outdoor seating area with covered deck while sampling some of the local’s favorites like grouper sandwich, coconut shrimp or shrimp and grits. Serving lunch and dinner daily until 10:00PM (and breakfast on Sat/Sun 8:30-11:00AM), Coconut Joe’s pleases the lunch crowd with fresh local seafood, crab cakes, soups and salads, and a large selection of sandwiches and burgers.  Dinner time choices of fresh fish filets and fried seafood platters, as well as steak and chicken dishes satisfy the hungriest of appetites.  Join the crew at happy hour on “Tequila Ted’s Rooftop Bar” for panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and daily specials.  Coconut Joe’s is only 2.8 miles from the Wild Dunes Resort and located at 1120 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451 (843)-886-0046.

 

  • Morgan Creek Grill – The location at the Isle of Palms Marina allows for spectacular views of the boat traffic and sunsets along the Intracoastal Waterway at “Morgan Creek Grill”.  This place is really (2) restaurants in one with the Morgan Creek Grill serving dinner in the main dining room adjacent deck and patio from 5PM and the upstairs level operating the fun, bar-like atmosphere of the “Upper Deck Bar and Grill”. Under the same ownership, both of these establishments benefit from the waterfront location at the marina with waterway and marsh views.  As with most area restaurants, fresh fish is usually a specialty of the day, but the menus include options of steaks and clams as well as low country favorites like shrimp and grits. Live music at the Upper Deck is heard in season.  Upper Deck lunch service begins at 11:00AM daily.  Morgan Creek Grill is just 0.9 miles from the resort entrance and located at 80 41St Ave., Isle of Palms, SC 29451 (843)-886-8980.
  • Wild Dunes Resort Tennis Center – For (9) years in a row, Tennis Magazine has ranked Wild Dunes as a “U.S. Top 10 Tennis Resort”.  With 17 Har-Tru courts - including a stadium court - and five of them lighted for night play, it seems the ranking is well deserved.  Guests of Wild Dunes Resort enjoy daily complimentary court time and access to the Pro Shop.  The Tennis Center is centrally located in the resort next door to the Harbor Course Clubhouse.

 

  • Wild Dunes Resort Bicycle Rentals – Exploring the resort on wheels couldn’t be easier than stopping by the Bike Shop located at the Tennis Center.  The paved streets and pathways of the Wild Dunes Resort allow for ease of travel where ever you choose to ride.  Rentals are available by the hour, half day, full day or multiple days.  Walk up rentals are available at the Bike Shop or by contacting the resort Pre-Arrival Concierge at 877.230.9224.


  •  Fort Moultrie National Monument – At the southernmost tip of Sullivan’s Island, historic Fort Moultrie occupies an honored place in American History.  Named for Colonel William Moultrie of the 2nd South Carolina Regiment, the little outpost on the shore became famous in 1776 for defending the city of Charleston against the firepower of nine British Warships that were unsuccessful in their attack and turned away.  Today, the present structure at Fort Moultrie was completed in 1809 and later was used by Confederate forces during the Civil War.  The historic Fort and museums exhibits are open daily from 9:00am-5:00pm and located 7miles from the resort, at 1214 Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482.  (843)-883-3123.


  • Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum – Possibly South Carolina’s most unique attraction is the home of the Aircraft Carrier USS Yorktown at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum.  This exhibit appeals to visitors of all ages and allows for an up close and personal look into maritime and military life through the eyes of one on-board.  Museum goers can walk the deck and hangers of a naval legend, experience interactive exhibits, flight simulators and even take a helicopter ride.  A naval submarine, and destroyer as well as numerous historic aircraft and an Apollo Capsule are present and accounted for at this educational and thought provoking attraction open daily from 9:00am-6:30pm and just 12.5 miles from the resort at, 1 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.  (843)-881-0042.


  •  Isle of Palms Marina – Because the Isle of Palms is surrounded on all sides by water, a multitude of outdoor water sports and activities can be experienced year round.  Many of those activities are at your fingertips by making a visit to the Isle of Palms Marina.  Fishing charters, boat rentals and boat tours are available.  The “Marina Market”, a general store of sorts, has all your needs covered from fishing supplies like bait and tackle to ice, beer, soda and deli sandwiches.  Marina hours of operation are Mon-Thurs 6:30AM-7:00PM, and Fri-Sun 6:30AM-8:00PM and the location is only 1 mile from the resort entrance at, 50 41st Avenue, Isle of Palms, SC 29451 (843)-886-0209.