Dunes West Golf Club

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3535 Wando Plantation Way
Mt Pleasant, SC 29466-8052
(843) 856-9000
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Dunes West Golf and River Club is ideally situated along Wagner Creek and the Wando River, offering up some spectacular views of the surrounding aquatic life. The course itself was designed by renowned golf course architect Arthur Hills and is a “must play” for any golfer traveling in or around Charleston, SC. Dunes West has been proclaimed by both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as a “Top 10 Resort Course”.

The course plays 6,859 yards from the back tees, with a course rating of 73.0 and a slope of 134. Most golfers will find that the Blue Tees (6,100/69.0/122) will give them all they can handle and still maintain a little dignity.

Hills took full advantage of both the Wando River and Wagner Creek when he built this masterpiece. As you make your way around the course, you’ll see saltwater marshes and coastal tidelands; all commonplace for those who live in the South Carolina’s lowcountry, but visually stunning for those who don’t.

Like most Arthur Hills, there’s a lot of mounding in the peripheries of the fairways and around the green complexes. Grass bunkers and swales are every bit as challenging as the light, fluffy sand you’ll find in any of the traps. Greens come in all shapes and sizes, most have subtle undulation and all roll true.

There were several challenging holes on the front nine at Dunes West, but none more memorable than the four finishing holes. Number 15 is a Par 5 that has two sets of four fairway bunkers that challenge players off the tee and in the layup landing zones. The first set are on the edge of the fairway and shouldn’t cause much trouble; the second set bisect the fairway and catch a good deal of layup attempts. A long drive up the left side sets up a good opportunity to get home in two and go for broke.

Number 16 is the toughest hole on the inward nine. Water come into play over the trio of fairway bunkers on the right off the tee, but is more in play on your approach shot. The green is small with subtle undulations.

Number 17 is a par 3 that is by far the most challenging par 3 at Dunes West. With water on the right side and sand left and long, there is no room for error off the tee. Miss the left fairway bunker long and you’re facing a tough lie in a grass swale. The green is small and slopes left to right. Best of luck!

Number 18 is a great finishing hole. With no bunkers on the hole your biggest challenge is to control your drive off the tee. Keep it in the short grass and leave yourself a clear shot into the green and you’ll finish strong; just be sure to avoid the marsh area short left.

In addition to a superb golf course, Dunes West also has a 6000-square foot clubhouse with full service dining. One of the specialties at The Grille are the tacos, which come in several varieties, and the burgers are outstanding. On Thursdays, The Grille is open for dinner with delectable entrees of beef, chicken and fish. There’s also a full array of country club amenities including swim and tennis.

Because of its location, Dunes West is a picturesque and memorable location for weddings. Their experienced event and culinary staff can help you put together your special occasion. It’s also a great venue to host your next tournament or golf outing.

Course Details/History

  • Architect Name – Arthur Hills, ASGCA
  • Greens Grass Type – Bermuda Grass
  • Regulation Length Holes – 18
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ParRatingSlopeYardage
Black tee7273.01346,859
Gold tee7270.91276,508
Blue tee7269.01226,100
White tee7265.81105,424
Red tee7269.61205,208
White (L) tee7271.81265,424
Front Nine
Hole123456789Out*
Black tee4053833574894091684971973813286
Gold tee3843643484763891504881753723146
Blue tee3603453224463721354521623512945
White tee2993302903963311094421292992625
Red tee2903002883923111074201262952529
White (L) tee2993302903963311094421292992625
Par44454353436
Back Nine
Hole101112131415161718In*
Black tee3965311733604705614122144563573
Gold tee3745181563444365193991984183362
Blue tee3584961523244234813691693833155
White tee3134761352583894293191443362799
Red tee3104421222563794273081093262679
White (L) tee3134761352583894293191443362799
Par45344543436
*Par value varies depending on tee boxes used.