Wild Dunes is Charleston's island gated beach and golf resort. Nestled on the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a lush barrier island off the coast of South Carolina lies Wild Dunes. The gated beach and golf community is a 1,600-acre private oceanfront paradise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, featuring more than 2 miles of white sand beach. With an abundance of lodging and amenities, the resort offers great beach vacation, golf outing, family get-together, and meeting opportunities. Wild Dunes is managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, an affiliate of Lowe Enterprises, Inc., a Los Angeles-based real estate development and asset management company that operates 23 distinct hotel and condominium resorts throughout the United States and Hawaii.
Just 20 minutes from Wild Dunes, you’ll discover one of the most beautiful and historic cities in America. Charleston offers world-class cultural events, splendid restaurants, delightful shops and galleries, and a vibrant Old Market where artisans carry on a centuries-old African tradition of basket weaving. Many of the resort guests consider a side trip to Charleston an integral part of their visit to Wild Dunes.
A mere 20 minutes from the charm and grace of historic Charleston lies Wild Dunes -- a 1,600-acre oceanfront paradise. The resort rests on the tip of Isle of Palms, a barrier island off South Carolina, where guests can enjoy the spirit of the Carolina Lowcountry in a relaxing, peaceful atmosphere.
A favorite vacation spot for two decades, Wild Dunes has been named a Mobil Four-Star Resort. The property offers a variety of rental lodging options as well as world renowned golf, Top 10 ranked tennis, nation’s Top 5 ranked children's recreation program, extensive meeting facilities, and over two miles of pristine beach.
World Class Recreation
Two miles of unspoiled white sand beach invite you to swim, stroll or simply relax. Over 20 swimming pools dot the resort as water surrounds you at almost turn.
Our children’s and family recreation program, currently ranked one the Top 5 in the nation by Tennis magazine, is designed to entertain toddlers, youngsters, teens, and mom and dad! Wild excursions range from nature explorations of neighboring barrier islands to parasailing and sunset cruises along the Intracoastal Waterway.
At our Top 10-ranked Tennis Center, players enjoy 17 Har-Tru courts, UPSTA certified instruction and organized tournaments. The Island Day Spa & Salon offers specialized facials and body treatments as well as signature hair care. You can even keep up with your workout schedule at our well-tuned Fitness Center, open seven days a week and staffed by fitness professionals.
Tennis Ranked among the "Top 10 Tennis Resorts" by Tennis Magazine, Wild Dunes Tennis Center offers 17 Har-Tru courts, including two hard and six lighted courts. Our nationally recognized instructional program includes sessions for players of all ages and abilities.
Make a splash at Wild Dunes in one of our 20 sparkling swimming pools, including several located directly on the ocean. Water lovers will also enjoy our 2.5 miles of pristine sandy beach, perfect for an early morning dip, sunbathing or shell collecting.
Recreation Program & Events
There's always something fun to do at Wild Dunes! Our award-winning summer recreation program features exciting activities for all ages, like sand sculpture contests, beach games and teen parties. We also offer a complete calendar of holiday events.
The athletically inclined will enjoy our state-of-the-art Fitness Center, with personal training, aerobics classes, weight machines, sauna and more. For outdoor exercise, take a jog on the beach or tour the resort on the extensive bike paths. Bicycle and rollerblade rentals are available at the Tennis Center.
For a variety of culinary experiences, seek no further than Wild Dunes! Edgar's Restaurant offers superb lowcountry regional cuisine. For more casual fare, try the Wild Dunes Deli, Cafe and Pizzeria. During the summer, the Grand Pavilion's Cabana Bar & Grill serves a variety of sandwiches and tropical libations.
Located just seven miles north of the Charleston Harbor, Wild Dunes Yacht Harbor features a complete fleet of boats available for charter or rent. Go fishing, take a nature tour, or enjoy a romantic sunset cruise. For a little more adventure, check out the jet ski rentals at Tidal Wave Runners. The marina also offers a convenience store, gas station, restaurant and full-service boat repairs.
Wild Dunes offers a pleasant, Southeastern climate characterized by mild winters and sunny summers allowing for year ‘round outdoor activities.
Wild Dunes Links
Designed by renowned architect Tom Fazio, Wild Dunes Links has been described as "the ultimate in seaside golf." This 6,722-yard, par-72 course has been consistently named by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as one of America's Top 100, and is also ranked among the best courses in the world. The finishing holes, located right on the Atlantic Ocean, have been called "the finest east of Pebble Beach."
Another Fazio masterpiece, the 70-par, 6,446-yard Harbor Course calls for a completely different style of play. Reminiscent of a British Open Course, each nine has a variety of short and long holes… some border the Intracoastal Waterway, while others actually take you island hopping! The challenging finish features the natural beauty of Morgan Creek and surrounding saltwater marshlands.
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Wild Dunes has an excellent choice of homes and villas that will suit the needs of discerning buyers interested in relocating or vacationing in the beautiful lowcountry of South Carolina. Oceanfront homes and villas as well as homes found on the famous golf courses at Wild Dunes are beautifully decorated with state of the art appointments. Most homes and villas have views that will make you never want to leave Wild Dunes.
Whether you are looking for the elegance and charm of a turn-of-the century Victorian cottage, convenience of a beach front villa or a grand lowcountry home, Wild Dunes provides discerning buyers with the commitment and dedication necessary to find the perfect residence.Contact us to find out more about the homes and villas located in this prestigious enclave, and arrange to visit this premier destination.
Wild Dunes' comprehensive golf services include:
• Oceanfront practice range and pro shop putting greens
• The Links Golf Shop, named/one of the "100 Best Golf Shops in America"
• Golf schools, clinics and individual instruction
• A caddy program for the ultimate oceanfront golf experience
• Complete tournament assistance