Wild Dunes Resort

Wild Dunes Resort

Wild Dunes Resort is a sprawling golf & beach resort situated on the beautiful Isle of Palms just north of Charleston, South Carolina. The resort features a wide range of homes and villa accommodation as well as two upscale hotels and boasts two outstanding golf courses. It is about a 30 minute drive to downtown Charleston.

Wild Dunes Resort
The beach at Wild Dunes Resort


Both Resort guests and visitors can enjoy 36 holes of signature golf at Wild Dunes Resort. The Links Course, named 2017 Charleston Golf Course of the Year, and Harbor Course are open to the public and challenge players at every skill level.

Wild Dunes Links Course
The par 3 16th hole at Wild Dunes Links Course

Wild Dunes Resort also offers one of the top Charleston golf schools with a variety of clinics and individual lessons available.

The Links Golf Course has the distinction of being Tom Fazio’s first course design. Recognised as one of the best in South Carolina by Golf Digest Magazine, the Links Course is both picturesque and testing.

A feature of the first 16 holes are the majestic palm trees. Combined with rolling fairways, native grasses, ponds, wetland areas and tricky greens, there are plenty of hazards to avoid and challenges to test you.

Wild Dunes Links
3rd hole on Wild Dunes Links Course

As you arrive on the 16th tee you start a finishing stretch that hugs the shoreline of the Atlantic ocean making for a dramatic finish. Indeed the original 18th hole was lost to the sea so Tom Fazio returned in 2015 to create a completely new par 3 finishing hole with the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop.

Wild Dunes Links
Looking back at the par 3 16th hole at Wild Dunes Links

The Harbor Course is known for its challenging tight fairways and beautiful views, and plenty of water! From lagoons and salt marshes to the Intracoastal Waterway, this varied golf course will keep your inner ‘grip it and rip it’ in check.

It is not a long course so with all the hazards it is a strategists course. But with the spectacular views you cannot fail to enjoy every minute of it.

Wild Dunes Harbor Course
Wild Dunes Harbor Course

Practice facilities are located across from The Links clubhouse and include a driving range, chipping area and putting green.

For those looking for an extended winter stay with temporary golf membership included, check out our Wild Dunes Long Stay page.

There are several other excellent golf courses within a short drive from the resort. See our Charleston Golf page for more details.

Rivertowne Country Club
Rivertowne Country Club


There are a wide range of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom villas and apartments situated around the resort with resort, golf course and ocean view options. All homes and villas are privately owned so bed configurations and furnishings vary but all are generally maintained to a good standard.

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Typical villa bedroom at Wild Dunes Resort

Boardwalk Inn

Located at the heart of Wild Dunes Resort and just 150 yards from the beach, The Boardwalk Inn is an intimate island hotel with a relaxed, private feel. Comfortable rooms and meticulous service staff combine to deliver a Four Diamond experience. Downstairs, enjoy The Sea Island Grill and Lounge and sparkling pool. Choose from guestrooms, suites and junior and presidential suites. Views vary.

The Village at Wild Dunes

A collection of guestrooms, studios, one to three bedroom suites and penthouses, The Village is at the center of all Resort activity and a short walk from the beach.

The Village at Wild Dunes
Spacious modern accommodation at The Village at Wild Dunes

Identically-furnished rooms and connecting multi-bedroom suites provide flexibility and are complete with Four Diamond amenities and impeccable service.

The Village at Wild Dunes
Bedroom at The Village

Just below you’ll find The Village Plaza with a grocery market, salon with spa services, fitness center and The Lettered Olive Restaurant and Lounge (open seasonally). Views vary.

Wild Dunes Village
The Village at Wild Dunes


Wild Dunes is a highly rated tennis resort. Guests receive complimentary court time on the 17 Har-Tru tennis courts (5 floodlit), while there is also a full service tennis pro shop.

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Comprehensive tennis facilities at Wild Dunes Resort


As you would expect from a large beach resort there are several pool complexes. The Grand Pavilion features two identical pools overlooking the ocean and a cafe and bar with poolside snacks and frosty beverages.

Pool at the Grand Pavilion
Pool at the Grand Pavilion

The Swim Center Pool is an outdoor heated pool featuring lap swimming and open recreational swimming. Located next to the Village at Wild Dunes, Palm Cove pool features convenient zero-entry access, a poolside bar and grill and lawn for outdoor games.

The Boardwalk Inn Pool is an intimate, beautifully manicured pool with exclusive adult-only hours from 10a.m. to 5 p.m., May 1 through Labor Day. Children are welcome before 10 a.m. and after 5 p.m.

Boardwalk Inn pool
The outdoor pool at the Boardwalk Inn

Spa & fitness

Sand & Sea Salon with Spa Services at Wild Dunes Resort can have you looking great and feeling even better. From manicures and pedicures to massages, facials, and body scrubs – any service in our relaxed island ambiance will leave you feeling balanced and calm.

Take holistic steps towards overall wellness with a diverse group of programs including yoga, fitness training, sports training, golf and tennis instruction or even nutrition consultation.

For those looking to work out there is also a large, well equipped fitness centre.

The Spa at Wild Dunes Resort
The Spa at Wild Dunes Resort


There are a number of dining opportunities on the resort. Sea Island Grill & Lounge, tucked inside the Boardwalk Inn is the resorts premier fine dining restaurant. Truffled Popcorn Scallops, Moonshine Tuna and Breach Inlet Clams are just a sample of the inspired dishes.

The bar and lounge includes an excellent selection of craft cocktails, wines, craft beers and locally brewed beers. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Lettered Olive Restaurant & Lounge, on the Village Plaza, offers a variety of comfort foods in a jovial atmosphere. Pair meals with a refreshing island cocktail, draft beer or something from their user-friendly wine list. Reservations recommended.

The Lettered Olive Restaurant
The Lettered Olive Restaurant & Bar

The Sand Bar is a relaxing restaurant located in the Links Clubhouse and serves traditional southern favorites such as Shrimp & Grits, Pimiento Grilled Cheese and a Buffalo Chicken Sandwich. The Sand Bar drink menu includes beer, wine and southern cocktails. Open daily for breakfast and lunch (with Sunday brunch specials).

Hudson’s Market offers deli sandwiches and refreshing beverages. You’ll find a nice selection of wine and beer, cheeses, oven baked cookies and brownies, fresh fruits, veggies and other treats to bring back to your room or condo. Located on The Village Plaza. Open daily.

Dunes Deli, grab ‘n go cafe with an Italian flair serves a hot breakfast and satisfying lunch. Start your day with a tempting Dunes Deli biscuit sandwich and fresh brewed coffee. For lunch, enjoy pizza, hot deli sandwiches, Italian-style nibbles or one of our fresh salad selections. Open daily.

The Grand Pavilion Café & Bar is a guest favorite located just at the end of the boardwalk. Here, you can enjoy al fresco bites. The menu is decked out with island favorites like popcorn shrimp, crab rolls and healthy choices like crisp salads and wraps. Open daily during the spring and summer, this is the perfect place to enjoy a slushy, tropical drink, frosty beer and a refreshing ocean breeze.

Just off the resort down by the marina is one of our favourite spots. Morgan Creek Grill offers unparalleled panoramic views of the Intracoastal Waterway and surrounding Lowcountry marshes from the waterfront dining room and upper level bar.

Fresh seafood, choice steaks and creative appetizers are offered with Southern hospitality in the main dining room nightly which features floor to ceiling windows. The Upper Deck at Morgan Creek offers casual open air dining on the rooftop with expansive views of the Marina and waterway and a creative, casual lunch and dinner menu.

View from Morgan Creek Grill
View from Morgan Creek Grill

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