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Wild Dunes Resort Honored with Three New Awards in 2019

Southern Living, TripExpert, and South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel

Charleston, S.C.- March 31, 2019- Solidifying its place as a must-visit Charleston destination for 2019, Wild Dunes Resort, A Destination Hotel, was recently awarded three new accolades for its beautiful beaches, championship golf and premier accommodations. Southern Living named Isle of Palms as one of “The South’s Best Beach Towns of 2019,” listing Wild Dunes Resort as a preferred resort of choice. In addition, the resort’s Links Course was named among the 32 “Top Courses You Can Play” by the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel for 2018-2019. Finally, Wild Dunes Resort was awarded the 2019 Expert’s Choice Award by TripExpert.

“We are so honored to have been selected for these three distinguished awards, and so proud of the continued efforts of our entire resort team,” says Frank Fredericks, managing director at Wild Dunes Resort. “We are more excited than ever to be able to share our unique resort with families, couples, friends and golf lovers alike.”

Located just 30 minutes from downtown Charleston, Isle of Palms, the barrier island Wild Dunes Resort calls home was named among  Southern Living’s “South's Best Beach Towns of 2019,” chosen by readers who voted online earlier this year. The award lists the resort’s four diamond-rated Boardwalk Inn, the Village and its condos and vacation rentals as the place for visitors to make their “vacation hub.” The resort’s two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses are also mentioned, along with a variety of Lowcountry adventure activities and its Coastal Provisions restaurant. A full list of “The South’s Best Beach Towns” can be found here, and a full list of “The South’s Best” awards in categories ranging from “The South’s Best BBQ Joints” to “The South’s Best Hotels” can be viewed at

The South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel, made up of about 100 media, golf businesses and avid members, named Wild Dunes Resort’s Links Course among the 32 “Top Courses You Can Play” for 2018-2019. Home to rustling palms lining lush, rolling fairways and a finishing hole overlooking the glistening Atlantic Ocean, the Links Course is South Carolina golf at its finest.

Finally, TripExpert awarded Wild Dunes Resort the 2019 Experts’ Choice Award. This distinction, now in its fourth year, recognizes endorsements by leading publications, such as travel guides, magazines and newspapers. More than 1.5 million reviews were considered in determining the winners of the 2019 awards, with fewer than 2 percent of hotels worldwide becoming recipients.

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About Wild Dunes Resort, A Destination Hotel

Nestled on the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a lush barrier island off the coast of South Carolina, Wild Dunes Resort, is located 30 minutes from the charm and grace of historic downtown Charleston. The Resort occupies 1,600 acres of oceanfront paradise with a variety of accommodations ranging from the AAA Four-Diamond Rated Boardwalk Inn and the Village at Wild Dunes to private condos and luxury home vacation rentals. Offering a year-round menu of championship golf, nationally-ranked tennis, award-winning recreation, spa services and restaurant options, Wild Dunes Resort has been distinguished by many publications and associations as a top destination for families, golfers, tennis lovers, and meeting and event planners. Visit Wild Dunes Resort online on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels is a collection of independent hotels, resorts and residences across North America that joined Hyatt in late 2018. Ranging from upscale to luxury, each property is purposefully crafted for discovery – of place, of people and of self, capturing the unique essence of its location through authentic experiences, immersive programming and genuine service. The award-winning collection features renowned golf courses, indigenous spas, and exceptional food and beverage experiences including bars, restaurants, cafes, and rooftops. Current properties are located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii (Island of Hawaii, Kauai, Maui), Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Washington. For more information, visit Follow Destination Hotels on Instagram: @destinationhotels, Twitter: @Destination, and Facebook: DestinationHotels.


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