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Wild Dunes Golf Tips

Practice Makes Perfect Better

One way to improve your stay and play at Wild Dunes Resort is by taking advantage of the wide variety of golf instruction available to both resort guests and local players.

Etiquette 101

The superintendent and grounds crew at Wild Dunes Resort work very hard to provide their guests with the best conditions. Show them that you appreciate their efforts by replacing your divots, raking your bunkers, and repairing your pitch marks on the greens. They and the golfers behind you will be grateful.

The Punch Shot

The Links’ greens will be firm and twice the size, making it difficult to fly the ball to the pin. Make sure to land the ball 20 yards short of the green and let the ball run onto the putting surface. Links golfers favor the punch shot. Keep the ball back in the stance and use a three-quarter swing.

Bunker Play

Our new steep faced bunkers, while pretty, are to be avoided as they will likely cost you a shot. If you do find yourself in one, make sure your next shot is not from the same spot. Take your medicine, if necessary, and play out sideways or away from the flag.

The Chip-Putt

Simplify the range of shots you use around the green. The most simple of all these shots is the chip-putt. Take your normal putting set up position. The club should sit on its toe rather than flat, as it usually would. By intentionally striking the ball off the toe you can remove any check spin. The ball should land softly, as though you had tossed the ball under arm onto the green.

The Lag Putt

When faced with a long putt focus on your distance control more than your direction. Amateur players are less likely to leave putts five feet short or long verses five feet to the left or right. Envision a three-foot circle around the hole and practice hitting putts to get the ball within the circle. This drill will get you focused on distance control rather than the actual hole.

No Grits No Glory

Regardless of where you find yourself on the resort, if you’re peckish there’s plenty to pick from. Both courses and respective golf shops maintain their own restaurants. The Harbor Course is home to Woody’s Eatery. This casual eatery is a grab and go café for freshly brewed coffee, breakfast, sandwiches, snacks, and adult beverages. More Lowcountry cookin’ can be found at the Links Clubhouse and Huey’s Southern Eats with a scenic golfer’s deck, and at the Fazio Room and Fazio Deck for members and special functions. Offering menu items with a more regional flare, Huey’s serves up locally brewed beers, locally influenced favorites and fresh boiled peanuts to nosh on with post-round beverage.

Delicious Delivery

If, after a long day on the links, the thought of getting gussied-up to venture out isn’t that appealing, keep your flip flops on and don’t fret; Wild Dunes’ Dinner Delivered service offers a multicourse meal for eight to ten people, complete with disposable dinnerware and condiments. Delivery options include, but are not limited to, Lowcountry smoked BBQ, Southern fried chicken, pasta, and even fully trimmed Thanksgiving feast. If your dinner plans boil over into a Lowcountry themed dinner party, resort catering event professionals can help there too. All they ask is for 48-hour notice. Lowcountry boil anyone?

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There's an abundance of award-winning cuisine in the Isle of Palms and Charleston area and Wild Dunes Resort is no exception. Experience seasonal menus featuring local and sustainable cuisine at our onsite restaurant Coastal Provisions. Enjoy poolside favorites at Beachside Burgers & Bar (open seasonally), or have a home-style family dinner delivered right to your door.

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