Dunes West GCDunes West Golf Club

Dunes West Golf Club
3535 Wando Plantation Way
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29466
Charleston County

Phone(s): (843) 856-9000
Fax: (843) 884-7779
Website: www.duneswestgolfclub.com

The 18-hole Dunes West Golf Club in Mount Pleasant, SC is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1991. Designed by Arthur Hills, Dunes West Golf Club measures 6859 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 134 and a 73.0 USGA rating. The course features 5 sets of tees for different skill levels.

Masterfully designed by Arthur Hills, every detail at Dunes West is reminiscent of the finest traditions of golf. Set on a high, marshy peninsula, Dunes West is surrounded by 3 tidal creeks. You can't go wrong with a visit to Dunes West; put this one on your list.

Dunes West Golf Club
4.5 stars out of 5 (based on 2 reviews)
See all reviews | Submit your rating

A view from a green at Dunes West Golf ClubA view of a hole at Dunes West Golf ClubA view of a green at Dunes West Golf Club

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Arthur Hills
  • Public/Private: Semi-Private
  • Year opened: 1991
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $37 - $78
  • Weekends: $37 - $95

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Proper golf attire.
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Black 72 6859 134 73
Red (W) 72 5208 120 69.6
Gold 72 6508 127 70.9
Blue 72 6100 122 69
White 72 5424 110 65.8
White (W) 72 5424 126 71.8

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Dunes West Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by David Theoret
    on August 01st, 2017 07:25
    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.
  • Dunes West Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by Jim Carroll
    on November 25th, 2010 12:37
    The course is in top notch condition and is very playable from 5 sets of tees.

    The course is probably the best maintained semi private course in the tri-county area. The winter overseed provides a luscious surface to play from and the greens are medium speed to accommodate any level of player.

    The staff is friendly and helpful and there is a teaching pro available to correct that flaw that keeps sneaking into your swing.

    A most enjoyable experience all the way around!

Submit your rating of the course: