Saturday, July 31

Wild Dunes’ Links Course: Fazio’s First Solo Design Turns 30

THERE ARE A FEW golf courses in South Carolina. Just a few. (Over 360.) At least one of them, the Tom Fazio-designed Links Course at Wild Dunes Resort, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. It was the first solo project for the famed architect who also designed two Pinehurst courses and has overseen renovations at Augusta National.

The Links Course continues to be ranked among the top courses in the United States. Fazio’s first design features rolling fairways, undulating greens, rustling palms, massive dunes and oceanside finishing holes. Practice facilities include a driving range, chipping area and putting green. Last year the 18th hole was restored to its original par-5 configuration along the Atlantic.

To mark the 30th anniversary, Wild Dunes Resort has put together a 1980s-inspired golf package. Priced at $225 per person per night, it includes a round of golf on the Links Course or Harbor Course, resort accommodations, a flashback 80s music CD and a signature 1980s-style anniversary golf hat. The offer is available for stays from September 7 through December 29.

On the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a barrier island off South Carolina’s coast, the Links Course is less than 30 minutes from Charleston and an easy hop from (or to) Myrtle Beach or Kiawah. Wild Dunes Resort is a 1,600-acre oceanfront property and offers a variety of accommodations and amenities.

−The Armchair Golfer

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