Dunes West Golf Club

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Dunes West Golf Club

Dunes West Golf Club

3535 Wando Plantation Way
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466-8052

(843) 856-9000

Regulation

Daily Fee Facility

Just Golf

18

1991

Kevin Zemnickas

Arthur Hills, ASGCA

$95 weekend
$78 weekday
$45 twilight

73.5

6859

72

Bermuda

Bermuda

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Overall Rating 4 out of 5 based on 166 user reviews
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10/25/20
Good course
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09/24/20
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09/23/20
Wide open
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09/16/20
Great all around
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09/12/20
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08/30/20
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08/20/20
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08/02/20
Course in great shape
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08/01/20
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07/08/20
Great
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06/28/20
Not bad
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06/28/20
Favorite course in Mt. P.
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06/19/20
Great!
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06/16/20
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06/14/20
Love this place
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06/11/20
Generous fairways. Greens aerified a week ago but in good shape and nice contours. Lots of variety. 150yd markers on all Par 4s. Staff very nice.
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06/07/20
Great
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02/26/20
Great!
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12/30/19
Hard to judge; it was a morning after a wet evening/night. Cart path only made it play much slower onbviously. Good course though.
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12/14/19
:)
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12/03/19
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11/03/19
N/a
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10/10/19
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07/25/19
Thanks
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05/20/19
Fun course to play
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05/15/19
The greens are under rebuild currently
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03/20/19
Front bad, back good
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03/09/19
Greens bad due to rain in fall
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03/04/19
Very forgiving course
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03/03/19
Very nice and playable course.
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02/26/19
Front nine a bit moist
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02/21/19
Great shape for all the rain we have had.
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01/30/19
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01/07/19
Course is in decent shape but overpriced compared to other courses in the area
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01/06/19
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12/06/18
Great service
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09/29/18
Greens in excellent condition. Fairways wide and forgiving
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09/05/18
Great greens
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09/03/18
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08/15/18
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07/26/18
Beautiful course!
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07/16/18
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07/15/18
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07/15/18
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06/25/18
Great course
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06/18/18
Good course when they get the greens right
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06/09/18
Just airrated
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05/31/18
N/A
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05/11/18
Eh
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05/03/18
Beautiful course and great layout. Practice area is nice.
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04/26/18
Very nice
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04/09/18
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03/17/18
Guys in the club house are dicks
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03/01/18
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02/22/18
Great
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02/15/18
Thanks
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02/10/18
Great course , just doesn’t drain well if you’re playing after rain
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02/02/18
Good
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11/20/17
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10/16/17
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08/07/17
Although Dunes West Golf and River Club opened in 1991, the history of the land can be traced back to 1696, although the land wasn’t developed for another sixteen years or so. Shortly after being developed it was purchased by Captain John Vanderhorst, Joseph Vanderhorst and Thomas Lynch, the same family that owned most of Kiawah Island – in 1712. They kept it in the family for over 100 years. Fast forward to 1937 and Henrietta Hartford, one of the wealthiest women in America, buys the land and marries Prince Guido Pignatelli of Italy. The land would become known as Pignatelli Plantation and Henrietta – aka Princess Pignatelli – has a nine-hole golf course built.

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.

Although the current version of Dunes West does not resemble the 9-hole original course in any way, shape or form, the clubhouse does sit on the very spot of the princesses’ 32-room mansion. The oak trees that frame the drive up to the clubhouse, as well as the right side of the 18th fairway serve as a reminder of the properties history; they were planted by Princess Pignatelli herself.

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 plays 481 yards from the Blue Tees has two sets of four fairway bunkers that challenge players off the tee and in the 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 shot from the left side of the fairway bunkers leaves an easier approach and somewhat takes out of play the greenside traps on the right side of a slightly elevated green. 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 and plays 369 yards from the Blue Tees. 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. An ideal tee shot is between the 150-marker and the trees on the left; that will leave a manageable yet challenging approach shot over sand to a small green with water waiting if you hit it right. The green is small with subtle undulations.

Number 17 is a par 3 that plays 169 yards and 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. This dogleg right par 4 will give any golfer all they can handle from the back tees; from the Blue tees, it’s a manageable 383 yards. There’s not the usual plethora of sand you find on many holes; in fact, there is none. Your biggest challenge on this hole 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.

Before your round, be sure to visit Dunes West’s practice facility. There’s a full length driving range with multiple targets that will let you hit every club in your bag. The short game area has a sand trap for extra practice and there is a large practice putting green as well. If you’re having troubles with your swing, set up a quick lesson with one of the club’s trained PGA professionals.

In addition to a superb golf course, Dunes West also has a 6000-square foot clubhouse with full service dining. The Grille is open every day from 8am to 3pm; breakfast is served Wednesday – Sunday from 8am – 11am and lunch is served daily from 11am – 3pm. Brunch is available on Sundays from 8am – 12pm. 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.

For more information on becoming a member, you can call Dunes West at (843) 856-9000 or visit them online at www.duneswestgolfclub.com.
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07/25/17
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07/23/17
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06/10/17
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06/10/17
Greens were punched but solid
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05/21/17
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05/08/17
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05/06/17
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04/15/17
Good
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04/15/17
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04/13/17
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04/07/17
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04/03/17
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04/02/17
Great time. offers a good challenge but is not unfair.
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03/27/17
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02/15/17
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01/07/17
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12/21/16
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12/17/16
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11/02/16
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10/27/16
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10/21/16
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09/23/16
Yanks
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08/22/16
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08/20/16
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08/13/16
Great
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07/03/16
Nice day
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06/26/16
Good layout
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06/24/16
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06/03/16
Great
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05/27/16
Green's
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05/17/16
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04/30/16
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04/09/16
Nice
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04/04/16
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12/31/15
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11/20/15
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11/08/15
N/A
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09/26/15
A
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09/23/15
Great place loved it
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08/23/15
Good stuff.
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07/29/15
Fun quality course
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07/19/15
Very fair course. Quality value
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07/14/15
great layout. fun
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07/01/15
Great course.
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06/24/15
Fantastic Arthur Hills design. great facility and staff!! Golf course is in great shape given they've had no rain since June 3rd and sweltering heat.
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05/06/15
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04/28/15
nice!
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03/11/15
just ok
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12/19/14
ok
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11/04/14
Goot
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10/06/14
Good course.
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06/25/14
Great shape!
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05/04/14
Good
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02/25/14
Had a great exerience
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10/23/13
Nice course a little pricey great shape cart path only because of over seedin.
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09/30/13
Ok
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09/01/13
Good course. Good value. Wouldn't say great. But worth the money.
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08/27/13
Good pub course
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08/06/13
Fun course
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08/03/13
Mm
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07/10/13
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07/07/13
Great course
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07/06/13
Nice layout
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07/04/13
Well maintained. Nice people.
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07/04/13
Review
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06/27/13
Great course!
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06/25/13
Very nice
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06/20/13
I had fun
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05/29/13
Very nice club.
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05/25/13
Greens a little sparse. Everything else great.
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05/08/13
Nice course in good shape. Back nine is challenging.
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04/16/13
Especially enjoy the three finishing holes.
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04/15/13
Good course. Over priced
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04/13/13
Nice course
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04/05/13
Good course. Not worth the over priced course fees
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03/30/13
Great Course
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03/28/13
Great course
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03/19/13
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01/26/13
Staff seems a little uptight
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01/19/13
Awesome course great condition for January.
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10/09/12
Great course in great shape
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09/15/12
Fun track, good shape, pleasant atmosphere.
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08/27/12
Enjoyed and good value
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08/27/12
Very impressed
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08/26/12
Proshop was very friendly, greens were great
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08/22/12
Good course
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07/22/12
Good value course for Mt P
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07/21/12
Good course
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07/08/12
Great
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06/14/12
Well maintained and challenging.
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05/12/12
Nice
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05/08/12
Beautiful course
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04/29/12
Cool
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04/22/12
Greens patchy with wide fairway didn't like slow play friendly staff and good breakfast.
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01/21/12
My favorite course in Charleston. Always in the best condition of any Charleston courses, for the money.
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01/05/12
Great track! Certainly not boring - each hole presents a unique challenge!
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10/11/11
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08/22/11
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06/29/11
Recent Scores
MEMBER SCORE RT/SL PLAYED
FickTheStick 91 70.9/127 10/28/20
RickVB 39 34/121 10/26/20
Charlieingle 103 69/126 10/25/20
RickVB 85 67.4/117 10/20/20
JoeKimbell 91 70.9/127 10/12/20
FickTheStick 87 73/134 10/09/20
wayne101 88 69/122 10/09/20
Cane19 96 69/122 10/08/20
buddaley 92 66.3/117 10/07/20
FN3PUTT 39 34/121 10/06/20
cu115 83 69/123 10/06/20
markhod6 96 70.9/127 10/04/20
wayne101 86 69/122 10/04/20
DonaldHu 83 70.9/127 10/02/20
Runey 100 70.9/127 10/01/20
RichTea 98 71.3/131 09/30/20
cu115 80 69.9/125 09/29/20
Tapp 92 69/122 09/27/20
RichTea 84 69/122 09/26/20
cgiannott 85 70.9/127 09/26/20
Lion01 85 70.9/127 09/25/20
Digger123 78 70.9/127 09/24/20
paultinkler12 85 70.9/127 09/24/20
DieselDude 84 69/122 09/23/20
FN3PUTT 78 69.9/125 09/22/20
Scorecard
Tee Gender Rating Slope
Black M 73.0 134
Blue M 69.0 122
Gold M 70.9 127
White M 65.8 110
Forward-Red W 69.6 120
Middle-White W 71.8 126
Red W 69.6 120
White W 71.8 126
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