If it is an active lifestyle you seek, set amid a panoply of beauty and history, then Dunes West Golf and River Club is for you.
Name a sporting activity, and you can be fairly certain it will be available at Dunes West Golf and River Club. The gated community off Route 41 in Mount Pleasant features a championship 18-hole Arthur Hills-designed golf course with five sets of tees; nine tennis courts – three clay and six hard surface – three pools, one adult only and one with a slide and zero entry for toddlers; a fitness and aerobics room; a playground; a boat ramp and optional boat dry storage; plus miles of sidewalks for walking, running and biking.
And there’s more, including two clubhouses. The golf clubhouse was designed in the antebellum style to give you the feeling that you have somehow been transported back in time. Sitting near Wagner Creek, it has hosted more than 1,200 weddings and receptions since it opened in 1991.
One of the things that makes Dunes West Golf and River Club special it is that the club’s owners and managers are constantly upgrading the course and everything else about the club.
“We redid our sand traps and continue to add drainage where needed on the golf course, all of which helps to keep playability consistent and memorable,” said the club’s affable general manager, Rich Rankin. “We have added many new pieces of maintenance equipment to our operation, helping us to stay up with new technology and keeping the course in great shape year-round.”
Rankin said the club is also in the process of resurfacing two of its clay tennis courts and just completed a redo of one of its pools.
“Work continues throughout the club to make improvements where necessary. We also just added a new wedding ceremony site underneath three 200-year-old oaks overlooking Wagner Creek that has created some dramatic, beautiful photos,” he said.
Driving into Dunes West Golf and River Club, past tall live oaks draped with Spanish moss, is indeed a bit like stepping back in time – and a little like walking up Magnolia Lane at Augusta National Golf Club.
The golf course at Dunes West plays anywhere from 6,859 yards down to 5,208 yards. Water comes into play on seven holes, and the fairways are fairly large and forgiving. The greens are mildly undulating and guarded by both sand and grass bunkers.
The club is offering a discount off its one-time initiation fee that brings the price down to $999 for a Premier or Golf membership.
Said Rankin, “We have included a new feature, allowing children to stay on the family membership until the age of 30. They then have the option to join the club on their own, and we will waive the initiation fee for them.”
For more information, visit www.GolfDunesWest.com. If you are interested in living in Dunes West, call John Wieland Homes at (843) 881-6060.
Photos courtesy of Dunes West Golf and River Club.
Story by John Torsiello.