|The Wild Dunes Resort offers a couple of 18-hole Fazio courses for public play. It’s generally accepted that the Links - six years older than the Harbor layout - is the better of the two tracks at a marvellous 36-hole complex.|
There’s an element of empathy with this course on the Isle of Palms. Unintentionally, the Links course at Wild Dunes Resort, just outside Charleston, joins the small list of notable courses which finish on a par 3.
The effects of erosion necessitated a redesign of the oceanfront 18th hole from a 501-yard par 5 to a 188-yard par 3. In May 2015, the course closed to renovate greens, cart paths and the irrigation system. It opened again for business in October, but the lingering impact of Mother Nature has cast a shadow over this coastal course. The golf staff clearly has heavy hearts as they lost an epic closing hole to the merciless coastal erosion.