by Ben Hale…
Have you ever visited a Golf Property where your experience is so rewarding that you say “wow, this is really a feel good place”? That was my experience last week when I had the fortune of playing the Arthur Hills Course at Dunes West, a semi private Golf Course Community in Mt. Pleasant, SC.
Granted the weather that day was perfect and the course impeccable, but the experience went well beyond that. From the warm welcoming I received when I drove through the gate, to the friendly pro shop staff, I knew right away that this was going to be one of those great days and I wasn’t disappointed. When you step to the first tee already feeling good about the place, you can’t help but have a great day.
The course itself was in fantastic condition and offered a phenomenal test of golf that if truth be told; beat me up pretty badly that day. Arthur Hills did a great job designing this masterpiece as every hole is clearly visible from the tee boxes so there wasn’t that annoying “trickery” you often sees at some Golf Community / Resort Courses. The greens reminded me of New England greens as they were rather small in comparison to other Low Country Courses, and demanded accurate approach shots on every hole. The best part of the course layout was the fact that the houses were all set way back from the fairways giving you the feeling of playing a Golf Club and not a Golf Community.
The community itself is regarded as one of the top golf communities in the Charleston area and is famous for its Low Country charm and eloquence. The houses are stunning and the location couldn’t be better as it’s close to the best area schools and only 20 minutes to Historic downtown Charleston and the numerous area beaches.
At the end of the round, as is often the case, we strolled into the clubhouse to quench our thirst and get a more in-depth feel for the place and once again we were not disappointed. The Clubhouse staff was very friendly and the hospitality refreshing. I sat next to a club member and proceeded to strike up a conversation in hopes of getting a firsthand opinion of the club and his opinion wasn’t any different than the one that I had formed during my short time on property. He said it was a great club with great members and everyone couldn’t be nicer which confirmed my initial impression.
I am fortunate to visit and experience some incredible properties and on rare occasions, I leave with the feeling that I just had a truly special day, that was the case with my experience at Dunes West. Dunes West is a “True Feel Good Club” that I would highly recommend for either a round of golf while you’re in the Charleston area or better yet, make it your home. You will not be disappointed.
For more information on Dunes West, visit their site at duneswestgolfclub.com.