Hammock Coast Edition March/April 2022

38 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com feature DUNES WEST GOLF AND RIVER CLUB Even if your golf game is more like Rodney Dangerfield than Jordan Spieth, a visit to Dunes West will likely erase any anxieties about playing a round. Once the site of a plantation, then a classic estate, Dunes West was completed in 1991 and “is considered one of the Southeast’s premier golf destinations.” Its 18 holes run alongside “picturesque live oaks and marshes.” The par-72 course plays 6,871 yards, beckoning players of all stripes. The back nine alone is worth the effort, with beautiful water views and finishing at the 18th hole’s dual green, split by the Wagner Creek marshes. So if a visit to Dunes West doesn’t improve your golf game, it will almost certainly improve your outlook and make you want to play again and again. CHARLESTON NATIONAL GOLF CLUB At Charleston National Golf Club, a key focus is improving the play of future golfers. This year, Charleston National’s website lists nine weeks of summer golf camps, as well as a two-day camp, which are open to beginners and intermediates ages 4 to 14. The camps will teach golf fundamentals and golf etiquette on the par-72 course. Designed by golf course architect Rees Jones, Charleston National extends over 7,100 yards, weaving through natural wetlands, lagoons and forests along the intracoastal waterway. It has five sets of tee markers and the finishing holes, surrounded by marshland, “are among the most distinctive in the region.” So come see why “Golf Magazine” rates Charleston National Golf Club “the #1 non-resort golf course in the Charleston area.”