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Professional Golf Instruction at Wild Dunes Resort
The professional instructors at Wild Dunes Resort can help improve golfers of every skill level. No matter what angle of the game you're looking to improve, they can make it happen. Learn more about the golf school at Wild Dunes Resort.
Jeff Minton, PGA
Director of Golf
Jeff Minton earned status as a Class A PGA Professional and began his career in the hospitality industry at Pinehurst Resort and Club. After stints as Head Golf Professional at Shanty Creek/Schuss Mountain Resort in Michigan, The Lodge at Ventana Canyon in Arizona, and La Costa Resort and Spa in California, Jeff joined Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, South Carolina. For over six years Jeff has overseen the golf department at Wild Dunes Resort and through comprehensive programs, coaching, instruction, and "big-picture" vision, Jeff has laid the foundation for a truly unique golf experience at Wild Dunes Resort. The resort continues to get accolades from national and regional golf organizations and publications about product and services offered. Jeff ensures all players are treated to an exceptional golf experience that brings people back year after year.
Harbor Course Golf Operations Manager
Chris has been a part of the Wild Dunes golf team at the Harbor Course since 2002 and has overseen the facility since 2007. Originally from Toledo, Ohio, his father introduced him to golf at the age of 8 and he quickly became addicted. At age 15, Chris began his golf career as a cart attendant. He has worked in several aspects of the sport, including retail, course construction, instruction, club management as well as promotion.
In 2001, Chris relocated to the Charleston area. During free time, he enjoys taking advantage of the great weather in the Lowcounty with outdoor activities. Whether it's playing golf on the Resort's courses, fishing in the creeks, enjoying the beach or taking in a festival or live music, Chris can't get enough of this town.
David Nelson, PGA
Director of Instruction
The Director of Instruction at Wild Dunes Resort since 2002, David is a Quarter Century Club Member of the PGA of America. In 1981 he graduated from the Professional Golf Management Program at Ferris State University in Michigan upon completing internships in Georgia, Florida and Oklahoma with the PGM program. David moved to the Charleston area in 1984 and was previously the General Manager and Head Golf Professional at Patriots Point and Crowfield Plantation Golf Club.
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Golf Guru Q&A: Jeff Minton, PGA - Director of Golf & Sports | Wild Dunes, Charleston's Island Resort
Welcome back to our golf Q&A series, a chance to “meet and greet” with the movers and shakers behind Wild Dunes Golf. In anticipation of the reopening of the Links, our expert Golf Gurus are sharing insider knowledge of the game and what to look forward to with the newly re-designed course.
Today, we would like to introduce Jeff Minton, Director of Golf & Sports at Wild Dunes Resort. Author of our Links Renovation Dispatch blog series, an insider look at everything Links, this man in charge has kept us up to speed on this exciting year in Wild Dunes golf.
We recently caught with Jeff to learn more about his passion, what he loves about Wild Dunes golf and what he’s most looking forward to with the new and improved Tom Fazio Links Course. Read on for the interview…
Golf Guru Q&A: J.R. McCroskey - Golf Course Superintendent, Harbor Course at Wild Dunes Resort
Welcome to our new golf Q&A series, a chance to meet and greet with the masters, movers and shakers of Wild Dunes Golf. In anticipation of the reopening of the Links, our expert Golf Gurus will share insider knowledge of the game and what to look forward to with the re-designed course. First up, we introduce you to J.R. McCroskey, Superintendent of the Harbor Course.
J.R. brings to our facility over 10 years as a Class A Superintendent. After graduating Clemson University in Horticulture, he has worked on some of the finest southeast golf courses including the Colleton River Club’s Dye Course, both the Oconee and Great Waters courses at Reynolds Plantation, the Harbor Club in Greensboro, Georgia, and here at Charleston’s Wild Dunes Harbor Course for three and a half years.
With over 16 years working in the turfgrass industry, J.R. has gained experience with 11 varieties of both cool and warm season turfgrasses and has managed both Bent grass and Bermuda grass putting surfaces. His passion for the game of golf and golf course architecture have shaped his course management philosophies toward a more traditional and sustainable presentation of his courses, staying true to the original design and showcasing each courses’ own authentic personality.
We recently caught with J.R to learn more about his passion, what he loves about Wild Dunes golf and what he’s most looking forward to with the new and improved Tom Fazio Links Course. Read on for the interview…
Wild Dunes Golf News: Links Course Renovation Announced
We've got big news! Wild Dunes Resort's Links Course will be closed for renovation May 4 through October. Improvements to the course will take the golfing experience to a new level. View Links Course Renovation details here and keep checking back here to our Blog for renovation updates throughout the summer.
Ask the Pros Q&A: Golf Lessons
Our family will be arriving at Wild Dunes on Saturday. I have a 19 year old son who has started to golf some. Do you offer lessons or clinics for beginners?
Ask the Pros Q&A: Driving Range
Hi. Is there a driving range available for lessons and/or practice? Thanks. James
Just Released: Bryan Bros. Beach Trick Shot Video at Wild Dunes featured on Golf.com + PGA.com
When it comes to the game of golf, master trick-shot artists The Bryan Bros prove it’s more than just an old man’s game. Look no further than this just-released “Trick Shot of the Day” video filmed along the Atlantic Ocean on the Links Course at Wild Dunes Resort. “A truly impressive 15 seconds of video, if nothing else." -- Golf.com
Watch the Bryan Bros. “Sick Beach Trick Shot” below and read on for more behind-the-scenes trick shots, news and videos.
Charleston Event Spotlight: This Weekend! Isle of Palms, SC Connector 5k & 10k Run and Walk for the Child
Ready to run?! We're excited to welcome all runners, walkers & spectators out to the island this weekend for the annual IOP Connector Run and Walk for the Child. We'll be setting up for the fun both Friday at the Pre-Race Bib Pick-Up Event and early Race Day, Saturday October 4.
What's more - we'll bringing along exclusive "enter to win" giveaways & Resort specials, so be sure and stop by the Wild Dunes Resort booth!
Running behind? There's still time to register for the IOP race! Read on for details. We'll see you out there!
Friends that Golf Together: An Invitation for Charleston Locals to Join Wild Dunes Resort's Golf Friends Program
Calling all Charleston Golfers! With fall just around the corner bringing a relief from Charleston humidity and heat, it's a great time to think about getting out on the green. Whether you golf every weekend or want to get into the game for the first time, we invite you to become a Golf Friend here at Wild Dunes.
By joining Charleston Golf Friends Program - designed for local residents of the Charleston Tri-County area - you'll enjoy discounted locals golf rates on the Harbor Course with an annual renewal period, plus exclusive Golf Friends-Only monthly specials offering even more benefits when you come out and play. Registration is easy and we'll get you out on the course in no time. Read on for details on how to become a Wild Dunes Golf Friend today!
Meet in the Wild: Wild Dunes Resort Honored 2014 Greens of Distinction Award from Corporate & Incentive Travel magazine
Hot off the press! We're pleased to share that Wild Dunes Resort has been honored as a Distinction Winner in Corporate & Incentive Travel magazine's 2014 Greens of Distinction Awards for demonstrated hospitality excellence in designing and maintaining golf facilities and programs that meeting and golf group planners can count on. Read on for more details on this exciting meetings industry award.
Golf FOREcast: Daylight Savings Time + Great Weather=Tee Time at Wild Dunes Resort!
Golfers, celebrate! Finally, the time has come to spring forward and push our clocks one hour ahead! Pair daylight savings with great weather on the horizon for the perfect chance to enjoy a round or more at Wild Dunes Resort this weekend.
Cast Your Vote: Wild Dunes Resort and Charleston, SC Nominated in Travel + Leisure Magazine's 2014 World's Best Award Survey
Have you ever been a traveler, hotel guest, adventurer, tourist, friend or fan? It’s time for you to voice your vote and spread the love! Vote now for your favorite travel experiences in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Award Survey at tlworldsbest.com.
Golf FORE-Cast: Great Weather to Play Golf this Weekend in Charleston, SC!
Sunny skies and mild temperatures set the stage for a beautiful weekend on Isle of Palms at Wild Dunes Resort. With temperatures ranging from 68 to 73 throughout the weekend into Monday, it’s ideal weather for golf!
Spring Break and Easter in Charleston, SC: Special Beach Activities and Events at Wild Dunes Resort
Celebrate a break from school and work with all-new vacation activities and offerings available this Spring Break season, April 7-20, 2014, at Charleston's Island Resort! Plan your vacation in advance with this comprehensive Charleston Spring Break 2014 guide – stocked with information on Resort happenings and ideas for a fun-filled family Spring Break at Charleston’s Island Resort.
Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas in Charleston, SC
Just named one of the most romantic getaways in the world by Fodor's Travel, Charleston is your destination for Valentine's Day 2014. Dazzle in the romantic allure of our Southern city with these unique date ideas for celebrating with your Valentine at Wild Dunes Resort.
What’s New for Spring 2014! See Charleston, SC Beach Vacation Activities in our Seasonal Vacation Planner
The 2014 Spring Vacation Planner has arrived with a thrilling new collection of Resort activities, happenings and offerings for the New Year! Read on to see all that's new and awaits you on your next Wild Dunes beach vacation…
Charleston, SC Father’s Day Activities at Wild Dunes Resort
Check out our Isle of Palms resort offerings that are sure to make this Father’s Day getaway one to remember!
Wild Dunes Resort Earns Trip Advisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award!
We're delighted to share that Wild Dunes Resort received Trip Advisor's "2013 Certificate of Excellence Award!"
Wild Dunes Resort Summer Photo Sweepstakes with Flat Duney
Meet our new Resort celebrity and star of this summer’s photo contest, Flat Duney! Color, cut, snap a photo & share him enjoying your Wild Dunes Charleston, SC beach vacation and beyond for chances to win all summer long!
Charleston, SC Memorial Day Activities by the Beach at Wild Dunes Resort
Kick off the start of summer with Memorial Day by the beach at Wild Dunes Resort! See a roundup of all Memorial Day activities happening on the Resort!
What’s New this Summer! See Charleston, SC Beach Vacation Activities at Wild Dunes Resort
The 2013 Summer Vacation Planner has arrived and brought along “Brand New” resort activities, happenings and offerings! Make sure you keep an eye out for the “Brand New” stamp throughout the Vacation Planner so you don’t miss out on the fun!
Links and Harbor Golf Courses Tee to Green Video Footage and Expert Playing Tips!
Golfers, give yourself the extra edge with interactive course maps with tee to green videos and expert playing tips by hole from Director of Golf, Jeff Minton.
Introducing Charleston, SC Destination Family Golf!
Enjoy quality family time with a round of golf overlooking the Atlantic Ocean or the Intracoastal Waterway at a great value! With Destination Family Golf, juniors play for free when accompanied by a paying adult...
I will be staying in a house on Isle of Palms this coming week. I won't have the energy to play a round, but would love to practice on a range and on and around a green. Is practice possible. Regards, John Goodrich
Myself and my girlfriend are planning a week of golf arriving at IOP April 1 with a departure date of April 8. Will you be having a golf clinic we could participate in? If so could you provide details including cost? Thank you.
Family of Fore!
How often do you get to hit the greens with your family? Our family golf specials make it easy to enjoy some quality time and quality courses! Check out this family of four hitting the courts today.
I am playing at Wild Dunes Monday June 18 with American Peanut Shellers....can i rent clubs at the clubhouse on the day?
golf membershiops for locals?
We just moved here and I was wondering if you have local golf memberships or a local mens club? If so what are they. Thanks, Jon Finger
Dear Sirs, I will be participating in an outing at your golf course on the 17th of April. The organizer of the outing is Bob Radcliffe, and the outing is for members of the West Point Class of 1965. I am writing, as a courtesy, to notify you that I will have my service dog, Major, with me at the outing. Whie The Americans with Disabilities Act requires all public facilities, including golf courses, to allow service dogs, I have found that some employees are not aware of this, and I want to avoid any potential conflict upon arrival at the course by providing you with this advanced notice; so that you can clear this with everyone in advance. Major is a certified and licensed service dog, specifically trained to accompany me on golf courses, and is always well received at the golf courses in my home area. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding this. Thanks for your consideration in advance, Gordon Larson
Hi, I will be participating in the Cooper Consolidated golf event on Sunday 11th March, but I won't be bringing my clubs with me from the UK. What club rental options do you offer? My golf shoes have soft spikes - what are your golf shoe requirements? Best regards Stuart Horner
what is the cost for 2 on Friday afternoon about 2:00. I tried to get info on your phone but would not accept the code
I am a golf director for MBN in Myrtle Beach. I live at Barefoot Resort in Myrtle Beach. In your opinion, which courses would you recommend when I bring 3 other ladies with me? We are an average 15 handicap. Also, do you give any discounts to golf directors? We were looking at possibly the first week in June (after high season)
Golf in June
My family is traveling to Isle of Palms in June and I was interested in playing a round or two of golf. How much are the greens fees during the month of June. Does it make a difference in price if we have a Wild Dunes Sports Card. Thanks
Good afternoon! My husband & I are planning a visit, 3/8-3/11/12. DO you rent clubs that we could use while we are visiting?
Hi, i´n from Argentina and in April me and 2 friends are flying to Usa to play golf. We want to know if it´s posibble to play in your course? How much in April? YOu have online tee times? Do you have the same rate at the moorning or at the arfternoon? Thanks and sorry for my english.-
We are planning to play the Links course March 9-10-11. When are you planning Green Aerification on the Links Course?
My wife and I were interested in 2-3 hours of instruction on Friday February 10th in the morning. We were then thinking of playing 9 or 18 holes of golf afterwards. Do you have anything that might fit our need? hat would this cost? We are very average golfers (22 handicap) but are always trying to improve. Thanks.
My wife and I will be in Charleston - Monday, March 5th thru Saturday, March 10th and would like to get in at least 18 per day at a variety of courses. Can you help ?
It's Heritage Time
For those of you watching The Heritage this week, you may see footage including a familiar Charleston, SC golf course air on The Golf Channel during coverage...
Sweeping Views, Beautiful Hues...Charleston, SC
An acclaimed city by media, visitors and residents alike, Charleston, SC is known for its beloved lowcountry vistas. But, why tell you about it when you can see for yourself.
Want to experience it in person? Please be our guest.
Our New Vacation Planner Cover
Throughout the year, we publish our treasured Wild Dunes Resort Vacation Planner, a helpful pocket guide detailing each season’s activities on the Resort. For this year's Fall/Holiday Planner, we asked our loyal Facebook fans to vote on their favorite cover. Now, the votes are in...
Game On for Golf at Wild Dunes, South Carolina
We're excited to share our newest golf video. Get a first-hand glimpse into the game of golf at Wild Dunes, SC and see what makes a round here so unique with commentary from our very own Director of Golf, Jeff Minton!
Learn more about our fall golf packages and to experience award-winning golf at Wild Dunes for yourself!