The 2014 Fall-Holiday Vacation Planner has arrived with a new set of Resort activities, happenings and offerings! Make sure you keep an eye out for the ‚ÄúBrand New‚ÄĚ stamp throughout the Vacation Planner to see what's new!
See below for our list of what's new! Or click here to view the 2014 Fall-Holiday Vacation Planner with a full list of Resort activities. Plus, check out our Resort magazine 5757 Palm for more vacation inspiration.
New Golf Offerings & Experiences
Play Your Age 843-886-2164 Think age is just a number? Come see if that number will work in your favor. Pay your age to play nine holes on the Harbor Course after 4 p.m. daily. 20-somethings: $20 per player; 30-somethings: $30 per player.
Pick Your Play 843-886-2164 Everyone leads a busy life, and finding time to play 18 holes of golf can be tough. If you need a golf fix but are troubled to find the time, check out Pick your Play Rounds. Join us for a quick six after work and you’ll be sure to keep your game and your spirits up in no time flat. Play on the Links Course after 4 p.m. daily. Three holes for $24, six holes for $48 and $65 for anything over six holes. *Tip: Combine with Destination Family Golf below to make it an affordable family affair.
Ladies Wine Down 843-886-2164 Calling all intermediate or beginner lady golfers to a fun happy hour on the Links Course! Join us Saturdays at 4 p.m. for nine holes of award-winning golf and wine with friends. Best for players with knowledge of the basics who feel comfortable playing nine holes without instruction. Call the Links Course Pro Shop at 843-886-2164 to join the fun! Cost is $50 per golfer and includes nine-hole play, a bottle of wine and a snack. Sorry, gents…this is solely for the ladies.
Fitness Golf 843-886-2002 Switch up your morning workout or golf routine! Introducing fitness golf to see how fast (and full-charged) you can play! Take this 2.5 mile running challenge of speed golf combined with fitness drills to kick start your Saturday. Play the picturesque back nine of the Links Course with three clubs and a putter. At each hole, kick-charge your workout with a fitness challenge, ranging from burpees, pushups, planks and more which change weekly, with your number of reps based on your score for the hole. A friendly competition with fellow fitness golfers and pros awaits you in a setting that's better than the gym! Saturdays from 7 – 7:30 a.m. on a space available basis. Cost is $40 per person per round. All fitness and golf levels welcomed.
Tee It Forward Clinic 843-886-2164 This clinic is perfect for any junior golfer. A golf professional will teach and refine the basic skills of the game. This clinic is offered Saturdays from 2-3 p.m. Cost is $30 per junior (ages 7-17). Minimum of two students required.
New Customized Tennis Racquet Technology with Director of Tennis, Charly Rasheed 843-886-2113 Wild Dunes Resort is the first resort in South Carolina to offer the newest technology in tennis racquets! iDapt by Dunlop is the world’s first completely interchangeable racquet that gives players the freedom to individualize and adapt their frame based on the way they play. iDapt lets you customize the head size, look, length and feel of your racquet to get the most from your game. Purchase your iDapt racquet today with a personal,¬†customized fitting by Charly at Wild Dunes Resort Tennis Center.¬†Watch the¬†video¬†introduction to this brand new tennis technology by our Director of Tennis, Charly Rasheed.
Saturday Round Robins (aka Swing & Swig) 843-886-2113 Every Saturday in the fall we will run a round robin from 11 – 1 p.m. with balls, towels and a staff pro. Instruction and friendly competition with refreshments, including domestic brews and snacks. Perfect for play with an extra dose of fun and great for friends wanting to hit the courts and socialize with fellow tennis players. Minimum of three players needed to run event. Cost is $15 per person.
Saturday Social Sporting Reservations: 843-886-2218 Ladies, step up your game and socializing on Saturdays! Kick start your day at our Saturday Round Robin at the Tennis Center (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.) featuring friendly competition for all tennis levels along with refreshments and domestic beer. When 4 p.m. calls, wine down at the Links Course with a bottle of wine per person, afternoon snack and ladies nine-hole play. Total Social Sporting Package Price: $65 per person. See tennis and golf sections separately for details on individual activities.
Daily Duo Clinic (All levels) 843-886-2113 Interested in both the Stroke of the Day and Daily Drill? Combine them in the Daily Duo and save! This program meets daily from 9-11 a.m. Cost is $50 per session. 843.886.2113
Double Up - Tennis and Spa Experience Reservations: 843-886-2218 Grab your other half for a day of tennis and tranquility. Hit the court with our Daily Duo Tennis Program (Stroke of the Day and Daily Drill Clinics, 9-11 a.m. daily), then unwind into relaxation at the Sand & Sea Salon and Spa with our Perfect Pairing Spa Treatment, a 50-minute Therapeutic Couples Massage and two Signature Pedicures. Package price is $370 per couple, Sunday-Wednesday; $385 per couple, Thursday-Saturday.
Courts & Cuisine - Tennis and Culinary Experience Reservations: 843-886-2218 Now serving: award-winning tennis and world-class cuisine. The ultimate Charleston combination, this package offers two hours of morning tennis clinic instruction (Daily Duo Program) followed by an afternoon Charleston Culinary Tour or evening Mixology Tour (see Island Adventures Outfitters section for tour offerings) – perfect for couples, girlfriends or groups! Cost is $220 per couple. ¬†
High-Performance Tennis Academy at Wild Dunes 843-886-2113 Full-time high-performance junior tennis academy is designed for nationally and sectionally ranked junior players and directed by Martin Zumpft. Participation must be approved by the Director of Tennis or Academy Director. Please call 843.886.2113 for times or more information.
Sport Your Spirit Specials On select Saturdays of college football season, prep for game day with 5% off a manicure or pedicure when you wear your team colors or jersey to Sand & Sea Salon and Spa. Savings valid for select dates of Weekends on the Plaza College Football Events.
Spa Happy Hour Services Daily, 5 - 8 p.m. Appointments: 843-886-2555 Unwind – and save – with one of our new “spiked” signature spa treatments! Enjoy $10 off a¬†Deluxe Pedicure or $20 off a Body Scrub & Massage Package – infused with cocktail-themed¬†scrubs, lotions and masques. Both services offered in a variety of spa cocktail mixes like Watermelon Vodkatini and Bourbon Bubbler. Call 843.886.2555 to make an appointment. View the Happy Hour spa services menu.
Warm Spiced Cider Massage Appointments: 843-886-2555 A massage that uses a blend of shea butter and oil with notes of apple, caramel, cinnamon and clove. Combined with our warm seashells, it is the perfect island holiday treat. Sun-Wed Appointments: 50 minutes, $105; Thur-Sat Appointments: 50 minutes, $120
All is Bright Facial Appointments: 843-886-2555 This facial is focused on reducing hyper-pigmentation and returning a youthful glow to your skin. As an added fall treat you will enjoy a facial massage with notes of clove and cinnamon. Sun-Wed Appointments: Time varies, $115; Thur-Sat Appointments: Time varies, $130
Spiked Pecan Pie Pedicure Appointments: 843-886-2555 A creme brûlee soak with a bourbon infused pecan scented scrub and caramel milk foot massage will leave you feeling relaxed. $70
New Charleston Excursions & Experiences
Dress Like a Local - Personal Shopping with a Charleston Styling Expert Reservations: 843-886-2218 Cost is $350 per one person; $600 for two people; $850 for three people. Minimum of 48 hours advance notice. Love Charleston style? Then you’ll love this new styling experience to capture the “Charleston look”! Whether seeking a head-to-toe Charleston makeover or enhancing your signature style with key pieces favored by the local fashion elite, this three-hour personal shopping and styling experience will suit your fancy. Find perfect looks for every day or special occasion solo or with a group of friends with Charleston stylist, Elizabeth Gumb. Styling experience is offered Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. by appointment. Call 843.886.2218 to schedule. Elizabeth will customize the experience based on your Charleston style preferences. Max of three people per appointment. Transportation not included. If you wish to schedule additional hours, additional people or weekend appointments, custom arrangements may be made based on availability.
Playing with Fire Reservations: 843-886-2218; Village Plaza or Grand Pavilion; Thursdays and Saturdays at 3 p.m. Must reserve 5 days in advance.$90 per person Beautiful ironwork appears all over Charleston...in balconies, gates, stair railings, vents, boot scrapes, and decorative panels and finials. The local ironwork is among the greatest of Charleston’s architectural treasures. The craft practiced in Charleston since the 1730’s, was made famous by a local artist and the city’s most well-known ambassador Phillip Simmons. Tired of the traditional vacation pictures and videos? Try a fun afternoon or evening with local blacksmith, James Irving. In this 2-3 hour class, participants will learn the basic elements of blacksmithing and put those new skills to use by crafting their own item of choice including a fire poker, bottle opener or rose. Additionally, participants will receive a t-shirt and a copy of Charleston Blacksmith: The Work of Philip Simmons to further commemorate the age old craft and its ties to Charleston beyond their visit. Additional sessions beyond these time frames may be available based on artisan’s schedule. Maximum of 6 students per session. Participants must wear closed toed shoes. Call our Pre-Arrival Concierge at 843.886.2218 for appointments and more details.
The Lee Bros Charleston Culinary Experience Reservations: 843-886-2218 Share an unforgettable Southern meal with the Lee Brothers, masters behind Charleston’s thriving culinary scene. James Beard award-winning cookbook authors and regular contributors to Travel + Leisure and Bon Appétit, Matt and Ted Lee are beloved icons in the celebrity chef world. With choice from a conversational cooking class, traditional Lowcountry oyster roast or custom dinner featuring recipes from any of the Lee Brothers’ award-winning cookbooks, parties can sip, savor and shuck their way through authentic Charleston cuisine with the iconic duo themselves. Customize based on the size of the group and food preferences. Pricing varies based on experience and number of diners. Experiences are based on availability per the Lee Bros.’ schedule. We highly recommend calling for availability once interested and suggest a minimum of three weeks planning time prior to desired date. Call 843.886.2218 to learn more.
New Charleston Photography Tours
Led by award-winning professional photographers, these tours educate, equip and inspire those who love photography and teach participants how to capture the beauty of the Lowcountry. Each tour is individually customized based on skill, interest and preference and includes an advance welcome call to talk through all the available options. Additionally, each tour allows the upgrade to include a signature commemorative photo, professionally printed on aluminum and water proof and scratch resistant for an image with exceptional details and beautiful luminescence..
Call 843.886.2218 for questions and to arrange all tours prior to arrival or to book a tour during your stay, please call Island Adventures Outfitters® at 843.886.2292. Tours must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance.
See below for a brief description of the different Photography tours. Click here for full details and more information on tour details, times and pricing.
Budding Photographers Package #NoFilterNeeded 843.886.2218;¬†Tuesday & Thursday,¬†9 – 11 a.m. |¬†Recommended Ages: 8- 16; see tour details
The Dunes Package 843.886.2218; 2-3 hours; Daily; Times Vary;¬†max 6 ppl/no min; see tour details
Discover Charleston Package 843.886.2218; Half Day (~4 hours); Daily; Times Vary; max 6 ppl/no min; see tour details
Explore Charleston Package 843.886.2218; Full Day (8 – 10 hours); Daily;¬†max 6 ppl/no min; see tour details
Charleston & Beyond Package 843.886.2218; Two Days (20 hours total); Daily;¬†max 6 ppl/no min; see tour details
The Links Golf Photography Package 843.886.2218; Daily; Timing based on player’s tee time and hole selection; see tour details
New Brewery & Distillery Tours
Westbrook Brewing Tour 5 p.m. Thursdays | 2 p.m. Saturdays; Duration ~ 2 hours Minimum of 4 people | Maximum of 16 people Must reserve 48 hours in advance $42 per person | Must be 21 and older Westbrook Brewing is our neighbor craft brewery in Mt. Pleasant. The closest brewery to the Resort, it’s a local favorite known for interesting, drinkable, and generally awesome beer. Their passion for experimenting with different ingredients and brewing techniques shows in the end product and during their tours! Tour incorporates roundtrip transportation and brewery tour. Arrive a half hour prior at the Village Circle for pickup.¬†After your tour, sample your picks of their large variety of brews for purchase. Tour runs around 30 min. followed by a half hour to wet your whistle. Total round trip transportation time is one hour or less. Our favorite draft on tap? Westbrook's White Thai! (Photo source: Westbrook Brewing Co.)
Charleston Distilling Tour Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m; Duration: ~2.5 - 3 hours Minimum of 4 people; Maximum of 14 people | Must reserve 48 hours in advance $50 per person Must be 21 and older One of the newest introductions to Charleston beverage scene, Charleston Distilling is located in downtown Charleston’s buzzing Upper King St. district. This independent, small batch distillery makes handcrafted spirits using only hand-selected grains they mill, mash, ferment, distill, age, blend, and bottle – bringing the highest quality spirits from the farm to your mouth. This hour tasting experience provides a behind-the-scenes tour of the distillery and tastes of their King Charles Vodka, Jasper’s Gin and a new liqueur. Round trip transportation (we allow 45 minutes each way) is provided so you can partake responsibly. Arrive an hour prior at the Village Circle for pickup.¬†If you feel like making a night of it in downtown Charleston, simply let the driver know, and they can make custom arrangements for later transportation back to the resort for an additional fee. (Photo credit: Anne Rhett Photography via Charleston Distilling Co.)
Weekends On The Plaza Select Fridays & Saturdays this fall at the Village at Wild Dunes
Friday Night Fall Fire Pit Dates: Friday 9/12, 9/26, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/14 Time: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Location: The Village Plaza Reservations: 843-886-2218 Enjoy flavors of fall with a catered dinner buffet, lawn games (corn hole, ladder golf, ping pong) and s’mores roasting. Dinner buffet menu includes spinach & arugula salad with pecans, mandarin oranges, crumbled goat cheese and a warm bacon vinaigrette, grilled bratwurst, braised fennel & mushrooms, Lowcountry shrimp & chicken cassoulet, roasted potatoes, butternut squash and dinner rolls. Choose s’mores or warm caramel apple cobbler for dessert. Want s’more? Pick up a pre-made s’mores kit inside Hudson’s Market and roast your own over the fire pit. Dining package cost is $40 for adults and $15 for kids. Complimentary for children 4 and under. Adults 21 and older, enjoy unlimited house wine and beer from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. for $17 (purchased with the dining package) or $20 (purchased independently). Book your reservations early as this event may sell out.
Wild for the Win: College Game Day on the Plaza¬† Watch: Afternoon and Evening Games Dates: Every Saturday Time: Open 1 p.m. – 11 p.m. Watch college football with¬†game day drink specials¬†at "Touchdown" Lounge at the Lettered Olive.¬†Sit back and enjoy all the essentials: beer, wine & cocktail specials, football party food - we're talking loaded potato skins, pulled pork nachos, wings, flatbread, bratwurst & more from the lounge menu - and of course, multiple TVs for all-day game watching.¬†Head out to the Plaza during half-time or between games to play ladder golf, corn hole and more. The Plaza is to-go cup friendly so feel free to enjoy a beverage while you play or gather around the Village fire pit with a cold one.¬†Lounge and bar menu available for lunch and dinner. Seating available inside and outside on the spacious patio on the Village Plaza.¬†
Game Day Drink Specials $3 Domestics $3 House Wine $4 House Liquors $5 Cocktail of the Day¬†
Tale of the Fish: A Celebration of Coastal Italian Cuisine Purchase Tickets: 843-886-2307 or buy online at button below Date: Sunday, October 19, 2014 Location: The Grand Pavilion Time: 4 – 7 p.m. The flavors of the Mediterranean and Adriatic coasts of Italy marry for a deliciously indulgent evening and reception on the shores of Charleston, SC at Wild Dunes Resort, October 19, 2014.¬†Let your toes sink into the sand as you savor the coastal Italian inspired dishes of Charleston’s own celebrated chef, Ken Vedrinski and friends – some of the country’s most nationally recognized chefs!
Italian libations to Lowcountry ingredients infused with Italian tradition, Tale of the Fish offers an evening like no other in Charleston where the vibrant tastes of Italy and the beauty of coastal Carolina meet. $85 per person plus tax and service (21 and over only). Reservations are required at 843.886.2307. To cancel, please call 72 hours in advance to avoid being charged in full.
The Festivities Continue! - Wild Dunes Southern BBQ & Oyster Roast - New Holiday Event! Friday, December 26 6-8:30 p.m. In addition to the Southern-style feast including sweet tea and lemonade, enjoy live entertainment, cash bar, and family-friendly activities at Palm Cove. Cost is $40 for adults and $15 for kids. Complimentary for children 4 and under. Reservations are required at 843.886.2307. To cancel, please call 72 hours in advance to avoid being charged in full.¬†Adults 21 and older, enjoy unlimited house wine and beer from 6 - 8:30 p.m. for $17 (purchased with dining package) or $20 (purchased independently).
New Resort Guest Services
wendi - whatever you need, instantly Dial 0 from any Resort phone wendi is the knowledge center of the Resort where you can call for all of your needs during your stay. Simply pick up a Resort phone and dial 0 to reach wendi from 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Capture your Wild Dunes experience by GoPro! 843-886-2292 Heading out on an excursion? Want to capture what’s sure to be a scenic kayak or bike ride? Document your “wild time” with our GoPro Hero® camera! Call or stop by Island Adventures® Outfitters on the Village Plaza to request a check-out today. Check-outs are complimentary and based on availability. Following your excursion, our team will download and email your “wild time” footage straight to your inbox.
The Village Fire Pit 843.886.6000 Head to the hottest gathering spot on the island! This outdoor sand-based patio is the newest addition to the Village Plaza and features large Adirondack chairs positioned around a central fire pit. Located next to the Village Amphitheater, The Lounge at The Lettered Olive and Hudson’s Market, it’s the place to meet up with friends and family, sit back with a cold beer or cocktail to-go from The Lounge at The Lettered Olive, roast s’mores over the pit with pre-made kits from Hudson’s Market and be in the hub for Weekends on the Plaza events.
Boardwalk Inn Cabanas 843.886.2107 For the ultimate in poolside luxury, enjoy the chic style and sophistication of your very own private poolside cabana with friends and family. Sit back, relax, and allow our poolside attendants to cater to your every need with cocktails and cabana dining. Unwind after the sun goes down and indulge in great food while sipping cocktails poolside.
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