The Planet Green Tree Service Difference
At Planet Green Tree Service, we are firm believers that trees make the world a better place. They provide us with verdant beauty, cool shade, and emergency shelter. They raise our home values, add personality to our neighborhoods, and provide us with clean air to breathe. When your home or business has well-maintained, healthy trees, everyone benefits. That's why we are so passionate about providing our customers with dependable tree services in the Lowcountry.
We believe that honest prices, state-of-the-art equipment, friendly arborists, and good old-fashioned hard work are what set us apart from our competition. With more than 33 years of service in South Carolina, you can rest easy knowing every member of the Planet Green team is committed to the following:
- Conduct themselves in a professional manner
- Provide you with exemplary tree care services
- Arrive at your home or business on time and ready to work
- Provide you with affordable service rates
- Meet or exceed our industry standards
- Utilize the utmost safety when removing or maintaining your trees or shrubs
- Have full insurance to protect themselves and your home
Our customers mean a lot to us, which is why we strive to provide them the best, most helpful customer service in our industry. When you hire our company to perform a tree service in cityname, know that we take this responsibility seriously and will always treat your home like we would treat our own. At Planet Green Tree Service, you won't ever have to worry about sneaky hidden fees or outrageous pricing. We believe every homeowner and business owner should have access to affordable tree services, which is why we set our rates at reasonable levels. Our job is to protect your home, your trees, and also your wallet!
Whether your home has overgrown trees that need trimming or you have an unsightly stump that needs grinding, our team of tree experts is here to help. Curious what kind of tree care work we provide to homeowners in South Carolina?
Planet Green specializes in the following areas:
Tree Trimming in Wild Dunes
Have you noticed your favorite tree growing in a strange shape? Are your trees or shrubs so overgrown that it's making your property and home look unkempt? Are the trees near your home weighed down by dangerous dead branches? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, it might be time to speak with a Planet Green Tree Service professional to find a solution.
Like anything that lives, trees respond to their environment. When trees are not properly maintained, they can cause a whole host of problems for the homeowner. Overgrowth doesn't just look bad - it can be a potential safety hazard and liability for your home. To prevent this from happening, it's crucial that your trees are trimmed and pruned regularly. Trimming your trees and shrubs gives your home a tidy, appealing look and facilitates healthy plant and tree growth.
Because every tree and shrub is different, you must approach tree trimming with a plan. Before you start hacking at your trees with a machete, be sure to contact Planet Green Tree Service. Our team of expert arborists will come to your home and determine the best path to take for your tree trimming needs. We always take into account variables like the strengths, weaknesses, and species of your trees.
Benefits of Tree Trimming in Wild Dunes
For some folks, tree trimming seems like a minor detail in the grand scheme of homeownership. It can be a tedious job, but keeping your trees trimmed and well-maintained is more important than you might think. Below are just a few of the many benefits of keeping your trees and shrubs trimmed:
Types of Tree Trimming
Not all tree trimming services from Planet Green Tree Service are the same. Our experts specialize in a number of different tree trimming services to ensure you are getting the right kind of trim for the appropriate situation. Because even the smallest mistake can permanently affect your tree's health, we approach every tree trimming job with surgeon-like precision. That way, you know your trees are in capable, responsible hands.
Stump Removal in Wild Dunes
For most property owners, removing a tree can seem like a major project. While that notion certainly isn't wrong, tree removal is more straightforward and often easier than trying to remove an unsightly stump from your yard. Have you ever wondered why you see so many yards with stumps dotted around the land? It's because they're very difficult to remove. That is why Planet Green Tree Service has been offering stump removal services in South Carolina for more than 33 years. Our skilled stump removal experts bring a wealth of knowledge and cutting-edge tools to every stump removal project they tackle.
The fact of the matter is this: trying to remove a stump on your own is an incredible undertaking. Going the "DIY" route can take weeks to complete, even if you spend an hour or two every day. There's also the issue of operating heavy machinery (which costs time and money to rent) and even light fires to expedite the process, which is dangerous. For these reasons alone, we always recommend that you bring in a professional to remove your tree stump safely and effectively.
Benefits of Stump Removal in Wild Dunes
Sure, you could take the time to do your research on how to remove a stump. You could go to Home Depot, rent a high-powered stump grinder, and risk your health trying to operate it without training. You could spend every winking moment of your free time trying to grind the stump down so you can remove it from your yard. But why go through all that trouble when a trustworthy, experienced stump removal company like Planet Green Tree Service is only a phone call away?
Our team of stump removal professionals uses state-of-the-art tools designed to keep your property damage-free during the removal process. We will turn your yard into a beautiful blank slate, so you can focus on enjoying your stump-free while we haul away all the debris.
Your Premier Tree Service Company in South Carolina
With 33 years of experience, it's no wonder why so many South Carolina locals choose Planet Green Tree Service for tree trimming and stump removal in their city. Clients love us because we believe in exceeding your expectations, no matter how large or small a job is.
- Conduct themselves in a professional manner
- Provide you with exemplary tree care services
- Arrive at your home or business on time and ready to work
- Provide you with affordable service rates
Contact our office to learn more about our tree services in South Carolina or to schedule your free quote today!
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These 9 golf courses are Instagram-worthy, and you can play them
The sun is still high, but it won’t be long now before days grow short and the weather gets chilly. Golfers looking to squeeze in a few more greens can look here for inspiration.Hyatt presents a number of Instagram-worthy golf courses across the U.S. and beyond with dream courses you can...
The sun is still high, but it won’t be long now before days grow short and the weather gets chilly. Golfers looking to squeeze in a few more greens can look here for inspiration.
Hyatt presents a number of Instagram-worthy golf courses across the U.S. and beyond with dream courses you can check off of your bucket list via a variety of golf travel destinations. Here you can find world-class courses inspired by the pros tucked under desert mountain ranges, sitting atop volcanic ocean cliffs, and existing alongside local wildlife.
The Lodge at Spruce Peak — Stowe, Vermont
Rated the number one course in Vermont by Golf Advisor in 2020, the rugged design of The Mountain Course at Spruce Peak (formerly Stowe Mountain) reaches an elevation of more than 1,800 feet and features rock outcroppings, wildlife at every glance, and sweeping views of both Spruce Peak and Mt. Mansfield.
Fall in the city of Stowe means a stunning expanse of leaves changing, an arboreal sea waving to golfers below. The fairways can be technical and wide open and the greens tend to be tough, which makes the course accessible to pros and amateurs alike.
Wild Dunes Resort — Isle of Palms, South Carolina
Moving down the Atlantic coast, golf lovers can check in at the untamed Wild Dunes Resort. Mingle with over 36 holes at Wild Dunes Resort’s signature golf courses, and, afterward, head on over to incredible dining and recreation activities.
Designed by famed golf course architect, Tom Fazio, The Links Course and Harbor Course are two of South Carolina’s top golf courses, demanding the best from players at every skill level. Looking out over breakers and wild sea grass, it’s hard to get mad when you end up in the rough or the soft sand. Travelers can take advantage of offers including a Fazio golf Package, a “Stay More & Play More” package, as well as custom-built Golf Trips.
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar — Nassau, The Bahamas
If it’s a Caribbean flavor your clubs are itching for, the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar sits next to the renowned Royal Blue Golf Course — an 18-hole, par-72, Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course.
The links unfold over dramatic vistas of the turquoise sea on the front nine and forested panoramas and sandy moonscapes on the back. The best part? Any time of year is a good time of year to get down to Nassau. Hyatt offers a one- or two-person golf package for guests, which includes unlimited golf and cart access, one guaranteed tee time per day, and round-trip transportation to the golf course.
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa — Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico
East and north of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and due south of the southern terminus of the Rocky Mountains lie the Sandia Mountains. So-named because of their pink hue, ‘sandia’ translates to watermelon in Spanish.
Nestled into the range’s northwestern foot, and tucked between the Rio Grande to the west, is Hyatt’s Tamaya Resort and Spa. Adjacent is the course, Twin Warriors Golf Club. The club offers championship golfers and resort-style players alike a unique high-desert golfing experience.
Designed and developed by Gary Panks with meticulous care and cultural sensitivity, the course features glowing grassy knolls and ridges dotted with juniper and piñon pine. The sandy rough is a typical aspect of the landscape — dry washes known as arroyos and eroded land features.
Steeped in over one thousand years of rich history and culture, the course sits astride the tiny Native American town of Santa Ana Pueblo. The sacred butte known as Tuyuna or “Snakehead” towers above a vast desert panorama framed by spectacular views of the Sandia Mountains.
Suncadia Resort — Cle Elum, Washington
Moving from the South- to the Northwest, Hyatt’s Suncadia Resort offers 36 holes rolling over its two courses, tucked into an isolated stretch of dense pine forest. The scenic championship links are on a 6,400-acre Washington property below towering granite peaks of the sunny, eastern slopes of the Cascades.
The Arnold Palmer-designed course utilizes the surrounding trees to frame holes below cliffs. There are several bunkers throughout, with a few water hazards tossed in for good measure. Rolling hills are everywhere, and the course is dotted with dozens of foot drops and rises.
From beginner to advanced levels and for day outings and extended vacations, the resort offers a mountain golf experience on two award-winning courses. Suncadia’s team of PGA golf professionals are also available for private instruction seven days a week during golf season.
Resort at Squaw Creek — Lake Tahoe, California
Surrounded by six majestic Sierra peaks, the Links at Squaw Creek is a championship Robert Trent Jones Jr. golf course in Lake Tahoe that rests serenely at the base of Palisades Tahoe.
This magnificent course is the culmination of ten years of extensive planning and careful handling of the environment. Renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed Links at Squaw Creek to preserve the unique beauty, natural wetlands, and wildlife habitat of Olympic Valley. The spectacular result is a natural Lake Tahoe golf course that blends in with its beautiful mountain surroundings.
With four sets of tees, plus family tees placed just 150 yards from the green — the Links at Squaw Creek presents an excellent golf experience for players of all abilities.
Carmel Valley Ranch — Carmel, California
Moving just down the coast, we find Carmel Valley Ranch, the only Pete Dye-designed, bentgrass golf course in Northern California. Ranked among the top resort courses in the country by Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best” readers survey, the par-70 spread offers something for all players — tactical shots, dramatic elevation changes, and incredible scenery.
Challenging yet friendly, the distinct northern California flora is there to enjoy for those times you find yourself off the fairway. For believers in the importance of the 19th hole, Carmel Valley Ranch’s refreshed clubhouse has an expansive bar, and a patio with fire pits with sweeping views of the Pacific coastline.
Part of the Hyatt’s Unbound Collection, the property is close to Pebble Beach and some of the golf world’s most sought-after courses.
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa — Carlsbad, California
If you need to stay on the mainland, but are looking out West, Park Hyatt’s Aviara Resort offers an option right on the Pacific.
Named by Conde Nast Traveler as a top Southern Californian course and by Golf Digest as one of the best resort golf courses in America, the Aviara Golf Club is set on 200 acres in the sleepy surf town of Carlsbad, north of San Diego. Overlooking the Batiquitos Lagoon, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa has been a perennial favorite of well-heeled travelers, golf nuts, and San Diegans heading up the coast for a staycation.
The only coastal California course designed by Arnold Palmer, Aviara Golf Club offers more than 18 holes that spread over 7,000 sculpted yards of rolling hillsides and native wildflowers that lead to bunker and water challenges.
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa — Koloa, Hawaii
If the desert isn’t your thing, maybe beach sand and crashing waves are more your style. Iconic and isolated Koloa sits at the southern tip of Hawaii’s greenest isle, Kauai.
Sprawled between lush volcanic mountains and rugged ocean cliffs, the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa boasts Po’ipu Bay Golf Course. 18 visually stunning and ever-challenging championship holes lead up to seashore paspalum greens. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Poipu Bay is one of the most acclaimed Pacific resort courses. From 1994 to 2006, the course hosted the annual PGA Grand Slam of Golf, one of the world’s most prestigious tournaments.
Whether it be Hawaii or your local course, make sure that you get out there and hit a few balls before the weather turns. Golf can be fleeting, and you don’t want to be left wanting come December…
A Visit to Charleston’s Isle of Palms Wild Dunes Resort
A lot has been written about the port city of Charleston, South Carolina, with its southern charm, cobblestone streets and colorful pre-war architecture.However, little might be known of the region’s coastal offerings. Just a half hour’s drive northeast of the city sits the Isle of Palms, Charleston’s resort island and home to the ...
A lot has been written about the port city of Charleston, South Carolina, with its southern charm, cobblestone streets and colorful pre-war architecture.
However, little might be known of the region’s coastal offerings. Just a half hour’s drive northeast of the city sits the Isle of Palms, Charleston’s resort island and home to the Wild Dunes Resort, encompassing 1,600 acres of Lowcountry charm and vacation leisure.
This beachside vacation getaway includes hotels, condos and waterfront homes offering short stays or longer-term seasonal rentals.
With so many options, it is the perfect choice for weddings, corporate events and family getaways. Recreational opportunities include a 36-hole golf course, designed by Tom Fazio, tennis, pickelball, bicycling and seven miles of beaches on which to play or chill. Walking and jogging paths wind throughout the island and you might even run into a family of deer on your jaunt.
Within Wild Dunes, located beachside on the north end of the Isle of Palms, two adjacent hotels include the Boardwalk Inn and the, newly-constructed, Sweetgrass Inn. Just one year old, the Sweetgrass is a Destination by Hyatt hotel offering 153 guest rooms and suites, restaurants, spa and rooftop bar.
The Nest, with its colorful Andy Davis mural, offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic and surrounding property, while sipping signature cocktails. The Shoppes of Sweetgrass are located on an adjacent walkway, comprised of restaurants, market, shops, and even an art gallery. The Gallery at Sweetgrass features regional, as well as nationally recognized artists, some in residence.
Restaurants include the full-service Coastal Provisions, located at the Boardwalk Inn, as well as the more casual pool-side Laughing Gull at Sweetgrass. Both restaurants feature their signature 7 Mile Burger and Lager, named after the Isle of Palms 7-mile stretch of beach. The Oystercatcher, in the Sweetgrass lobby, offers smaller plates and shareable dishes along with signature cocktails.
For even more casual fare, Hudson’s Café and Market provides food and drink to enjoy in your room, taking advantage of the views from your balcony. Next to Hudson’s you’ll find Coastal Crust for pizza and other Italian cuisine. Additional eateries are dotted throughout the resort, so no chance you’ll be hungry on this trip.
Nothing beats a relaxing massage while on vacation and The Spa at Sweetgrass is the perfect choice to complement the laid-back vibe of this resort. With two plunge pools, beach yoga and even an optional meditation and sound bath experience on the sand, you can indulge and immerse yourself in a calm, yet energized, state of mind. Private spa cabanas are also available for a retreat with family and friends, and the gift shop provides beautiful examples of the region as a reminder of your stay.
The opportunities for exploration are abundant. Barrier Island Eco Tours offers your choice of boat junket to Capers Island Preserve, home of bone-yard beach. The natural erosion of the shoreline has created an eerie spectacle of trees with roots exposed in bizarre shapes. You’ll glide through salt marshes with views of dolphins playing in the surf and stop to check the occasional blue crab trap, while Captain Shane describes the wondrous ecosystem.
And don’t forget downtown Charleston, where you can stroll historic King Street with its boutiques and restaurants, loaded with Southern charm and housed in architecturally diverse buildings.
A local dining favorite, Hall’s Chophouse, offers USDA Prime steaks from Allen Brothers of Chicago, as well as fresh seafood and signature cocktails. Family-owned, this gathering spot serves everything from wet-aged filet mignon to a 34-ounce Tomahawk ribeye. Of course, shrimp and grits are on the menu along with other options from the sea. A must-try is their signature Pepper Jack Creamed Corn Skillet, not to mention Whiskey Bread Pudding for dessert. Hall’s is the place to see and be seen so get your reservation early.
Shopping options are diverse, and horse-drawn carriage tours and nighttime graveyard walks are a must. The iconic Pineapple Fountain on the waterfront park is Charleston’s symbol of hospitality and an Instagram-worthy sight. Photo ops abound at every turn but don’t forget to take in the ambiance and gentile essence of the city.
It’s all about the Lowcountry culture in Charleston, Southern charm mixed with shrimp and grits and Virgil Kaine whiskey. The Gullah sweetgrass basket weavers throughout the city, the colorful houses on Rainbow Row and a hearty Lowcountry boil, all round out the vibe one gets when visiting this part of the south. The Wild Dunes Resort conveniently includes all of this laid-back charm in one sprawling location.
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Gov. Henry McMaster, Lt. Gov. Pamela S. Evette, and First Lady Peggy McMaster’s Weekly Schedule, June 13, 2022
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster, Lieutenant Governor Pamela S. Evette, and First Lady Peggy McMaster's schedules for the week of June 13 will include the following:Wednesday, June 15 at 2:00 PM: Gov. McMaster will hold a ceremonial bill signing for H.3166, the Rena Grant Sickle Cell Disease Voluntary Patient Recovery Act, State House, Governor’s Office, 1100 Gervais Street, Columbia, S.C.Thursday, June 16 at 11:00 AM: Lt. Gov. Evette will join state agency leaders and the Alzheimer’s ...
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster, Lieutenant Governor Pamela S. Evette, and First Lady Peggy McMaster's schedules for the week of June 13 will include the following:
Wednesday, June 15 at 2:00 PM: Gov. McMaster will hold a ceremonial bill signing for H.3166, the Rena Grant Sickle Cell Disease Voluntary Patient Recovery Act, State House, Governor’s Office, 1100 Gervais Street, Columbia, S.C.
Thursday, June 16 at 11:00 AM: Lt. Gov. Evette will join state agency leaders and the Alzheimer’s Association in recognizing Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. State House, first floor, Columbia, S.C.
Friday, June 17 at 11:00 AM: Gov. McMaster and Lt. Gov. Evette will participate in the Joint Inauguration of Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto Girls State, State House, North Steps, Columbia, S.C.
Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: June 6, 2022
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of June 6, 2022, included:
Monday, June 6
11:00 AM: Call with a fellow governor.
12:00 PM: Gov. McMaster attended the Health Supply US announcement, The Westin Poinsett, Gold Ballroom, 120 South Main Street, Greenville, S.C.
2:30 PM: Gov. McMaster held a ceremonial bill signing for H. 3105, S.C. Religious Freedom Act, First Baptist North Spartanburg, 8740 Asheville Highway, Spartanburg, S.C.
Tuesday, June 7
10:45 AM: Agency call.
12:00 PM: Gov. McMaster spoke to the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina’s lunch meeting and presented the Order of the Palmetto to Ordie Brown, Sweetgrass Pavilion, Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, S.C.
Thursday, June 9
11:00 AM: Policy meeting.
12:00 PM: Gov. McMaster spoke to the Central Carolina Realtors Association’s 2nd Quarter Membership Luncheon, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, S.C.
3:15 PM: Gov. McMaster visited and toured BDV Solutions, BDV Solutions, 631 South Main Street, 4th Floor Conference Room, Greenville, S.C.
4:45 PM: Call with a local official.
5:00 PM: Gov. McMaster visited YMCA Camp Oconee County.
Friday, June 10
11:20 AM: Call with a local official.
11:30 AM: Call with Brigadier General Julie Nethercot, Commander of the Parris Island Marine Corps Depot.
11:46 AM: Agency call.
Gophers and Bison Earn Double Digit Wins, Johnnies Fall to Bethel
The University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University football teams as well as the Granite City Lumberjacks, St. Cloud Norsemen, and Minnesota Twins notched big wins on Saturday, while the St. John's University football team suffered their first loss at the hands of Bethel. On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings will play host to the Detroit Lions.RECAPS:- The Gophers remain undefeated after routing Michigan State 34-7 on the road Saturday. Tanner Morgan completed 23 of 26 for 268 yards and three touchdowns. Mohamed Ibrahim ...
The University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University football teams as well as the Granite City Lumberjacks, St. Cloud Norsemen, and Minnesota Twins notched big wins on Saturday, while the St. John's University football team suffered their first loss at the hands of Bethel. On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings will play host to the Detroit Lions.
- The Gophers remain undefeated after routing Michigan State 34-7 on the road Saturday. Tanner Morgan completed 23 of 26 for 268 yards and three touchdowns. Mohamed Ibrahim added 22 carries for 103 yards and a touchdown. On the other side of the ball, Minnesota ended the day with two interceptions and a forced fumble. The Gophers improve to 4-0 and will return home next week to host Purdue. Pre-game coverage starts Saturday at 9:00 a.m. on AM 1390 and 93.9 FM Granite City Sports.
- The Bison rallied in the second half to pull off a 34-17 win over the University of South Dakota on Saturday. NDSU had a quiet start to the game, trailing 17-10 at the break. Coming out of the locker room, North Dakota scored 34 unanswered points to win it. The ground game is where the Bison found their groove. Cam Miller completed 10 of 19 for 120 yards and an interception but rushed five times for 33 yards and a touchdown. Hunter Luepke had 20 carries for 146 yards and two touchdowns, and Kobe Johnson added 14 carries for 68 yards and a touchdown. The Bison improve to 3-1 and will host Youngstown State on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. You can catch all the action on AM 1390 and 93.9 FM Granite City Sports.
- The Norsemen earned a 1-0 shutout shootout win over Austin on Saturday to close out the series with a sweep. Neither team scored through regulation or overtime, but St. Cloud came out on top in the shootout thanks to Blake Perbix and Tyler Dysart. The Norsemen improve to 4-1-0-1 and will return home on Friday to host the Aberdeen Wings (2-4) at 7:00 p.m.
- The Lumberjacks used a late push to lift them past the Willmar WarHawks Saturday night. Four different shooters scored for Granite City. In the net for GC, Xander Roberts made 21 saves and allowed two goals. The Lumberjacks improve to 3-0 on the season. On Friday the team will travel to Wyoming to face the Gillette Wild (4-0).
- The Twins snapped a five-game losing streak with an 8-4 win over the Angels at home on Saturday. Minnesota already had a 4-3 lead when Gary Sánchez put it away for good with a three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth. Luis Arráez and Gio Urshela each tallied two runs on the day. The Twins improve to 74-78 and will host Los Angeles (66-86) in the third and final game of the series on Sunday. Pre-game coverage starts at 12:00 p.m. on AM 1390 and 93.9 FM Granite City Sports.
- The no. 2 Johnnies suffered their first loss of the season and first conference loss at the hands of no. 20 Bethel on Saturday. SJU put up the first points and held the lead for most of the game until a 72-yard touchdown pass put the Royals on top in the fourth quarter. Aaron Syverson completed 22 of 44 for 313 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions. On the ground, Henry Trost had 21 carries for 105 yards and two touchdowns. The Johnnies fall to 2-1 and will host Concordia College on Saturday as they celebrate homecoming. Kick-off is set for 1:00 p.m. at Clemens Stadium.
- The Vikings (1-1) will host Detroit (1-1) in an NFC North showdown at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday. This is the first matchup for the teams this season. Minnesota is coming off of an embarrassing MNF loss to the Eagles, while Detroit is hot off a win over the Commanders. The Lions will be without DE John Cominsky and G Jonah Jackson, and while TE T.J. Hockenson, DE Aidan Hutchinson, star RB D'Andre Swift, and C Frank Ragnow are all listed as questionable, all four are expected to play. For the Vikings CB Andrew Booth Jr. and S Harrison Smith are out, but LB Eric Kendricks should be ready to go. Pre-game coverage kicks off at 11:00 a.m. on AM 1240 and 95.3 FM WJON.
Wild Dunes Resort To Offer Recreation Amenities Through 2022
By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye NewsThe management of Wild Dunes Resort has backed off plans to immediately limit the use of its recreational facilities to guests staying in properties it owns or manages, choosing instead to extend its Sports Card program through the end of 2022. In a letter dated Oct. 31, 2021, Lowe Wild Dunes informed third-party property managers that the Sports Cards they purchased for their guests, which gave them access to all the resort’s recreational opportunities, would no longer be offered after th...
By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News
The management of Wild Dunes Resort has backed off plans to immediately limit the use of its recreational facilities to guests staying in properties it owns or manages, choosing instead to extend its Sports Card program through the end of 2022. In a letter dated Oct. 31, 2021, Lowe Wild Dunes informed third-party property managers that the Sports Cards they purchased for their guests, which gave them access to all the resort’s recreational opportunities, would no longer be offered after the end of this year. Not long after, apparently following a conversation between Isle of Palms Mayor Jimmy Carroll and Lowe Senior Vice President Dan Battista, the resort management announced that the Sports Card program would be extended through the end of 2022, but only for guests who booked their reservations by Nov. 24, 2021. “Lowe Wild Dunes graciously saw the dilemma that outside management companies had with their guests who already had rentals booked for 2022,” Carroll commented. “They realized that the outside management companies had a valid point that most bookings are made a year in advance, and they realized that providing such short notice was the wrong thing to do.” “As a great community member, we don’t want to penalize those we’ve had a longstanding relationship with,” said Robb Walker, the resort’s managing director. “We recognized that, and we want to seamlessly retire the program.” According to Walker, the Sports Card program is coming to an end because guests staying in properties owned and managed by the resort have been having trouble accessing the amenities. He said that during the summer months, as many as 1,500 people are guests of the resort in 600 units, including the recently-opened 153-room Sweetgrass Inn, adding that there are approximately 2,100 homes and villas within the gates of the resort. “We’re a business. We’re trying to take care of our paying guests,” Walker said. “It’s increasingly difficult when the campus is overwhelmed. It’s becoming untenable to manage that many people.” During 2022, the guests of third-party property managers will not have access to the Boardwalk Inn or Sweetgrass Inn pools or the Sweetgrass Inn fitness center.
Consistent with the 2021 Sports Card program, they will be able to use the Swim Center all day; the Grand Pavilion pools after 4 p.m.; and the Port O’Call fitness center for $15 a day. Tennis court fees will be waived in the afternoon. To remain in the Sports Card program through the end of 2022, third-party property managers were required to submit a spreadsheet with the name of the principal guest, number of guests in the party and arrival and departure dates by Nov. 24. Guests who book through the resort “have the equivalent of what we offer all our guests as part of their stay,” Walker said.
Walker pointed out that Wild Dunes has spent more than $100 million on recent improvements, including the Sweetgrass Inn, a spa, a fitness center, multiple restaurants, new pools and additional meeting space. He said the restaurants, the spa and the golf courses will remain available to all guests, residents and the general public.