Hilton Head Public Golf Courses
Head Arthur Hills - Public Golf Course – Palmetto Hall Plantation
The Arthur Hills Course is a favorite. When it opened in 1991, Golf Magazine rated it one of America’s “Top 10 New Courses”, referring to it as “a classic”. The fairways wind around sparkling lakes and are heavily wooded by towering pines and moss draped oaks. The greens are well maintained and protected, edged with bunkers and strategically placed water hazards. The signature hole, the par-4 18th, offers a daunting finish to a spectacular game. Golf Digest rated this course “A Must Play” when visiting Hilton Head Island. For further information and tee times for this Hilton Head golf course, call 843-785-1138 or Toll Free 1-800-827-3006.
Hilton Head Arthur Hill’s - Public Golf Course – Palmetto Dunes Plantation
The Arthur Hills Golf Course originally opened in
1986, was extensively renovated in 1995. Said to have one of the most
distinctive layouts in the Low-country, this “must play” course has a tournament putting surface year round
and an extremely undulating line with significant elevation changes. Lined by
dunes that continue into the greens, a player quickly notices the absence of
rough and fairway bunkers. Gusty ocean breezes and numerous lagoons combine to
make this course a challenge. The greens are generous but getting on is a
challenge due to a multitude of bunkers. For further information and tee times
for this Hilton Head golf course, call 843-785-1138 or Toll Free
1-800-827-3006. Four ½ Star Rating Fodor’s Golf Digest
Hilton Head Barony - Public Golf Course – Port Royal Plantation
The Barony Course, designed by George Cobb, opened
in the spring of 1969. From the tee, many of the holes on Barony appear to be
relatively open, but as you approach the green, the real challenge of the
course becomes clear. The greens are small and protected by deep bunkers and
Bermuda rough, demanding a deft touch with the medium and short irons. Indeed,
this is a course where accuracy, not length, is paramount. For further
information and tee times for this Hilton Head golf course, call 843-689-4653
or Toll Free 1-800-234-6318.
Hilton Head Country Club - Semi- Private Golf Course Hilton Head Plantation
A Rees Jones design that opened in 1986, the Country
Club course is a demanding, rolling layout that rambles through wide-open
expanses, pine, and oak woodlands, freshwater ponds and marshes. There are also
some scenic glimpses of Skull Creek on the back nine. Each hole is distinctive,
as a golfer must negotiate water hazards, contoured fairways, pot bunkers and
sculpted bunkers, and grass hollows. This facility features constant elevation
tees, landing areas and greens. There is a fully stocked pro shop, outstanding
practice facilities, and snack bar facilities. For further information and tee
times for this Hilton Head golf course, call 843-681-4653
Hilton Head George Fazio - Public Golf Course – Palmetto Dunes Plantation
George Fazio Course is ranked in Golf Digest’s list of “America’s Top 100 Courses”. Built in 1969, the course begins with a 432-yard
first hole and ends with a 462-yard 18th hole. The course is known
for its abundance of long par fours bunkers and water hazards, as well as its
tree lined fairways and small greens. Many consider this course the Islands truest championship challenge. For
further information and tee times for this Hilton Head golf course, call
843-785-1138 or Toll Free 1-800-827-3006.
Hilton Head Golden Bear - Club Public Golf Course – Indigo Run Plantation
Bear is a local favorite of the golf community on Hilton Head Island. It is
noted for its balanced layout, breathtaking surroundings, and the need for a
solid short game. Several tournaments are held here every year including the
Junior Nationals Tournament. Golden Bear offers Par View Electronics Caddy
System on every cart. This technology gives tips in how to play every hole as
though a player has an instructor with him while he moves through this 18-hole
course. If a player prefers human contact, the club offers a PGA professional
instructor. Reservations during the winter are suggested and mandatory during
the summer months. Guest has free use of the amenities including the practice
area, driving range, pool areas, and dining facilities. For further information
and tee times for this Hilton Head golf course, call 843-689-2200.
Hilton Head Harbour Town Golf Links - Public Golf Course - Sea Pines Plantation
Peter Dye-Jack Nicklaus designed course is the home to the MCI Heritage of Golf
every April. The course has been played by such legends as Nicklaus, Palmer,
Love, Norman, and Stewart. They all agree that this course is one of their
favorites on the PGA Tour. It is ranked by Golf Digest as the “Number One Course in South Carolina”, and as number 10 in “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses”. Golf Magazine claims it as number 12
in the nation’s “Top
100 Courses You Can Play”.
The course requires finesse and pinpoint shot placement rather than power. The
protected greens are among the smallest of any tournament course in the
country. Those who know say the par-four 18th hole is fearsome. This
facility has become a symbol for excellence in the world of golf, and yearly
makes everyone's list of Top-50 in the USA. For further information and tee
times for this Hilton Head golf course, call 843-842-8484 or Toll Free 1-800-955-8337.
Hilton Head Ocean Course - Public Golf Course - Sea Pines Plantation
This is Hilton Head’s first golf course, built in 1960, and designed by
George Cobb. The course, rebuilt in 1995 by Mark
McCumber, features the signature oceanfront 15th hole with panoramic water
views. Ocean Course is one of two Certified Audubon Cooperative
Sanctuary courses at The Sea Pines Resort.
You will see water on most holes, but the signature 15th hole as
well as the 16th has panoramic views of the ocean. Four sets of tees
are well placed to give golfers of every skill level a good play. Lagoons and bunkers add challenge to the
traditionally designed course. For further
information and tee times for this Hilton Head golf course, call 843-842-8484
or Toll Free 1-800-955-8337.
Hilton Head Oyster Reef Golf Club - Public Golf Course – Hilton Head Plantation
Oyster Reef Golf Club, named among one
of the top 25 new courses in America, opened in 1982. This is Hilton Head
only public course. The course is noted for its numerous bunkers, doglegs, and
water hazards. Inside their clubhouse are women and men’s locker rooms, a wonderfully stocked
pro shop, a grill, and an informal lounge. The back wall is lined with glass
for a view of their grounds. The club has two Head Pros available for lessons.
For further information and tee times for this Hilton Head golf course, call
843-689-4653 or Toll Free 1-800-234-6318.
Hilton Head Planter’s Row - Public Golf Course – Port Royal Plantation
Planters Row Golf Course designed by Willard Byrd and George Cobb was built in
1984. The course offers rolling tree lined fairways in a park like setting.
Water comes into play on several holes at Planter's Row, and its large and
undulating greens require a skilled touch with your putter. Keeping the ball in
play is essential to good scoring on this track. An excellent example of this
is the 480-yard, par-5 18th hole. The second shot must find a narrow landing
area flanked by woods to the left and water to the right setting up a short pitch
to an elevated well-bunkered green. For further information and tee times for
this Hilton Head golf course, call 843-689-4653 or Toll Free 1-800-234-6318.
Hilton Head Robert Trent - Public Golf Course – Palmetto Dunes Plantation
The links style Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course
was renovated in 2002. At 6,707 yards with numerous traps, it is test for any
player. Golf Week readers ranked this treasure among the best in the Southeast.
From the 11th to the 18th holes, the course winds through
seven of the resort’s
eleven-mile long lagoon system. The memorable par-five 10th has an
oceanfront view, one of only two oceanfront holes on the entire island. For
further information and tee times for this Hilton Head golf course, call
843-785-1138 or 1-800-827-3006.
Hilton Head Robert Cupp - Public Golf Course – Palmetto Hall Plantation
Opened in 1993, the Robert Cupp Course redefines
conventional golf course architecture, thanks to a boldly original concept from
the designer. Named the 1992 Golf Architect of the Year by Golf World, Cupp
plotted the course's original design on computer. The course, praised for the
impeccable year round conditioning, has been rated as one of the toughest
courses in the area from the back tees; the course is eminently playable from the
forward tees. The beautiful clubhouse is 14, 0000 square feet and provides
lockers, pro shop, and dining facilities available to all players. There is a
resident head pro for instructions. A truly unique experience, the Cupp course
is great fun to play for all skill levels. Golf Digest Rated This Course “A Must Play” When Visiting Hilton Head Island. For
further information and tee times for this Hilton Head golf course, call 843-785-1138 or Toll Free 1-800-827-3006.
Hilton Head Robber's Row - Public Golf Course - Port Royal Plantation
on historic Civil War grounds, Robber’s Row was the plantation’s first course, opening in 1996. Pete
Dye redesigned the course in 1993. The varied course requires finesse and every
club in a playerÂ’s
bag. The fairways are lined with magnolia and oak trees as well as numerous
historical markers describing events pertinent to the area. The greens are
generous but getting on is a challenge due to a multitude of bunkers. Those
looking for a real challenge can move to the back tees and find a very fair,
but stern test of golf. Robber’s
Row has emerged as one of the most exciting courses on Hilton Head Island. For
further information and tee times for this Hilton Head golf course, call
843-689-4653 or Toll Free 1-800-234-6318.
Hilton Head Sea Marsh - Public Golf Course – Sea Pines Plantation
The Sea Marsh Course originally designed by George
Cobb and revitalized by Clyde Johnston in 1990, winds
through oaks and pines, and has broad fairways lined by vast tidal marshes and
picturesque lagoons. An
assortment of well-bunkered greens requires accurate shot placement to score
well and are generally sloped from back to front. This is not a very long
course from the back tees, but considered by locals as a good test of golf. A visit to Hilton Head Island requires a round on
the Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, which feature the signature
163-yard 13th hole, a picturesque par 3. A
consistent ocean breeze adds to the trial, making this course an interesting
test of true golf skill. For further information and tee times for this Hilton
Head golf course, call 843-842-8484 or Toll Free 1-800-955-8337.
Hilton Head Shipyard Golf Club - Public Golf Course - Shipyard Plantation
The Shipyard Golf Club consists of three nine-hole golf courses, named Galleon, Brigantine, and Clipper. They can be played in any combination for a thoroughly enchanting day of golf. The challenges of these courses come from the plethora of severe doglegs and water hazards on 25 of the 27 holes. Greens are large and well bunkered, but accurate tee shots and careful approaches are necessary if you are to play to your handicap. The original Clipper and Galleon courses create an exciting combination of long fairways and perilous hazards, while the Brigantine course winds its way around lagoons and breathtaking terrain. Shipyard Golf Club promises a paramount golfing experience that will delight even the most demanding golfers and offers the largest most extensive teaching staff in the area with the Hilton Head Island School of Golf. Reservations are necessary for instruction. Walk-ins are welcome but times available are a factor. For further information and tee times for this Hilton Head golf course, call 843-689-4653 or Toll Free 1-800-234-6318.
Bluffton, Sun City and Daufuskie Island SC Public Golf Courses
Crescent Pointe Golf Club – Bluffton SC
Crescent Pointe Golf, designed by Arnold Palmer, offers breathtaking marsh views and dramatic shot-making opportunities. This world-class golf course was designed to take advantage of all the property with graceful elevations, and rolling terrain, magnificent large oaks, pines and magnolias line native sand areas.
All golf carts are equipped with Par View GPS Electronic Caddy System providing a player with pro tips on how to play each hole. The Crescent Pointe Grill is opened to visitors but all other rooms are for members only. Visitors do have full use of all the practice facilities. A resort style course, it has a par of 71 and the estimated time for an average player of four hours and five minutes. For further information and tee times for this Bluffton SC, golf course, call 843-706-2600.
Eagles Point Golf Club – Bluffton SC Public Golf Course
Pointe Golf Club features wide, well-defined fairways with dramatic bunkering
and magnificent undulating greens. Davis Love III designed the course to take
full advantage of the magnificent views created by the freshwater wetlands and
towering pines. It is a great test of golf for both the average and advanced
player. The Par View GPS Electronic Caddy System is available on all carts. The
informal grillroom, all practice facilities, and pro shop are open to all
visitors. For further information and tee times for this Bluffton SC, golf
course, call 843-757-5900 or Toll Free 1-888-325-1833.
Executive Golf Club – Bluffton SC Public Golf Course
Executive Golf Club is a 9-hole public golf course that maintains a “Golf for the Family” approach in its attitude and design.
This course was designed by Dr. Grant McKinley opened in 1993. Anyone can rent
golf clubs, electric or pull carts. Dress is casual and golf- pro is available.
The club is open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. seven days a week. For further
information and tee times for this Bluffton SC golf course, call 843-686-6400.
Hilton Head National – Bluffton SC Public Golf Course
Head National, named a USA Today Golf Atlas "Top Fifty Course" and a
Coastal Carolina Golf Map "Top Twenty LayoutÂ”. Hilton Head National has proven to be one of the
finest golf courses in the southeast. This course will challenge the skills of
both amateurs and professionals. The course's greens are ample, but not severely
undulating. Its signature feature is the huge double green shared by holes 9
and 18. Another unique feature of Hilton Head National is the absence of homes
on the golf course. Most of the property adjacent to and adjoining the fairways
is still in a natural and pristine state.Â
The clubhouse is approximately 5,000 square feet. It features a pro
shop, restaurant and lounge, and small locker-room facilities. Directly
adjacent to the clubhouse is a complete practice facility. For further
information and tee times for this Bluffton SC, golf course, call 843-842-5900
or Toll Free 1-888-955-1234.
Island West Golf Course – Bluffton SC
Popular Island West Golf opened in 1991 and designed by Fuzzy Zoeller and Clyde
Johnston. On this championship 18-hole, par-72 course, a player will enjoy a
scenic layout with rolling fairways and a preserved natural marsh area with
large live oaks. There is also a beginner-friendly 9-hole course available with
a layout that is popular for both men and women. The clubhouse offers a well
stocked pro shop, bar, grill, and nearby practice facilities for visitors. PGA
lessons are available to individuals or group clinics. For further information
and tee times for this Bluffton SC, golf course, call 843-815-6660.
Old Carolina Golf Club – Bluffton SC Public Golf Course
of the Hilton Head area's newest masterpieces, Old Carolina Golf Club is being
touted as one of the Low country's finest championship courses. Golf Digest
states the Old Carolina Golf Club caters to upscale golfers who demand
perfection from the course they play. Formerly the site of a privately owned
horse farm, Old Carolina displays all the charm of the location's past. From
the moment you drive down the oak lined driveway toward the original horse
barn, you will realize that you are in one of the area's most interesting and
unique golf settings. Built on high ground meadows and featuring gently rolling
fairways flanked by steep hills and numerous hazards, Clyde Johnston's latest
gem offers guests a fresh alternative to the typical lowcountry layout. The
modern links style design uses the dramatic mounding to sharply define
fairways. A pro shop and the restaurant are available as well as an area for
outdoor grilling. Old Carolina is located off Highway 278 on Buck Island Road
(directly opposite the entrance to Belfair Plantation) six miles before the
bridge to Hilton Head Island. For further information and tee times for this
Bluffton SC, golf course, call 843-785-6363 or Toll Free 1-888-785-7274.
Old South Golf Links Bluffton SC Public Golf Course
Old South Golf Links has four-star rating in Golf Digest. Designed by Clyde
Johnston, the natural southern beauty allows the player to enjoy spectacular
views from marsh front holes, island greens, live oaks and rolling green
terrain. This Championship Clyde Johnston design features island greens and
spectacular views of the Intercostals Waterway. The clubhouse has both dining
facilities and golf shop. There are large practice facilities nearby. Old South
is located on Highway 278 opposite the entrance to Moss Creek Plantation, 1
mile before the bridge to Hilton Head Island. For further information and tee
times for this Bluffton SC, golf course, call 843-785-5353 or Toll Free
Bluffton SC Rose Hill Golf Club – Rose Hill Plantation
Rose Hill Golf Club opened in 1988 and redesigned in 2000 by Art Schosser. This
club offers three 9-hole courses and they are all considered beginner friendly.
Golf Digest gave this club a Three Star Rating for best places to play. The
Club offers club rentals, a practice facility, pro shop, restaurant, and
lounge. Rose Hill Golf Club is located 6 Miles from Hilton Head Island on
Highway 278, 4 Clubhouse Drive, Bluffton SC. For further information and tee
times for this Bluffton SC, golf course, call 843-842-3740.
Melrose Golf Course – Daufuskie Island SC Public Golf Course
a Jack Nicklaus-designed signature course, sweeps along the Atlantic Ocean,
providing challenging play and stunning views. It winds its way through two
entirely different terrains, the front nine plays through the wooded heart of
the Island with the last three holes on the back nine hugging the Atlantic
Ocean. The beautiful 18th Hole has the beach in play and the green
appears to lunge right into the water. For further information and tee times
for this Daufuskie Island SC golf course, call 843-341-4810 or Toll Free
Bloody Point Golf Course – Daufuskie Island SC Public Golf Course
Point lies along the Mungen River and winds through the IslandÂ’s dark-water lagoons, moss-laden forest,
and Intracoastal Waterway sea marshes. It is known as a very playable course
with an open layout and great for golfers of any level with elevated greens and
exciting bunkers. The sixth Fairway is also home to their resident bald eagle.
For further information and tee times for this Daufuskie Island SC golf course,
call 843-341-4810 or Toll Free 1-800-648-6778.
Hidden Cypress Golf Club – Sun City SC
Cypress is one of two courses available in Sun City, both designed by PGA Tour
winner Mark McCumber. This par-72 course is noted for its well-guarded greens
and diverse terrain. There are no amenities, but some golf carts are available
to rent. For further information and tee times for this Sun City SC, golf
course, call 843-705-4999 or Toll Free 1-866-705-4999.
Okatie Creek Golf Club – Sun City SC
Okatie Creek Golf Club Course is one of two courses available inside Sun City, both designed by PGA Tour winner Mark McCumber. This par-72 course is of classic design and known for its natural contours and some of the best greens in the area. The clubhouse has all practice facilities available to the visitors and a large pro shop. A dress code is mandatory. For further information and tee times for this Sun City SC, golf course, call 843-705-4653.
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