Play three different styles of golf inside Del Webb's Sun City Hilton Head community in Bluffton, S.C.
BLUFFTON, S.C. -- Hidden Cypress might be the best of the three courses inside Sun City Hilton Head, a massive Del Webb retirement community, but it's not the only one worth playing.
Mark McCumber designed both the 6,719-yard Okatie Creek Golf Club in 1996 and the 6,946-yard Hidden Cypress Golf Club in 2000. The new par-60 Argent Lakes, a 6,093-yard design by architect Tim Freeland, opened 12 holes in 2011 and the other six in 2012 season to give residents a unique short course of six par 4s and 12 par 3s to enjoy. More undulating greens and mounding give Argent Lakes a different feel than the other two.
The straightforward Okatie Creek Golf Club plays as many as five to six shots easier than Hidden Cypress. Both have wide fairways, but the bunkers are deeper at Hidden Cypress and the misses more penal, too. The picturesque 17th hole on Hidden Cypress has been redone several times, but the finished product, a par 3 with a scenic stream winding its way toward the green, is memorable.
"Hidden Cypress forces them (players) to think a little more here," Head Professional Matt Edlin said. "The lower handicap wants to play here on a weekly basis."
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