Featured Hilton Head Island Area Golf Courses
Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run, a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, has quickly earned a name for itself as one of the top-rated layouts on an island of top-flight designs.
Bear Creek Golf Club is a private golf course that is member owned and operated, with membership limited to 250. The 18-hole course was designed by Rees Jones and opened in 1980. Jones completed a renovation 26 years later.
The golf course at The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes is a popular choice among local golfers since it requires both skill and strategy. It stretches more than 7,300 yards from the back tees, but there are five sets of tees to adjust the length and difficulty of the game.
Designer Clyde Johnston had his work cut out for him when he created the Old South Golf Links in Bluffton - a pure Southern golf experience that plays just over 6,700 yards.
Veteran course designer Clyde Johnston took what was once a horse farm and created a stellar, difficult course that has had players and critics in agreement to its quality.
Opened in 1970, Lady's Island Country Club is Beaufort's oldest golf club. It has a longstanding reputation for being one of the area's best values. The tight and challenging course demands long, accurate drives and cunning strategy. The layout twists and turns through dense groves of tall trees, making the golf course even trickier.
Located on an island barrier of more than 400 acres, Sanctuary takes you on a tour of ancient and spectacular oak trees, which are everywhere, often in the way of an errant shot.
Rose Hill Golf Club is a classic Lowcountry course with trees draped with moss lining the fairways, shimmering lakes coming into play throughout, and an abundance of native wildlife.
When Oyster Reef Golf Club on Hilton Head Island opened in 1982, it was recognized by many golf experts as one of the best new courses in the U.S., because of its fortunate location, a well-known designer in Rees Jones and a clever layout.
The youngest and longest golf course of its brethren, the Planter's Row Course at Port Royal Golf Club is a solid William Byrd design. In 1985, the course played host to the PGA Senior Tour's Hilton Head Seniors International.
Heron Point at Sea Pines Resort was redesigned completely by Pete Dye and reopened in 2007. After the multi-million dollar reconstruction project, Heron Point is nothing short of a modern masterpiece.
At more than 40 years of age, the Barony Course at Port Royal Golf Club is one of Hilton Head's champions of antiquity. And playing to just over 6,500 yards from the tips but with a slope rating of 139, it's a golf course that has stayed relevant with age.
The Robert Cupp Course at Palmetto Hall can be one of the most interesting and eclectic courses you'll play, as well as possibly one of the toughest. From the back tees the course plays to 7,079, with a slope rating of 144.
A combined effort by Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus (Nicklaus designed the original and Dye gave it a spit shine 2000), the Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines Resort is a can't-miss stop for golfers looking to play the best of Hilton Head golf.
A truly breathtaking golf course, Crescent Pointe Golf Club is the only public course in Hilton Head designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer. This world-class golf course features elevated greens and tees not usually found in the Lowcountry.
Eagle's Pointe in Bluffton, South Carolina is located just a few miles from the bridge leaving Hilton Head Island. Among local golfers, it is one of the most popular 'off-island' courses and it is becoming increasingly popular among visitors as well.
The experience of playing the Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto Hall takes on an added dimension when you discover that the golf course was built on an old Civil War garrison.
The Legends at Parris Island offers a unique golfing experience and a challenging layout, amid a beautiful setting. Near Atlantic coast beaches and surrounded by beautiful marsh views, Parris Island is situated on a park-like military base.
The Brigantine/Clipper Course at Shipyard Golf Club combines two of the three nine-hole golf courses on the property for one of the more challenging tests on Hilton Head. Brigantine/Clipper has a rating of 73.3, with a slope of 138 from the championship tees.
The Clipper/Galleon Course at Shipyard Golf Club, which combines two of the three nine-hole golf courses on the property, creates an exciting combination of long fairways and perilous hazards. Clipper/Galleon has a rating of 73.2, with a slope of 133 from the championship tees.
Hilton Head National Golf Club is considered one of the best public courses in the region. In an area where there is no shortage of golf courses, this one stands out for its challenging design filled with risk-reward opportunities.
A Pete Dye redesign of a George Cobb original design helped take the Robber's Row Course at Port Royal Golf Club toward the head of the pack on Hilton Head.
Designed by Clyde Johnston and popular PGA Tour star Fuzzy Zoeller, the Island West Golf Club is a course built around natural marshland and follows the landscape presenting a rolling, tree-lined course.
Designed by George Cobb in 1962, with a 1996 renovation by PGA Tour player Mark McCumber, the Ocean Course at Sea Pines Resort comes in as one of the oldest courses in the Hilton Head golf establishment.
The Galleon/Brigantine Course at Shipyard Golf Club combines two of the three nine-hole golf courses at the club. Galleon/Brigantine has a rating of 72.7, with a slope of 133 from the championship tees.
The Dolphin Head Golf Club, originally designed by Gary Player and Ron Kirby and built in 1974, was the first golf course developed at Hilton Head Plantation.