Crescent Pointe Golf Club

Bluffton, South Carolina | 18 holes | Par: 71 | 6773 yards

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.

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.

Magnificent large oaks, pines and magnolias line native sand areas. Located a short distance from Hilton Head Island, Crescent Pointe Golf Club offers breathtaking marsh views and dramatic shot-making opportunities.

The Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association named Crescent Pointe G.C. its 2010 Golf Course of the Year.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Palmer 71 6773 73.6 142
Blue 71 6447 71.9 137
White 71 6027 69.6 128
Red (W) 71 5196 70.7 131
Green 71 5556 67.6 117
Red 71 5196 66 113


At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay
  • Type: Public
  • Built in: 2000
  • Golf Season:
  • Visitor Policy: Welcomed/Reciprocal
  • Tee times welcomed: Search tee times

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes


  • Teaching pro: Yes
  • Golf school / golf academy: Yes - "Brown Golf Academy"


  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes
  • Pull carts: Yes


1 Crescent Pointe
Bluffton, SC 29909
Beaufort County
P: (843) 706-2600
F: (843) 706-2610

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 4 stars out of 5
    by derek spurdens
    on February 17th, 2018 10:18
    Played 17/2/2018,a saturday morning..very lovely course,nice layout,very nice true greens,couple of bunkers not playable but recommend this course for all you other snowbirds from Canada..very nice friendly staff also...KUDOS
  • 4.5 stars out of 5
    by David Theoret
    on July 31st, 2017 14:01
    Located three miles west of the bridge to Hilton Head, the Arnold Palmer Design Group has created a Lowcountry masterpiece in Crescent Pointe. This Arnold Palmer signature course sits on a beautiful piece of property and highlights the beauty of its surroundings. The championship golf course plays 6,773 yards from the back/Palmer tees with a course rating of 73.8 and a slope of 144 (four sets of tees total) Most golfers will have all they can handle while still maintaining some dignity from the White Tees (6,027/70.2/132).

    As with most Palmer courses, Crescent Pointe offers generous fairways, yet challenging approaches to elevated, undulating greens. As you make your way around the course and through the rolling terrain Mr. Palmer created, you’ll pass strands of centuries-old oaks, pines and magnolias. Journey through the wetlands and you’re privy to some amazing views of the area. But enough of this, it’s time to focus on golf!

    Water is present but not necessarily in play on 16 of the 18 holes with the par 4 18th being the lone exception. In addition to the water that dots the landscape, you’ll find a lot of sand; in fact, in areas where grass was hard to grow, they simply replaced it with sand. You’ll find a number of massive waste bunkers and beach bunkers, which butt up against the water and while they create great aesthetics, they can wreak havoc on your scorecard. Where the water or trees do not form the border of a hole the sand does.

    When you head to the pro shop to check in, look around at the great selection of golf equipment and logoed golf apparel Crescent Point has to offer. You’ll also find a wide assortment of polos, gloves, hats, shorts, and socks for both men and women. Remember, if you can’t dazzle them with your game, you may as well look the part!

    Before your round, be sure to warm up on Crescent Pointe’s full-length driving range, where you can hit every club in the bag. You’ll need to, because odds are you’ll use every one of them. More on that later. There’s also a nice short game area and practice putting green.

    When I think back on my round at Crescent Pointe, several holes come to mind. The first hole is a fairly straight forward par 4, that is if you don’t pay attention to the large waste bunker on the left off the tee or the pond you must fly on the left side on approach. The hole plays 363 yards from the White Tees and is best played with a drive up the right side of the fairway. This takes the water next to the green somewhat out of play, especially with a right pin placement. The green is large, two-tiered and features a lot of undulation. Number 1 is a fair but challenging starting hole and sets the stage for the rest of your round.

    Number 3 is a fairly short par 5 of 471 yards. There’s a marsh area that crosses the fairway about 300 yards out, so bombs away! A good tee shot will leave you with a decision to make; I say go for it because there isn’t a lot of trouble up near the green other than sand short of the green. This is a hole where you can easily gain a stroke on your playing partners.

    Number 6 was my favorite hole, a par 5 that plays 465 yards from the White Tees to an island green. For long ball hitters who can hit a long drive up the right side and avoid the waste bunker and marsh, they can have a go at the green in two. The rest of us will find solace in the left side of the fairway. A short layup shot followed by a pitch shot over water to the island, two putts, par. Simple!

    Although Number 18 has the distinction of being the only hole with no water; it makes up for that with sand. It’s everywhere off the tee and definitely in play if you don’t hit the narrow fairway. From the White Tees, it plays 387 yards and the bunker on the right can easily be cleared with a good drive. From there you’re looking at an approach shot into a long, narrow green framed by bunkers on either side and behind. Now it’s time to head inside to One Hot Mamas!

    One Hot Mamas American Grille is a family-friendly Hilton Head restaurant specializing in baby-back ribs, pit-to-plate BBQ, hand-cut steaks, char-grilled chicken, the world’s best wings, salads and more. In addition to all of your BBQ favorites, they also offer several draft beers and all of your favorite libations. You won’t be disappointed in the food.

    Last Word: Rarely does a daily fee golfer have the opportunity to experience expansive marsh views and, in this case unprecedented views of scenic Colleton River; that is something usually reserved for members of private clubs. Holes 17 and 18 offer up such views. As for the golf course, you’ll need to think your way around. While many fairways offer the opportunity to go for broke off the tee, you’ll need to think through the layup and pitch shots if you want to play well here. More than likely, you’ll hit every club in the bag. That said the course is very player-friendly and challenging. Something else I found interesting were the elevated greens, something you don’t often see on a course that sits at just above sea level.

    If you live in the Hilton Head area and are thinking of joining a golf course, Brown Golf Management offers the best membership opportunities in the area. For one monthly membership fee, you’ll have access to 6 Bluffton area courses and enjoy unlimited golf, range balls and golf lessons from a PGA professional. I spoke with several members that take advantage of this perk and they said this alone is worth the membership fee! You’ll also have reciprocal privileges at all other Brown Golf-managed facilities in FL, GA, PA and NC.

    For more membership information or to book a tee time at Crescent Point, give them a call at (843) 706-2600 or Click Here.
  • 1 stars out of 5
    by J. Moss
    on May 19th, 2016 12:24
    Played 5/19/16. It is a great course layout (Palmer) but the greens were extremely slow, traps were in terrible shape as well as the cart paths and tee boxes. Course in need of some serious TLC. Will not play again until these issues are addressed. .
  • 1.5 stars out of 5
    by chuck milam
    on October 15th, 2013 13:21
    Great course but prices on the internet are not correct and when asked the starter couldn't tell me why the big differences from actual cost and what was posted on their web site
  • 4 stars out of 5
    by Mark Elliott
    on July 17th, 2013 05:17
    Every time I am in Hilton Head I find my way to Crescent Point. I find the course to be very challenging from the blues yet not so difficult that it detracts from the experience. The course has always been in excellent condition although the greens tend to by slower than most courses. They could also benefit by a more aggressive marshaling system as sometimes pace of play is less than desirable. That said, the course is a great challenge and I find it to be one of the best values in HHI.
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