Dolphin Head Golf Course

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina | 18 holes | Par: 72 | 6606 yards

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.

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.

A trademark of Dolphin Head is the slight elevation of the greens from the approach-shot area and the numerous mounds, which accentuate the greens.

Under the direction of renowned golf course architect Clyde Johnston, Dolphin Head Golf Club's greens were rebuilt in 1993. Most recently, all bunkers were completely rebuilt, and four new fairway bunkers were added in strategic locations. A major tree-thinning program has been under way in the last few years to allow more sunshine to reach tees and greens.

The front nine starts and finishes with par 5s, and No. 18 is also a par 5.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 72 6606 72.7 140
White 72 6174 70.8 130
Blue 72 6421 72 137
Gold 72 5513 68 123
Red 72 5360 66.8 117
Green 72 4760 64.3 112
Gold (W) 72 5513 73.5 126
Red (W) 72 5360 71.8 122
Green (W) 72 4760 64.8 113

At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Clyde Johnston, Gary Player, Ron Kirby
  • Type: Private
  • Built in: 1974
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Visitor Policy: Limited non-member play
  • Tee times welcomed: Search tee times

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes

Tuition

  • Teaching pro: Yes
  • Golf school / golf academy: Yes

Services

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

Prices


56 High Bluff Rd
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29926
Beaufort County
P: (843) 681-5550
F: (843) 681-2868
W: www.dolphinheadgc.com


Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 1 stars out of 5
    by Bruce
    on March 09th, 2016 19:12
    Not impressed by how the public is treated by this once private course. We were TOLD to delay our tee off because a tournament wasn't finished. We were told 2 groups needed to come through turned out to be six. We were delayed an hour, couldn't finish our 18 because of darkness and then the marshall accused us of slow play and was very rude. Last time we will ever play at Dolphin Head and will definitely warn others not to play there. Put a damper on our Hiltons Head experience.
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