Palmetto Dunes Resort - Fazio Course

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina | 18 holes | Par: 70 | 6873 yards

George Fazio Golf Course at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, Hole #11.
George Fazio Golf Course at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, Hole #11.

Originally opened in 1974, the Fazio course at Palmetto Dunes Resort underwent a major renovation in 1994, helping to create a course that is consistently in excellent condition and as challenging a test for golfers in Hilton Head.

With just two par fives on the course, Fazio has designed a layout that's heavily populated with par fours, including the 462-yard No. 18 hole, which will take two well-hit and placed shots to have a birdie attempt.

"A Fazio course will always present a golfer with plenty of challenges," said a TravelGolf.com writer. "At Palmetto Dunes, those challenges are in the par fours."

In all, the course measures out at 6,873 yards from the tips with a slope rating of 138. Consistently ranked as one of the nation's Top-100 courses by Golf Digest, the Fazio Course is looked at as one of the more challenging runs in Hilton Head, and one of Fazio's more impressive works.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
White 70 6239 70.5 130
Blue 70 6534 71.9 135
Red 70 5478 67.3 116
Gold 70 6873 73.5 138
White (W) 70 6239 75.8 136
Green 70 5104 66.4 114
Green (W) 70 5104 70.1 123

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At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: George Fazio
  • Type: Public/Resort
  • Built in: 1974
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Visitor Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: No
  • Putting green: Yes

Tuition

  • Teaching pro:
  • Golf school / golf academy:

Services

  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees
  • Pull carts:

Prices

  • Week days: $69.28 - $112.28
  • Weekends: $69.28 - $112.28

Gallery

George Fazio Golf Course at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, Hole #16.George Fazio Golf Course at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, aerial view of Holes #3 and #7.George Fazio Golf Course at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, Aerial view of holes #15 and #16.George Fazio Golf Course at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, Hole #16.George Fazio at Palmetto DunesThe 11th hole on the Fazio course at Palmetto Dunes Resort puts a canal and a single, obtrusive palmetto in the near side of the fairway, and lots of sand on the far side.The 12th hole on the Fazio course at Palmetto Dunes Resort has a water carry for all the tees, then onto a well protected green.Hanging branches will play havoc for those hitting from the mid to front tees on the Fazio course at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. They give a tiny window to avoid sand on the left.The par 3, 14th hole on the Fazio course at Palmetto Dunes Resort positions the green between a rock and a hard place, water left, sand right.The signature 12th hole on the Fazio course at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort has a seaside's worth of sand making shot placement and distance equally important.


2 Carnoustie Rd
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928
Beaufort County
P: (866) 686-9139, (866) 686-9697
F: (843) 842-8509
W: palmettodunes.com


Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 4 stars out of 5
    by john koon
    on June 14th, 2015 16:02
    Played this course twice in one day. Probably the most difficult of the 3 courses at Palmetto Dunes so if you're not a single digit handicap ditch your ego and play from the white tee's. The pro shop was more than accommodating and welcomed us with enthusiasm and gave us some great tips for play. The grill w's outstanding with some great sausage dogs and ice cold beer! The pro shop was well stocked and we even got a 20% discount on all merchandise.
  • 1.5 stars out of 5
    by Dan
    on July 27th, 2012 13:55
    Very unhappy with this course.
    We was quoted one price and when our group showed up the price was higher.

    The person working in the club house was rude and acted as if we were putting him out.
    He also charged each couple a different rate.

    The course itself was okay, put for the attitude, and wrong price, and an okay course I would suggest going to other courses on HHI
    that are much better!
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