Long Cove Club

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina | 18 holes | Par: 71 | 7094 yards

A sunny day view from Long Cove Club.
A sunny day view from Long Cove Club.

Steeped in the rich history of the Old South, Long Cove Club embraces the romance and charm of the Carolina Lowcountry. This golf course is widely hailed as one of Pete Dye and Alice Dye's finest works of art.

This 18-hole championship course on the banks of Hilton Head Island, is set among 630 acres of moss-draped live oaks, stately pines, magnolias and sweeping vistas of saltwater marsh. Tee boxes accommodate golfers of all skill levels.

Long Cove Club's the third hole, 527 yards from the blue tees, is considered one of the top par-5's around. The hole turns gently right to left around a hazard that runs the length of the hole. At the end is a very dramatic green with interesting undulations.

The 565-yard 15th, the longest hole on the golf course, is best played down the left side off the tee and left as well for the second, avoiding the big fairway bunker that covers most of the fairway. The smallish green is guarded by two small oaks and a nasty pot bunker in the front.

The course rating is 74.8 and it has a slope rating of 142 on Bermuda grass. Long Cove golf course opened in 1982.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 71 6354 71.6 134
Blue 71 6577 72.3 138
White 71 6060 70.2 130
Gold 71 7094 74.9 141
Silver 71 5810 69.1 123
Green 71 5415 67.3 116
Red 71 5069 70.7 125
Championship (W) 71 5759 74.7 137
Green (W) 71 5415 72.5 129
Red (W) 71 5083 70.7 125
Silver (W) 71 5810 75.1 139

At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Alice Dye, Bobby Weed, Pete Dye
  • Type: Private
  • Built in: 1980
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Visitor Policy: With member only
  • Tee times welcomed: No

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes


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


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


  • Week days: N/A
  • Weekends: N/A


A view of a fairway at Long Cove ClubLong Cove ClubA view of fairway #12 at Long Cove Club

399 Long Cove Dr
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928
Beaufort County
P: (843) 686-1020, (843) 686-1070
F: (843) 686-4172
W: www.longcoveclub.org

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Dennis crawford
    on October 07th, 2012 01:11
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