Golf Courses In and Near Hilton Head Island, SC

About Hilton Head Island, SC, and its golf

Hilton Head Island is 12 miles by five miles wide. It’s a small area, but it sure packs a punch with things to do, restaurants, and — of course — golf.

There are over 250 restaurants on or near the island. Dishes ranging from Italian, American, Japanese, and Mexican are all over the island.

The Beaches on Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island boasts of beautiful beaches like…

Enjoy a full day at any of these beaches, but don’t forget supplies to make it great and comfortable.

Golf on Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island has 24 championship courses, so you won’t be without a course to play when visiting. popular names like Robert Trent Jones Sr., Pete Dye, and Jack Nicklaus have contributed to the design and creation of many local courses. Sea Pines was the island’s first resort and its Harbour Town Golf Links is still home to the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage event.

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort has resided in the heart of Palmetto Dunes for over five decades. Three golf courses — Robert Trent Jones course, Arthur Hills course, and George Fazio course — provide exquisite customer satisfaction for those visiting. Read more below.

Robert Trent Jones Oceanfron

This course is located right on the Atlantic Ocean. The shifting winds make every hole a challenge. You’ll be in awe of the panoramic views of the ocean from the holes at higher elevations. This may be one of the most memorable rounds of golf you’ll play on Hilton Head Island. “2018 Best Courses You Can Play in SC” by South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel.

Arthur Hills

This course has been a longtime regarded unique layout for South Carolina. For its long-standing ability to please players who visit, the Hills has earned a reputation as one of the island’s best golf experiences. You’ll need accuracy and precision instead of distance if you want to do well at this course. “Top 30 Best Courses You Can Play in South Carolina.”

George Fazio

At a par 70 and long fairways, the Fazio course is known as one of the hardest to play on the island. Fine-tune your golf game before playing this round because the bunkers and water hazards may swallow up your ball. This course received the 2019 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor.

Heritage Golf Collection

The Heritage Golf Collection is a clubhouse for golf, events, weddings, tennis, and other sports. A set of popular local golf courses in Hilton Head Island are popular among residents and visitors. See Oyster Reef, Shipyard, and Port Royal below.

Oyster Reef

Rees Jones designed this greeway for newbies and professionals alike. When this course opened in 1982, it was immediately ranked as one of the Top 25 New Courses in America. It’s a popular location among locals for its enjoyable reputation.


Shipyard Golf Club is 27 holes of spectacular golf in Hilton Head’s natural setting of pine trees, flowering magnolias, and moss-draped oaks. These are greens you don’t want to miss. 

Port Royal Golf & Racquet

The Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club is nestled along the Atlantic coastline on the northwestern point of Hilton Head. These are two courses: Barony Course and Robber’s Row Course. Both are challenging in their own way. See for yourself.

The Seapines Resort

The Sea Pines Resort offers three incredible golf courses — Harbour Town, Heron Point, and Atlantic Dunes — for an unforgettable vacation or visit. Golf Magazine named this resort as the Platinum Winner in its Premier Resorts list (2016-2017). Read more about each course below.

Harbour Town

The famed designer Pete Dye and design consultant Jack Nicklaus put this course together. Their intention was to produce a green that required finesse, imagination, and shot-making, rather than brute force.

Heron Point by Pete Dye

Designed by the architect Pete Dye, this course is 7,035 yards from the back tees, but can be played shorter if needed. Four holes are guarded with water, making this a particularly challenging course. This green was named one of the “Best Places to Play” and South Carolina’s 2015 Golf Course of the Year by Golf Digest.

Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III

This course was Hiltons Head’s first-ever golf course. It has since been redesigned by Davis Love III who was a five-time winner of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. Hundreds of plants were installed to give it a local feel. This course is 7,065 yards, is a 74.3 rating, and par 72.


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Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run

This is a Jack Nicklaus-designed public golf course along a gorgeous landscape of towering oaks and pines.It’s a top-rated layout among Hilton Head Island’s community.Part of the ClubCorp family, it’s an unrivaled golf experience with manicured grassy greens.

Country Club of Hilton head

This 18-hole championship golf course was designed by Rees Jones and stands above the rest along South Carolina’s Intracoastal Waterway.It meanders through pristine marshland and pine forests with water near the majority of the holes.Access includes practice driving range, practice putting green, and practice chipping and bunker green.

Independent Golf Clubs and Courses

Hilton Head Island has a few independent golf clubs and courses for your outdoor game.Take a look at Dolphin Head, Bear Creek, and Palmetto Hall for additional clubs and course options.

Dolphin Head

This is a semi-private course nestled on the mouth to the Atlantic Ocean with wildlife and nature surrounding the fairway.Opening in 1974 and Gary Player’s first course, it was — and still is — Hilton Head’s “hidden gem.” A good course for golfers of all skill levels.

Bear Creek

Become a member — even for a short time — to take advantage of benefits.This course was Rees Jones’ first solo design.The Club has hosted many prestigious events such as the 2014 Hilton Head Amateur and Hilton Head Open.It’s an affordable option without the overhead cost of the other local courses.

Palmetto Hall

This club has two courses: The Hills and Cupp course.Hills was named as one of America’s Top 10 New Courses by Golf Digest.The Cupp course is a stunningly original design that tests the better player, but accommodates higher handicappers as well.

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