Golf Courses

  • Planters Row at Port Royal Golf Club

    The Willard Byrd designed course, the newest and most difficult of the three options at Port Royal Plantation, Planters Row has been the home to the Champions Tour’s Hilton Head Seniors International since 1985.

    Planters Row offers a challenge to golfers, as water is a factor on 10 of the 18 Port Royal holes. The beautiful course with an unforgettable Low County park like setting presents large greens and narrow fairways. The front nine is short but challenging with the Par 3 fourth hole presenting a carry over water and the Par 5 fifth requiring crossing the water twice!

    Planters Row at Port Royal Plantation is a challenge for golfers of all skill levels with its narrow, tree lined fairways and small undulating greens, and is a must play while on Hilton Head Island!


    Golf Course Statistics

     Tee                    Par     Yards     Slope    Rating
    Championship   72        6625      139        72.1
    Back                     72        6284      133        70.4
    Middle                 72        5920      129         68.7
    Forward             72        5119      124         72.0


    Planters Row at Port Royal Golf Club Course Information:
    10 Clubhouse Dr.
    Hilton Head, SC 29926
    (843) 689-4653




  • The George Fazio Course at the Palmetto Dunes Resort

    Designed by one of America's most respected golf architects, the George Fazio Course, located in the beautiful Palmetto Dunes Resort, is ranked among the “Top 100 Courses in the US.” This unique course is considered to be the most challenging course on Hilton Head Island and is also the only par 70 course in the area.

    The Fazio course at this world class golf resort is exceptional, challenging, and provides a  beautiful natural setting that only a Hilton Head Lowcountry course offer. To conquer this course, you have to be on your long and short game for sure. You must have a precise shot to endure the par-70 18 holes with its teasing bunkers and daunting water hazards.

    Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort upgraded the grass on the award winning George Fazio Golf Course in January 2010. The TifDwarf Bermudagrass was replaced with a state-of-the-art Diamond Zoysia grass, which promotes superior and consistent year-round playing conditions for golfers. The new grass provides a more consistent experience across the 18 holes and 1 practice green, year-round.

    In addition to the George Fazio Course, there are also 2 other excellent courses located at the Palmetto Dunes Golf Club, the Arthur Hills Course, and the Robert Trent Jones Course. Try to play all 2 during your next visit to Hilton Head Island!

    Tees    Par    Yardage    Rating    Slope
    Back     70       6873         73.9        135

    George Fazio Course – Palmetto Dunes
    7 Trent Jones Lane
    Hilton Head Island, SC
    (843) 785-1106

  • Robber's Row at Port Royal Golf Club

    Designed in 1967 by noted architects George W. Cobb and Willard C. Byrd, Robber’s Row at the Port Royal Golf Club has been a long time favorite course on Hilton Head Island for many years. This beautiful Lowcountry scenic course was redesigned in 1994 by world famous architect Pete Dye, and is the perfect combination of a challenging course, beautiful scenery and Lowcountry history, making it a golfers dream day on the greens. 

    Surrounded by beautiful magnolias and live oaks on the scenic marsh side of the Plantation, the most beautiful of the Port Royal courses offers a 6,657 yard par 72 course that is an excellent choice even for intermediate golfers. Seasoned pros will also enjoy Robber’s Row with its challenging water hazards and well-bunkered greens that require accuracy in the approach and a skill with the putter.

    Oozing with SC Lowcountry history, the Robbers’s Row course in Port Royal Plantation has a background that will be of interest to history buffs. Many people do not realize that this course actually sits upon Fort Walker, a Union outpost during the Civil War. Along the course, you will find historical markers noting several interesting events of the Civil War era that describe events which took place on Hilton Head Island.

    The tee-shots at Robber’s Row have generous fairways to land in, but approach shots require accuracy to score on the well protected greens.  A quartet of par 3 holes, several sharp doglegs, along with challenging sand and water hazards keep you on your toes as you make your way through this challenging course.

    Golf Course Statistics
    Tee                         Par    Yards   Slope   Rating
    Championship       72      6657   134      73.3
    Back                        72      6311   129      71.6
    Middle                     72      6011   116      70.3
    Forward                  72      4882   116      63.9


    Robber's Row at Port Royal Golf Club Course Info:

    Robber's Row Golf Course
    10 Clubhouse Dr.
    Hilton Head, SC 29926
    (843) 689-4653 or (800) 234-6318

  • Country Club of Hilton Head

    The 18-hole championship golf course at the Country Club of Hilton head is built around the pristine Low Country marshland and pine forests along South Carolina’s beautiful Intracoastal Waterway. The Country Club of Hilton Head Course has a variety of holes that offer a challenge for golfers of all levels.

    Designed by Rees Jones, the 18 hole course is spectacular and the amenities at the Country Club of Hilton Head are endless. The Club offers a practice driving range and putting green as well as a practice chipping and bunker green. The Country Club also offers private lessons from PGA Professionals Chip Pellerin and Jeff Picus.

    Playing a round on this exceptional but unexpected Low Country course with 14 doglegs and water on 16 of its 18 holes is quite the golf experience. The Club course has proudly hosted the U.S. Open Qualifier twice – once in 1999 and again in 2005. The challenging, but conquerable layout offers superb bunkering and elevated greens that present a unique set of opportunities to test a golfer’s skills. There are tons of new strategically placed sand in the bunkers all around the course around every green and at the corners of almost all of the doglegs.

    The Country Club of Hilton Head is a must play during your visit to the Island and if you can’t bring your clubs, no worries, they have Cobra and Titleist rental sets available!

    Golf Course Statistics
    Tee     Par     Yards  Slope  Rating
    Gold    72      6919   138     74.0
    Blue    72      6543   135     72.4
    White 72      6162   129     70.6
    Green 72      5658   120     68.7
    Red    72       5373   123     71.3

    Country Club of Hilton Head Course Info:

    Country Club of Hilton Head
    70 Skull Creek Drive
    Hilton Head, SC 29926
    (843) 681-4653

  • Barony Course at Port Royal Golf Club

    Designed in the early 1960’s by George W. Cobb, the Barony Course at the Port Royal Golf Club was one of the first courses built on Hilton Head Island. Located in tree lined Port Royal Plantation and oozing with Southern hospitality, the Barony Course demands accuracy is the desired skill for an eagle game.

    This course is also very deceptive, as it appears to be fairly open shots with generous fairways when you approach the tee box, but you quickly realize that the Lowcountry trees, bushes and other landscaping, combined with well placed bunkers requires good use of your irons and short shot.

    At just under 6,000 yards from the regular tees, this par 72 George Cobb course is the most user friendly of Port Royal’s three courses. Play is interesting as you approach the doglegs with water on both sides of the fairway and a carry over the water (and alligator’s head) on the 14th.

    In addition, Port Royal Golf Club features the first John Jacobs School of Golf in the Carolinas, offering 35  years of teaching experience. This well respected school has helped thousands of golfers become their own best teachers. Port Royal also boasts a new 15,000 square foot clubhouse that is tucked under a canopy of Southern oaks and magnolias that brings a modern southern plantation feel to your golf experience. Relax before or after your game on the beautiful 6,800 square-foot wrap-around veranda.

    Golf Course Statistics
    Tee                  Par    Yards   Slope    Rating
    Championship 72      6543   139       71.6
    Back                   72      6223   126       70.1
    Middle                72      5964   122       69.0
    Forward             72      5183   115       65.2

    Barony Course at  Port Royal Golf Club Course Info:
    Barony Course at Port Royal Golf Club
    10 Clubhouse Drive
    Hilton Head, SC 29926
    (843) 689-4653

  • Shipyard Golf Club

    Named by Golf Digest as one of the "Top 75 U.S. Golf Resorts", Shipyard Golf Club, ,located in beautiful Shipyard Plantation on Hilton Head Island, offers incredible golf, even by Hilton Head standards! Boasting 27 holes of golf with a scenic Low Country backdrop of mossy oaks, blossoming magnolias, seaside marshes and towering pines, Shipyard Golf Club is as unique as it is challenging. Open to visitors and Island residents for year round golf, Shipyard is a must play course on Hilton Head Island.  

    This championship course features large greens with Low Country lagoons, well placed, challenging bunkers and beautiful terrains. A unique feature of the Shipyard Golf Course is that you can combine any 2 of the Clipper, Galleon, or Brigantine Courses to make a truly unique and challenging 18-hole round each time you play. Whether you enjoy long fairways with tons of hazards or scenic lagoons with a Low Country view, Shipyard Golf Club lets your choose your course’s features.

    No matter which combination of courses you choose, you have to bring your “A” game to make par at Shipyard Golf Club. This championship course with well-measured approaches demands your attention around every winding turn.

    Golf Course Statistics

    Tee                                    Par      Yards     Slope     Rating

    Middle                                72       5859      119        68.9
    Forward                              72       5127      118        70.5
    Championship                  72       6735      133        72.7
    Back                                    72       6200      123        70.1

    Middle                               72      5984      123        69.4
    Forward                             72       5202      121       70.5
    Championship                 72       6855      138        73.3
    Back                                   72       6356      129        70.8

    Middle                               72       6073      126        69.5
    Forward                             72       5391      124        71.0
    Championship                 72       6878      133        73.2
    Back                                   72       6448      131        71.2

    Shipyard Golf Club
    Shipyard Plantation
    45 Shipyard Drive
    Hilton Head, SC 29928
    843/ 689-4653 or 800/ 234-6318

  • Oyster Reef Golf Club

    Established in 1982, the Rees Jones designed Oyster Reef Golf Club, located inside the gates of beautiful Hilton Head Plantation, is popular among locals and visitors of the Island. This semi-private18-hole award winning championship course has been voted one of the “Top 20 Courses in the Carolinas”, one of the “Top 75 U.S. Golf Resorts” by Golf Digest and was voted the 2006 Low Country Golf Course of the Year. Oyster Reef Golf Club enjoys a quite a prestigious reputation on Hilton Head Island and is a “must golf” course during your visit.

    Situated on 190 picturesque acres of beautiful SC Low Country land, the course is surrounded by marshes, lagoons, moss dripping oak trees and lush foliage. The Oyster Reef Course utilizes Hilton Head’s natural landscape to create a challenging course with breathtaking Island views. Designer Rees Jones used the natural landscape and terrain of the Low Country to make one of the Island’s most awe inspiring holes, which has graced the cover of many golf magazines. The signature hole, the Par 3 #6 hole at the Oyster Reef Golf Club has a beautiful view of the Port Royal Sound that seems to go on for miles. The play is 192 yards from the championship tees to the green and the spectacular view makes it hard to concentrate on anything other than the Low Country scenery. For even more distraction, Jones added an extra large bunker right in front of the hole to offer a challenge for even the most experienced golfer!

    Ranging from 7,014 yards from the championship tees to 5,288 yards from the forward tees, Oyster Reef  challenges and rewards golfers of all skill levels.  The 18-hole championship course offers 66 bunkers, elevated tees, tiered greens, and numerous dogleg fairways for interesting and challenging play. The well designed tiers and varying greens size calls for planned approaches for every shot on the course. The two back tees require you to call on your golf skills while you attempt to hit tee shots through the tall Carolina pines and around the bunkers, and the water hazards throughout the 18 scenic holes keep you alert and intrigued as you prepare for each unique shot.

    Golf Course Statistics
    Tee      Par    Yards    Slope   Rating
    Gold     72     7018     137      74.7
    Blue     72     6440     124      72.6
    White   72     6071     121      71.0
    Ladies 72     5288     120      71.1

    Oyster Reef Course Info:
    Oyster Reef Golf Club
    Hilton Head Plantation
    155 High Bluff Road
    Hilton Head, SC 29926

  • Heron Point by Pete Dye

    The old Sea Marsh Golf Course in Sea Pines Resort is no longer. It has been completely transformed into a magnificent new course, designed by legendary golfer and course designer Pete Dye. Also the designer of the famous Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines, Pete Dye has completed a total transformation of the old course, now known as Heron Point by Pete Dye.

    True to Dye’s unique golf course design schemes, Heron Point has tree lined fairways, sprinkled with plenty of eye catching landscape distractions along the way. His trademark visual deception adds to the structure and challenge of the course, giving you a run for your money to meet par.

    Heron Point is a fun course to play and always leaves you guessing with its hidden bunkers, ever present water hazards, and dramatic greens with shifting elevations. The new course offers seven sets of tees including a special set of permanent tees for family enjoyment and novice players. The new Heron Point Course offers beautiful views of the scenic Low Country landscape with the marshlands and forests spotlighted from various holes.  

    Heron Point is the perfect addition to Sea Pines and the world famous Harbour Town Golf Links. You could make a vacation on Hilton Head just playing these world class courses in Sea Pines.

    Golf Course Statistics
    Tee             Par      Yards     
    Special         71        7103  
    Heritage        71        7007  
    Dye                71        6625  
    Sea Pines     71        6168  
    Carolina        71        5802  
    Palmetto        71        5261  
    Family            71        3743  

    Heron Point Course Info:
    Heron Point by Pete Dye
    Sea Pines Resort
    100 North Sea Pines Dr.
    Hilton Head Island, SC
    (843) 842-8484

  • Island West Golf Club

    Designed by golf legend Fuzzy Zoeller and award winning architect Clyde Johnston, Island West Golf Club is the perfect course choice for golfers of all skill levels, providing a challenging yet very playable course.  

    Rated 4 stars by Golf Digest, Island West is a beautiful course with rolling fairways and the magnificent Low Country scenery of natural marshes and moss filled large live oak trees. Course designers Zoeller and Johnston wanted the traditionally styled par-72 championship Island West course to be a golf course that rewards hard work. Stretching out to 6,800 yards from the back tees, but only 4,900 yards from the forward tees, the course challenges without intimidating and plays well for all golfers.

    The Island West course is always in pristine condition and the state of the art golf carts with GPS are waiting to take you to each scenic tee. The tees are tight to start but become more generous as you make your way through the holes. The landings are generous and there are several approaches to play on the course.

    Golf Course Statistics
    Tee                     Par       Yards      Slope     Rating
    Championship   72         6803      140        73.2
    Middle                72         6208      128        70.5
    Forward             72         4938      123        69.5

    Course Information:

    Island West Golf Club
    40 Island West Ct.
    Bluffton, SC 29910
    (843) 689-6660

  • Sea Pines Ocean Course

    The Ocean Course at The Sea Pines Resort has the honor of being Hilton Head Island’s first golf course.  The popular Hilton Head course is as challenging as it is beautiful, and is among the most popular courses on the Island. Redesigned in 1995 by former PGA Tour pro Mark McCumber, Ocean Course places an emphasis on traditional and classic principles of golf course design.

    The natural beauty of Sea Pines Ocean Course makes it a fast favorite of anyone who plays it and it is actually a certified "Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary," only the fourth in the state of South Carolina and 187th in the world to achieve this designation. The strategic placement of the many lagoons and bunkers ensures the course will be challenging yet playable for golfers of every skill level.

    The 15th hole, the signature hole of Ocean Course, boasts an oceanfront view that is absolutely breathtaking! This par 3 has an elevated tee and the green is protected by several collection areas and two bunkers on the right. Ocean Course is a fun, challenging and scenic course that inspires golfers and leads to a love of the beauty of the SC Lowcountry.

    Golf Course Statistics
    Tee                      Par      Yards     Slope     Rating
    McCumber           72        6906     142        73.4
    Championship    72        6493     135        71.5
    White                    72        6172     123        70.4
    Green                   72        5325     124        71.1


    Sea Pines Ocean Course
    100 North Sea Pines Dr.
    Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
    (843) 842-8484