Hilton Head Island is a golfer’s paradise, offering a range of top-notch courses that cater to every level of play. There are over 33 world-class golf courses in the lowcountry area, including Hilton Head Island, Daufuskie Island, and Bluffton. Here’s a guide to some of the best courses you should consider for your next golfing getaway!

Port Royal Golf Club

Nestled along the Atlantic coastline on the northwestern point of Hilton Head Island, the Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club is located in the very unspoiled Port Royal Plantation along with the luxurious oceanfront Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. In addition to being praised for its three exceptional golf courses, Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club is also well known as an award-winning tennis destination.


Oyster Reef Golf Club

When Oyster Reef Golf Club on Hilton Head Island opened in 1982, it was immediately ranked as one of the Top 25 New Courses in America. This Rees Jones design has been voted one of the Top 20 Courses in the Carolinas and enjoys a reputation as a favorite among locals. Oyster Reef is known in the Hilton Head Island golf community for a warm greeting, a friendly hand whenever you need it, and a concierge program that is at your beck and call.

Shipyard Golf Club

Twenty-seven holes of spectacular golf in one fun, family-oriented package. Nestled within Hilton Head’s natural setting of majestic Carolina pine trees, flowering magnolias and moss draped oaks, the Shipyard Golf Club delivers memorable experiences for exceptional value. The original Clipper and Galleon courses designed by George Cobb create an exciting combination of long fairways and perilous hazards, while the Brigantine course winds its way around lagoons and breathtaking terrain.

Bear Creek Golf Club

Bear Creek Golf Club is located on the north end of Hilton Head Island in a gated community called Hilton Head Plantation. It is a Rees Jones’ first design golf course that stretches over 6,800 yards of the plantation. Surrounded by tall pines and natural areas, it has a set of five different tees that cater to every level of golfer.


Palmetto Hall Plantation

Located on the beautiful Hilton Head Island, Palmetto Hall Plantation Club consists of two championship golf courses. The club also offers golf, tennis and swimming – in addition to a variety of amenities that provide for an exclusive southern lifestyle.


Dolphin Head Golf Club

Opened in 1974, this was Player’s first course in the Hilton Head area, making it Hilton Head Plantation’s first golf course. The layout offers players of all skill levels an exceptional and challenging golf experience. While the golf course is the main attraction, it is the lasting friendships that make Dolphin Head Golf Club so special. We invite you to come make some today.


Pinecrest Golf Club

Located in Bluffton, South Carolina, Pinecrest Golf Club is an 18-hole, semi-private championship golf course. The club is owned and operated by Brown Golf Management. Come see us today for a beautiful round of South Carolina golf.


Island West Golf Club

Designed by Clyde Johnston and popular PGA Tour legend Fuzzy Zoeller, Island West Golf Club is a course built around natural marshland and follows the landscape presenting a rolling tree lined course. As one would imagine a course with Zoeller’s fingerprints, Island West was built to be a fun, entertaining play.


Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a casual player, Hilton Head Island has a course that will suit your needs. Enjoy the beauty and challenge of these top courses on your next golfing trip!

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