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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
94.8%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6730 yards
Slope 133
Rating 72.8

Sprawling across 300 acres of lush, Carolina Lowcountry, Hilton Head National Golf Club has gained a reputation as being one of the area's best public courses. The course was a collaboration between Gary Player and Bobby Weed, who each designed a nine. Weed designed the front nine with the intention of creating a complement to the Player-designed back nine rather than making them too similar. He included larger greens with more dramatic undulations. The signature hole is the tricky sixth, which features the largest lake on the golf course bordering its entire right side and deep pot bunkers along the greensides. The back nine has many challenging holes as well, including the course's number one handicap hole, the par-5 seventh. It is the ninth that might be Hilton Head National's toughest though, with a deep marsh along the right side of a narrow fairway.

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bobby Weed (1999) Gary Player (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No - Softspikes only
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed No

Accolades

Reviews

4.4
1139 Reviews (1139)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 45
Brunch 18
Amazing Food 12
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 79
Water Hazards 60
Undulating Greens 49
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 59
Seniors 53
Locals 51
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 59
Worth the Drive 50
Near Local Attractions 45

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Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Wet but playable

A nice layout and worth the trip off the island to play this course. Even though it rained a lot the day before, it was 90 degrees off the cart path, and with GPS in the cart, that's always a good thing. Will be playing here again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Amazing Conditions, average layout

The layout was pretty simple but the conditions were amazing. Staff was very friendly, course was expensive but definitely worth it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 124
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played

Always Solid

Hilton Head National is my go to round when in the area. The course is always in really good shape. And it is usually cheaper than rounds on the Island. The price has slowly increased over the years. I paid $109 this morning. And I’m pretty sure that’s the first time I’ve paid over $100 there. I feel like for that much range balls should be included. But they are not. Also, the greens had been sanded this morning it looked like-which I know if necessary-but customers should be given a break on the price. Never should a person have to pay over $100 and have sandy greens. But with all that said it’s a great course. Other than the sand on the greens it was in great shape. The layout is really fun and won’t beat you up. I struggled with the driver nightly today and still was within a couple shots of my average. It’s a second shot golf course for sure. And even though the greens were sandy. They still rolled pretty good.
You start off with a medium length dogleg right par 4 to a pretty big green. Number 2 is a longer par 4. With a very elevated green. You don’t want to miss your approach left. 3 is a straight away par 5 that is a good chance for a par. 4 is a medium length par 3 with a carry over a pretty big waste bunker that runs from tee to green. 5 is a shorter pretty hard dogleg right. 6 is the signature hole. A short par 4. With water all down the right and a cross bunker that eats up half the fairway. There are several options on how to play. The green is long and narrow. 7 is a short par 3. With marsh right and long. 8 is a long left turning par 5. With a small green that slopes off on all sides. 9 is a short straight away par 4. As is 10. Both are good chances to score. 11 and 12 are both dogleg left par 4. 12 turns more and is more up the hill than 11 but both are harder holes on the course. 13 is a short downhill par 3. There are several bunkers around it. With a really deep on hidden behind the green. 14 is a medium length dog leg right par 4 with a carry over a waste bunker on the approach. 15 is another shorter par 3 with the green sitting at an odd angle to the tee. 16 is a long par 5. You have to keep your shots to the right hand half of the fairway. Otherwise a large tree will block out your approach from the left. 17 is a shorter par 4 to a plateau fairway that drops downhill to the green. 18 is a good finishing hole. With marsh on the right that cuts in and constricts the fairway about 100 yards out. The approach is uphill to a large double green it used to share with an old 9 holes that were taken out when the by pass was built.
All in all it’s a great day on the course for an average golfer. And you won’t be disappointed if you play here.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of Hilton Head's best to play.

If you are planning a golf trip to Hilton Head make sure this course is on your list. Its a must play. Conditions were great and everybody working there was friendly and helpful. Greens were probably best we played all week. Not much more to say but play this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

AFTER MANY YEARS, DISAPPOINTED

I have been playing this course for years and it was always a 'go to' when we vacation on HHI. This year there seeded to be more severe restriction for handicapped golfer access to fairways- for no apparent good reason - as six holes (33%) were off limits for carts. I have two severely arthritic joints - left knee and right ankle. plus a ranger seeing me walk with difficulty had the gall to tell us we were running 20 min behind - even though no one else was in sight!

I am permanently striking it from our list! the next day (it was drizzling at the start) we played Fazio course at Palmetto dunes and my GPS cart let me drive right up to the greens on all faiways!

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Excellent Course

Course was in great shape and the greens were excellent. Weather was cloudy & cold but it didn't take away from the course. Fairways were generous so you can score here. I would def come back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Highly recommended

Excellent conditions tees through greens, especially the smooth true fairly fast greens. The course is quite wide open and forgiving, in part because the areas under the trees are very well blown clear of leaves. This was helpful to those of us who pulled or sliced tee balls a little more often than we would have hoped to. Lastly, they are very friendly, helpful, and professional. I was absent-minded enough to leave my lob wedge on # 14, but couldn't recall when I had last played it (rarely used), so one of the staff drove the last several holes until he found it on # 14. What a great guy, and staff!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Highly recommended

Excellent conditions tees through greens, especially the smooth true fairly fast greens. The course is quite wide open and forgiving, in part because the areas under the trees are very well blown clear of leaves. This was helpful to those of us who pulled or sliced tee balls a little more often than we would have hoped to. Lastly, they are very friendly, helpful, and professional. I was absent-minded enough to leave my lob wedge on # 14, but couldn't recall when I had last played it (rarely used), so one of the staff drove the last several holes until he found it on # 14. What a great guy, and staff!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 124
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played

Always solid

Stopped in for a round on my way from Kiawah to Florida. This is one of my favorite courses anywhere. It’s always in good shape. Even when it’s crowded the pace of play is decent. The greens are great. Some of the smoothest I’ve ever played. And quick in a nice smooth way. I will say that the fairways had not been overseeded this year. Only painted which is a bit of a disappointment. However the layout is awesome. It won’t beat you up. But the short holes are some of the most challenging. If you’re in the area it’s the best deal for your money around.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Good course, Good value for dollar

We really enjoyed the course. December in the Lowcountry is a special place. Great layout. Greens were in great shape. The course had a lot of rain for a few days before we played. The course dried out quite well. The bar staff was very friendly. Food was typical but decent. Didn't love the pro. Not very friendly

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 124
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing

Always Solid

Hilton Head National is a must play when. In the area. I get down a time or 2 a year and play there each time. It’s a great layout. A lot of fun. Not overly long or hard but great fun. And it’s always in really good shape. The greens are some of the best anywhere. Smooth and a great pace. And the price is much better than most of the courses on the island. You can’t beat what you pay for here. Give it a try. You’ll be glad you did!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

First time to Hilton Head and played this course based on prior reviews. Great value for the money and fun layout. Would recommend to others.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

great conditions

The course was in great shape tee boxes to the greens. Fairways and rough just right. We played the blue tees and it was challenging but fair. Some great rewards if you are willing to take the chances.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Really Good Course, Especially enjoyed Back Nine, Great Value

My wife and I planned a week at HHI for vacation. Wanted to do the normal beach, tour, dinning, biking and of course golf; we live on a Champion Golf Course in Cary, NC, play regularly and wanted to try 3 or 4 “best value” courses. HH National was one of them. It exceeded our expectations, highly recommend and will come back again on our next vacation at HHI

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/05/2020

Thank you for your review, u378941893. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Hilton Head National Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Loved this course

Course in beautiful shape! Fun and challenging. Would play this course again and again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Experience

My first time on this course and couldn't be more pleased. The course was in great condition, the greens were fast. Overall a fantastic course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Hilton Head National hit it right down the Middle!

Really enjoyed the total experience there. The staff was friendly and attentive. The course was in great shape and enjoyed having the GPS built in on the cart. Highly recommend the only course in HH without a house on it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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