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4.6
1135 Reviews (1135)
5 Stars
722
4 Stars
353
3 Stars
41
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
96.3%
Recommend this course
1101 out of 1135 reviews
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3.9
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
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0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.1
88.9%
Recommend this course
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4.6
108 Reviews (108)
5 Stars
81
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.4%
Recommend this course
103 out of 108 reviews
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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

4.6
1135 Reviews (1135)

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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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Excellent round

Greens were in great shape, fairways nice and very fair course. Quiet in area that was not intertwined with houses and traffic. Lot of sand, but in fair locations that if hitting well, we’re not in play. Fun day and will play again yearly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/10/2020

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing @HiltonHeadNational.

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Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/10/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing @HiltonHeadNational!

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Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 07/10/2020

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round @HiltonHeadNational!

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/09/2020

Hi. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time @HiltonHeadNational. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

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Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

My favorite

Course is in excellent shape. You use every club in your bag. No hole is the same. Greens and surrounds are excellent. Bermuda in the summer, love it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/08/2020

Hello, Dwayne. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the pristine course conditions. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back @HiltonHeadNational!

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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Classic course

This classic Gary Player course is challenging and fun for players of all levels. Beautiful layout and surroundings. Super friendly staff. Greens in great shape. Reasonably priced. Nice bar and lunch area. Highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/07/2020

Hello. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the pristine course conditions. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back @HiltonHeadNational!

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Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/07/2020

Hi, Greg. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing @HiltonHeadNational!

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Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Incredible place for golf

This course is in pristine shape. The greens run very true. The course is forgiving and the club house is great!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/07/2020

Hello, Zach. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the pristine course conditions. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back @HiltonHeadNational!

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Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best of Bluffton

Public course that is more like a private club. Course is in great shape, greens roll true. Some tee boxes need work. Friendly staff. Highly recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/03/2020

Hello. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the pristine course conditions. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back @HiltonHeadNational!

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Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun Course

Really enjoyed this course. Attractive layout. Excellent for mid to high handicap. Staff was super.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/03/2020

Hi. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing @HiltonHeadNational!

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Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent Course - will play again!

Everything about the course was great! The layout was tough but not too demanding. The GPS on the carts was awesome. The staff were great and very accommodating. We played the round in about 3 and a half hours which was perfect.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/03/2020

Hello. We are beyond happy to hear you enjoyed a great day at our course. We look forward to many good times ahead with you. We will pass on your kind words to those responsible so they can continue to help others enjoy great experiences @HiltonHeadNational.

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Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/02/2020

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, BJ. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed from your round with us. Thanks for choosing @HiltonHeadNational!

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Played On
Reviews 116
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing

Always a Good Choice

I play Hilton Head National a couple times a year when we visit the area. It is always a solid play. It’s a fun course that won’t beat up the average golfer. It’s not very long. But the short holes provide a challenge. The course was in good shape except they had just sanded the greens the morning I played. This slowed the ball down some. But didn’t affect the putts too much otherwise. If they hadn’t had to do that I would have given it 5 stars because the rest of the course and the service was awesome. It’s also several dollars cheaper than any of the options on the island. If you are vacationing in the area this is a cant miss.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/07/2020

Hi. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing @HiltonHeadNational.

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Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/29/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing @HiltonHeadNational!

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Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

We visit HHI often and play many of the course. With exception of staff who handled our clubs before and after the round, staff at Hilton Head Nat’l was not welcoming and condescending.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
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Commented on 06/26/2020

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for your experience during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our management team, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience. Thank you for playing Hilton Head National Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice driving range

I will NEVER play this course again. Golf is supposed to be fun but this course is no fun to play. The course was set up for tournament play. Why a resort course would do that on a Monday is beyond me. The driving range was nice though.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/23/2020

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give Hilton Head National Golf Club another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun track

Course was in good condition. I got an aerofication notice when I booked but there was no issue — greens punched a month ago at this point and rolling smooth. I bet in another 1-2 weeks they’ll be perfect.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/22/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us, Chris. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. @HiltonHeadNational thanks you!

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Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice track

I played with my son and daughter and we had a great time. Course was in good condition and the staff was extremely friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/22/2020

Hello. We are beyond happy to hear you and your son and daughter enjoyed a great day at our course. Positive experiences make lifelong golfers. We look forward to many good times ahead with you all, and we will pass on your kind words to those responsible so they can continue to help others enjoy great experiences @HiltonHeadNational.

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Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Very Nice!

My first time playing this course and was very happy with the overall experience. Greens were recently aerated and were a little sandy still but they were smooth, fast and in good shape. Course has large fairways and several long par 4's. I played the blue tees and had several approach shots to the green of 150 to 180 yds. Course has some contours too it but I wouldn't call it hilly or mogully. Overall it is neat, clean and well cared for. A little pricey for a hot deal but worth it. Will play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 06/19/2020

Hello. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back @HiltonHeadNational!

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great looking course!

Bag drop informed us that parts of the course was under construction, however there were no issues playing whatsoever. The course looked excellent and well manicured. Very informing and friendly staff. We will definitely be back in the future!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/19/2020

Hello, Matt. We are beyond happy to hear you enjoyed a great day at our course. We look forward to many good times ahead with you, and we will pass on your kind words to those responsible so they can continue to help others enjoy great experiences @HiltonHeadNational.

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