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3.7
384 Reviews (384)
5 Stars
188
4 Stars
149
3 Stars
36
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
77.3%
Recommend this course
355 out of 384 reviews
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4.0
1 Reviews (1)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
5.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 1 reviews
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3.3
3 Reviews (3)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
3.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.0
66.7%
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2 out of 3 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6606 yards
Slope 140
Rating 72.7

Course Details

Year Built 1974
Fairways Celebration Bermuda Grass
Greens Mini-Verde Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Player (1974) Ron Kirby (1974) Clyde Johnston (2010) Brad Bartell

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Accolades

Reviews

3.7
384 Reviews (384)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 32
Bunkers 31
Undulating Greens 17
This course/club is great for:
Locals 22
Seniors 22
Advanced Golfers 20
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 15
At a Resort 13
Near Local Attractions 12

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Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Used to be private, nice to play now.

Dolphin Head used to be a private course until a couple years ago and now that its open to the public give it a try. Course in nice shape with little areas of burn out but has to be expected with hardly any rain. Tees fine, fairways very hittable and greens in good shape. Staff very nice and layout is a little challenging but most should be able to handle.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Playable for All Skill Levels

Dolphin Head is a good golf course with a number of interesting holes that require you to play varying shaped shots. It is not overly long or challenging so long as you keep the ball in play. Wayward shots can easily find the water hazards that exist on many of the holes or trees that tend to be fairly close to the fairways. Course conditions were better than expected after having read a number of the recent reviews. A couple of tees were somewhat bare with one of the par 3s (#17) completely bare - hitting off of green sand. The fairways and greens were in very good shape and it appeared that most golfers were doing a good job of filling in their divots with the sand provided and repairing their ball marks on the greens. The greens were smooth and fairly quick with true rolling of putts. The course was not crowded and the pro shop staff gave me the freedom to skip around and play multiple holes if/when I caught up with any golfers in front of me. Dolphin Head was a good choice for me to play my first round on Hilton Head Island as I was able to play a leisurely round at my own pace and practice by occasionally hitting multiple balls/putts, etc. without feeling rushed. Dolphin Head was a very good value for the money - especially using the Daily Steal deal on the course's website.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

My back hurts

This is an outstanding golf course for the average player - good value for your money. But I've never played a course that has cart paths in such bad condition. My back hurts from the number of jarrings it took. The course itself was well maintained (except the sand traps couldn't have been touched in a week). Strange - a very pleasant place to play, but the public areas weren't kept up - dirty rest rooms, etc, Clearly this course could use better management. If those conditions were fixed, I would give it a good rating.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

So so course.

Fairways were ok. Not over seeded. Some tees were literally a sand box. Greens were very rough. Putts hopped and bounced all over the place. Nice layout but we probably wouldn’t play it again.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Friendly course

Nice layout for all labels of golfers. The course is in better shape then some of the others on the island. It is well worth the money if you get special deals, otherwise, it is a little pricey compared to other courses in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Back 9 best

Overall curse was nice. Starter let us out early even though they were busy. Nice long fairways! Back 9 was very pretty and cleared out so we cruised right through!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A enjoyable but challenging course

Getting to the greens is only half the challenge.... fast and tricky greens made 2 putting difficult.

Couple of the buggie paths need a bit of attention but generally course in good condition

Thanks

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very wet after days of big rains but sunny all day

.Lots of standing water and very wet in places on the fairways but a very enjoyable yet slow day. 4 1/2+ hrs. Would love to come back and play it when the course dries out..

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tremendous

Outstanding course. Great stall, professional service and attitude. Everyone from the bag boy to the pro shop attendant to the starter were friendly efficient and professional. Great experience, have already recommended it too several people.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golfnow bargain

Well maintained course with some interesting holes. Lots of water mixed with wind when we played made for a challenging day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens were in the worst condition of any course we had played on the island for the same price
Fairways needed to be over seeded as the grass needs to be thicker in the fairway

With a considerable amount of TLC course could be a nice track

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bob C

The course was in great shape for all the rain. The greens were good, fast and fair. Go play it nice course and nice people.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time

I played there for the first time today and had a great round. Barring dropping my phone and I did find it. It is a great lay out and a challenge for any golfer. The traps could use some sand or they need to be fluffed. I only 5hing is at the end of my round the place was closed up tight and there was one guy getting the last carts. This is not the way our courses work up north.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful day

Played as a twosome, starter asked the group in front of us to pair up. They preferred to play alone. Finished in just over 415 hours. Pace was steady but as. A twosome we waited on several holes. Greens were good shape. Enjoyed the round

Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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