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3.9
744 Reviews (744)
5 Stars
185
4 Stars
337
3 Stars
142
2 Stars
60
1 Stars
20
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
81.4%
Recommend this course
595 out of 744 reviews
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3.9
190 Reviews (190)
5 Stars
57
4 Stars
79
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
80.5%
Recommend this course
153 out of 190 reviews
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3.8
296 Reviews (296)
5 Stars
79
4 Stars
123
3 Stars
59
2 Stars
28
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
77.4%
Recommend this course
229 out of 296 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6878 yards
Slope 133
Rating 74.0
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Shipyard Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1970
Greens Diamond Zoysia Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect George Cobb (1970)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs 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, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

3.9
744 Reviews (744)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Brunch 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 20
Bunkers 17
Narrow Fairways 9
This course/club is great for:
Playing Multiple Courses 13
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 11
Advanced Golfers 10
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 9
Convenient to the City 8
Near Local Attractions 6

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5.0
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Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Winter golf at Shipyard

It was a two to three layer cool day when last played. Good company and some sunshine. The course was undergoing renovation and there were several areas without grass near the greens. No signs but played as if they were under repair. The layout is good and tight. Oh, there are very large gators so beware.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 67
Handicap 10-14
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4.0
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First Time Playing

Great first experience

First time to play Shipyard. Enjoyed it and will return. Got a $0 green fee using credits on GolfNow and drove almost 1.5 hrs. Worth it.

Tee boxes were in great shape, fairways were dormant but got good lies. Greens were the best I’ve played other than Sea Island Plantation in December. Rolled very smooth but received iron shots.

Three nines and one was closed for work. Got held up a little on each side but the starter and clubhouse told me that when I checked in.

Very much worth playing!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice courses friendly staff

Staff was able to get me with two other nice gentlemen one new the courses and it made the rounds much easier. Courses were in good shape for the time of year. Greens were very nice. Good day

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
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4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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2.0
Verified Purchaser

Horrible conditions, rude staff

Scheduled to play the shipyard on vacation. The entire course was ripped up. No grass around any of the bunkers three foot high mounds of dirt in the middle of the fairway. Greens and fringe were spray painted with a rattle can to appear in better condition. To make it worse staff was rude and un accomodating. The guy in the clubhouse named Tristan was extremely unprofessional and confrontational. To be honest his attitude was not acceptable.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 01/08/2021

Hello Sir,

We are very sorry about your poor experience with us. After doing some review of the day and where we went wrong, it was found that your group got sent the wrong 9 hole course to start. That 9 was indeed being heavily worked on. As for the greens, spraying pigmentation on them is a very common practice for courses that do not overseed and we have had nothing but great comments on them. After having a discussion with Tristin, it is found that he did in fact issue Rainchecks when first talked to after your round. If there is anything else we can do to rectify the issue, please contact me at
bcrum@heritagegolfgroup.com

I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you,

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Uneven conditions

27 hole layout. First nine all bunkers were torn up for drainage repair. Second nine greens were not cut. This should have been disclosed prior to reserving Rather repetitive layout.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
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Commented on 01/08/2021

We apologize for your disappointing day with us. All of the bunkers are in varying stages of being redone, We try our best to let each and every guest know that at check in and if we failed to do so I do greatly apologize. As for the greens not being cut, the course is mowed all at once, If one side get mowed they all do. It might be possible that you happened to get in-front of our staff member who was mowing. If there's anything we can do for you to give us another shot please email me at
tcorrales@heritagegolfgroup.com

Thank you

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course was extremely slow

Arrived at Shipyard to not the nicest greeting from the guys running the course outside. Little bit off-putting, and none of them even trying to pretend to wear a mask. Had to wait 20 minutes after my tee time to get on and then once we got to the first tee we had to wait a minimum of ten minutes for every shot due to the course being extremely backed up and players not paced out properly. It took us 3 hours to play 9 holes.

That being said the course was in pretty good shape (bunkers are being redone) but the greens were solid and the tee boxes were in great condition. After your round, the Brickyard pub provides a great place for an awesome happy hour.

Overall experience was okay, just wish it had gotten off to a better start and gotten to play more golf in a shorter amount of time.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/08/2021

We're sorry your first impression with us didn't go so well. As for the masks, we do not require our cart staff to wear masks because they spend their entire shift outside. That being said, we understand the frustration of slow play and we do our best to keep everyone moving. If you would like to give us another shot so we can show you that we are usually much better than that. Please email me at
tcorrales@heritagegolfgroup.com
thank you

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice improvements

I’ve play Shipyard many times over the years and on my visits to Hilton Head Island. Recently Heritage golf (parent company of Shipyard Golf) was purchased by another company. Currently they are doing quite a bit or work on drainage, bunkers, and the overall appearance of the course. That being said, it appears to be money well spent. What was completely was both more ascetically pleasing and made the course much more consistent.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/08/2021

Thank you for your kind comment! We are improving every day and we will keep improving for a while! we hope to have you back here soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Fairways were dormant and grass on fairways was extremely short. Sand traps were very bad - footprints all over - washed put places - needed raking badly..
Greens were good.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

It Isn't What It Used to Be

Shipyard is a beautiful design. Sad to see it in such bad shape. The starter was incredibly incompetent. There were 5 groups on the first tee when he sent us there. We could have hit balls and used the practice green for a half hour before our tee opportunity came.
Our round took 5+ hours - lots of waiting on each hole. The Clipper 9 is torn up with every bunker under repair. The greens are only moderately well cared for. The fairways are extraordinarily thin, it feels like you are hitting off the dirt most of the time. This was not at all the Shipyard of 3+ years ago. I won't play there again until I see a great review.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Friendliest staff and a gorgeous course

We played Clipper and Brigantine and thoroughly enjoyed. It’s winter so the course was under a bit of repair but it didn’t detract from our game. Bonus gator sighting on the 16th made our day!!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/16/2021

We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us! There definitely quite a few gators out on Brigantine! We hope to have you back here soon!

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