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3.6
255 Reviews (255)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.7
Value
3.7
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
3.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.4
69.4%
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Amenities
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6918 yards
Slope 136
Rating 73.7

Course Details

Year Built 1991
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arthur Hills (1991) Spencer Holt (1991)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - " Bird Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in South Carolina (2015 #12)

Reviews

3.6
255 Reviews (255)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 14
Undulating Greens 12
Water Hazards 12
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 11
Playing Multiple Courses 7
Locals 6
This Course's Location is:
Near the Airport 7
Convenient to the City 6

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Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Value

This was a terrible golf course for the money, for any money. It was in horrible condition . I play in Alabama at RTJ courses and expected playing at HILTON HEAD at this top rated course by some would be great , is was not. I do not recommend you wasting your money to play here.
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Wesley Rich

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

A Must-Play at Hilton Head

WOW. This course doesn’t get the attention it deserves. There’s plenty of fantastic golf at Hilton Head, but I hadn’t heard about Palmetto Hall much, and the Hills course made me wish I had a long time ago. The course’s design is fantastic, with it weaving through the Palmetto Hall community and beautifully working around ponds with its rolling fairways. It’s been very well kept, too, which is especially impressive for a round in the middle of winter. All of the staff deserve praise as well, as they were quick to help me know where to go, and asked if I enjoyed the course when I brought my cart back at the end. I’ll definitely be back to try the Cupp course, but for now, I can absolutely recommend Arthur Hills for a fun, gorgeous round of golf. You’ll have a *hall* of a time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Poorly managed

Booked this course Online, then the next morning find out its cart path only. Ok so we have played the other 2 courses here which were ok. Teed off at 1230 Rangers coming by every 15 min on the front 9. Play was slow we were a twosome so ok I get it we will be waiting some. By the 8th hole we were waiting an average of 10-15 min on EVERY hole.We get to the back and the 4 ladies in front of us are getting even slower But there is a foursome in front of them that now has a hole Open in front of them...So on the 15th tee box we say ‘enough’ and head in, on the way in we notice 17 and 18 are WIDE OPEN..not a player in sight...I get to the the pro shop and ask the pro why there is no rangers or somebody monitoring the GPS on the carts.? He says well ‘’we are over seeding’’ I say well how do you explain 17,18 being wide open..? He could not give a crap...so play there at your own risk..nice course but very gimmicky with a lot of water and trees.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Fine course, a bit challenging

To me the Hills Course is the definition of "fine." The layout is ok, the conditions are fine, it's a bit of a challenge...but there's nothing exceptional (except perhaps how empty it is?). I would go back, I just wouldn't be in any rush to do so. It is, however, home to the two dumbest par-3s I have ever played.

The par-3 3rd is a blind shot. That's right, you can't see the flag. You can't even see the green! It is long past time to cut down the marsh. Quite a concept. And on the par-3 13th, there is a tree that literally blocks the left third of the green. It's not often you can hit a tee shot directly at the flagstick and end up in the canopy of a tree...but you can here! So they've got this mark of distinction going for them I suppose.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Conditions

I’ve played 90% of the courses on HHI over the years and this was one of the best conditioned I’ve seen. Fairways were nicely mown, rough is consistent, and the greens were excellent (firm, smooth, and reasonably fast). Bunkers were a bit firm here and there, but it seemed mostly due to dampness. Teed off at 730 AM and only saw one other group the whole time—finished in just under 3 hours as a twosome.

No postcard holes, but a decent target golf layout and it isn’t overly tight on most holes. Green complexes are more undulating that most other HHI courses, which adds character.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Expensive and not Worth It

These are the SLOWEST greens I have ever putted on in the entirely of this planet we call Earth.

The round was expensive, slow, and the back 9 was the epitome of boring and uninteresting target golf. Admittedly, the front 9 was a ton of fun.

I’m would not recommend this course to anyone at the current price. Seriously, between the service and greens it’s laughable given the other options in Hilton Head.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not bad for the money

Greens were painted, but roll was fairly true. Like most courses that don’t overseed for the winter, fairways were somewhat ragged but not as bad as some other courses down here.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

It was my first time playing this course.
I was not impressed.
The greens were furry
Also the greens were painted green.
Who does that?
Maybe it’s early in the season!
But it was my second time out this season.
The pro shot, the starter and cart lady were very friendly

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

Fun layout - good greens

I think this course represents one of the best values on HHI. The greens were in very good condition. For mid-March, the fairways were really pretty good. But, lots of tight lies (that wreck havoc with my game!) around the greens. All in all a great round. Pace of play was under four hours.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

we came back

We played for the second day in a row. It was a decent otherwise we wouldn't have played. Pace was a a bit slow. Could have used a ranger. We are from the midwest so judging conditions is difficult but we were happy to play

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a good day for golf

Did mot play well but was paired with some great people and it is always a great day playing golf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good value for the money

The course was in decent condition. We like the layout. We booked another tee time for the next day. The people in front of us were extremely slow but finally let us go through on the back nine. If they didn’t we were looking at a four and a half hour round. We finished in a little over four hours which is slow for us.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging but plenty of open areas to hit to

A little slow but we were a twosome with 4 groups of foursomes in front bur really enjoyed the round. Good value, greens were true and fairways decent given the winter grass

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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

Great course, good fun and a great price

Really enjoyed Arthur Hills... nice layout, good condition, good cart path ...no complaints....have just rebooked and at USD 49.99 it's great value..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Enjoyed the Day

Enjoyed the day despite high winds and cart path only. We have had considerable rain in past two days, but course drained very well. Greens were understandably slow, but in good condition. Pace of play was off due to a slow foursome two groups ahead who were likely not accustomed to cart path only, and club selection and conditions were slowing them down.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play

We had 4.5” of rain in the last two days course wAs cart path only 100% understand pace play was off by 45 minutes +/- still a course you should play if you’re on the iland!. Great staff

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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
Conditions Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

BobC

The course was in great shape. Green rolled good. Go play course lots of fun for the money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best so far at this price range.

Was very pleasantly surprised. Excellent price for on island. This is a really nice layout. Course was in good shape for this time of year. Tee boxes good, fairways not over seeded so thin but NOT bare spotted so very playable, greens are painted but are in good shape with good bite but a little slow. Bunkers have a good sand base and where well trimmed. Cart paths in excellent condition.
Will play again for sure and would recommend.

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