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4.5
210 Reviews (210)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
10
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
95.1%
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197 out of 210 reviews
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4.5
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
89.5%
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34 out of 38 reviews
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4.6
89 Reviews (89)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.4%
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84 out of 89 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6919 yards
Slope 143
Rating 75.2

The Country Club of Hilton Head rambles over a variety of terrain, including rolling, open expanses, pine and oak woodlands and freshwater ponds and marshlands. Each hole is distinctive, as a golfer must negotiate water hazards, contoured fairways, pot bunkers and sculpted bunkers, and grass hollows.This facility features constant elevation tees, landing areas and greens, as well as the only punch bowl-shaped green in the area. The Country Club of Hilton Head layout also features 3 doglegs, undulating and tiered greens and two par-5's that stretch more than 575 yards in length. An excellent, fair test of golf for all skill levels.

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Course Details

Year Built 1986
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rees Jones (1986) Keith Evans (1986)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code The dress code for the clubhouse is Country Club Casual. Country Club casual is defined as Slacks, Golfing Attire, Tennis Attire or appropriate Dress Shirt.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Lockers

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

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4.5
210 Reviews (210)
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Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging Green Complexes and Difficult Par 3s

My experience at the Country Club of Hilton Head was nothing short of top notch. The club personnel at the bag drop, pro shop and first tee were exceptionally friendly and informative. The practice facility is awesome and included complimentary balls. I had conversations with a few members prior to my round and found them to be engaging and enthusiastic about their club. I was paired with a member and a guest who were familiar with the course and were helpful in providing assistance on the strategies for playing each of the holes. The main advice provided (and needed to be followed) was to always take an extra club on approach shots as every green is elevated requiring a few extra yards more than what your GPS or Rangefinder was providing. Course conditions are very good. The rough and fairways are dormant, but the fairways have been sprayed with green fertilizer so it was very easy to see where to go on each hole. The greens are FAST and smooth and although they have some pitch marks, most had been repaired correctly and did not impact the roll of your putts. All of the par 3 holes are forced carries over water or marsh with bunkers or runoff collection areas on all other sides. The rest of the holes are a good mix of straight and doglegs left and right. None of the holes appeared to be a repeat of another - so each is memorable in their own way. GPS on the cart would be helpful to know distances to carry bunkers and especially on holes where it is cart path only as my ball always seemed to be on the side of the hole opposite the cart path! On all of the holes, the greens appeared to be appropriately sized and shaped to accept properly struck approach shots. I rate this course a 4.7 out of 5 and hope to find the time to play the Country Club of Hilton Head again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Very Nice

Very impressed, wonderful layout greens were fast and true. It’s tough but fare so far #1 on my HH list . Staff was friendly and helpful.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyable Round at Bear Creek

Workers at the Bag Drop and Pro Shop were very nice and accommodating to me and my son. We were provided with ample balls to warm up at the range and given the freedom to tee off whenever we wanted as we had arrived almost an hour ahead of our tee time reservation. We hit a few at the range and rolled a few at the practice putting green before teeing off a half hour early. We felt like we had the course to ourselves as we played the round in about 3:15 and finally caught up with the lone group in front of us on the 17th hole.
The course layout has many doglegs in both directions with only a few straight holes and of course, the par 3s sprinkled in between. Course conditions were fairly good - especially on the tees and greens. Fairways and rough are dormant so it was hard to differentiate the difference between the two from the tee box. Bunkers on the dogleg holes were all very similar with a shorter bunker on the inside corner and further bunkers on the outside corner - making it appear as if a complete line of bunkers was awaiting your tee shot on nearly every dogleg hole. Green complexes were all unique with different challenges from angle of approach and bunkers or water/marsh/waste areas surrounding the greens. Although previous reviewers had noted how tight it was off of the tee, we found the tee shots to be playable on all holes with trees lining both sides of the fairways, but yet ample room to miss hit some drives off of the fairway and have a playable second shot. Will return to Bear Creek should I find another great tee time deal. 4.5 stars out of 5.

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

Nice course

Really enjoyed this course. Good condition for winter, greens were really good, very fast. Staff was very nice. .look forward playing again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fairways and greens great condition

Very friendly staff. Great weather and course is in excellent condition

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
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 Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A must play when vacationing at Hilton Head

Quite enjoyable and challenging. Beautiful visuals. Pace was wonderful. Staff super friendly and helpful. Great rate via golf now.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course but Pace of Play is an Issue

I've played this course multiple times, and it's a great layout in beautiful condition. The only downside was that they had a course ranger driving around who told us we needed to keep pace of play to finish in 4:15. There was no pressure behind us, and one hole open in front of us, yet he cautioned us 3x that he was going to make us skip a hole if we didn't pick it up. It was not relaxing to say the least. Our foursome finished our round in just over 4 hours. There was no need for the harrassment.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Must play to improve your game or get most out of it

Dogleg rights, dogleg lefts, properly placed bunkers, and plenty of water (saw 3 4-8 ft gators by hole 8).

This course has it all, risk/reward parts, an amazing layout, and an awesome and friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not worth anywhere near $124

After playing Atlantic Dunes and Heron Point this course was a big disappointment. The fairways were poor, greens ok, but not great.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
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
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Round of Golf

My wife and I were paired with two gentlemen and that can be intimidating for my wife, but they immediately put her at ease and all of us an an enjoyable afternoon. The course was in very good shape but greens seem to be somewhat inconsistent as to speed. Traps were well maintained, staff was very friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 40
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Nice course

This was a nice course to end our golf trip. Greens was rolling nice. Fairways was great. If you ever in Hilton Head I suggest to put this course on the list to play.

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