Best golf courses: Hilton Head, SC

The PGA tour destination and resort island in South Carolina is dotted with spectacular Atlantic Ocean beaches and beautiful golf courses. From water sports to world-class golf courses, Hilton Head is packed with things to see and do! Warm and cozy temperatures make it an ideal destination for golfers. The award winning Hilton Head National Golf Club, designed by Gary Player and Bob Weed located amid the luxurious setting of lush woodlands with no estates nearby, is just 25 minutes away from Savannah. To make the most of your golfing trip, and to help in your planning, you can look up the location of the best courses in Hilton Head on our customised maps.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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Hilton Head Island
Weiskopf, Tom

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Original design by Tom Weiskopf & Jay Morrish; renovated in 2011 by Davis Love III (of Love Golf Design).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Jones, Rees

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Rees Jones
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
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Palmer, Arnold

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Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
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Love III, Davis

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Davis Love III (signature course)
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
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Love III, Davis

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Davis Love III

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
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Cobb, George

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George W. Cobb

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Nicklaus, Jack

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Jack Nicklaus
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
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Jones, Rees

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Rees Jones designed the original layout (1986) and the 2007 restoration.
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
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Dye & Nicklaus

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Husband/wife team of Pete & Alice Dye in collaboration with Jack Nicklaus.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Player, Gary

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Gary Player; Bobby Weed designed the Weed 9-holes.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
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Dye, Pete

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Original design by husband/wife team Pete & Alice Dye (1982); modifications by Bobby Weed (2018).
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Hilton Head Island
Nicklaus, Jack

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Hilton Head Island

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Jack Nicklaus
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Hilton Head Island
Nicklaus, Jack

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Hilton Head Island

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Jack Nicklaus
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
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Johnston, Clyde

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Clyde Johnston
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
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Johnston, Clyde

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Clyde Johnston
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Jones, Rees

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Rees Jones
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Hills, Arthur

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Arthur Hills

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Fazio, George

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George Fazio

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Jones Sr, Robert Trent

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Robert Trent Jones Sr.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Hills, Arthur

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Arthur Hills
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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Cupp, Robert

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Robert (Bob) Cupp
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
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Cobb, George

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George C. Cobb
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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Byrd, William

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William C. Byrd
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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Dye, Pete

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Original course design by George C. Cobb and Willard C. Byrd; redesigned Pete Dye (1994).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Hilton Head Island
Love III, Davis

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Original layout by George Cobb (1962) with a later redesign by Mark McCumber (1995). Completely redesigned by Davis Love III (2015).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Hilton Head Island
Dye, Pete

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Hilton Head Island

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Original layout by George Cobb (1964) with later re-modelling by Clyde Johnston (1990). Completely redesigned by Pete Dye (2007).

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