Arthur Hills Course, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

2 Leamington Lane,

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina SC 29928

  • Office

    +1 (888) 909 9566 (toll free)
  • Pro shop

    +1 (843) 593 9118
  • Golf pro

    Clark Sinclair (Director of Golf).
  • Academy

    The Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Arthur Hills

SSS or slope

At the same location:

The three 18-hole championship courses at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort are: Robert Trent Jones course (par-72; 7005 yds from back-tees); George Fazio course (par-70; 6873 yds); Arthur Hills course (par-72; 6651 yds).






How to get there:

Eastern edge of Hilton Head Island

Leave i-95 at exit 8 and follow Hwy 278 direction Hilton Head Island. Where the 278 splits into the Cross Island Parkway (278 E) and William Hilton Parkway (278 E), follow William Hilton Parkway. After 3 mls turn left into Palmetto Dunes Resort (opposite Shelter Cove Harbour). After 0.8 mls turn right direction Arthur Hills Golf Club. After o.1 mls go through the gatehouse and after o.8 mls turn right. Go through a second gatehouse and follow Arthur Hills Golf Club sign. After o.2 mls Golf is on your right.

Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto Dunes

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1988

Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto Dunes: the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, located on the Atlantic Ocean shoreline of Hilton Head island, offers a wide variety of accommodations, activities galore for all the family, and three highly regarded championship golf courses - separately designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr, George Fazio and Arthur Hills.

For many local golfers this is considered the best of the three excellent Palmetto Dunes' courses, especially if you are looking for a fairly tough examination of your overall game.

The predominantly tree-lined fairways have been built over a series of sand dunes (although not quite at the ocean's edge), which create plenty of undulations and rolling fairways. Don't expect too much room off the tee, at least not on most of the holes.

The par-4 12th, with water flanking the entire right side of the fairway, and the dog-legging par-4 17th with its pencil thin landing area from the tee, are just two highlights amongst a wonderfully sculpted collection of golf holes. With excellent maintenance standards and many natural features, this is one of the "must play" courses of Hilton Head.

Stay&Play at Palmetto Dunes: a variety of onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Hilton Head, SC


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Contact club/resort for golf rates.

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking always permitted. Golf carts available to rent.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

The Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort offers a wide range of luxury accommodations, from oceanfront hotel rooms to spacious villas (one- to four- bedroom) and rental homes (three- to eight- bedroom) overlooking the harbor, fairways or beach.

The resort can also boast three award-winning championship golf courses, a state of the art Tennis and Pickleball Center, 3 miles of beachfront, biking, kayaking, fishing charters, dolphin tours and much more. Part of the Greenwood Communities and Resorts group.


  • Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

    4 Queens Folly Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938

    +1 (843) 785 1138

    Visit website

    Booking a vacation villa rental directly through Palmetto Dunes, gives you preferred rates and premium access to all of the resort's amenities. Here you can can plan your entire vacation with just one call, and set-up endless opportunities for outdoor activities and adventure on Hilton Head Island. These include Palmetto Dunes' three renowned championship golf courses, as well as tennis, pickleball, bike riding, water sports, kayaking, boat rentals, cruises and fishing.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Palmetto Dunes (Trent Jones, Fazio and Arthur Hills courses)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Shipyard; Golden Bear at Indigo Run; Palmetto Hall courses; Oyster Reef; Port Royal courses.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Harbour Town; Sea Pines (Ocean and Sea Pines courses); Hilton Head National; Daufuskie Island courses.

  • Hilton Beachfront Resort & Spa4-star

    One Hotel Circle, Hilton Head, South Carolina 29928

    +1 (843) 686 8400

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    One of the closest and largest resort hotels to Hilton Head's expansive beach. This 513-room oceanfront Hilton hotel also offers close proximity to the three courses of Palmetto Dunes Golf Club, as well as local airports, shopping, restaurants and popular tourist attractions. Hilton's deluxe guest rooms provide stunning ocean views, as well as everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Palmetto Dunes (Trent Jones, Fazio and Arthur Hills courses)

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Shipyard; Golden Bear at Indigo Run; Palmetto Hall courses; Oyster Reef; Port Royal courses.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Harbour Town; Sea Pines (Ocean and Sea Pines courses); Hilton Head National; Daufuskie Island courses.

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