Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club

10 Clubhouse Dr, Grasslawn Ave,

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina SC 29928

  • Office

    +1 (843) 681 1700
  • Pro shop

    +1 (843) 681 1700

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    George C. Cobb

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Barony course. Also at Port Royal is the 18-hole Robber's Row course (par-72; 6675 yds from back tees).






How to get there:

Northern end 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 3.4 mls turn left into Port Royal Plantation.

Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club (Barony course)

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1963

Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club (Barony course): located on the northwestern point of Hilton Head Island, Port Royal is home to two championship golf courses ... Robber's Row and Barony. There was previously a third 18-hole course here, Planter's Row, which closed in 2016 following extensive damage to the course inflicted by Hurricane Matthew.

The Barony course was one of the first to be built on Hilton Head Island, designed in the early-1960s by golf course architect George W. Cobb. Parts of the course provide a relatively open feel, contrasting with the tree-lined character of much of the layout. Although regarded as generally "golfer friendly", there are plenty of water hazards to avoid and small greens to hit. Deep bunkering often guards the greens.

Laid out in two nine-hole loops that head east and west from the clubhouse, this relatively easy-going layout provides a good opportunity to sharpen your golfing skills before taking on Hilton Head's tougher challenges.

Stay&Play at Port Royal: nearby luxury 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

Visitor fee, 18-holes at peak times in high season (spring/fall): $130-$190 (dynamic pricing applies). Golf cart included.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2024].

Other information

Golf carts compulsory.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Port Royal is a member of the Virginia-based Heritage Golf Group. The Heritage Collection includes several top rated golf properties in California, Texas, Georgia, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina and South Carolina. Heritage Group properties on Hilton Head Island include the courses at Palmetto Hall, Oyster Reef, Port Royal and Shipyard.

The former Planter's Row course at Port Royal (32.217048, -80.695975) was forced to close after it sustained devastating damage from Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Previously it had hosted a PGA Seniors Tour event, the Hilton Head Seniors International in 1985.

Designed by William Byrd and opened in 1984, Planter's Row was the youngest of the Port Royal trio. It provided a pleasant layout in a more tree-lined setting than the other Port Royal courses, and was known for having some of the tightest fairways on Hilton Head Island.


  • The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

    2 Grasslawn Ave, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928.

    +1 (843) 681 4000

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    Located on a vibrant stretch of the Atlantic Ocean, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa offers a luxury South Carolina experience in an oceanfront resort. Here you are just a few steps away from the beach and rejuvenating treatments at Heavenly Spa by Westin. Hilton Head Island's world-famous golf courses are also easily accessible.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Port Royal (Barony and Robber's Row courses) (o.5 mi).

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Palmetto Hall courses; Country Club of Hilton Head; Oyster Reef; Golden Bear @ Indigo Run; Palmetto Dunes courses; Shipyard.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

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

  • Marriott's Barony Beach Club

    5 Grasslawn Avenue, Hilton Head, South Carolina 29928

    +1 (843) 342 1608

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    Perfectly located on the beautiful oceanfront of Hilton Head Island, this vacation beach resort offers spacious two-bedroom, condo-style resort villas with a living and dining area, fully equipped kitchen and furnished balcony.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Port Royal (Barony and Robber's Row courses) (o.5 mi).

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Palmetto Hall courses; Country Club of Hilton Head; Oyster Reef; Golden Bear @ Indigo Run; Palmetto Dunes courses; Shipyard.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

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

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