Dolphin Head Golf Course

4.3217352941 4.3 stars from 5 (246)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6606 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

  • 56 High Bluff Rd, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29926, Beaufort County
  • (843) 681-5550
  • (843) 681-2868
  • www.dolphinheadgc.com

Year built: 1974
Architect(s): Gary Player (1974), Ron Kirby (1974), Clyde Johnston (1993)
Type: Private
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6606 yards 72.7 140
Blue 72 6421 yards 72.0 137
White 72 6174 yards 70.8 130
Gold 72 5513 yards 68.0 123
Gold (W) 72 5513 yards 73.5 126
Red 72 5360 yards 66.8 117
Red (W) 72 5360 yards 71.8 122
Green 72 4760 yards 64.3 112
Green (W) 72 4760 yards 64.8 113

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 246 Reviews
5 stars:
121
4 stars:
94
3 stars:
24
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

227 out of 246 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city at a resort worth the drive   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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"Quick greens - but fair"


Eladner's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Our foursome had some difficulty with gauging the speed of the greens. Hard to read putts.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Best course played in last 7 days"


Chapgolf's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was the best condition of all courses we played of the 6 other courses this past 10 days. The conditions were in good shape and the layout is fair but the greens are not level so you have to try to play below the hole! We would recommend this course for sure.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Just OK"


RonaldHHI's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Meh. It was on OK round. It was busy, and it was slow tourist golf. My fault for expecting anything different at this time of year. I used my golfnow bonus points to make it an inexpensive outing for me. The course was in good condition.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great condition"


golfbobl's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great condition. Fairways plush and the greens were very fast.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



janhow's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
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Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good course"


dhillski1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played early in the morning as the 3rd group off. Pace of play was fantastic. I made it around in 3 hrs. The course was in good shape. The course has short par 4s and long par 3s. A lot of the par 4s have dog legs.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Chukycheese's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great track, in great shape"


msdave79's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Absolutely beautiful setting, and in really good shape. Would definitely play again. Not super difficult or super long, but still some challenging holes. Worth every penny.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great golf at Dolphin Head"


Pcassady's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed my round sooo much

Course was beautiful and in great shape

Was 76 degrees which was just perfect

Hit the ball beautifully all day long but score didn’t reflect it in that being from Kentucky I was never able to figure out how to handle chips from the Bermuda rough only getting up and down twice

Greens were really nice but very very quick

Approach shots held remarkably well with many backing up with wedge approaches

Got great deal on Golf now app

If you get s chance , definitely play this course!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


jimhillis's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I loved this course. Despite not playing very well, I had two birdies--but only one par. The course was in great shape. The last hole is especially challenging. It's a long par 5 dogleg with water you either have to hit over or hit a great second or third shot to bypass the water. Saw an alligator too!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000008195263's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Dolphin head day"


johnsgolf1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions were good, especially the greens but the tee boxes had very long grass and tees sat very low unless you had extra long tees . Pace was very slow because a foursome ahead of us were hitting lots of errant shots and no one from the course tried to move them along. No GPS nor towels are provided. My recommendation to a friend would be qualified, not strong.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



jtricejr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Tmf"


u000008195263's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, greens, fairways, tee boxes all well maintsined and in very playable condition. Best value on HHI.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A Gem"


Buzzyboo's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a course that is not talked about much. This is a great layout. I played from the blue tees. Challenging but fair. I've played Harbor Town and this course was just as pristine as Harbor Town. The greens where fast enough but not crazy, and undulating. Fairways perfect to hit from. If you stray to the rough you pay the price. People in the shop and the bar were very friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



ChuckHanson10's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


pro2be's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good design and overall fun course. Golfnow made it worth it!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



David4600962's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000005912674's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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