Arthur Hills at Palmetto Hall Plantation

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (46)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6918 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

  • 108 Fort Howell Dr, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29926, Beaufort County
  • (843) 342-2582
  • (843) 689-1315
  • palmettohallgolf.com
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Year built: 1991
Architect(s): Arthur Hills (1991)
Type: Semi-Private
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6918 yards 73.7 136
Blue 72 6582 yards 72.3 131
White 72 6257 yards 71.0 127
Forward (W) 72 5006 yards 70.6 123

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 46 Reviews
5 stars:
16
4 stars:
20
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

37 out of 46 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near the airport convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers playing multiple courses locals   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks  

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"Disappointed!!!"


kpaulson1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout! Terrible greens! Staff was not friendly at all! So many better courses to play. Pace of play was great because nobody was on the course!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"challenging lay out"


pipincj's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course had some bare spots but to be expected this time of year, played in under 4 hours, the greens rolled true although they had been top dressed recently


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Just ok"


FairwayJ's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were top dressed and fairways were rough. Surprised that the course wasn't in better shape - bit of a let down for golf on Hilton Head Island.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Awful"


Brett2366964's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Spend your money elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Great Layout, Nice Greens"


u000007759393's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My dad, brother and I come to Hilton Head every year to get away and Palmetto Hall - Cupp course is hard to beat. We are all 10 handicaps and below and really enjoyed the layout of the course. The greens were very firm but fair and rolled beautifully for this time of the year. It was a bit tough to hit from the fairways and chip around the greens due to the grass not being fully grown in and the course being a little on the dry side (due to the time of the year). Overall the conditions were very nice. They give you complimentary range balls, give you ice for coolers, and are very helpful. We will play this course again when we come back next year. It's a must play in Hilton Head.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"very nice layout"


dmac379's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Some of greens were in rough shape but overall course layout wad excellent


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pretty Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed our round. Some greens In poor shape but understandable for winter golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Best on course player assistant I have ever encountered."


darcybristol's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course layout was good. I met John (player assistant from Buffalo) who handed me a business card with his phone number in case I had any issues during my round. A really nice touch. Best in class. That was the highlight.

Unfortunately, the course conditions were poor, especially the greens. Some were almost "unputtable." Many had large diseased areas with no grass.

Waited on every shot on the back 9.

With this many choices on HHI, not likely to go back.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"great course"


mrbob383838's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

very nice golf course. everyone was friendly and professional, from the bag drop, to the clubhouse check-in, to the starter. very nice course and very good and challenging green's. will definitely play this course again. restaurant, clubhouse is very, very nice and top of the line.--BOB!!


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


"Fun in the Sun!!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Pace of play was around 4 hrs 15 min. Lots of water and traps. Multiple tee blocks to allow the high handicappers an opportunity to score well. Yet challenging for the mid tool handicappers. Course condition and layout was very good.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Somewhat Challenging Course"


uDGVS1894DG's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am a short hitter (normally play Sr tees) and found regular men's tees a bit too long off the tee for me. Otherwise, course was in good shape and play was challenging.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Intersting and fair."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played this course today and enjoyed it. There is plenty of water but it is fair if you pay attention. The bunkers were hard pack and the tees were a bit bare but we attribute this to the time of year. The pace of play was good. . We would definitely play here again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very playable course"


Christophe8873849's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in decent but not great condition. Greens did roll true and were very quick. Only one of the staff we met there were very helpful. Cart guy was all but useless. Starter was helpful. Signage is sorely lacking for players there for the first time. Long distances between holes with no signs caused significant delays for us and the two guys crawling up our back. Too many great courses on Hilton Head to come back here anytime soon.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"nice layout, terrible bunkers, fair to poor greens"


uDUHM2125DU's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

nice layout, terrible bunkers, fair to poor greens


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"good value"


cperruzzi's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/29/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great course...fairways and greens were in winter condition


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great lay out"


mengelmeyer's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great course at a reasonable price. Conditions good for late Feb. Every hole different with plenty of challenging shots. A definite must play. Just hope the winds are downloaded


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Course.....Just Wrong Day"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition given time of year. Unfortunately the amount of play seriously impacted the enjoyment for the day. The facilities for some reason didn't have enough carts to handle the afternoon flow resulting in groups standing around waiting. Once on the course play was extremely slow making for a long day. Will try the course a second time to see if this day was the norm or the exception.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Tee time debacle!"


Rgadamluke's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My tee time was a 1pm. Didn't get off until 2pm. They ran out of carts!!!!! Couldn't start unti carts came off the course. We barely finished before dark. They said they had carts that were broken. My reply is to fix them. Poor management. Course was just average. Nothing special. The only thing nice I can say is the staff was nice.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Squandered opportunity"


Chad2034414's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Palmetto Hall is a private club that allows non-members to play. If you are not a member, you will know it. This course is very poorly managed. They don't have enough carts for a full load. We had to wait for a cart so long we missed our tee time. Only members are allowed on the course before 12pm, even if tee times are open. On a busy day, this sets up a situation where all of the non-members are standing in line waiting for the members to return their carts...it's a cluster. The other big negative on this course is the driving range. It's a sand pit due to terrible turf management practices. You can't plant Bermuda on a driving range. It goes dormant in the winter, browns and won't grow back. They had thrown down seed everywhere but no barricades to keep people AND carts off it. No evidence of fertilization or watering.

My advice to Palmetto Hall is to either embrace a semi-private structure fully or stay completely private. right now, it just seems like you're allowing non-members to play solely to take their money in return for a terrible experience.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"nice golf course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

you need to be ready to curve your ball, deal with wind, water hazards, smaller greens that were not in good shape... embrace the game and have fun.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




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