Arthur Hills at Palmetto Hall Plantation

4.0114000000 4.0 stars from 5 (88)
  • 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: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 88 Reviews
5 stars:
25
4 stars:
47
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

73 out of 88 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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"greens were quick and "hilly""


ctwyvern23's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

solid layout. pace of play was good, as was the overall experience. course has trees down, but they are not in play and frankly I don't understand the criticism in some other reviews. good mix of holes, made more difficult by the contours (pin placements) of the greens. good value with a hot deal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging!"


u577147526's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

On a cool but sunny day I played with my wife., son and son in law. The course was an excellent challenge for all of us as we used three sets of tee boxes. The greens are large , fast and undulating. Unfortunately we were stuck behind a foursome of men who probably were over ther heads on a course this tough. We waited on every shot for 18 holes and the course was empty in front of them. We would definitely return and recommend the course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Firm Greens and free range balls"


Mikmos916's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got lucky with a hot deal for $20 on a chilly windy afternoon. The free range balls to start the round were great. The range and practice green were well maintained. The fairways were great, tight turf and challenging. The greens were firm, quick and not a flat spot on them. I loved this course and played in 2.5 hours as a single.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Arthur hills"


u000001159303's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No gps - lot of trees down - fairways not in good shape pace of play good : but not busy and still 4:30 hours


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Two Great Courses at Palmetto Hall"


u000001568531's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I enjoyed playing this course. It has become an annual play for us. it is nice to come south and get roll this time of year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent golf experience"


u720359049's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Readily enjoyed playing the Hills course at Palmetto Hall with my son. The greens were in excellent shape and the rest of the course was in fine spring condition. The practice range was readily accessible which enabled us to limber up prior to our round. As a twosome we played 18 holes in 3 hours; we readily enjoyed the overall golf experience.


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


"Arthur Hills likes Rolling greens"


Golfer727272's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the Hills yesterday at Palmetto Hall. Needs a little TLC from Tees to Green, but Greens were awesome. Tough layout. Greens offer lots of undulation. Flat spots rare. Don't go for the amenities.

Buildings a little tired. but a strong foundation of a golf course. Will return to play the Cupp course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"DOWN HILL 4 A.H."


HasenohrP's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Condition of course speaks for it self. I noticed not one worker all day long working to improve the course. Tee boxes, rough, and fairways scruffy thru out the 18. The layout of holes are very nice. Pace of play was great for us, because no one going to pay what they ask for here (over priced). Management needs a wake up call.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Tough Course"


ron3487's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Second time playing this course although u remembered very little of it. Course is a lot tougher than most of course I play in Hilton head. it is a lot tough than the other course at Palmetto Hall. I had a bad day but the guy I got pared with who was a much better golfer had a lot of trouble around the greens due to pin placement and layout. Ig you are good golfer and want a challenge give this one a try. if you like me play the Robert Coup course it is a bit easier and you well enjoy it a lot more. Site has great practices facility that is included with Green fee. Range ball or included and they have two large chipping greens with a few bunkers to practice from with plenty of balls to hit.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Johns Palmetto H day"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

The course conditions were very disappointing. The tees had a lot of bare spots, sand in the bunkers was thin & hard. Turf in the rough was very thin in many areas or just dirt. Greens were in good shape and were challenging . Fairways wre dried out and brown.. Range balls were included in the price, but there were on;y a few balls lying on the range to use for warm ups. The hole layout/design for # 12 was not pleasant. Tee time intervals were too tight and we felt rushed the whole time even though we played the 18 holes in 4 hrs. This course is not even close to being worth the $ 85 pp that was shown for a pm tee time tomorrow. Very disappointing round for the four of us.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"very challenging course"


whodat16's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

having never played this course before, and we were on our own (wife and I), it was esp. tough when you did not know where to hit your shots close to the green. There were some grass bunkers, depressions etc we could not identify from the distance . I would love to play this again with some course knowledge. Some very tough holes around water hazards, with occasional narrow landing areas. Greens are huge, well maintained. Bunkers were quite nice. A lot of activity going on still cleaning up from last years . hurricane. The pace was pretty good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Average Course"


bball4343's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Place just seems to be mismanaged. All kinds of issues with the Ttimes, not enough carts, no on course beverage service and the course was packed.

Staff was very friendly, and helpful but that didn't help with the frustration of t times being off because of no carts. Greens were in good condition but the rest of the course needs attention. Can tell they are still working thru the remenants of the hurricane in October and it is February and the course won't be perfect. Just glad we found a reasonable rate on GolfNow otherwise we wouldn't have been very happy.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u640464202's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Tman"


tonybett's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging layout for avg golfer. Fun to play. Playing conditions were good. Recommend playing this course for avg and above player. If first time, play it forward for most fun experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Our first time playing this course, so arrived one hour early to hit balls, chip & putt. No carts available upon arrival, so range balls were complimentary, which was very nice. However, the delay in getting carts did not allow our group time on the putting green, which definitely had a negative impact on our game. Also had to let some single golfers play through our foursome. Course in good shape for winter conditions & despite hurricane damage in the area.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course



u5930755's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



U000002325828's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome Course"


bushman9's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing. Great course for intermediate players.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course has management issues!"


37756019Hi's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Deja vu all over again. Arrived an hour before tee time to hit a few balls and chip and putt. One person at bag drop was swamped by multiple arriving players. Swamped for two obvious reasons. He was shorthanded and there were no carts available. The driving range and chipping/putting areas are about 300 hundred yards apart. Without a cart it is difficult to use these facilities. I queried the bagboy as to how I could use the range and putting green. Knowing that I need my bag/clubs and also realizing that I might not get a cart if I'm not present. He assured me he would bring my bag to the range. Fourty minutes passed, no cart. So I walked to the first tee hoping to secure my tee time. After waiting another 30 minutes the cart appeared. Tee times were obviously backed up so the starter suggested we could play the other course, which was open. My partner accepted and we finally teed it up and were off. I noticed the starter changed the scorecard, but on the 2nd hole discovered it was the wrong one! No big deal except there are no hole diagrams on tee markers and we are unfamiliar with this course. Then you add insult to injury with slow play. This is really frustrating to recount. I play to enjoy! This experience suggests that management is either clueless or incompetent. I commented to the person in golf shop that shortage of carts occurred the last time. He was somewhat defensive in responding that they had a hundred carts, but they had 150 guests. Apparently it was too big a day. They might try to make the case that hurricane damage was the reason for their issues, but that would apply to all of HHI's courses. I won't return.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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