Brigantine/Clipper at Shipyard Golf Club

3.5053000000 3.5 stars from 5 (95)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6855 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 73.8
  • Layout

  • 45 Shipyard Dr, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928, Beaufort County
  • (843) 681-1510, (843) 681-1706
  • (843) 686-6389
  • shipyardgolfclub.com
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Year built: 1970
Architect(s): George Cobb (1970), Willard Byrd (1982)
Type: Resort
Greens: Diamond Zoysia Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
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

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

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6855 yards 73.8 135
Blue 72 6356 yards 71.6 133
White 72 5984 yards 69.8 129
Green 72 5202 yards 66.7 114
Green (W) 72 5202 yards 70.2 122
Green/Red (W) 72 5007 yards 69.2 117

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 95 Reviews
5 stars:
15
4 stars:
43
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
13
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

67 out of 95 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city   Great for playing multiple courses locals seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks  

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"old man golf"


u000003166236's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

now i understand its early in the season but this course is in pretty bad shape other than the greens. not worth $65.

the brigantine 9 is target golf with only 1-2 holes to break out the driver if you hit it 240 or more off the tee. i personally dont like teeing off with a 4 iron of 3 wood on every par 4/5. galleon was a little better and more driver friendly. this course had way too many golfers on at one time. 3 hours to play front 9.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Very nice greens"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
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The greens were in immaculate condition however the tee boxes were in poor shape and the fairways only fair. Many palm trees had been trimmed but the clippings were left lying on the course and negatively affected the play of our group several times.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"The Good and Bad"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
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First and most important to me the greens were in very good condition and reasonably quick. The tee boxes were in somewhat poor condition but understandable given the hurricane. The bad is by teeing off every 8 minutes they had too many golfers on the course. The round took 4:45 and we waited on every tee box.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Condition"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Overall poor condition, except for greens. Greens were fast and in very good shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



u000001717430's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



cashp's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course needs some TLC"


Charles9423207's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
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Greens in excellent condition but the fairways and tee boxes were very poor. Tee boxes could be better if they would move the tees like most courses do. Fairways in need of some TLC. Staff were were very friendly and the clubhouse has a nice patio to enjoy a beer after your round

There are many courses close by that are in much better shape. Even considering the good greens this course was in the worst condition of the 7 courses I have played on the island since February 1.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"It's a WRECK"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

It's a wreck for the $$$. Tee's, fairways and other grass's need tons of work. I am sure management will blame it on hurriacane Matthew back in October 2016. The only thing going for this course are the GREENS. We started as a twosome sandwiched in between 4 some's. all day long. At the turn the starter sent out even more groups for nine holes on the open (thrid nine). Pace of play was wait wait wait all day long.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Terrible conditions except greens"


u4776458's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

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The fairways were very dry and sparce. Every fairway shot seemed to be played from sand or soft scrub.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Convenient location not best condition"


u000008220729's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
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Fairways are fairly barren and hard

This course gets a lot of play


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Wow alligators"


kbdflaig's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
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Very well maintained, however, first time witnessed an alligator walked across the fairway....wow! Beware!


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


"Course needs help"


kjanik29's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
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Greens and layout are good. Fairways and rough are not great. There was a lot of dirt (dead grass) areas around the greens. OK to play but there are much better courses in the area.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Condition great following hurricane Matthew."


u4321499's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
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Greens and fairways were in very condition considering the hurricane damage in October. Staff was more courteous than I'm accustomed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A Typical Resort Course"


Edward3516029's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
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Reviewed on

Played from the white tees. Not particularly difficult with numerous right and left dog legs. Greens are in great condition and pin placements are fair. Some undutions but not extreme.

Many holes have lateral water. Fairways were very dry and this course obviously gets a lot of play.

Round took five hours and is probably typical of a relaxed resort style venue. Dont recommend if you like to play quickly or have an post-game appointment


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Not up to par"


Fbevans's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Conditions at Shipyard are not up to the standards of other courses in the area. Fairways and tees are very thin, the thickness and pace of the greens really fluctuate from hole to hole. The value is just not there for what is charged for green fees. No way to recommend playing here.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Shipyard Galleon Brigantine"


grimr1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course in Feb '17. The course was in very good shape and the greens were fast and true. The course is somewhat forgiving compared to some others but presented plenty of challenges for my game. The pace on the front 9 was slow due to a couple of slow groups right in front of us. The marshal was attentive to the situation. We were supposed to play Galleon - Clipper, but due to the pace in front of us he moved us to Brigantine for our back nine. That 9 was virtually empty and we had the course to ourselves. Due to this I've rated the pace at a 4 (would've been 2 or 3 otherwise). The marshal's help earned a 5 for staff friendliness. Loved the course and would definitely play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun Course to Play"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
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Had a 1 PM tee time and matched up with 3 other golfers. We enjoyed each other's company and had a wonderful time. The course was in pretty good shape, being a lot better than years ago-nice putting greens and grassy tees. A nice place to enjoy the game.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Shipyard Golf Course: not yet in ship shape"


Michael2217645's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The October visit by Hurricane Matthew contributed to the course conditions, because presently the course is in terrible shape. The greens were fine...well just ok, but everything else looked like an abused public course in a ghetto. I can almost understand why there were a lot of trees still down, but it's been three months after the storm. The fairways were more brown than green. The roughs were extremely rough with all kinds of debris and some of the sand traps had no line of demarcation of where the fairway ended and the trap began. I don't know how bad it was, but some of these repairs seem like it should have been done by now.

The staff was extremely accommodating and the buildings were in great shape which makes me think that they're just slow to recover and my visit was not representative of how this place normally operates.

We're going to another course tomorrow. It will be interesting to see if other courses are in the same state of recovery.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



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