George Fazio Golf Course at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

3.6250000000 3.6 stars from 5 (8)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6873 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 73.5
  • Layout

  • 2 Carnoustie Rd, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928, Beaufort County
  • (866) 686-9139, (866) 686-9697
  • (843) 842-8509
  • palmettodunes.com
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Year built: 1974
Architect(s): George Fazio (1974)
Type: Public/Resort
Greens: Diamond Zoyzia
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 70 6873 yards 73.5 138
Blue 70 6534 yards 71.9 135
White 70 6239 yards 70.5 130
White (W) 70 6239 yards 75.8 136
Red 70 5478 yards 67.3 116
Green 70 5104 yards 66.4 114
Green (W) 70 5104 yards 70.1 123

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 8 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

6 out of 8 reviews


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"A great second option at Palmetto Dunes"


Keith0709's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Georgia Advisor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

What a great second option at Palmetto Dunes. Obviously the RTJ course is the best simply because of the oceanfront views, however I think that the course layout and course conditions are better at the George Fazio course. There is water on the course and tight fairways. There is no way to ''grip it and rip it''. The approach shots are very hard especially with the winds with the nearby ocean. Even though that you can not see the ocean you can definetly smell the salt in the air. The clubhouse for all the coureses is buetifuel and the practice facility is one to none. The food in the clubhouse was also pretty good and the staff was freindly. Overall I loved the whole expierence.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great layout but greens in very poor state"


Sylvain9645338's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I love this course. I play here almost every year. Fantastic layout but the conditions were at best average. I live in Pittsburgh and for $80, you can play very nice courses in great conditions. Fairways and tee boxes were great, bunkers lacked a little bit of sand so you had to adjust but the greens were sandy, the grass was so long that my putter was moving when I was resting it down and so slow that it was impossible to make anything longer than 10-15 feet without getting lucky. Good luck if you have to put more than 25 feet. Disappointing and it is a shame for this kind of course. I played the 3 courses at Palmetto Dunes this week because they are great layouts, and it is the same story at all their courses. I guess they aerated the greens a month ago but they did not recovered yet. Was the same thing 2 years ago at the same period at the Pines Resort except at the Harbor town course. If you want to play nicely conditioned courses, don't mind to drive 30mn, play outside the island. Still fun though, good pace of play, nice staff and hot, hot , hot.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"fun layout with horrible conditions"


golfersparadise's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

I showed up and the staff was very friendly and got me going. I started off with a 5 star expierence that quickly dropped to a 1. The tee boxes and fairways were in really good shape but the bunkers and greens were a whole other story. I hit my ball in the bunker on whole number two and to my suprise about 1/8 of an inch below the sand was rock hard sand. Once I got on the green I had about a 20 footer coming back on the green. The greens here were the same length as the fescue rough at st. Andrews. I had to chip every ball outside ten feet because the greens were so long. They were perfect condition just insanely slow. Also why are there huge bushes blocking view of the canals. Bring your driver for the long putts. Bring plenty of water because I never saw the cart girl and there was one water fountain.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Not Worth the Price - Underwhelmed"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2016
First time playing Used cart Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played the course on May 8 and found the conditions very disappointing given the premium price they charge even at online prices. Greens were spotty. The layout was average - not what I had expected. Course amenities were average. I don't see how they can position the course among the island's premium courses. We found a couple of other courses at half the price with better greens and layout. It will definitely be the last time we play here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Enjoyed the course"


paulybman123's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

First time in Hilton Head and thought this was a great course to play as my first.


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 day"


Orthojdw's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Beautiful course.....starter was not the friendliest


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course has"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Friendly staff, affordable greens fees , lots of texture to this course with elevation changes and forced carries. condition was excellent. Highly recommend


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"George"


amessler's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Fun course to play for high handicappers. Wide fairways and large greens. Excellent condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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