Robert Cupp at Palmetto Hall Plantation

4.0556000000 4.1 stars from 5 (72)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7079 yards
  • Slope: 149
  • Rating: 75.2
  • 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: 1993
Architect(s): Bob Cupp (1993)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Celebration Bermudagrass
Fairways: Celebration Bermudagrass
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
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7079 yards 75.2 149
Blue 72 6524 yards 69.9 135
White 72 6042 yards 69.9 124
Forward (W) 72 5220 yards 70.8 123

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 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: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 72 Reviews
5 stars:
25
4 stars:
33
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

62 out of 72 reviews


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great value"


u00000843126's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

70 years old. Course accommodates all skill levels. The fairways and greens were is great shape. Well play again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Value & Conditions"


jls09281's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great layout. It is sort of a hidden gem among all of the other high end courses on the island. Staff was great, I was able to get out earlier than my tee time. Course is an interesting design, with geometric shaped greens & bunkers. Overall a great value.


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


"Challenging"


mmichaels's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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This course is a bit of a challenge for the average golfer. There is plenty of sand and water. The fairways are deceptively narrow because there are man made hills on every hole. So even if you stay out of the trees you may have a very awkward lie. The greens were nicely manicured but the tee boxes were a little shabby. Overall, nice course for the price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/24/2017

Thank you for spending your day with us. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your round on the Cupp Course. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will be passed on to help continue improving our courses. We look forward to having you back with us in the future!



u226329809's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Course Conditions"


OleMcDonnell72's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

After playing and reading some of the other reviews, frankly I don't know what some of them are talking about. The course played excellent. Greens were in great shape, quick and smooth. Maybe not PGA glass top fast but certainly not slow, and with the slopes that's probably a good thing! The fairways were a touch dry and on the browning side. Granted I know they have not had much rain in the past few months. I spoke with the golf staff in the shop and they explained that they had been doing some extensive work on their irrigation to improve what was a bit out-dated. And you could tell, some fairways were greener than others but all in all no conditions that would hinder a round. And the extra roll off the tee never hurt anyone! I highly recommend checking the courses out for yourself!


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



u226329809's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Too bad they forgot to water"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
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Great lay- out....terrible shape...almost like they have run out of money...not worth the drive in current conditions...sad how they let this great rack crumble


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/21/2017

We appreciate your playing with us and understand your concern. As we continue to work through an ongoing "revamping" of our irrigation system and a few unusually dry seasonal conditions we hope that you will join us again in the future as we are only improving. We look forward to having you back to see what Palmetto Hall truly has to offer!


"Interesting holes, True rolling greens"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was a nice balance of challenge and fairness with a great range of holes, with a variety of hole lengths. I played the whites and my wife played the front tees. It was a fun course for both of us. We were able to go out as a twosome and sailed through the course in 3 hours including waiting on the last 4 holes for a foursome that we caught up to...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000005348391's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather 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: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



winape's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent value"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
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Reviewed on

Enjoyed the service, course was excellent, conditions were good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
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Reviewed on


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



u808997906's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good layout, slow greens"


Rick5601345's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Robert Cupp course was originally designed with angled corners. Meaning, tees, fairways, bunkers and greens were square or rectangular. That has changed over the years, but there are some remaining examples. The course was wide open when I played (few people there). I joined up with 2 other Golfnow players. It had rained the day before but, as with other beach courses, it drained very well. The course design and playability is good, but the greens were so slow it made the experience lass than pleasant. I don't understand it. They are bermuda greens, in April! Why can't they cut the grass shorter. Anyway, the greens are in good condition, except for the speed. Come on, Brown Golf, you can do better.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/06/2017

We appreciate your playing with us and your feedback. You are correct in saying the greens are not quite as fast as we would like just yet but be assured they are well on their way! As the warm weather evenings are becoming consistent enough for our green to come out of their dormant state we can begin the process of firming, shortening, and grooming the greens to a faster speed while maintaining overall good health. As you can imagine this is not an overnight process. While mowing them a bit tighter would get us there quickly it can damage the greens and cause issues in weeks to follow. We want to make sure our greens are in good condition for the season.

We hope you will come back and see us over the next couple of weeks as we are only getting better everyday!


"Great course good layout but the staff was as bad as it gets!!"


bienaime7's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

We were playing the course for the first time. I'm not sure if the staff thought we were regulars but nobody guided us, the logistics of the facility is confusing since there more than one course. once we finally got a cart and was headed to the right course we realized we had no score cards. So we asked the outside staffer for a score card, he was leaning against a wall with one foot o n the wall, he came to us let us know he had no score cards and that we can play without any and went back to leaning on the wall.I was a little shocked because I thought he may have made a little effort towards resolving our issue. once i saw he really wasn't going help us i asked again, he approached us and said "you might be able to get one in the pro shop". we went back to the golf shop to get score cards. they said the shipment didn't come in so we ended up with paper copies of a score card. I get it stuff happens sometimes but level unprofessionalism displayed at that facilty I would expect from goat ranch! not a Palmetto dunes facilty.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Stevedavis109's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
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Reviewed on

Enjoyed the course, challenging but not impossible.


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


Commented on 04/04/2017

Thank you for spending your day with us! We appreciate your feedback and hope to have you join us again soon.


"Great value"


u000006263798's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
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Reviewed on

The Robert cupp course is a great value. The course was fun and challenging but not too tough. I'm a double digit handicap and really enjoyed this course. Cart path is well marked and impossible to get lost.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/01/2017

Thank for playing with us. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your round! We hope you will join us again in the future!



u000005203896's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Very slow pace today"


Preferredlies's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
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Reviewed on

Too slow. Greens were a bit severe, slop,, tricked up. We're slow as well. Condition not bad. The Hills course was much better.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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