Robert Cupp at Palmetto Hall Plantation

4.0851000000 4.1 stars from 5 (47)
  • 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: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 47 Reviews
5 stars:
17
4 stars:
22
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

40 out of 47 reviews


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ballhawk46's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
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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


"Palmetto Hall - my favorite courses"


Goodaga's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

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I have played many courses on Hilton Head, but with the obvious exception of Harbour Town, i love both courses at Palmetto Hall - Cupp is my favorite but Hills is a close second. Layout is spectacular and challenging. Staff are friendly, so definitely enjoyable. I also paid 50% of the fees to play Sea Pines Atlantic Dunes the day before and frankly I think they have the rates mixed up. That said, I heard rumors that the group that has taken over the Palmetto Hall typically "run their courses very cheap" and course condition suffers, however, at this early stage, no complaints - greens were spectacular and recovered well from last year. the range is poor quality and I wonder if that is an indication of how the course condition may evolve. I hope not as phenomenal courses and a destination I choose every time of come to the island (3-4 times a year).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



mike792's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
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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


"Bad service"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
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They were backed up due to some early morning freeze. However was optimistic to play the course. Friendly in pro shop. We called to place an order on #8 and was told to not worry it would be ready when we made the turn. My girlfriend went in and said the staff were not only rude but didn't even seem interested and they were just sitting around eating food. Course is decent but they need to water. Wouldn't recommend to someone I liked.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"An Arthur Hill design is literally a "hill" design."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
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Good routing and variety, which makes for a good experience. These greens have the Hill signature (lots of slope) 18 times. Its a difficult, but fair test.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great condition for time of year"


Tyler8365573's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
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Course looked beautiful for what time of year it was. Greens and fairways in great shape. Staff was very helpful when they had to delay tee times due to frost. Would love to come back in the summer to see everything again.


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



u000005320841's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
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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


"COLD DAY"


S4SERTICH's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
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TEMPERATURE IN THE LOW 50 WITH WIND. NOT A GOOD DAY FOR GOLF, BUT THE STAFF, BAG MEN AT THE DROP OFF AND STARTER DISPLAYED A VERY FROSTY ATTITUDE. THEY DID NOT WANT TO BE THERE AND THEIR ATTITUDE CERTAINLY REFLECTED THAT TOWARDS US. WE DIDN'T WANT TO PLAY IN THE COLD EITHER, BUT CAME TO HILTON HEAD FROM DENVER FOR GOLF AND SET THE TEE TIMES IN ADVANCE. WISH THE STAFF COULD HAVE PROVIDED A LITTLE WARMTH & FRIENDLINESS.

COURSE WAS IN GOOD SHAPE FOR THE SEASON AND WE HAD A GOOD ROUND, PACE OF PLAY WAS GOOD,BUT THE COURSE WAS NOT FULL.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good


I don't recommend this course


"BURRR"


Golfer1973's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Required precise shots in the wind and cold but is was sunny!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Challenging greens"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
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Position 1 hole placemeets make the greens very challenging. Fun course as every hole gives you something to think about regarding shot placement.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"course design impacts experience"


cliftonmj's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

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I am a fan of Bob Cupp designs. However, this one was the exception. The geometric experiment failed. I would not want to the superintendent as sharp angles make it difficult to grow grass. Water hazards in front of greens make it very challenging for most golfer. Staff were friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Greens Fast and True"


u000003218408's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed my day came out as a single and paired with another single and played in just under 3 hrs. We had the course to ourselves on a prefect day.

The pins selection for the course that day was #3.The greens roles true and fast. The course was a joy to play.

Playing the Arthur Hill sister course on Friday can't wait. Going to be there a little early to take advantage of the range prior to the round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u728780018's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A pleasant Course"


uPFZN6133PF's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

played round in four hours with normal pace of play. Fivesome ahead kept pace of play good. Greens in good shape with average fairways. Some very interesting holes on course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000005687980's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
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A good day of golf, however our cart conked out on the fifth hole. We called the pro shop and they said they would send out a new cart. We started walking instead of waiting and ended up walking all the way to the ninth. The bag drop attendant seemed brain dead about the whole incident. We got a new cart and finished the round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


Thomas2265067's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
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Nice t my first time here nor will it be my last. For February the course was in great shape. Greens rolled true. Will be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Lots of water on this course."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were in great shape. Friendly staff and free range balls always appreciated.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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