Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (4)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6710 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 72.6

  • 4 Queens Folly Rd, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928, Beaufort County
  • (866) 380-1779
  • palmettodunes.com

Year built: 1967
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
Type: Resort
Golf Season: year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes

Policies

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

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
championship 72 6710 72.6 133
middle 72 6148 69.6 124
forward 72 5425 70.3 123

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.0 stars from 5
Overall Condition: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Food & Beverage: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 4 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

3 out of 4 reviews


Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

"Just ok"


JaredFunderburk's avatar
Age: Under 25
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The course was not worth the money. At 129$ it was not worth it. Bunkers had footprints all over them literally all over them.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Fair

Course Difficulty: Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Very good resort course!!"


trots007'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 09/21/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

We have played this course every year on our golf trip. This year we played this course later in the afternoon and there had been a lot of play so the greens were a little rougher but certainly very playable. It's a great layout with the view of the ocean behind the 10th green. This course has a lot of very good holes and would be my favorite of the 3 at Palmetto Dunes Resort.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"a really good challenge"


Mickydrake88's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Played the Hills today for the first time. Course was in great shape and as a 10 handicapper I found it quite challenging. There were three 430ish par 4s, plenty of water to clear off the tee and before the greens. 4 or 5 tee shots you have to really hit straight to avoid not having a shot into the green. I shot mid 80s and would go lower now having played the course as I know a little more about where to put the ball (and where not too).

Overall an excellent test and a course that is in great shape. I should add that I played on Saturday afternoon which is the less busy day on the island for golf :-)


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"The best of the bunch at Palmetto Dunes"


JayCoffinGC's avatar
Golf Channel
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2013
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

One of the better experiences I had all year because I was able to take my 6-year-old son with me.

They were totally kid friendly and even had a special set of black tees just for junior golfers, which is a bonus for such a good golf course.

You can get in trouble around the track if you're not driving it well, but if you are playing well you can shoot a good number.

The par-5 10th hole is the signature as the green is right on the beach and offers neat view of the water. Will definitely go back and play there.


Player Tip: Make sure you play the proper tees. Don't be a hero.

18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course