The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes

3.8537000000 3.9 stars from 5 (410)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7300 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 75.6
  • Layout

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  • 2500 Wiregrass Way, Bluffton, South Carolina 29927-4153
  • (866) 396-3230, (843) 208-5353
  • (843) 208-5354
  • www.hiltonheadlakes.com
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Year built: 2007
Architect(s): Tommy Fazio
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tradition 72 7300 yards 75.6 133
Blue 72 6650 yards 72.3 128
White 72 6200 yards 70.4 122
Green 72 5690 yards 67.9 116
Red (W) 72 4955 yards 69.1 120

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 410 Reviews
5 stars:
91
4 stars:
213
3 stars:
71
2 stars:
25
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

362 out of 406 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include bunkers water hazards plays long   Great for drinks  

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"Hilton Head Lakes worth the drive"


pl3474's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hilton Head Lakes GC is worth a 30 minute trip from HH island. This is more a links style course with great scenery that is spread out over a large area with no back and forth holes. The conditions are nice and the layout is challenging without being tricky.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



Aaron7959521'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 03/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"This course is one of the best if not the best public course on 278."


dawgs912's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course quite a bit a couple years ago, then I took a break from playing. Now that I'm getting back into it this course has made a dramatic improvement and is reaching it potential. Greens and almost perfect, it never stays wet for too long. I would consider making this my home course if I lived closer. Two thumbs up


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Mulligan"


u053684038's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are in perfect condition. Tee boxes are great. Layout is wide open but still challenging. Well placed bunkers but could use a little more sand. This place is a gem.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Cory7741388's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes on 03/20/2017:

HI, Cory. We're glad that you took the time to review our course. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We regret to learn that you were not a fan of the off-course amenities and course conditions. We are always striving to make the course as good as it can be. We're glad that you were able to play at a steady pace and see value in playing our course.


u000001159303's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
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Reviewed on

Excellent new course , good layout , very windy , greens excellent , staff great


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes on 03/17/2017:

Hey Gary, Thanks for taking the time to review our course. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the course and loved how the greens were rolling. It looks like you selected 1 star across the board but given your written review, that sounds like it may not be accurate. Please feel free to write a new review or update this one! We hope to see you again to play soon.


u000003219213's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has a friendly layout. You still have to shoot well to score well. Grass starting to come in. Greens rolled well , not slow but not fast. Good value. Worth the drive from Hilton Head. Only negative is that were out of range balls at 10a.m.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Played passing through"


David6706200's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Early march so fairways not developed too well yet but greens nice and layout really nice. Clubhouse still under construction. Hardly anyone on the course and very close to I95 so was a great stop for us.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Pleasant Surprise"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We stay on Hilton Head island so thought this course might be too far away. However the few extra minutes needed to get there was well worth it. The staff were all very friendly and seemed genuinely interested in us. On gentleman, Al I believe, was particularly helpful. The clubhouse Is rather plain but they have plans for a new one. The course is very open with only a few fairways having homes bordering them. It is a developing area, so that may change. The greens were great. They had us play the back 9 first, no problem. On one of the cart paths, we came upon a diamond back snake. We waited until it slithered into the woods. We have been warned many times not to go search for a errant ball. Now I see why. Overall we all loved this course and will definitely return. Forgot to mention, we have golfed most of the Brown courses ,but prefer HH Lakes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Dennis7125019's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Work in progress"


u058475981's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Once course grows in, will be a real gem. Look forward to coming back and seeing the improvements in completion.

Staff was great, good to talk to a fellow Michigander.

Love to see the clubhouse when complete.

Worth every dime, come out and enjoy.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u970545380's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Big Gators!"


u7905856's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
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Reviewed on

Awesome course if you live off the island like I do. 5 minutes drive for me and because of that you can't beat it for me. Course is great, it's one of the newer ones so tee boxes are in great shape along with the greens. Pace of play seemed a little slower than usual but a couple groups let us pass thru and then smooth sailing. I wish the real club house would actually get built here because it would turn this course upside down with the amount of potential it has.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"great course"


u000006094251's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

It was a nice sunny day, temp. 72.

The course was in great shape from the fairways,greens and bunkers.

A must play when visiting Hilton Head.

Will play again before we head back home.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"You get what you pay for."


Bubbing47's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course routing was a disappointment and the grasses in the fairway were thin as I expected them to be with the dry weather they have had. However, the greens were VERY disappointing as they appeared to have been ignored with watering and chemical treatments.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes on 02/21/2017:

Hi, Bob. Thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate the feedback and are constantly working to improve our course conditions. We regret to learn that the conditions were not up to par when you played. We hope that you see improvements next time you come out and play.

"Course is in great shape"


u000007602004's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the course, greens and fairways in great shape for the middle of February. Staff are extremely friendly. Never disappointed with this course.


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


"Great course and value"


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

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

Reviewed on

Played this course twice this trip. Course has fairly wide fairways but still has some interesting holes. Condition was great. Two of us played in under 3 hours. Clubhouse is temporary but functional. After the round, the first beer was $1! This course about 35 to 40 minutes from Hilton Head but worth the drive. Fantastic value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



uEISE2330EI's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Still my favorite"


tim0808's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I first played this course back in May 2014 and enjoyed it immensely. Wide fairways, ease of play, no real hazards to consider and the greens are very fair. The course has a wonderful split lay out - some of it through homesites and a good portion of it through the natural marshlands surrounding the course. I played from the senior tees this time and all the holes were accessible from them and it made my round quite enjoyable. My previous experience was from the men's white tees and that's what made this my favorite course, for the qualities described previously. There were some damp low lying areas, but these were few and far between. The staff at Hilton Head Lakes are very gracious and friendly. Combined with the relatively low fees all these qualities make for an enjoyable round of golf.


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



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