The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes

3.9979352941 4.0 stars from 5 (435)
  • 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

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 | Full Scorecard

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

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 435 Reviews
5 stars:
99
4 stars:
223
3 stars:
77
2 stars:
26
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

382 out of 431 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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"Back 9 CLOSED, no notification when booking"


rwhite0614's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Irma still impacting Bluffton SC area, back 9 closed and advised could be until the 1st of October before open again.....should call to check before booking.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"HI Lakes"


Henry7758030's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course twice in the last year. They closed the back 9 due to flooding. Unfortunately you were not Told until you got there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Good layout, needs some conditioning"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Strong layout (6,200 yards for the White Tees) and a nice design. But I do not like to see intrusion of crabgrass in the rough let alone in the fairways or on the greens. Bunkers need some TLC.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club at Hilton Lakes on 09/05/2017:

Hello Bret, thank you for taking the time to review our course, The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes, and for the 3-stars. We are sorry to hear about the crabgrass sprouting up throughout the course and that the bunkers may need some care. Your feedback is appreciated so that we know where further improvements can be made. Though, we are glad to hear that you still enjoyed the course layout and it looks like your round was a great value. Thank you for recommending our course, in the South Carolina area, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Need some ice"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is good but traps are not good because of inconsistent sand. Greens were slow.and had been recently airiated

They MUST have some coolers in the carts to carry ice in because the temperature and humidity were over 100

Other courses in the Savannah area provide these and also have water bottles provided or fountains or coolers with cold water.

Some of their water coolers on the course were empty

Fix this and it's a good layout with a good price for a hot deal


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable"


u000006354602's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played from the tees behind the Seniors today. Enjoyed the round with two others who invited me to join and who were also out of towners.

Greens were slow, but in great shape. Perfect for a ball that rolls.

Play here at least two times on each of my visits to SC.

Load up at the clubhouse with drinks this time of year.

I usually tote my extra water and nuts and light lunch.

Enjoy the round

The price is right on GolfNow


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The Lakes"


hockeycop1's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A 25 mile ride from the Island seems long. However if you have the time make this one of your stops. Friendly staff and a scenic course make the trip worth it. Every time we come back to HHI we make a point of taking the drive and have enjoyed it each and every time. The price was a great value and with a chipping, putting and range prior to play it it a nice day all around.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was very wet from continuous rain the last few weeks Cart path only. A little tough during August in the low country for a 60 year old. We still played in 4 hrs. Looking forward to fall golf weather. Overall a great deal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet 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:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good time"


u000006354602's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The greens are in rxcrllent condition. I played alone and was allowed to go througb once.

Unfortunately no one witnessed my birdies.

As a senior i played from the senikr tees and hadgoid control of my distances . I lost only one ball.

Fairways are wide open and the bunkers are not too deep.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Singletary919's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course was very nice. The upkeep was fantastic, great greens and fairways. Very open and forgiving. Great for amateurs.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Gator land"


dagandrol's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course is well maintained, greens looked smooth and rolled perfectly, speed of the greens are easy to judge. A lot of bunkers on this course, it may be a good idea to hit some practice shots out of the bunkers. The practice facility is outstanding. Fairways are forgiving for the most part.

The back nine was a completely different setting than the front nine. The back nine is located in a nature preserve, and is pleasant place to spend two hours. The course plays long so pick your tees accordingly. Nice place to play,


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Anthony3494606's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Poor Poor Poor"


jersmith1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My group consisted of 6 guys on our annual golf trip from Maryland. Having spent almost $200.00 to play here, two holes in I should been refunded EVERY cent paid.

The fairways, bunkers and greens were in TERRIBLE conditions.

Someone should call me and offer some type of refund, my group was so upset they didn't play the last five holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes on 05/23/2017:

Hello Jerome, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course, we appreciate your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed our course layout and pace of play. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.

"Never disappointed"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played after the greens were aerorated which I was informed about but played anyway which is why I only gave it 3 stars.I know the greens are usually very good and will be once they recover.Bunkers looked as if they haven't been worked since last storm.Just another good reason hit better approach shots.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes on 05/24/2017:

Hi Donald, thank you for taking the time to review your experience and rating our course. We appreciate your support and understanding the necessary measures we must take to keep improving our course for future use. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the pace of play, course layout, and staff friendliness. We thank you for stopping by The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes and we hope to see you back again soon when the greens are at their best condition. Have a great day!

"Decent course Bad week to play"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course had just done aeriation. Greens not cut and full of sand. Had to play front side twice. Not really an issue as this has to be done. Fairways could use some aerification also. No advanced notice of this being done until arriving at course


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes on 05/18/2017:

Hello Kerry, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course, we appreciate your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed our course layout and found our staff friendly. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.


fabboss7's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



leduffin's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Good value for the $, a bit away from the island proper but worth the drive with plenty of great restaurants to hit on the way back in Old Bluffton. Will return each visit to HHI.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent


I recommend this course


"It's a two to three star course, The usual 4 star rating is way off!"


DavidXu's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

After reading online four star reviews for this course, I was expecting a reasonably good course.

It was not. Fairway was brown and bare. Greens were In better shape but still rough and slow. All other approaching areas were very rough and not maintained, gave you the impression that the owner run out of money or just don't care about making it a nice course.

I wonder where the four star rating come from! It's a two for me.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes on 05/03/2017:

Hello David, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course, we appreciate your feedback. We are glad you found our staff friendly and enjoyed the pace of play. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.

"Great course!"


desm0nd's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We are staying on Hilton Head island and made the 45 minute trek to Hilton Head lakes. The course is great, wasn't busy and was in decent shape. The back 9 is absolutely beautiful. Well worth the drive and great value for the money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best golf ever"


u121076105's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the most fun I have ever had golfing. Staff and course were great.. We played 9 and then got rained out so we were given a rain check for the other nine. We played the next day with no reservation. All the Canadian snowbirds need to skip Florida and stay in Hilton Head. Thanks for great vacation memories.

Prince Edward Island Snowbirds- Bert & Debbie


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



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