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4.3
336 Reviews (336)
5 Stars
165
4 Stars
129
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
93.5%
Recommend this course
312 out of 336 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.2
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
95.8%
Recommend this course
23 out of 24 reviews
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4.3
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
91.7%
Recommend this course
33 out of 36 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6606 yards
Slope 140
Rating 72.7
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Dolphin Head Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1974
Fairways Celebration Bermuda Grass
Greens Mini-Verde Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Player (1974) Ron Kirby (1974) Clyde Johnston (2010) Brad Bartell

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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Reviews

4.3
336 Reviews (336)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 31
Bunkers 30
Undulating Greens 16
This course/club is great for:
Locals 22
Seniors 22
Advanced Golfers 20
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 14
At a Resort 13
Worth the Drive 12

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A New HHI favourite

Booked through Golf Now and got a reasonable price for mid daytime Staff was great and a good challenging layout but not too scary for high handicappers. Only negative was when we finished it was near dark and clubhouse was closed up. Not a big deal but would’ve been nice to know.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fine layout

Gary Player design and has all his subtle green complexes.Wonderful back nine with three final holes as good
as it gets, final par five best hole I have played so far in Hilton head area. Would have scored condition better
but tee boxes a bit scruffy and a few hole edges were worn, but greens putted well. Staff allround first class.
I am a14 handicap golfer on vacation from England and play a lot of golf , this course rates good value for the
money and I will return and recommend.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Mixed review

Staff friendly. Was teamed up with two really nice guys. Fairways good. Greens had been aeriated recently and had not recovered yet. Very bumpy and inconsistent. Nice layout

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was in excellent condition, especially for August weather. Staff was very friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Layout, Outstanding Staff

This my second time playing Dolphin Head and it is now on my list to play every time I come to Hilton Head! The staff is friendly and helpful and pace of play (just under 4 hours) is great but never felt rushed. The layout is fair with just enough challenge to keep you honest but not so penalizing that it takes the fun out.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course layout. Friendly staff. Will definitely play again and recommend to others!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good find

Lots of options in this area, but I really enjoyed my round here. Decent price and the course was in great shape. Greens were perfect and rolled true. I would play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Connecticut Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Another HH Plantation Treasure

I played all four of the Hilton Head Plantation courses this week (Oyster Reef, Bear Creek, CC of Hilton Head, and Dolphin Head). They are all TOP-SHELF tracks.

I was a little concerned about Dolphin Head because the last time I played it, they were over-the-top adamant about their 4-hour round policy. Something's changed because the starter never mentioned it. The rangers never mentioned it. And, guess what? We finished our round In 3:57 (without ever feeling rushed)!

Conditions are PERFECT from teebox through green. Beverage cart was out and running on a Friday morning. Practice facilities are stellar.

This is private country club golf available for (limited) public play golf. DO NOT MISS OUT ON PLAYING THIS COURSE!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Greens are in really good shape

Definitely recommend playing Dolphin Head. They have everything you would expect from a Hilton Head Island course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Value Course

Well I wasn't expecting much but for the price it was really good. Greens were surprisingly true. Will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 09/10/2019

For everything outside of the condition of the course. Staff, Range area, Layout. I don't think we can do half stars but would go 3.5. I am a very tough critic. If a course gets a 5 it's special.

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Commented on 09/03/2019

Why only 3 star rating, just curious?

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great gem on the island

Been coming to the island for 20 years. Just learned of this course word of mouth. Wow, great track at a very reasonable price. Will definitely be back. Can’t wait to play it again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Vacationers Beware

Course is in good shape but very slick greens and pitiful sand traps. Cart guys are nice. Very rude Ranger threatened to force skipping a hole if we did not play faster. No groups were waiting on us and there was no reason for this other than the course double booking tee times on the front and back. Due to poor communication a second ranger told us the same thing less than a hole later. This ruined the next 3-4 holes for me as I waited for another ranger to appear. Other nicer courses with better amenities are available on the island. Go somewhere else

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

We'll be back again!!!!

Overall well maintained course. Fun to play and not over the top difficult for first time play. You can find yourself in trouble though with plenty of bunkers and water. Staff was very informative and friendly! We'll definitely be back to play this course again!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Boston Advisor
Top 25 Contributor
First Time Playing

A fair course for all levels of golfer

We played this course about 5 days after they aerated it so we didn’t get a true feel for it. The layout was fine and IMO it would be good for the average golfer. Some water can make approach shots interesting but for the most part the course is very straightforward.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Course was great it’s the golfnow web site that is the problem. I attempted to contact customer service yesterday and the wait was an hour. There are other tee time services and I guess I will begin using them. My cell is8163053581 if anyone should want to assist.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Very nice course

Beautiful golf course. There were some holes that were a bit dried out.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable Course

A nice course. It has a good layout and the course was in good shape. There was a little wait on shots on the back nine. Overall, an enjoyable experience

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Losing it’s fame

I used to enjoy this course, but feel it has gone down hill over the past 5 years. At one time it was in great shape, but it has continued to decline. The greens are firm, but minimal grass. The fairways are not much better. A once thriving private course has gone semi private in an effort to probably gain finances to care for the course. It will be a few years before I plan to return as it is not cheap to play here. So for the value based on quality, there are many better places to play on the island. Also the pace of play here was extremely slow at 5 hours, even though they stress their goal is to maintain 4 hours.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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