Dolphin Head Golf Course

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4.4
306
5 Stars
154
4 Stars
115
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
95.2%
Recommend this course
285 out of 306 reviews
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Average Rating
4.6
27
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.3%
Recommend this course
26 out of 27 reviews
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Average Rating
4.4
60
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
96.7%
Recommend this course
58 out of 60 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6606
Slope 140
Rating 72.7
Type Private
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6606 yards 72.7 140
Blue 72 6421 yards 72.0 137
White 72 6174 yards 70.8 130
Gold 72 5513 yards 68.0 123
Gold (W) 72 5513 yards 73.5 126
Red 72 5360 yards 66.8 117
Red (W) 72 5360 yards 71.8 122
Green 72 4760 yards 64.3 112
Green (W) 72 4760 yards 64.8 113
Scorecard for Dolphin Head Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.7/140 513 344 359 173 364 432 204 395 515 3299 371 382 211 523 341 444 360 181 494 3307 6606
Blue M: 72.0/137 500 338 350 167 359 411 194 385 507 3211 353 373 200 513 336 423 351 172 489 3210 6421
White M: 70.8/130 465 332 328 154 349 401 176 375 486 3066 343 365 190 504 331 399 341 160 470 3103 6169
Gold M: 68.0/123 W: 73.5/126 436 325 315 135 276 348 147 345 457 2784 288 334 153 463 276 325 318 143 428 2728 5512
Red M: 66.8/117 W: 71.8/122 435 297 295 117 273 342 143 339 453 2694 285 332 145 460 272 320 300 131 421 2666 5360
Green M: 64.3/112 W: 64.8/113 385 267 280 117 260 280 125 286 380 2380 280 285 145 385 250 280 290 110 355 2380 4760
Handicap 11 9 15 13 7 1 17 5 3 12 10 14 8 18 2 6 16 4
Par 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 36 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 11 13 17 9 3 15 7 1 12 6 16 2 14 10 8 18 4

Course Details

Year Built 1974
Fairways Celebration Bermuda Grass
Greens Mini-Verde Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

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

4.4
306

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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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Dolphin Head is a great track

This is a great layout. Challenging and fun at the same time. Staff was very friendly and the course is in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ineteresting

Formerly private course now open to public great design and very interesting holes. Long par threes from blue tees

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

Excellent Round

Totally enjoyed this track and will definitely play there again! The greens could not have been better and overall layout was challenging and fair.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Lovely Course

The course was in great shape and the greens were fast but true. Sand was a bit packed due to rain earlier in the day. We played the front nine and wished we had booked the 18. The layout is great for shot making and pushing risk/ reward. The latter is especially true on the 9th hole where a good tee shot can set you up to go for the green. The staff very friendly and welcoming. We will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 10/16/2018

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Play it again!!!

I have no issues with the course itself. Fun, challenging and in perfect condition. My issue would be with Management. One slow 4 some caused a 2 hr 40 minute round on the front. At #7 one of the rangers ( off duty ) but was our starter when I teed off, caught up to the log jam and asked what was wrong. Explained slow 4some. His solution was to go around the groups waiting to play, and jump in front of log jam. Also, 90 degree day; beverage cart was out of beverages at 2:00 Pm and she said she wasn't coming back out. Police your course.....Pace of play is 4 hours. If you want us to fix divots and ball marks and maintain pace of play, do your part to maintain pace of play. Keep up with the group in front???? That was the problem. We were a 2 some and we typically play 9 holes in HHI in about 1 hr 40 min. 5 groups were delayed as a result of this one 4 some. And they wouldn't let anyone play through. All this was frustrating, but not enough to prevent me from coming back, so I guess this means mgmt won't do anything to prevent this in the future. Shame on Dave the starter. He should have "put them on the clock" rather than driving around them and continue his round. Not a good look.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Greens

Basic layout, decent greens, very basic in amenities.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 10/17/2018

We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Everything was great!

The service from the cart crew at arrival and departure was first class and friendly. The course layout is great, playing every club in your bag. On the GIR, doesn’t guarantee you a par as the greens are FAST, sloped and multi level. Plenty of water on the course, restrooms on each side, beverage carts out and about. Pace of play was avg at just under 4.5 but could have been quicker but a few in our group took a few extra shots/putts if you know what I mean.

This is a must add to your trip.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

First time playing this course in Hilton Head Plantation. Other reviews were quite positive and now I can agree 100%. Greens were quick and smooth, but held a shot very well. It's an older course but in great condition and can be a little challenging depending on the tees you play. Most holes are what they appear to be, so hidden hazards or tricked up in some way. Just be aware of the long fairway bunker and water hazard on the 16th hole. Pace of play seemed a little slow, but we got around in 4 hrs. Nice range and short game practice area. We will play this course again.

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

A very nice day

The conditions were very good. The greens were the fastest I have played in Hilton Head and very challenging. The layout is friendly with wide fairways but adequate challenges.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Great course!

Our group absolutely loves this course. Greens were great, fairways outstanding and pace of play was under 4 hours for our foursome.

I would strongly urge anyone to play Dolphin Head.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Head Course At Hilton

A very enjoyable course typical of the Low Country. Very good conditions all around except bunkers which are hard and thin. Nice layout, great price, helpful staff, good practice facility. Several doglegs you can hit through so select clubs accordingly. Marshal passed us three times on front 9 - but not once on back where we slogged behind a mixed foursome. Note: They do not take AmEx.

Interesting closing holes: A par-3 with a boomerang green. Easy to be on and have no putt. Then a risk-reward par-5 with water all the way down the right side to the green. Also has a 2nd fairway for another tee box. That'd be really risky!

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

Terrific Course

Terrific generally open course and fairways. Course was in very good condition except for bunkers. The bunkers were thin and the rough was high. Very playable for mid to high handicappers.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best value in Hilton Head

Played numerous courses on the island and this is by far the best value for the money. Course was in very good condition especially for this time of year. Pace of play was good. Nice layout. Like the fact that they informed you that the greens were aerated before the round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Good value

Course in great shape. Challenging but fair. No hold-ups at all, and greens were in perfect shape.

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

Extremely family friendly.

The fairways were in pristine condition and the greens were challenging,

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace was slow, but all due to a slow foursome in front of us who was not interested in letting our threesome play through.

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