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4.4
368 Reviews (368)
5 Stars
185
4 Stars
140
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
93.1%
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342 out of 368 reviews
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4.5
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
95.5%
Recommend this course
42 out of 44 reviews
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4.4
62 Reviews (62)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
91.9%
Recommend this course
57 out of 62 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.

Accolades

Reviews

4.4
368 Reviews (368)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 32
Bunkers 31
Undulating Greens 17
This course/club is great for:
Locals 22
Seniors 22
Advanced Golfers 20
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 15
At a Resort 13
Near Local Attractions 12

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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Plays A few times a week
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4.0
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First Time Playing

Beautiful day

Played as a twosome, starter asked the group in front of us to pair up. They preferred to play alone. Finished in just over 415 hours. Pace was steady but as. A twosome we waited on several holes. Greens were good shape. Enjoyed the round

Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Perfect weather
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
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Amenities Good
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Plays A few times a week
5.0
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Previously Played

Great course.

Very nice greens. Stay below the hole. Par 3s should be cart path only.

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

Great Course, Weather and Pace

My wife and I played on January 15, 2020. It was 77 degrees and sunny. We parked and were greeted by one of the staff who loaded our clubs on the cart and gave directions to the clubhouse. The gentleman at the desk was very friendly and efficient. We went to the range and hit a few balls then went over to the starter. He was great also. We were to play as a twosome. He asked us if we minded having a single join us. We agreed and it was a good decision. The single was very nice and we enjoyed the round. We completed the 18 holes in 3 1/2 hours.

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

Greens faster than mosts

Played three other courses nice courses, greens medium speed ,but dolphin head greens rolll faster and smoother. Don’t know why,for Jan being from Ohio it’s was nice to play in 76 degrees.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Overly Aggressive Rangers

We started our day as a twosome and were paired with another twosome. That is fine as I never mind playing with new people. The starter stared at my son and said, “ I hope I don’t have to remind you about pace of play.” I stared back and told him this was not our first round of golf and pace of play will not be an issue. We tee off the first hole as a foursome and they send out a bunch of twosomes behind us. We kept up our pace of play and never played slow (finished the first nine right at two hours). We were approached by the ranger stating people behind us are complaining and “he can’t have this at his course.” I explained to him that the twosomes behind us will naturally play faster than a foursome and we should not be expected to keep the pace of a twosome. I also made sure he knew we finished in 2 hours which is not slow play. He kept on and on that we were playing slow and was completely rude and condescending, and couldn’t be more wrong at the same time.

At this point the round of golf is ruined for me and my son but we decided to split with the other two and finish the round as a twosome. We finished the round under 4 hours.

The course was really nice, the staff in the pro shop, bar area, and bag drop were phenomenal and hospitable. However, if you want your round ruined by overly rude and aggressive rangers, this course is where you need to play. In speaking with a few people at the course this is a regular occurrence with these rangers.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyed it, will play again

Overall enjoyed it. Greens were fast and in decent shape. Bunkers were ok, sand a little compacted. Some good open holes to let it rip. Not a super challenging course, but will definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Dolphin Head

Great to play a Gary Player design course. Tight fairways, lots of water and fast greens. Awesome experience

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

Morning round

Nice course with fast greens. Lightly played, tee sheet was mostly empty before 10. Played in 3 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

3 Rambling Golfers review

It was a great day at Dolphin Head. Conditions were good for this time of year. We play slower and we're not rushed/pushed. Staff was friendly. We enjoyed ourselves.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Great greens

Greens were fast and true for the time of year. Fairways were good as was the course bunkering. Pace of play was excellent, perhaps due to the time of year. The only negative was the cart paths which were very bumpy.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

What a great course for the money

This gem in the back of Hilton Head Plantation was previously a private members only course. About 6 or 7 years ago the membership decided to make it semi private. I have played this course the last 3 years during my visit to Hilton Head Island for Thanksgiving week and I have never been disappointed. The course is always in wonderful condition and the greens are always in great condition. It has its share of water hazards but not overly done. I would describe the course and moderately difficult from the 2 sets of back tees but fair from the white tees forward. Ernie Hanewinkel and his crew make everyone feel welcome and appreciated. This has become a must play for me every time I visit. In fact, I played it 3 times this year and enjoyed it every single time. I highly recommend you put this course on your schedule the next time you're in Hilton Head.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Dolphin Head

Had a great day at Dolphin Head. A challenging course to play and got a bargain rate with an online tee time deal. One of my Hilton Head favorites and will definitely return next time I visit.

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

Dolphin Head

Formerly private club now with public access. Great value fun course with good fast greens with plenty of slope. Challenging and fair. Typical Hilton Head Oaks and moss and water.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Excellent challenge for an excellent price

This is an excellent course and great value for money. The greens are accurately defined as some of the quickest on Hilton Head Island. We played in cold weather so the course was not busy and throughly enjoyed every hole. Fairways are reasonably tight but not to the extent of discouraging less experienced or capable players. Hazards are well placed and the greens are impressively quick. We did not experience the club house due to time pressures so can pass no meaningful comment of facilities. .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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