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3.9
697 Reviews (697)
5 Stars
174
4 Stars
323
3 Stars
126
2 Stars
54
1 Stars
20
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
82.7%
Recommend this course
561 out of 697 reviews
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4.0
173 Reviews (173)
5 Stars
56
4 Stars
76
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
82.7%
Recommend this course
143 out of 173 reviews
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Avg Rating
3.9
266 Reviews (266)
5 Stars
73
4 Stars
120
3 Stars
44
2 Stars
22
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
79.3%
Recommend this course
211 out of 266 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6735 yards
Slope 135
Rating 73.4
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Course Details

Year Built 1970
Greens Diamond Zoysia Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect George Cobb (1970) Willard Byrd (1982)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs 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, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

3.9
697 Reviews (697)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Brunch 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 20
Bunkers 17
Narrow Fairways 9
This course/club is great for:
Playing Multiple Courses 13
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 11
Advanced Golfers 10
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 9
Convenient to the City 8
Near Local Attractions 6

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played

The starter was high as a kite.

I get that the weather was bad and the course was wet. It would have been nice if someone let us know that the course was three nine hole segments. The starter was out of it and we got no information. Next our cart dies and we made 3 calls to the clubhouse and waited 40 minutes for a new one. We played 5 different courses in five days on our golf vacation and Shipyard was a disappointment.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course - handled rain well!

There ended up being a downpour when we got to haul too. The golf course was quick to refund our play with a rain check. The sky parted a few moments later and we ended up returning the rain check and going right back out. Great course that drained beautifully for the downpour that we had just gone through excellent pace of play and good food in the bar.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Brought my 17 year old o play 9 holes and it was great! Perfect weather, course in good shape and we saw 2 huge gators.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time at the Shipyard

Great course, challenging, and great views. Military friendly.
Greens rolled very well.
My apologies for not taking pictures.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Busy Thanksgiving Week

Course was busy with Thanksgiving guests and I think staff was a bit frazzled the afternoon we played. Course was in pretty good condition with exception of the traps. Saw lots of work going on to improve these conditions so things should be better soon.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great greens

Friendly staff, pace of play was perfect, and greens were true and holding well. Glad to have played it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Layout

We have been playing the Shipyard courses the last several years while staying on HHI and we love the layouts of all 3 nines, they are challenging yet playable and the greens are in excellent condition. Staff is friendly and a good value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Fun time, could be better

Shipyard has 3 challenging 9-hole courses. Lots of water hazards, so prepare to lose some balls. The staff could be friendlier. The starter didn't pace the play well. Also, no instructions or tips were given upon welcoming us to the course.

At the turn, the outside snack bar was closed. Went inside to get some sodas and the bartender was not wearing her mask.

Overall, the greens were in good shape, however the sand traps were under repair so we were instructed to not play out of them.

Decent price for what you get.

Mostly an older crowd of golfers.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Typical Hilton Head course that will improve

This is an average course for Hilton Head which still makes it better than most daily fee public courses anywhere else. Still, it is very typical Hilton Head where some holes are mostly tree lined where others have water, some bend while others are straight, and the greens fees are higher than you'd expect. Downsides are that the bunkers are being re-done and are GUR at present and that it's, per the clubhouse staff, the busiest public on the island so play can slow during peak times. There's others in the Heritage portfolio of courses that I prefer such as Oyster Reef or one or both of the Port Royal courses but it's still an enjoyable day particularly if it's great late November weather.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Shipyard golf, Nov 2020 review

Played Galleon/Clipper.
Nice day, cool and a slight breeze.
T time was 12:45, given it is Nov., we were close to dark when finishing.
Our 3 was complimented by a very nice gentleman, John .
Course conditions were very nice. Nothing caught my eye that would indicate a lack of care.
Sand in the traps was very firm.
Greens rolled true and quick.
Yardage markers were not obvious to me and since I didn’t have a golf GPS with me, I frequently questioned distances.
Maybe just me not being familiar with the course.
Anyway, a very nice outing!

ps. We did not look to use “off course amenities” and since N/A isn’t a choice, I gave no stars.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Really enjoyable golf

The course is in great condition and the germs smooth as can be. Good variety of forced carries and dogleg shaped holes. Played the Galleon/Clipper combo.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Played it 2 days in a row

The course has 27 holes and over our 2 days we were able to experience all 27. There was a lot of work going on with tree trimming and bunker work. If not for this we would have given it a higher rating. The first day a slow group in front of us ended up finishing 11/2 hole behind the group in front so it took our group over 41/2 hours and we had to finish almost in the dark. A ranger was out but couldn't move them along. The next day our finished under 4 jours and the ranger was much more successful in keeping the pace up. Overall we enjoyed the experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day for golf

Great weather. Average pace of play. Course in good shape. Going back in 2 days for another round.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice First outing

This course was convenient and reasonably priced. Play was slow due to many groups on the course and the condition of the greens was not very good. Staff were very friendly and dinner at the restaurant was very good..Not so challenging that a high handicap golfer would not enjoy this course.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow play, cart guys easily confused

Arrived 50 minutes early., no carts available. Cart guys said they would bring carts to range. At our tee time they didn’t realize we didn’t have carts although most people behind us did. We stood around for 15 minutes while a few carts stood empty. Went off 15 minutes late and first nine took 2.5 hours. Beverage cart didn’t reach us until 9th hole. Disappointing despite the low price.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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