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3.9
524 Reviews (524)
5 Stars
118
4 Stars
247
3 Stars
102
2 Stars
42
1 Stars
15
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
81.7%
Recommend this course
418 out of 524 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.7
96 Reviews (96)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
74.0%
Recommend this course
71 out of 96 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.8
157 Reviews (157)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
75
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
78.3%
Recommend this course
123 out of 157 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6735 yards
Slope 135
Rating 73.4
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Shipyard Golf Club
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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
524 Reviews (524)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Brunch 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 18
Bunkers 16
Narrow Fairways 9
This course/club is great for:
Playing Multiple Courses 12
Seniors 10
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 10
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 9
Convenient to the City 8

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Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fairways in good shape

The greens were horrible. Must have recently been aerated, but sand everywhere and extremely bumpy. I like the course but you won’t get an accurate score here because putting was impossible! I wish I had been advised of the conditions when I booked this. I would have played somewhere else.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/23/2020

Yes Sir, we have just aerated our course. With aeration we have to fill the holes with sand. We do try our best to let every one of our guests know that we have been aerated, so i do apologize that you were not informed. With some good weather, we will return to great shape.
We hope to have you back.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens were aerated with lots of sand so played rough. Tee boxes not in good shape.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/23/2020

We apologize for the maintenance on the golf course, aerating is a necessary evil. That is why we offer a discounted rate. We will return to form with good weather. We hope to have you back here soon

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Won't play again

Sparse fairways. Greens aerated extremelydifficult to putt on. Pro shop personnelvery friendly.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/14/2020

I apologize for our course being aerated, it is a necessary evil. Our course should return to wonderful shape in about 2 weeks time. We hope you reconsider and visit us again.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Afternoon

Course practiced social distancing by having 1 to a cart. This helped pace of play. Staff was helpful and friendly in getting us on and off the course. Greens were in good condition. Course conditions were generally good but fairways were still tight lies from winter conditions. Would recommend course as good value for hot deal.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/30/2020

Thanks for your feedback! with the weather being as good as it is our fairways will be lush in no time. We hope to have you back here soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Very enjoyable round

Due to the covid 19 situation, Hilton Head is very quiet and so are the golf courses. It’s a great time to play on nice courses without it being packed. Today was so laid back and fun. The staff are very friendly and just happy to serve you. Great snacks despite the closure of the restaurant. We had chicken salad sandwich and a couple of beers, potato chips for less than $15.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/23/2020

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us!
We hope to have you back here soon!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens in good shape. Fairways not in the best shape. Staff was helpful. Got to go with both my sons and had a great afternoon.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/19/2020

We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us! The fairways will continue to get better and better as we get more warmer and dryer days. Thank you for your feedback!

Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointed

Slow play. Indifferent staff. Sparse fairways, inconsistent greens.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 03/19/2020

We apologize for your poor experience with us, if you could contact me at bsmith@heritagegolfgroup.com or at
(843) 681-1503
I would greatly appreciate hearing more about what happened during your time with us.
I hope to hear from you soon,
Thank you

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Poor fairway conditions. Dormant winter grass predominated most fairways and tee boxes. Impossible to get under the ball, terrible lies throughout the round. .

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/19/2020

We apologize for the poor conditions of our golf course, we had a very rough winter and the course is showing sign of that. After a couple weeks of warm/ dry weather the course will bounce back nicely. We would love to show you that we are in better shape, just contact Ben Smith at bsmith@heritagegolfgroup.com or at
(843) 681-1503
We hope to hear from you soon,
Thank you

Played On
Reviews 54
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Brigantine/Galleon an Improvement

Today had the opportunity to play Brigantine. This 9 hole is in much better shape than the Clipper and Galleon. Truthfully all the fairways on the 3 courses need to be in better shape, but the Brigantine is in much better shape. At least there was only the 1st hole which was muddy and wet. The tee blocks need work too. The sand traps were in pretty good shape on Brigantine, the other two need work and sand. There is work being done along some of the fairways. Greens would score high for speed, but low for quality. Today’s starter is one of the best on the island. Staff friendly. Unfortunately the overall conditions of the course do not justify the cost. Hope they improve, as I have always enjoyed the layout of this course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 54
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Poor Conditions at Shipyard in many years.

Seems to be a pattern to most to all public courses this year. First off they are consistently $10-15 more than last year. The tee blocks are uneven and in poor condition. The fairways are either very wet or they are just plainly in rough shape. The greens are not too bad, they have speed, but they are bumpy. The sand traps are hit and miss. Some have nice sand while others appear okay, but are very hard under the 1/2” of sand. Even was tearing up the underlay taking shots out of sand. Hard to believe they are charging these fees when they are in such disarray. There starter was friendly (he’s been there for years), but the Marshall’s not so much. Specifically the moody guy between the 2 nine’s. He was more interested in the gator’s.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 03/19/2020

Dear Orangutanmike,

Firstly I would like to sincerely apologize for your poor experience with us and one of our staff, great customer service is something we pride ourselves on and our marshal's let us down.
Secondly the winter was a rough one for the entire Island, after a couple weeks of warm and dry days the golf course will be back to peak condition.
We would greatly appreciate a second chance from you as our guest, just contact Ben Smith at bsmith@heritagegolfgroup.com
or (843) 681-1503
thank you

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fairways need help

We were playing for a discounted round of golf arranged through our stay at Ocean Oaks-Hilton Grand Vacations Club. Shipyard sent us an email verification of our tee time, but when we arrived at the course, we were informed that we needed the “coupons” in order to get the discounted rate. HGVC made the reservations, Shipyard verified the reservations yet in this day of technology we were stuck needing two small pieces of paper-poor coordination of business relations. For a 27 hole course I felt the Brigantine course was in fair to poor condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 03/19/2020

We'd like to apologize for the confusion about the Ocean Oak access card, we have that as just a safeguard for our guests. After some dryer weather, the course has really bounced back nicely.
we hope you give us another chance to show you we can be better.
Thank you,

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