Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
3.9
222 Reviews (222)
5 Stars
63
4 Stars
107
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
81.0%
Recommend this course
184 out of 222 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.1
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.0%
Recommend this course
18 out of 20 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.8
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
79.4%
Recommend this course
27 out of 34 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6918 yards
Slope 136
Rating 73.7
Book a Tee Time at
Palmetto Hall Plantation Club - Arthur Hills Course
Powered by GolfNow.com

Course Details

Year Built 1991
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arthur Hills (1991) Spencer Holt (1991)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Best of Lists

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in South Carolina (2015 #12)

Reviews

3.9
222 Reviews (222)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 13
Undulating Greens 12
Water Hazards 12
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 11
Playing Multiple Courses 7
Locals 6
This Course's Location is:
Near the Airport 7
Convenient to the City 6

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Great Conditions

After a full day of rain right up to the hour before tee time,, we called ahead to verify that it would most likely be cart path only. We feared walking on extremely wet conditions with constant lift, clean and place, wet shoes, etc. What we found were well drained and firm fairways, excellent greens and about 1 1/2 holes that had any standing water and it was minimal.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Yearly visitor

Visiting HHI and played the Hills course twice. Very lucky played both rounds in under 3 hours. From tee to green the course was in excellent shape first go round it was cart path only due to heavy rainfall the day before greens were slow but week later the greens had been mowed and speed picked up substantially. The price was right as I booked thru golf now. I’m a 14 handicap and really enjoyed the layout. Can’t believe it doesn’t get more play. But that’s ok with me

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Good course, but they just don't care...

Arrived an hour early for an Thursday 3:00 pm tee time in August. Not much traffic, as most avoid this heat. The older female pro shop attendant didn't ask our names, tee time, greet us, or anything. She was just an unpleasant person. Tried to pair my 2 some up with another 2 some, but we declined (literally maybe 4 other golfers on the course and no one came behind us).

Nice course, nice layout, nice value. But no drinking water on the course - all the coolers were empty. We played in 3:20, and the older female cart attendant couldn't wait for us to pack up and leave.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course, fast play!

First off I was the first tee time off at 712am and got my round in under 3 hours. Overall the course itself was in great and amazing shape. A few bad spots on some greens near the front edge, but didn’t change my play. The fairways, tee boxes, rough, was all in great shape including the bunkers. The cart paths needed some work. Also with this being my first time on the course, a better map, or tee box picture would help identify hazards and bunkers up the way and around the green. Overall I thought the course was in great shape. The greens are not an issue.

Conditions Good
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
4.0
Georgia Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Course - Could be More

Low Country course with water, sand, and rough. GN tee sheet showed wide open when I scheduled, which is great since I wanted to get around quickly. Au contraire. #1 backed up early. Paired with twosome for front, then matched up with threesome due to the pace. Early start shouldn't be 4.5 hours. Greens were very sandy. Was told later that's why the round was discounted. I specifically avoided Port Royal Barony at same cost because their times were marked with Aeration warning. Another review says punched in May - not yet recovered?

Bunkers are mud flats - avoid. Course not well marked: small plaques on some sprinkler heads. Cart paths torn up in several places. Tees and fairways all very good. Stout closing hole. Water and a drink cart.

PHP Hills needs a bit of work. Perhaps its members' Cupp course is getting it? With all that, still an enjoyable round.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

What Greens?

While on vacation I tried this course. What a complete disappointment. I was paired with a threesome, who were very friendly. However, none of us were prepared for what the greens would be like! In 20 years of playing golf, I’ve never seen this much sand on the greens in my life!! You could hardly see the color green on the grass underneath the sand!
The sand looked more like “rock salt” than sand! Putting was useless!!
I’m including a photo of what I wiped off my ball and what my ball on the green looked like.
When I talked to the pro shop, I was told that I received a discount. For me the course in this condition wasn’t worth $25 yet alone almost $60 that I paid!!
I booked throughout Golfnow on the phone. So I don’t know if there was an alert that they had just aerated the day before. Who aerates in July??
My advice: take your money elsewhere?

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

Close but no cigar

The good. Fairways were very good. Course was challenging. The average...Greens were punched in late May and were still bumpy. Green side bunkers were not raked and packed down. The bad....No water on the course and the Cart person didn't show up until we were on the 18th tee. Really hot and humid. Heard some excuse about a non functioning ice machine.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

J, from HHP

Course was in great shape,Cary paths were horrible. Found out the repairs are weeks away. Can’t beat the course for the money

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Boston Advisor
Top 25 Contributor
First Time Playing

One of the better courses on the island

I can’t say enough good things about this facility. The pro shop was well stocked, the range was in good shape and the service was excellent. On to the course, the layout was one of the best Hills courses I have played. It is a true resort course, set up to get people around quickly with generous landing areas and large greens. It also had some shots that will test your game, especially some of the approach shots. I really enjoyed this course a lot and would play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great round - played late in day no wait times on tees or greens

Outstanding, on vacation for two weeks played Cupp once and Hill twice, we made reservations for a condo in 2020 and will be making tee times at these courses.

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

Beautiful layout. Nice variety of holes.

Very nice layout. Enjoyed the variety of holes and was not too tight. Local knowledge important to scoring well as there are places that you don't want to be. Greens in excellent shape.

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

One of the best values in Hilton Head

I played the Arthur course with a couple friends. From tee to green, the course was in great shape and offered a fun, but fair challenge. The green fees also include range balls. The greens were rolling very pure and the scenery is a beautiful mixture of southern charm and classic Hilton Head low country. I feel like every staff interaction was enjoyable and friendly. I have played a handful of other Hilton head courses and I feel some were overpriced, but I feel Palmetto Hall has been the best overall value. I will definitely go back again.

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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Difficult but Fun Course

I would say this is the most challenging of the three courses at Palmetto Dunes. Water throughout the course with some tight fairways. It forces you to make golf shots, especially off of the tee. You're not pulling out driver every hole due to some dog legs or lay ups. Great character to the course with some scenic views. Course was in great shape. Will definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ok course to play

Fairways ok as well as greens, but the $80 price was about $25 too high

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

enjoyable

Just needs TLC. Bumby paths that are cracked all over the place, slow greens, no beverage carts.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Nearby Courses
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
3.6667
18
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
4.0210588235
322
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
4.1459823529
359
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
4.2281941176
332
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
4.1507764706
194
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
4.1925294118
179
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
4.3214058824
336
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
4.3527941176
114
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
4.0107647059
1107
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
3.7857142857
4
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
3.5899352941
55
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
4.7189588235
16

Stay & Play Offers

From $190
Valid dates: Dec 01, 2019 - Mar 01, 2020
Includes 3 rounds of golf - one each at Legacy Golf Links, 7 Lakes and Southern Pines Golf Club - and lodging for two nights in a 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath Golf Front Condo located on the Pinehurst Resort Golf Courses.
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE