Arthur Hills at Palmetto Hall Plantation

3.9363823529 3.9 stars from 5 (174)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6918 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

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Year built: 1991
Architect(s): Arthur Hills (1991)
Type: Semi-Private
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6918 yards 73.7 136
Blue 72 6582 yards 72.3 131
White 72 6257 yards 71.0 127
Forward (W) 72 5006 yards 70.6 123

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Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 174 Reviews
5 stars:
46
4 stars:
90
3 stars:
24
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

146 out of 174 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near the airport convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers playing multiple courses locals   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks  

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"Great course!"


u066497575's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Arthur Hills greens were being aerated so puttting was not that rewarding but the course looked great from tee to green. Very nice layout. Guy in pro shop was excellent, friendly, and seem interested in provideing a great experience. Guy at cart house who brought me my balls for practice and handled carts was mean and rude. I don’t know if he was having a bad day or what. He acted like the last thing he wanted to do was his job. Maybe he should find another.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Disappointed"


Mark1666839's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Arrived at the course and was told our tee time was cancelled. The staff refused to accommodate the error and blamed golf now for not calling to cancel. Bad customer service.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Palmetto Hall"


u660282358's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Arthur Hills course at Palmetto Hall is one of my favorite courses on Hilton Head. I've been coming here for 30 years and this is in my top five courses on and near the island. It's pretty tight so crooked drives will be penalized!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course has great greens"


William8590776's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape particularly the greens which were excellent. Course layout was good,very straight forward not gimmicky,enjoyed would recommend and would play again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good coirse"


HHIDALE's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
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Reviewed on

I have played this course several times and as usual it did not fail to challenge me and make my game fun. Anyone who plays This course should find it the same.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Round on Hilton Head"


Rick9544637's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A little confusion that GolfNow should clarify when you are making your booking. On Hilton Head there is Palmetto Dunes Arthur Hills course and Palmetto Hall Arthur Hills course. Very different courses. We booked and drove to palmetto Dunes only to be told our booking was at Pametto Hall - the Pro Shop attendant told us this happens several times a day and they even had preprinted directions to the other course.

The Palmetto Hall course was ok. Challenging layout. Average conditions. Good green complexes. We were able to get out ahead of a large group so pace of play was reasonable. Pro shop did not inform us there where no beverages or snacks available on course. Water was supposed to be very 3rd hole but that was not the case.

For $70 for 18 holes I would suggest there is better value available in the area and would look elsewhere next time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



1laurenlogan's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A tough and long tract"


scolars's avatar
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Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is important to play the correct tees on this course. Being a 10 handicapper, I found the 6400 yards was too long and therefore was not enjoyable hitting the driver and three wood numerous times. I have no problem with the course or conditions. The Pro shop got us out about an hour earlier on this day, so we moved right along. Getting the Golf Now Hot Deal was a bonus.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good to average course by Hilton Head standards"


wildrover101's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We booked a tee time at this course on the recommendation of a guy we met in a local golf store. We were already playing the three Palmetto Dunes courses during the week and had a spare day available to play a new course. This was his firm favorite of the moderately priced (non-Sea Pines) options in the area.

In all honesty, we felt just a little disappointed after the round. Although the course was very pleasant, it wasn't spectacular in any way, with the possible exception of the 18th hole which is a gem to look at and a great test of golf. The range facilities were ok, nothing special and frankly, the service provided to us by the staff was a notch or two down from the RTJ course we played at Palmetto Dunes the day before. The course was also a notch down but to be fair, so was the greens fee ($50 cheaper to be precise).

The course is absolutely fine and well priced compared with those of a similar standard elsewhere on the Island i.e. better than say Shipyard, not as good as Palmetto Dunes or Sea Pines. If I were asked the same question we asked, I would probably point someone towards Olde South rather than here.

The huge let down for us on the day was the speed of play. The foursome in front of us took more than 5 hours to complete their round and refused to invite us through on the several occasions we caught them on the tee box. The marshal told us he had warned them the first time he came around but this didn't make any difference and it was another 9 holes before he returned again, this time just for a wave as he drove by. It really is frustrating when a facility does not take the initiative to care for the majority of their guests when a group is clearly holding everyone up.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice challenging layout"


JJaeggi's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed my round at Palmetto Hall Arthur Hills. I played from the Blues and found it to be a great challenge. My friend Played from a forward set of tees(Black.Senior?) and had a great time. The layout is plenty challenging for a low handicapper but is also playable for the less skilled player. Its a great break from many of the island courses where every hole looks the same. Most of the holes are different enough that they are memorable. Conditions were good. . Grass still coming in after the longer than normal winter in SC. Good hybrid Bermuda greens, not super fast and a little grainy but tricky. Great finishing hole. Staff quite pleasant, only complaint was. No beverage cart on a 85 degree day. Will return again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



TomOg's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



TomOg's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



jcscar54's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slow"


golfs2s's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
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It took nearly three hours to play the front 9. In disgust I and my playing Partners went to the pro shop and requested a refund. They gave it to us.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Just OK"


zchris90's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Didn't love this course. A lot of hidden water hazards with little signage to help find them. Tight landing areas with little to no room to miss tee shots. Greens were nice and rolled well. Ranger was very friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"On Island Value"


sparty1894's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Nice course to play on the Island. Very good value for the price. Course seemed over booked and play was slow.

Greens were not fully grown in spots with some inconsistency in quality. Bunkers need work also.

Overall, we enjoyed the course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000006132303's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good value, friendly staff"


tashelton19's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

We had a good time playing the Arthur Hills course at Palmetto Hall. Though it was windy & cold, we still had a good time. The course was in good shape, and the greens rolled great. Wish we had seen a beverage cart; saw it pass by when we were checking in, but didn't see it on the course. And, this was a 5 hour round; pace of play was slooooowwww.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



JIm6120857's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"KIng Arthur Reigns"


u000004040382's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For mid-March this layout was in great shape and provided a great day for us. The greens were true and held well. The staff was all very friendly and welcoming.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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