The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes

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4.1
574
5 Stars
151
4 Stars
290
3 Stars
89
2 Stars
33
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.5
89.6%
Recommend this course
509 out of 574 reviews
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4.1
47
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
83.0%
Recommend this course
39 out of 47 reviews
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Average Rating
4.1
98
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
47
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.8%
Recommend this course
88 out of 98 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7300 yards
Slope 133
Rating 75.6
The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes is a Tom Fazio design that is challenging, but with five sets of tees it is versatile enough for players of all skill levels. Fazio deftly utilized the native wetlands and numerous lakes that are interspersed across the landscape, incorporating them along the expansive fairways and angled greens. The tricky greens have been carefully molded and contoured to offer a variety of pin placements. In addition to the water hazards, there are also numerous strategically placed bunkers lurking throughout. The golf course will test your shot-making skills as well as your creativity. To complement the golf course, Hilton Head Lakes offers an equally impressive 36-acre, double-ended practice facility with target greens, bunkers, multiple practice greens, and even a par-3 short course.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tradition 72 7300 yards 75.6 133
Blue 72 6650 yards 72.3 128
White 72 6200 yards 70.4 122
Green 72 5690 yards 67.9 116
Red (W) 72 4955 yards 69.1 120
Scorecard for Hilton Head Lakes
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Professional M: 75.3/131 535 487 230 460 398 166 540 414 465 3695 405 395 518 175 472 400 580 215 445 3605 7300
Blue M: 72.1/126 515 445 145 425 370 150 500 395 425 3370 375 365 485 155 415 370 520 185 410 3280 6650
White M: 70.4/120 W: 76.1/136 480 415 125 395 350 135 470 365 395 3130 360 330 460 140 380 340 500 165 395 3070 6200
Green M: 67.6/110 W: 73.2/130 410 400 110 360 320 120 440 340 365 2865 330 305 420 125 350 315 475 155 350 2825 5690
Red W: 69.4/125 385 360 100 335 270 105 375 290 345 2565 270 260 370 100 330 265 385 130 280 2390 4955
Handicap 7 1 13 5 15 17 9 11 3 16 14 8 18 2 10 4 12 6
Par 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 1 5 17 9 11 15 3 13 7 16 12 4 18 6 14 2 8 10

Course Details

Year Built 2007
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tommy Fazio

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

4.1
574

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 87
Water Hazards 80
Plays Long 38
This course/club is great for:
Locals 76
Seniors 57
Beginners 42
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 59
Convenient to the City 36
In the 'Burbs 29

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Too Much Cart Path Only

Course design is great and there are some beautiful holes...but the course seems to not drain well at all...there are far too many “cart path only” holes. We have been playing a lot of courses that are in the same area and none of them have had the wetness problems that this course has. We could see why carts are restricted because a lot of the fairways were very wet.

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Golf at Hilton Head Lakes

Course is in great shape. Greens are fast and true. Awesome shape for this time of year. I guess the weather scared most of the players away today. Finished in under 4 hours. Only negative comment is that it was cart path only for about 1/2 of the holes. Will play again for sure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very wet and very muddy...lift, clean and place!

Have been playing this course for over six years and have never seen winter golf so wet and muddy at this venue. Including the par 3's half the course was cart path only.

We have played this course a number of times in the past several months and it has been the same every time, wet and muddy. We have opted for lift, clean and place from the get-go, and so should you if you're playing here and it is still partial cart path only. And, even if it isn't, the fairways are more mud than grass.

At this rate I don't see this venue drying out before August...something isn't right here.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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I played this course two years ago. The new club house is very nice. The course is wet and soggy and I don't believe that it had rained very much. Mud was flying everywhere. It was cart path only and that was understandable, as the course was so wet. I don't know if it is a common occurrence, as I didn't remember it being so wet when I played here before.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Still wet.

Still wet. Cartpath only except for five holes., hasn’t rained in a week, but coarse is still very wet. Greens and tee boxes in great shape. Love the back nine layout, no homes and very scenic. Completely different than the wide open front nine.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

WET

Cart path only. Was not advised when booking. Course is apparently frequently wet and cart path only.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 2019-01-31T18:02:45.000+00:00

Hello, and thank you for reviewing our course, The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are sorry to hear that there was miscommunication about the course when you booked your round. We will make sure to pass this along to our staff. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice course a bit wet

Nice course only negative was that it was cart path only and if you do not hit it center fairway to the right there is quite a bit of walking may as well be pull cart only. I get the idea it does not drain well. Really like the course outside of that matter and will play it again next Hilton Head trip.

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

Should be closed to allow to dry out.

This course was not in very good winter condition. Five holes were walk only and this is a very wide course so, depending on where you hit, there was a lot of walking. Most of the other holes looked good from the cart path but when you actually got onto the grass it was very sparse and muddy, quite difficult to get a good hit off of. Greens were good but the rest of the course was almost too mushy to be played on. Also, check-in person was not too friendly. Not really a good first impression.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes
Commented On 2019-01-22T14:53:25.000+00:00

Hello Soofan, and thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us at The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes. We are sorry to see that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played due to the winter weather. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we will use it to make the necessary improvements to the course. Our golfers overall experience is extremely valuable to us and we hope that you will give us another chance to show you how we've improved. Thank you for your choosing our course, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

First Time.... Last Time

Not sure this course can handle any amount of water because including the par 3's we needed to stay on cart path on 7 other holes. Locals had said that it had been 2 weeks since the last significant rain.

Everywhere was wet.... maybe the houses around the course should be built on the course as well.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-01-18T14:28:23.000+00:00

Hello Ferraco, and thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us at The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes. We are sorry to see that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played due to water drainage. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we will use it to make the necessary improvements to the course. Our golfers overall experience is extremely valuable to us and we hope that you will give us another chance to show you how we've improved. Thank you for your choosing our course, and we hope to earn your business again in the future.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Great Course and Value

Played on a day that the high was 49 and it was breezy. There was hardly anyone on the course. I was very impressed that the club called me about 2 1/2 hours before our tee time and told us that it was cart path only. I've never had another course do that.The fairways were fairly wide and were in pretty good condition considering that it was January and they've had a lot of rain. The green were also in good condition for January.

The staff were very nice.

My only complaint was that the bar/restaurant is closed on Mondays. There were no drinks or snacks available.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very Nice Course

Course was very wet (cart path only) but fairways were beutiful green and the greens were in great shape. Staff was very friendly. New clubhouse is awesome!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather

Great course! Will return!

This is an excellent golf course, easy to navigate (right off the highway) and fantastic value. I recommend it. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Very new clubhouse with excellent bar options.

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

It was cart paths only. Course very wet, no roll on the ball. Most balls would plug in the fairway. Was not a good day to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

The course was very wet

The course was very wet, so it was cart path only. Tough walking on parts of the fairway because of the soaked ground.. Greens were running true though.

It would be nice if the restaurant/bar stayed open longer. It was already closed when we finished our round at 4:30.

Looking forward to playing it again when it's dry.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes on 12/03/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to review your experience with us, we truly appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the 5-star experience that you deserve.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

good condition and new pro shop ad club house with restaurant.

have played course many times. course was in very good condition. played 18 holes in 3 hours. fairways and greens in good shape. new clubhouse and pro shop. great day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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