The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes

4.0842941176 4.1 stars from 5 (509)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7300 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 75.6
  • Layout

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  • 2500 Wiregrass Way, Bluffton, South Carolina 29927-4153
  • (866) 396-3230, (843) 208-5353
  • (843) 208-5354
  • www.hiltonheadlakes.com

Year built: 2007
Architect(s): Tommy Fazio
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 509 Reviews
5 stars:
125
4 stars:
262
3 stars:
83
2 stars:
28
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

452 out of 505 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include bunkers water hazards plays long   Great for drinks  

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"Mhaw@HHL"


mhaw's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course many times and have no serious complaints. It is fairly long (6200 from the whites), but relatively flat with decent landing areas off the tee. The bunkers could have had more sand, but other than that the playing conditions were very good. It is not a resort type course (ie, aesthetics) but I do not think anyone would be disappointed playing there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course off I95 to meet for first day"


smokifl's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course off I95 to for everyone to meet for first day of Hilton Head long weekend. We picked this course for the location due to guys coming up I95 from north and the south. We liked the course layout but the only problem were the greens were bumpy and not a good roll. Bunkers were packed down with puddles in them but there has been a lot of rain even before we came. We had to wait out some rain and finished without a problem.Staff was great, price was great. We would play again and it was good to get some swings at a fair rate on the day of travel,


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes on 06/11/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes, and for the 3 stars. We are sorry to see that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played and your feedback is appreciated. It looks like you had a friendly experience with our staff and that your round was a great value for you, so we hope this improved your overall experience with us. Thank you for choosing our course, and we would love to see you come back again.

"Golfer70"


Dickie70's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
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Has very wide fairways and greens are good. Will come back to play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"1st Time At Traditions"


RGADB0BF89D3CD0856A's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Unfortunately the course had received a lot of rain. It was wet and cartpath only. However, the fairways were smooth and in great shape. The greens were a little inconsistent due to being early in the season still. I expect them to improve over the summer. The layout was beautiful and a unique combination of forgiving yet challenging. I look forward to playing in a couple months and in dryer conditions.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Goofball"


bobkoppes's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I golf for fun no handicap , sometimes don't even keep score. today Wife was with me so she kept score. 89 and a 99. We had an enjoyable round and did'nt get pushed or held up. we will be back!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Easy course for most people"


fishyracer24's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
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Reviewed on

Should be a fun course for most anybody… The staff was young and very friendly… I had a great time with my service dog and my girlfriend


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"good course"


knarf1058's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course and greens in good shape.

people working here were great.will be back many times.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



bmart1820's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Staff, Great Course, Great Weather, Great Time"


ddjdsj's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Even though the greens had been aerated, we still enjoyed the game. The staff was extremely friendly, and quick to respond to our needs. Anybody who wants to play a course that is challenging in spots, test your game on this course. We've played here several times and that's why we keep coming back, even though it's a drive of some fifty or so miles.

Scrappy Jackson, Midway, Ga.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great day"


dwollsch5615's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on

Course is in great shape. You can really see the course shaping up for the season . Greens although recently sanded were smooth with no weeds. Fairway weeds were sprayed so looking good for the future. A playable course for all and a great value. New carts have arrived and clubhouse is almost done. Looking forward to a great year at HHL. Dan


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u5736354's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Larry3715180's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
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The course only had 9 holes open, the greens were very poor and the fairways very thin. Course is under developed.

Thanks

Larry


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes on 04/30/2018:

Hello Larry, thank you for taking the time to review our course, The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes, in the South Carolina area. We are very sorry to hear your recent experience with us may have been poor due to the course conditions. We greatly value your feedback as we work towards any necessary improvements, and hope you will notice some of these improvements during your next round with us. Thank you for choosing our course, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Terrible Customer Service"


u000005323273's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played the course a number of times without incident but when we arrived this time we were set up on a very rough looking cart so I asked for another one and was told they couldn't supply another one but if I continually pressed the brake it will eventually work. Cart started to die on the 12th hole and quit a few holes later. Partner walked to the pro shop and when the young guy came out with another cart he thought the whole thing was quite funny. After struggling with the cart for a number of holes I failed to see the humor in the situation. He said it was probably the third cart to quit recently. Before we left the parking lot I said how disappointed we were we did not finish our round and he said it wasn't his problem. He said we should have called for another cart. I told him we didn't have a phone and he said that was on us and we couldn't blame him for the problem. Because of his terrible attitude and lousy customer service we cancelled the two games we had booked for the following week and WILL NEVER RETURN. Should also mention when we arrived at the first tee there was a "sixsome" on the tee. All six guys teed off and fortunately when they saw we were a twosome they kindly let us go ahead of them. Unfortunately a very nice day was ruined by a young man who needs to learn something about customer service.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes on 04/20/2018:

Hello, thank you for reviewing our course, The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes. We're very sorry to hear you may have had a poor customer experience with us recently, and we appreciate your feedback so we may work on improvements for your future experience with us. We apologize for any miscommunication or misunderstanding in regards to your golf cart and hope we can better clarify in the future if necessary. We strive to provide the best possible customer experience to our golfers, and we apologize if we missed the mark. Thank you for choosing our course in the Bluffton area, and we hope to see you again soon.

"A little better than average"


9rcrazy's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is a nice layout. Fairways were a little thin and dry, but you are able to roll you ball to find a piece grass to hit off. Greens were not bad. They were firm and rolled well. Staff was friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course evaluation"


1SIGNATURE3's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was a very nice course but when the housing development is finished it will probably be as good as any course in Hilton Head I appreciate the fact that I was able to play the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good for price"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice layout. Greens and tees were good.

Fairways a little sparse but it is that time of year for carolinas. Pace of play was a little slow . Temp clubhouse but they are working on the new one. Great for the price we payed. Good course for coming into or out of Hilton Head area.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes on 04/10/2018:

Hello, Thank you for sharing your review, We truly appreciate both your positive and constructive feedback regarding the course conditions and will be sure to pass it along to our team. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our staff and sceneries at The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes, and also appreciate your input on our maintenance. We hope to welcome you back for an enjoyable experience on the course in the near future.


johntflynn's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great afternoon of golf!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great afternoon here!! Great pace of play! The fairways and tee boxes are a bit thin but the greens ate in awesome shape. The front nine winds through a housing development but they are not intrusive. The back nine is more in nature. Cart paths are great and lots of wildlife. Friendly staff. Would definately play here again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Sweet Sunrise"


GOLFNSVNA's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You guys did it again. Top notch service, Keith in the pro shop super friendly and accomadating. First off tee box, played with Bob who I just met, nice guy good convo. Allowed the 4 some residents to play through. Course conditions tee to green great shape especially since rain the prior day. Pace of play excellent. Sat morning bunkers not raked, other than that, great day. Love the course. Left buying merchandise at the pro shop. Clubhouse?????


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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