Harbour Town Golf Links no. 17
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Harbour Town Golf Links no. 17
It's the wonderful par 3 17th where golfers at Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines get their first really great look at the Calibogue Sound off Hilton Head Island. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
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Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort - Jones Course
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Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort - Jones Course
The Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort's Jones course plays out to the beach. Courtesy of HiltonHeadIsland.org
Oyster Reef - no. 6
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Oyster Reef - no. 6
Considered by many to be the jewel in the Heritage Golf Group's Hilton Head Island collection, The par-3 6th hole at Oyster Reef, designed by Rees Jones, is a stunner. Courtesy of Heritage Golf Group
Atlantic Dunes at Sea Pines - no. 15
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Atlantic Dunes at Sea Pines - no. 15
One of two holes on Hilton Head Island with views of the Atlantic, the difficult 200-yard par-3 15th at Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III. Courtesy of Sea Pines Resort
Palmetto Dunes Fazio Course - no. 16
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Palmetto Dunes Fazio Course - no. 16
Water comes into play all along the left side of the 425-yard par-4 16th on Palmetto Dunes' George Fazio Course, one of Hilton Head Island's oldest and favorite courses. Courtesy of Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
Heron Point by Pete Dye - no. 1
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Heron Point by Pete Dye - no. 1
Water left and right off the par-4 first tee set the tone for Heron Point by Pete Dye at Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Palmetto Dunes Arthur Hills - no. 2
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Palmetto Dunes Arthur Hills - no. 2
The dogleg left second hole on the Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto Dunes ends with this tough approach over water. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Shipyard Brigantine - no. 6
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Shipyard Brigantine - no. 6
You'll find water on the majority of the 27 holes at Shipyard, including the challenging 404-yard par-4 sixth on the Brigantine Course. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Golden Bear at Indigo Run - no. 13
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Golden Bear at Indigo Run - no. 13
A solid play on Hilton Head Island is the Jack Nicklaus-designed Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run. One of the course's best holes is the dogleg left par-4 13th. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Harbour Town - No. 18
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Harbour Town - No. 18
One of the iconic holes in the U.S. is the finisher at Harbour Town Golf Links. Getty Images

Gallery: 10 of my favorite golf holes on Hilton Head Island

Undoubtedly, one of the best golf destinations in the United States is Hilton Head Island off the South Carolina coast. And that's even if you don't count the excellent private courses in the area.

With courses that run the gamut from solid, value driven layouts (everything is relative, of course, because nothing on Hilton Head Island is cheap) like Shipyard Golf Club to tour-quality experiences like Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines Resort, the island has something to offer every visiting golfer.

Having been fortunate enough to visit Hilton Head Island about a half dozen times, I've played nearly every golf hole open to the public, and like anyone else, I've build a collection of my favorites. I also list my 10 favorite Hilton Head Island-area courses here .

While the honest answer is the holes I love the most might be concentrated on just three or four courses, but for this exercise I've spread the love a little.

So with that said, here are 10 of my favorite holes from courses that are actually on Hilton Head Island:

Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in Houston. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America with an occasional trip to Europe and beyond, he contributes course reviews, travel stories and features as well as the occasional equipment review. An award-winning writer and past president of Texas Golf Writers Association, he has more than 25 years in the golf industry. Before accepting his current position in 2008, he was on staff at PGA Magazine, The Golfweek Group and AvidGolfer Magazine. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBaileyGA and Instagram at @MikeStefanBailey.
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