The Best Golf Courses in Hilton Head | Beach Properties

Many know Hilton Head Island for its endless beaches, but golfers see this region for some of the most striking golf courses in the nation. With beautiful year-round weather, you never need to wait until spring again to enjoy your favorite sport! Dust off your clubs and get back into the swing of things at the best golf courses on Hilton Head Island.

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Top 5 Golf Courses on Hilton Head Island



 Golf Links

 | Sea Pines

If you have yet to experience Hilton Head Island golf, then put Harbourtown Golf Links at the top of your list. It is the Island’s most famous course, and for a good reason! Its been ranked by Golf Advisor as one of the top courses in South Carolina. The course is home to South Carolina’s only PGA Tour event, the RBC Heritage! Stunning views of Hilton Head Island’s iconic candy-striped lighthouse await you at the end of this par-71 course. 

Atlantic Dunes


| Sea Pines

Atlantic Dunes is another celebrated course in the Sea Pines community. It’s NGCOA’s National Course of the Year! You’ll love this par-72 course surrounded by ancient oaks, palmetto trees, and thousands of indigenous plants that showcase Hilton Head Island’s natural beauty. Isn’t it time that you discovered why? 

Robert Trent Jones

 | Palmetto Dunes

There are only two oceanfront holes on Hilton Head Island, and the Robert Trent Jones Course is home to one of them. Its been named the “Best Resort Course” by Golfweek Magazine. You’ll enjoy sweeping ocean views at the par-5 tenth hole! Although ocean winds present a unique challenge, this par-72 course is suitable for all levels of golfers. Local Tip: If you would like to play more than one round of golf at Palmetto Dunes’ courses, multi-round golf packages are available to help you save. 

Arthur Hills


| Palmetto Dunes

With its rolling landscapes, continuous lines of dunes, numerous waterways, and endless stands of palmetto trees, the Arthur Hills Course provides a new challenge around every corner. Its been named by the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel as one of the “Best Courses You Can Play in South Carolina.” We believe that this course’s picture-perfect setting may have something to do with it! This course is also home to the beautiful Hilton Head Range Light, one of the Lowcountry’s most historic lighthouses. 

George Fazio


| Palmetto Dunes

Although the George Fazio Course presents a challenge for every player level, its layout is relatively forgiving. You can look forward to great par-four and challenging par three. It is the only par-70 public golf course on Hilton Head Island and a favorite among locals and visitors alike! 

Other Great Golf Courses in Hilton Head


The Shipyard Golf Club | Shipyard 

Palmetto Hall Plantation | Palmetto Hall Plantation

Oyster Reef Golf Club | Hilton Head Plantation 

Port Royal Golf Club | Port Royal Plantation

Golden Bear | Indigo Run 

Hilton Head National | Bluffton 

Old South Golf Links | Bluffton

Plan Your Golf Trip to Hilton Head Island Any Time of Year! 

Many of the golf courses on Hilton Head are open year-round. Since you can plan your golf trip anytime during the year, the best time to visit depends on several factors! Careful considerations include what else you’d like to do during your vacation, how long you’d like to stay, and your budget. Read on, and we’ll help you decide which season is the best fit for you!