If you’ve selected Hilton Head as your vacation destination this year, chances are you are an active person who has heard great things about our golfing experiences. You may have come across some famous names in your searches, such as Arthur Dunes, Dolphin Head, Hilton Head National, or Harbour Town. But that is only a small list of what you will find here. With twenty-nine courses on the island and even more just outside, you might need a guide to a few of the others.

Oyster Reef

In the Plantation area of the island, one of your options is the semi-private Oyster Reef. Designed by Rees Jones, Oyster Reef is known for its interesting design. The back half keeps golfers coming back, but the entire course has mounded dogleg fairways and other bunkers to keep every golfer amused.

Atlantic Dunes

If you are staying at Sea Pines Resort, you have several options on-site to bring your clubs. One of those options is Atlantic Dunes, designed by Davis Love III. This par 72 course is NGCOA’s “National Course of the Year” and features plenty of indigenous greenery for an authentic seaside feel while the playing surface is among some of the best around.

Robber’s Row

In the Port Royal collection, you will come across the Pete Dye course known as Robber’s Row. Is the peculiar name a nod to the tendency of bunkers to keep birdies at bay? Actually, no. This beautiful course filled with magnolias and oak trees is at home on a historic Civil War site. History buffs will enjoy reading the markers along the way.


Whether you are a novice or an old pro, there’s a golf course on Hilton Head Island just for you. Try out a few – you’re bound to find a favorite.