Arthur Hills at Palmetto Hall Plantation

3.8702000000 3.9 stars from 5 (208)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6918 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

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Year built: 1991
Architect(s): Arthur Hills (1991), Spencer Holt (1991)
Type: Semi-Private
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6918 yards 73.7 136
Blue 72 6582 yards 72.3 131
White 72 6257 yards 71.0 127
Forward (W) 72 5006 yards 70.6 123

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Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 208 Reviews
5 stars:
58
4 stars:
102
3 stars:
29
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

172 out of 208 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near the airport convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers playing multiple courses locals   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks  

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"One of the better courses on the island"


BostonGolfTraveler's avatar
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Boston Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

I can’t say enough good things about this facility. The pro shop was well stocked, the range was in good shape and the service was excellent. On to the course, the layout was one of the best Hills courses I have played. It is a true resort course, set up to get people around quickly with generous landing areas and large greens. It also had some shots that will test your game, especially some of the approach shots. I really enjoyed this course a lot and would play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



"Great round - played late in day no wait times on tees or greens"


uAYNZ2473EN's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Outstanding, on vacation for two weeks played Cupp once and Hill twice, we made reservations for a condo in 2020 and will be making tee times at these courses.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful layout. Nice variety of holes."


todd15228's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice layout. Enjoyed the variety of holes and was not too tight. Local knowledge important to scoring well as there are places that you don't want to be. Greens in excellent shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"One of the best values in Hilton Head"


u315337708's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

I played the Arthur course with a couple friends. From tee to green, the course was in great shape and offered a fun, but fair challenge. The green fees also include range balls. The greens were rolling very pure and the scenery is a beautiful mixture of southern charm and classic Hilton Head low country. I feel like every staff interaction was enjoyable and friendly. I have played a handful of other Hilton head courses and I feel some were overpriced, but I feel Palmetto Hall has been the best overall value. I will definitely go back again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Difficult but Fun Course"


bpshartzer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I would say this is the most challenging of the three courses at Palmetto Dunes. Water throughout the course with some tight fairways. It forces you to make golf shots, especially off of the tee. You're not pulling out driver every hole due to some dog legs or lay ups. Great character to the course with some scenic views. Course was in great shape. Will definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Ok course to play"


lz6cdy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways ok as well as greens, but the $80 price was about $25 too high


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair


I recommend this course


"enjoyable"


Shalwin's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2019
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just needs TLC. Bumby paths that are cracked all over the place, slow greens, no beverage carts.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



jbjerke0709's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Challenging greens"


Dan9468796's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2019
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Reviewed on

This course has a lot of narrow fairways and rolling greens. Today the greens were very fast and herd to control the pace. For March the condition of the fairways was acceptable, but not close to the great condition of the Sea Pine courses. We played from the senior to which was 6,257 yards. Some of the par 4s where over 400 yards. So in my opinion it was a challenging course for a 20+ handicap player. But based on pace of play and price I would recommend it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great course"


fotondoc's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I dinged curse conditions for two reasons. 1. Some forward tee boxes were barely covered in grass and 2.non play related, the cart paths are in terrible shape. Now back to good things, the greens are in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice course, but cart paths need some work"


dchlkh's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing there. We played the Arthur Hills course. We played in early March. Greens were a bit rough, but fair for the season. The cart paths need some work. You have to be careful because some sections are missing. Overall we had a very nice experience and look forward to playing it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable course"


beansue2's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Enjoyable course in relatively good condition. Relatively flat, not too much water and really no hazards that need to be carried. Women's tees provide a good advantage on most holes. Plenty of sand traps, but not too many that were unreasonably placed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u707366835's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great experience"


jvansant23's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

Limited interaction with staff, but seemed nice enough. No starter at the starter shack, so 3 of us singles decided to make a group. Pace was a little slow on the front, twosome allowed us to play through and we finished in under 4 hours total. Course conditions were on par with courses in the area in this price range. Greens we're quick and true. Only complaint is the paths, pretty rough shape and even non-existent in some places.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hills at Palmero Hall"


Stephen9979134's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great variety in hole layouts. Greens and fairways in very good condition.

Traps need work and the cart paths are hazardous. Big holes, missing pieces, and huge humps in the cart paths.

I really like the course but they need to fix the cart paths.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very Disappointing"


golfguy40's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played the last 5 days in Hilton Head area

Have always drove by and heard good things about this course. I must say I was very disappointed in the experience.

When I arrived at 11 am I was informed that the range was closed. One reason why I booked this course was because of the free range . The course was in poor condition. This is a $35 course max at this time of year if in better condition. On a positive note I had lunch and service and quality of food was good.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 12/17/2018

We are very sorry to see you gave us only 1 star but we'd really like to know why. Please give our golf shop a call and ask for our Head Professional. If he is not in please leave a voicemail with your name and contact information and he'll contact you to learn more.




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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