The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes

4.0988882353 4.1 stars from 5 (616)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7300 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 75.6
  • Layout

  • 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: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 616 Reviews
5 stars:
164
4 stars:
312
3 stars:
94
2 stars:
34
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

547 out of 612 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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"Great value, good conditions considering"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2019
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Following a number of days with a lot of rain, this course played fairly well. Some bunkers were a little wet, but the fairways were in excellent condition. Greens were rolling at about a 10 and were fairly consistent. Front nine was 90 degree rule and the back was cart path only. We played in just 4 hours.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great conditions and wide open"


u7168527's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lots of room to shank the ball and still not worry about houses. Usually when golfing in the Hilton Head area the course is dried up and half sand, but this one was just as green as the pictures. Also saw 4 baby alligators far away which was really cool.


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


"A lot better shape than three years ago"


u053702085's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course was in real good shape. Greens were a little inconsistent, some slow some fast. Marshal was real serious. Don’t break ANY rules. Fun course though. Also wide open. Great beginner course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/30/2019

Hi there! We want to hear more about your experience with us! Please call us at (866) 396-3230. We look forward to seeing you again soon!


"Big difference from last played"


ski24448's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2019
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape. Had playd it 3 yrs ago. Greens and fairways were much better and good value. Greens were being fertilized but good speed and true. Will put this on our list for next year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Great Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great condition and the people are so friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wide open beautiful course"


PhilDurka's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great course, friendly staff, no liquor licence when we played as the clubhouse is brand new.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A Tale of Two Cities"


Gene9831929's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great shape...kudos to the grouds super and crew!

Beautiful new clubhose and very nice looking restaurant...BUT seems to be a problem with getting someone in to run the restaurant with the ability to sell beer...I don’t mind because I don’t drink beer when playing golf but the threesome from New Jersey that I played with was not happy at all about no brewski!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Course Appraisal"


u818668489's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As a 16 handicap golfer, I felt Hilton Head Lakes was a very fair course. The fairways and greens are large and help to keep play moving. There are obstacles, water, marsh, sand, etc., but fairly placed. I totally enjoyed the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wide open fairways"


Michael6694109's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great deal greens almost fully recovered and rolling nice

Great views plenty of wild life


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Gene9831929's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good golf"


Michael6694109's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens recovering from verti cut, however, rolling well

Wide open fairways and enough water

A pleasure to play

Great staff

18 holes 3 hours 40 min. nice pace


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very pleased"


fixit4ya2day's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf course is in excellent condition. The layout of the course is outstanding . Staff is very friendly, pace of play was great. We will definitely be coming back to play this course next time we are in Hilton head .


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



Gene9831929's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2019
Previously played 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: Average


I recommend this course



u8236556's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2019

Reviewed on

I have played here a few times before and have always been satisfied with the course.

The Clubhouse is finished this year and has a nice bar and patio that overlooks the golf course makes for a nice “19th hole”. The course is well kept, bunkers neat and manicured, fairways reward you with a good lie (as they all should) and greens roll true and usually are fast on the weekends. This is not a PGA tour quality course obviously... but for around $40 you really can’t beat the value.

My current USGA Index is an 8.8 and I shot a 78 at this course from the Blue’s. It’s definitely worth trying at least.

Just make sure they greens aren’t freshly punched before you go because that will ruin your round no matter what course it is, and it’s going to be about that time for courses in the area to do that.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Quick breezy round"


Mrwhite51's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played this 5-6 times. I enjoy more every time. The range was closed due to a storm the previous day. Played our round in just over three hours. A few bunkers were holding water, but overall the course was in good shape after the windy stormy weather.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Perfect Round"


u112803629's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course is in very good condition. Again only one recommendation -bunker- seems to be ha general habit that in mist if all bunkers in the HHI region is no or very less sand!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u1715900's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Disappointed"


PattiSpencer0514's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

We were excited to play this course based on the 4.5 star rating. The course and area are very pretty. However, the course was in rough shape, had just been aerated, fairways had weeds and greens very bumpy. The clubhouse was lovely and new but the restaurant was was not open. We could not get any snacks or beverages. We wanted coffee as we went at 9 am. There was a cart girl on the course with limited snacks - chips chocolate bars - no sandwich’s . For those who enjoy a beer on their round they currently do not have any - clubhouse or cart, so bring your own. Additionally the driving range was closed so we could not hit balls to warm up. So it was Disappointing.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/15/2019

Hello Patti, 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 that the restaurant wasn't open during the start time of your round. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we will use it to make the necessary improvements to your future golfing experience with us. Thank you for choosing our course, and we hope to see you again soon.


"The potential is there"


Dansgolf's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2019
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my 4th time playing this course in the past 3 months. Highlights - some of the most consistent greens in the area; the course plays long, shot placement is key - even though it looks wide open in many places. Lowlights - course drains slowly, so if there has been a heavy rain in the previous couple of days, expect cart-path only. The restaurant / bar is currently closed (no staff), and as such, there is no 19th hole, much less anything to eat on the property.

Definitely a track worth playing, but just know going in that the rest of the amenities are in a state of flux, with no timetable to get the restaurant / bar back open.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Didn’t know about aeration"


u000001010634's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were not told early or when booked that they would be aerating and would have 9 holes closed. This should be told when booking. Course seems to be very wet both times I have played. Seems to be cart path only a lot. Greens were worst I have played in area in long time.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/12/2019

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We always strive to create a seamless experience so you can focus on enjoying yourself and let us do the rest. We also want to thank you for your honest and constructive criticism of the course. Your comments are presented in a way we can incorporate them into actual change. We are going to escalate your review to our team in charge and do everything we can to improve before your next game. Thank you for visiting and playing at The Golf Club at Hilton Head Lakes. We hope to see you again soon!



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