The Robert Trent Jones golf course at Palmetto Dunes is considered to be one of the best golf courses in the Southeast. Take advantage of available packages and book a golf trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina to play on this beautiful course!Learn More
by the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel
Holes: 18 | Par: 72 | Download Scorecard
| 7 Trent Jones Lane, SC 29928
Spring Aeration: June 9 - 11, 2020 | August Aeration: August 10 - 12, 2020
Architects: Robert Trent Jones & Roger Rulewich | General Manager: Stephen Arnold | Director of Golf: Clark Sinclair
Named South Carolina’s Golf Course of the Year, the Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course is widely renowned for its open, inviting layout and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.
A true pinnacle of design, this golf course appeals to novices as well as experienced players. Home to one of only two oceanfront holes on Hilton Head Island, this much-loved course offers wide fairways, expansive greens, challenging bunkers and subtle elevation changes.
The par-5 10th hole with sweeping ocean views stands apart as one of the region’s most breathtaking golf experiences. The Jones Course challenges golfers of every skill level, making it a must-play layout.
The most wide open of the three Palmetto Dunes layouts, the Jones golf course changes with the breezes rolling in from the Atlantic Ocean, making every hole play differently whenever the winds change. This stunning, exquisitely-maintained course is an ideal location for golf trips and a variety of group golf events throughout the year.
Course & Slope Ratings
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This straightaway par 4 calls for an accurate tee shot. The approach shot is to an elevated green, so use enough club to carry the large bunker guarding the front left side.
A lagoon crosses in front of this green. Big hitters should consider going with an iron off the tee. The left center of the fairway is your target here.
On this short dogleg right par 4, position your tee shot to the left of the bunker. The fairway narrows as you get closer to the green, so long drives can get you in trouble.
A good drive is needed here if you're looking for a birdie. A solid second shot leaves you with a short iron approach to this deep green.
We suggest playing to the center of the green to avoid the heavy bunker complex that surrounds it. If you go to the right of the green - you'll be happy with a bogey.
On this difficult par 4, your tee shot should be left of center to allow you the best second shot angle. The approach is to an elevated green and requires an extra club.
Don't underestimate the drive on this demanding par 4. Now is the time for a good tee shot. From the back tees, the carry over the water gets longer the further right you go.
This very scenic par 3 can be intimidating. It is of medium length from the regular tee, and is testy from the back tee. This green is very shallow, so correct club selection is critical.
This par 5 doglegs to the right around the lagoon. In turn, the right side fairway bunker guards the lagoon; avoid it with a straight tee shot.
This straightaway par 5 signature hole usually plays into a prevailing wind. It will take three solid shots to reach the green. Once you reach the putting surface, a breathtaking view of the ocean awaits.
This par 4 generally plays downwind. The tee shot needs to be straight as a lagoon sneaks into play on the right side. Any approach that slides right will most likely find that lagoon.
Well bunkered and over water, this par 3 features a green much longer that it appears.
Proper strategy off the tee is critical on this par 4. A good tee shot leaves you with a short approach. Water parallels the fairway on the right side.
This straightforward dogleg right has water that parallels the entire length of the fairway. The green is deep, so correct club selection on the approach is important.
This straightaway par 5 has out-of-bounds left and water right. Avoid the fairway bunkers and you should have an easy approach for your third. Longer hitters can reach this green in two.
Place your tee shot left of center to avoid the fairway bunker on the right side. The elevated green causes many to come up short on their second shot.
This nice par 3 is well guarded by bunkers. The key here is to focus on playing to the center of the green. Miss this green to the right and you might find some water!