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    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!

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    Many golfers regard the George Fazio Course at Palmetto Dunes, a golf resort in South Carolina, as the most challenging public golf course on Hilton Head Island. This course is designed to be challenging but enjoyable for each skill level.

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    The Arthur Hills golf course at Palmetto Dunes is a public course that blends the topographic beauty of the Lowcountry with the inherent challenges of the game to produce a unique golfing experience in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

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Robert Trent Jones Course

2003 Golf Course of the Year

by the South Carolina Golf Course Owners Association

Holes: 18  |  Par: 72  |  Download Scorecard

843.686.9697  |  7 Trent Jones Lane, SC 29928

1st Aeration: June 1 - 3, 2015  |  2nd Aeration: August 17 - 19, 2015

Architects: Robert Trent Jones & Roger Rulewich  |  General Manager: Terry Davis  |  Director of Golf: Clark Sinclair

Course Overview

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 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 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 a variety of group golf events throughout the year.

Features:

  • New Golf Bikes available learn more
  • Junior tees
  • Free Club Fitting
  • Full service clubhouse
  • Vector Launch Monitor
  • New golf carts with Visage™ GPS Mobile Golf System
  • Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers & Pizza restaurant
  • Wide variety of upscale apparel and accessories
  • Free Monday Golf Exhibition at 4:00 p.m.
  • Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary

Course & Slope Ratings

Tee Gender USGA Rating Slope Rating

yellow

Gold M 74.3 135

blue

Blue M 72.3 131

white

White M 70.2 127

green

Green M 67.9 117

red

Red M 65.2 110

white

White F 74.4 125

green

Green F 72 123

red

Red F 68.9 112

Robert Trent Jones Course Map

Hole #1 - Par 4

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.

Yards
389
361
331
299
183

Hole #2 - Par 4

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.

Yards
387
375
352
270
102

Hole #3 - Par 4

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.

Yards
370
355
331
276
70

Hole #4 - Par 5

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.

Yards
582
557
508
440
303

Hole #5 - Par 3

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.

Yards
204
182
167
111
85

Hole #6 - Par 4

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.

Yards
422
405
379
317
224

Hole #7 - Par 4

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.

Yards
410
389
373
294
106

Hole #8 - Par 3

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.

Yards
227
196
162
89
76

Hole #9 - Par 5

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.

Yards
522
484
465
435
250

Hole #10 - Par 5

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.

Yards
550
529
495
435
191

Hole #11 - Par 4

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.

Yards
405
383
356
237
130

Hole #12 - Par 3

Well bunkered and over water, this par 3 features a green much longer that it appears.

Yards
168
154
141
105
96

Hole #13 - Par 4

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.

Yards
398
353
329
220
99

Hole #14 - Par 4

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.

Yards
443
411
383
355
151

Hole #15 - Par 5

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.

Yards
531
510
494
429
224

Hole #16 - Par 4

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.

Yards
386
358
344
333
112

Hole #17 - Par 3

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!

Yards
204
183
160
90
83

Hole #18 - Par 4

Out of bounds runs along both sides of this dogleg left par 4. Accuracy off this tee is a must to avoid the fairway bunkers. A well-placed tee shot should leave you with a medium iron to another well-bunkered green.

Yards
407
385
352
300
140
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