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Robert Trent Jones Course at Palmetto Dunes

18 Holes
72 Par
Architects Robert Trent Jones & Roger Rulewich
General Manager Alex Franseen
Director of Golf Clark Sinclair
Spring Aeration June 5 - 8, 2024
August Aeration Aug 7 - 10, 2024
October Overseed Late October- To be announced
2023 Best Courses You Can Play in SC. Golfweek
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Take a Drive to the Ocean

Located right on the Atlantic Ocean in Hilton Head, South Carolina, the shifting winds make every hole play differently on the top-rated Jones course providing both challenges and rewards for players of every skill level. And, the panoramic views of the ocean from the elevated green of the par- 5 10th hole, make playing the Jones course one of the most memorable rounds of golf on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Course Features

  • Junior tees
  • Full-service clubhouse
  • Golf Carts with Visage™ GPS Mobile Golf System
  • Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers, Pizza & Catering restaurant
  • On-site golf shop with apparel & accessories
  • Free Monday Golf Exhibition at 4:00 p.m.
  • Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary
  • Golf range powered by Toptracer Range
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Course and Slope Ratings

Tee (Men) USGA Slope
Gold 74.8 141
Blue 72.8 137
White 70.6 132
Green 68 123
Red 65.1 114
Tee (Women) USGA Slope
White 74.4 125
Green 72 123
Red 68.9 112
Tee (Junior) USGA Slope

Put the Dunes in Your Hand

Download the free Palmetto Dunes Golf App for iPhone, iPad, and Android. It features GPS, yardages, tips and hole by hole information for all three courses. Book tee times, keep score and more.

Range Powered by Toptracer Range

Experience interactive golf entertainment at the Robert Trent Jones golf driving range powered by Toptracer technology. The range will still be focused on meeting the needs of golfers to warmup before play.

Course Maps

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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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!


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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.


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Dining at Palmetto Dunes

Take a break from the course for a quick bite or a relaxing meal. Choose from southern favorites at Big Jim’s BBQ, Burgers & Pizza, or enjoy Hilton Head’s best fish tacos for a casual meal at The Dunes House (for property owners & guests with a valid car pass only)- one of the island’s favorite beachfront destinations. Alexander’s is available for fine dining, or just kick back with a burger and an ice cold beer from the Grill after a round.

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A Hilton Head Vacation Home to Call Your Own

Golf at Palmetto Dunes is destination golf. That’s why we make staying at the resort easy. With private Hilton Head, South Carolina home and villa rentals available in a variety of sizes right on the course, accommodating any size group is a pleasure. And staying on the resort property gives you exclusive perks and privileges.