Top 6 Hilton Head Public Golf Courses

If you love golf, Hilton Head Island offers some of the finest anywhere in the world

If you are one of the thousands of fans who look forward to the RBC Heritage every year, you will be happy to know that the 53rd RBC Heritage is scheduled for April 11 – 17, 2022. This year you may gather in crowds and tents with friends and celebrities!


The popular home to the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament is located inside the Sea Pines Resort in Sea Pines. This golf course enjoys a world-renowned reputation for excellence.  Designed by Pete Dye and renowned golfer Jack Nicklaus, the golf course is both stunning and challenging even for the most advanced players.


Oyster Reef Golf Club is home to one of the most spectacular golf holes on the entire island. The Par 3 #6 plays 192 yards from the championship tees to a green that is set against the backdrop of beautiful Port Royal Sound.

Gorgeous lagoons, palm trees mixed with Spanish moss-covered live oaks

create unparalleled beauty along this 190-acre 18-hole championship course. Golf course architect Rees Jones used the scenic landscape of Hilton Head as the backdrop for the beautiful golf course.


Hall of Famer, Gary Player, and former PGA Tour Design Consultant and National Architectural Award Winner, Bobby Weed each used their distinctive design elements to create a great course. Located just a short distance from the Hilton Head bridges in Bluffton, SC, this meandering course is player-friendly for the casual golfer as well as the more serious golfer who enjoys a good challenge.


This beautiful resort has three stunning and challenging golf courses.  A true Hilton Head experience awaits you inside this magnificent oceanfront resort.

  1. ROBERT TRENT JONES  Located on the beautiful Atlantic ocean, the shifting winds make every hole play differently providing both challenges and rewards for players of every skill level.  The panoramic views of the deep blue ocean from the elevated green of the par-5 on the 10th hole, make playing the course one of the most memorable rounds of golf on Hilton Head Island.
  1. ARTHUR HILLS  Many golfers regard the Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto  Dunes, as the most challenging public golf course on Hilton Head Island. Designed by architect Arthur Hill, the course has long been regarded as one of South Carolina’s most unique golf layouts.  Blending the topographic beauty of the Lowcountry with the inherent challenges of the game, The Hills course has earned a much-deserved reputation as one of the island’s best golf courses.
  1. GEORGE FAZIO  When it comes to delivering a challenging round of golf, the Fazio course rates high as one of the youngest courses to ever appear on Golf Digest’s list of “America’s 100 Best.”