Hidden Gem Golf Destinations on Hilton Head Island

Hidden Golf Gems

Golfing is one of the best ways to stay active and embrace time in the Lowcountry. A popular sport for many in retirement, vacationers, or an excuse to be out of office, the benefits of playing golf include recharging and fun, among others! Finding the perfect course can seem impossible when you have SO many choices.  Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up some hidden gem golf courses in Hilton Head Island. Most of these courses are budget-friendly golf courses on Hilton Head and have beautiful grounds, plus an excellent staff to boot.


Dolphin Head Golf Club

This course has daily steals as low as $37.00 a day! Great for last minute golf days or quick rounds before sunset. The Dolphin Head grounds are well kept, scenic, and offers a challenge. They offer lessons if you’re new to the golf game or want to further your game. Don’t forget the inviting grill as you are sure to get hungry after your game! To book your tee time, go to their website here 


Old South Golf Links

Old South Golf Links is a scenic course that can range in prices. If you’re booking the day of, the price on courses tends to range a lot lower, while in advance they tend to go up to reserve your tee time. Overall its an affordable rate that should exceed your expectations in course cleanliness, and price. This course offers a southern cafe that serves breakfast all day, and also has a membership program for regular golfers to find the best deals and perks! To book your tee time here, go to their website here



Shipyard Golf Club

The Shipyard Golf Club is such a great place to spend your day. With a family fun oriented course, it promises to be a highlight of your trip to Hilton Head Island. This club offers three courses: the Clipper Course, the Galleon Course, and the Brigantine Course. The Clipper course is the most difficult course with plenty of sand and water hazards, the Galleon course is the original nine holes, and has large oaks and tall pines to meander through, and the Brigantine course is no stranger to alligators, and there are plenty of water hazards to play around. This club can range a bit on the pricier side depending on when you book and which course you choose, but it’s well worth the money! To book online, go to their website here!


Palmetto Hall Golf and Country Club

This Club is a bit on the pricier side depending on how far in advance you book, but offers a bang for your buck! It has a fantastic restaurant on the grounds, and an 18- hole course for you to book your tee time. The scenic water and forest course offers enough challenges for you to have a great game. The course opened in 1991 with rave reviews, and lives up to those reviews today. To book online, go to their website here!


Oyster Reef Golf Club

This club has received a lot of hype in the past for being one of the best courses you can visit, and people certainly agree with the sentiment. The Oyster Reef Golf Club is beautiful, scenic, and has water hazards to bring your game to life. Lagerhead Tavern is open for dining from 11am-8pm daily, and promises to be some of the best lowcountry cuisine you can get! To get reduced rates, they offer an annual pass so you can keep coming back to enjoy the course, without the daily rate. This club offers many courses for you to look at and find the perfect challenge, as well as offers different prices depending on which course you prefer. To check out their courses and book your tee time, go to their website here! 


With so many options and price points to choose from, you’ll find your perfect game in no time. We hope your golf experience is better than ever here at Hilton Head Island!

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