Stunning vistas, open greens, old oak trees, Spanish moss, wildlife, unspoiled saltwater marshes, tidal creeks, and cool breezes are all part of coastal golf in Bluffton, Hilton Head, and The Lowcountry. A great backdrop for the best golf in Bluffton. And don’t forget about the annual The Player Amature Golf Tournament.
Where Do I Play Golf in Bluffton?
Below is a list of championship golf courses in Bluffton and Hilton Head Island. If you’re traveling to Bluffton or Hilton Head Island to play golf, make sure you call well in advance for tee times.
May River Golf Club at Palmetto Bluff
The May River Golf Club has a stunning par-72 Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, which weaves almost 7,200 yards along the banks of the May River. Wide, inviting fairways wind past ancient live oaks and palmetto trees, and golfers of all skill levels experience the game in its purest state, reveling in the sights and sounds of a remarkable natural habitat. A state-of-the-art practice facility, handsome clubhouse, and skilled instructors complete the experience, consistently ranked best among South Carolina resort hotels. All tee boxes and fairways feature Paspalum, the newest eco-friendly turf.
Hilton Head National
Hilton Head National, located just one mile from the bridges to Hilton Head Island, in Bluffton, South Carolina and only 25 minutes from Savannah, Georgia, had a banner year for courses located in Beaufort County’s South Carolina Low Country. Carrying the banner of Scratch Golf Management, Hilton Head National won three of the most prestigious awards in for area for 2012, The Island Packet Newspaper, The Bluffton Today Newspaper and Hilton Head Monthly’s Magazine’s “Reader’s Choice Awards” as Favorite 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 philosophies to create a unique 18 holes that will make you use every club in your bag. Hilton Head National is truly a player-friendly course that allows the weekend golfer to enjoy themselves but will also test the more skilled player if they wish to test the Black Tees. If vacationing on Hilton Head Island, Savannah or Beaufort County, the staff of Hilton Head National welcomes you to a memorable day of golf that will keep you coming back and back again. Experience what our residents consider ” The Best of the Best.”
Old South Golf Links
In the Hilton Head area, Old South Golf Links is regarded as a favorite year after year by residents and visitors alike. Since the Clyde Johnston’s designed course opened, golfers continue to be attracted to the natural beauty of Lowcountry golf that Old South provides.
Just over the bridge from Hilton Head Island, vacationers regularly make the short trip to Bluffton to play golf amid towering oaks and rolling terrain while soaking in magnificent views from the island greens abutting the Intracoastal marshes of McKay’s Creek. Golfers are often greeted by the abundant wildlife from wood storks to soaring hawks and grazing deer to alligators inhabiting the lagoons.
If you are visiting the Hilton Head area, we invite you to come to enjoy a day at Old South Golf Links, recognized by Golf Digest as one of the “Top Ten New Public Courses” of 1992. The friendliest staff in town awaits you!
Crescent Pointe Golf Club
Located just off US 278, three miles west of the bridge to Hilton Head, Crescent Pointe is a world-class Arnold Palmer “Signature Course” situated on a spectacular piece of property that highlights the beauty of Hilton Head golf. It’s Arnie’s only public-access course in the Hilton Head area, and it’s pure Palmer with generous fairways but challenging approaches to its many elevated, undulating greens. Four unique par 3s await, and the three par 5s are all birdie holes, but all feature over-the-water carries to do it. Majestic, century-old oaks, manicured conditioning, and dramatic shot-making opportunities make this course a “must play when visiting the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton area.”
Eagle’s Pointe Golf Club
Conveniently located on Highway 278 just seven miles west of the bridge to Hilton Head Island, Eagle’s Pointe Golf Club is a signature design of five-time Heritage champion Davis Love III. The hallmarks of Eagle’s Pointe are its classic risk-reward design, natural beauty, strategy, variety, and superb conditioning, along with outstanding customer service. Winding through moss-draped live oaks and pines and freshwater wetlands and lagoons, One of the best in Hilton Head golf, Eagle’s Pointe’s spacious corridors allow golfers to keep the driver in hand, but still favor placement over length. Putting your drives in the right position on the generous fairways is a must to negotiate the dramatic bunkering, unique green sites and large, contoured putting surfaces.
Okatie Creek Golf Club
Veteran PGA Tour player Mark McCumber designed the Okatie Creek Golf Club, which celebrated its 10th year of existence in 2005. Located at the Sun City Hilton Head resort, Okatie Creek blends in snugly among the pines and marshes of this Carolina Lowcountry area. Veteran PGA Tour player Mark McCumber designed the Okatie Creek Golf Club, which celebrated its 10th year of existence in 2005. Located at the Sun City Hilton Head resort, Okatie Creek blends in snugly among the pines and marshes of this Carolina Lowcountry area.
“This is a wonderful setting for golf amidst beautiful South Carolina golf resorts … the course is challenging without being overbearing,” McCumber has said of the course. “Okatie Creek is a classic course players will find fun, not frustrating.”
Still, with 15 lakes spread over the course, most coming into play, the course provides a solid test for seasoned golfers at 6,724 yards from the tips and a 128 slope rating.
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