PALMETTO HALL PLANTATION Hills Course (843-689-9205)
Hilton Head Golf Course Review
Palmetto Hall Plantation features two of the most scenic and photogenic courses on Hilton Head Island. The Cupp Course opened in 2003 and has drawn high praise for its variety, natural beauty and shot values. The Hills Course opened in 1991 and was immediately nominated as one of the Top Ten New Public Courses to Play, and also has garnered 4 out of 5 stars by Golf Digest Places to Play.
The two layouts are serviced by one clubhouse facility that features a well stocked pro shop plus locker rooms with showers. The restaurant/lounge features breakfast sandwiches and lunch items and is generally open from about 7am to 6pm. On property is a targeted grass range, short game area with sand bunker, plus putting green. Each golf cart comes equipped with coolers and rear weather covers to protect clubs during inclement weather.
The on course yardage marking system includes 150 yard stakes and sprinkler heads that are measured to the center of the green on all par fours and fives, plus permanent markers on the cart paths at 100, 150 and 200 yards (plus 250 on par fives). Color coded flags indicate the day's front, middle or back hole locations on these wonderfully manicured and landscaped golf courses.
Arthur Hills Course
The Arthur Hills Course is a heavily wooded championship layout laden with moss draped oaks and towering pines. Crystalline lakes provide water challenges on 9 holes and 28 soft sand bunkers are situated near the landing zones or alongside the gently raised green complexes. Golfers will encounter frequent doglegs and serpentine figurations on the par fours and fives that compliment a strong group of par three holes.
The manicured, undulating fairways provide ample room, and golfers will appreciate the landscaped waste areas that are frequently found near the tee boxes, creating an almost desert-like feel. There usually is plentiful of recovery room greenside, with gentle mounding and slopes that are situated near the bail out areas. This is a player friendly experience for women using the front tee areas - and one that both resort players and avid golfers can appreciate.
Avid golfers will experience all they can handle from the tips, which play to 6918 yards with a slope of 142. The Blue tees are also formidable with a slope of 133 from 6582 yards. The alternate sets measure 6257 yards/131 slope and the forward tees play to 5006 yards with a slope of 119 for the ladies. This is a beautiful 4 1/2 star (Golf Digest Places to Play) course and as you can see by the photos - is quite photogenic. For more info, visit our page for the Hills Course at Palmetto Hall Plantation by clicking here