Tuesday
May292012

Planters Row at Port Royal Golf Club

The Willard Byrd designed course, the newest and most difficult of the three options at Port Royal Plantation, Planters Row has been the home to the Champions Tour’s Hilton Head Seniors International since 1985.

Planters Row offers a challenge to golfers, as water is a factor on 10 of the 18 Port Royal holes. The beautiful course with an unforgettable Low County park like setting presents large greens and narrow fairways. The front nine is short but challenging with the Par 3 fourth hole presenting a carry over water and the Par 5 fifth requiring crossing the water twice!

Planters Row at Port Royal Plantation is a challenge for golfers of all skill levels with its narrow, tree lined fairways and small undulating greens, and is a must play while on Hilton Head Island!

 

Golf Course Statistics

 Tee                    Par     Yards     Slope    Rating
Championship   72        6625      139        72.1
Back                     72        6284      133        70.4
Middle                 72        5920      129         68.7
Forward             72        5119      124         72.0

 

Planters Row at Port Royal Golf Club Course Information:
10 Clubhouse Dr.
Hilton Head, SC 29926
(843) 689-4653
www.portroyalgolfclub.com/Golf/GolfCourse/PlantersRow

 

 

 

Friday
Apr202012

The George Fazio Course at the Palmetto Dunes Resort

Designed by one of America's most respected golf architects, the George Fazio Course, located in the beautiful Palmetto Dunes Resort, is ranked among the “Top 100 Courses in the US.” This unique course is considered to be the most challenging course on Hilton Head Island and is also the only par 70 course in the area.

The Fazio course at this world class golf resort is exceptional, challenging, and provides a  beautiful natural setting that only a Hilton Head Lowcountry course offer. To conquer this course, you have to be on your long and short game for sure. You must have a precise shot to endure the par-70 18 holes with its teasing bunkers and daunting water hazards.

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort upgraded the grass on the award winning George Fazio Golf Course in January 2010. The TifDwarf Bermudagrass was replaced with a state-of-the-art Diamond Zoysia grass, which promotes superior and consistent year-round playing conditions for golfers. The new grass provides a more consistent experience across the 18 holes and 1 practice green, year-round.

In addition to the George Fazio Course, there are also 2 other excellent courses located at the Palmetto Dunes Golf Club, the Arthur Hills Course, and the Robert Trent Jones Course. Try to play all 2 during your next visit to Hilton Head Island!

Tees    Par    Yardage    Rating    Slope
Back     70       6873         73.9        135


George Fazio Course – Palmetto Dunes
7 Trent Jones Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC
(843) 785-1106
www.palmettodunes.com/george-fazio-golf-course.php

Wednesday
Feb292012

Robber's Row at Port Royal Golf Club

Designed in 1967 by noted architects George W. Cobb and Willard C. Byrd, Robber’s Row at the Port Royal Golf Club has been a long time favorite course on Hilton Head Island for many years. This beautiful Lowcountry scenic course was redesigned in 1994 by world famous architect Pete Dye, and is the perfect combination of a challenging course, beautiful scenery and Lowcountry history, making it a golfers dream day on the greens. 

Surrounded by beautiful magnolias and live oaks on the scenic marsh side of the Plantation, the most beautiful of the Port Royal courses offers a 6,657 yard par 72 course that is an excellent choice even for intermediate golfers. Seasoned pros will also enjoy Robber’s Row with its challenging water hazards and well-bunkered greens that require accuracy in the approach and a skill with the putter.

Oozing with SC Lowcountry history, the Robbers’s Row course in Port Royal Plantation has a background that will be of interest to history buffs. Many people do not realize that this course actually sits upon Fort Walker, a Union outpost during the Civil War. Along the course, you will find historical markers noting several interesting events of the Civil War era that describe events which took place on Hilton Head Island.

The tee-shots at Robber’s Row have generous fairways to land in, but approach shots require accuracy to score on the well protected greens.  A quartet of par 3 holes, several sharp doglegs, along with challenging sand and water hazards keep you on your toes as you make your way through this challenging course.

Golf Course Statistics
Tee                         Par    Yards   Slope   Rating
Championship       72      6657   134      73.3
Back                        72      6311   129      71.6
Middle                     72      6011   116      70.3
Forward                  72      4882   116      63.9

 

Robber's Row at Port Royal Golf Club Course Info:

Robber's Row Golf Course
10 Clubhouse Dr.
Hilton Head, SC 29926
www.portroyalgolfclub.com
(843) 689-4653 or (800) 234-6318

Friday
Jan202012

Country Club of Hilton Head

The 18-hole championship golf course at the Country Club of Hilton head is built around the pristine Low Country marshland and pine forests along South Carolina’s beautiful Intracoastal Waterway. The Country Club of Hilton Head Course has a variety of holes that offer a challenge for golfers of all levels.

Designed by Rees Jones, the 18 hole course is spectacular and the amenities at the Country Club of Hilton Head are endless. The Club offers a practice driving range and putting green as well as a practice chipping and bunker green. The Country Club also offers private lessons from PGA Professionals Chip Pellerin and Jeff Picus.

Playing a round on this exceptional but unexpected Low Country course with 14 doglegs and water on 16 of its 18 holes is quite the golf experience. The Club course has proudly hosted the U.S. Open Qualifier twice – once in 1999 and again in 2005. The challenging, but conquerable layout offers superb bunkering and elevated greens that present a unique set of opportunities to test a golfer’s skills. There are tons of new strategically placed sand in the bunkers all around the course around every green and at the corners of almost all of the doglegs.

The Country Club of Hilton Head is a must play during your visit to the Island and if you can’t bring your clubs, no worries, they have Cobra and Titleist rental sets available!

Golf Course Statistics
Tee     Par     Yards  Slope  Rating
Gold    72      6919   138     74.0
Blue    72      6543   135     72.4
White 72      6162   129     70.6
Green 72      5658   120     68.7
Red    72       5373   123     71.3

Country Club of Hilton Head Course Info:

Country Club of Hilton Head
70 Skull Creek Drive
Hilton Head, SC 29926
www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Country-Club-of-Hilton-Head
(843) 681-4653

Wednesday
Dec282011

Barony Course at Port Royal Golf Club

Designed in the early 1960’s by George W. Cobb, the Barony Course at the Port Royal Golf Club was one of the first courses built on Hilton Head Island. Located in tree lined Port Royal Plantation and oozing with Southern hospitality, the Barony Course demands accuracy is the desired skill for an eagle game.

This course is also very deceptive, as it appears to be fairly open shots with generous fairways when you approach the tee box, but you quickly realize that the Lowcountry trees, bushes and other landscaping, combined with well placed bunkers requires good use of your irons and short shot.

At just under 6,000 yards from the regular tees, this par 72 George Cobb course is the most user friendly of Port Royal’s three courses. Play is interesting as you approach the doglegs with water on both sides of the fairway and a carry over the water (and alligator’s head) on the 14th.

In addition, Port Royal Golf Club features the first John Jacobs School of Golf in the Carolinas, offering 35  years of teaching experience. This well respected school has helped thousands of golfers become their own best teachers. Port Royal also boasts a new 15,000 square foot clubhouse that is tucked under a canopy of Southern oaks and magnolias that brings a modern southern plantation feel to your golf experience. Relax before or after your game on the beautiful 6,800 square-foot wrap-around veranda.

Golf Course Statistics
Tee                  Par    Yards   Slope    Rating
Championship 72      6543   139       71.6
Back                   72      6223   126       70.1
Middle                72      5964   122       69.0
Forward             72      5183   115       65.2

Barony Course at  Port Royal Golf Club Course Info:
Barony Course at Port Royal Golf Club
10 Clubhouse Drive
Hilton Head, SC 29926
www.portroyalgolfclub.com
(843) 689-4653