Are you looking for a golf vacation destination that features a relaxed, lazy, country club atmosphere? Should that be the case, Country Club of Hilton Head is a perfect golf course you should be heading down to. This 18-hole semi-private course located on the north end of the island in the Hilton Head Plantation was designed by an American golf course architect named Rees Jones.
The first nine greens at Country Club of Hilton Head features country-side layout. Visitors to these locations can almost always hear birds twittering in the trees and see leisurely people enjoying themselves with fun activities. But then again, be prepared because the back of the ninth green literally comes with a surprise. Golfers would soon find out that the 9th hole is actually a blend of fine and dangerous, parkland course.
The 12th hole at Country Club of Hilton Head is considered the most scenic part of the golf vacation destination. This 575-yards, par 5 course ends with a picturesque vista of the Intracoastal Waterway and Skull Creek. This portion is also referred to as the most photographed part of the massive golf course.
The rest of this relaxing golf estate reflects Rees’ signature accents like salt-water marshes and freshwater lagoons. There are also shady little creeks and little wooden bridges over ponds that feature deep blue waters. Old moss-draped oaks also abound throughout the golf estate.
Country Club of Hilton Head not only provides a picturesque setting. This way, it is definitely not just for leisurely golf trips. As a matter of fact, this popular golf vacation destination was a qualifying site for both the 1999 and 2005 U.S. Open where only two pros and top amateurs scored below 70 in the last qualifying round.
The Country Club of Hilton Head features 6,919 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. It was created in 1985 and was eventually opened for play in 1986. As of press time, ClubCorp runs the facility under the aegis of its competent General Manager in the person of Richard Beetle.