Hilton Head Island golf vacation?

Hello,
I will be in Palmetto Dunes, Hilton Head Island first week of September.
I would like to know if you can recommend me any good courses around that area.
Thinking about playing two rounds of golf every day for a week as long as weather allows me (hope it doesn't get too hot)
Also, saw Palmetto Dune's website that they have 3 days or 4 days golf school thing.
Has anyone done that there? is it worth money?
Thanks
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Oh, btw, how is the wether in Hilton Head on September?
Will it be still 100 degree weather?
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I live down here in Hilton Head and maybe can offer some help. What are you looking to get out of a golf school? Have you ever taken lessons before?
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Here is a Hilton Head thread you might want to read:
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Thank you all,
I started to play golf May of 2008 and now I am 13.4 handicap at my home course.
I think my iron play is better than other depts of my game but short game and driver are biggest problem.
I took some lesson from my home course lesson pro but only thing is, when I get lesson, I don't think I digest everything he tells me or two, three weeks later I come back with other habits.
I saw the thread where discussion about the course recommendation, that is very helpful.
Hope it isn't too hot nor cold in September
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I am in Palmetto Dunes right now on vacation and I have only played 2 courses so far but when you get here I suggest the RTJ Ocean course here its in great shape and if you are staying here then it was pretty cheap for me. I also played Cresent Pointe and was not that impressed. It was cheap but the course looked pretty beat up.
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September weather link:
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I am in Palmetto Dunes right now on vacation and I have only played 2 courses so far but when you get here I suggest the RTJ Ocean course here its in great shape and if you are staying here then it was pretty cheap for me. I also played Cresent Pointe and was not that impressed. It was cheap but the course looked pretty beat up.
Thanks
I will be staying at the PD as well. Got the condo booked today.
Everyone told me that (2~3 yrs ago I took customers to HH for Verizon Heritage week outing) those who went to Fazio were all disappointed.
So now as I play golf, I will try RTJ Ocean couse.
Also, I think there was a island couse that you can go in by a ferry (I saw it on Golf Channel School of Golf, If I remember correctly), I might try that couse for fun.
As far as lesson goes, I saw they (PD) had daily, two days or 3 days clinic but thinking 3 days clinic for $1,295 maynot be the best deal for me
Their clinic goes like this
Length: Three days, four hours of instruction per day
Where: Palmetto Dunes Courses
Cost: $1295 per school
Reservations Required.
Includes:
  • 4 hours of instruction daily, 4:1 Student-Teacher ratio
  • 18 holes of golf daily
  • On-course instruction
  • 30-minute computerized club fitting
  • PGA-certified Instructors
  • Video analysis with take-home tape or CD
  • Golf school manual
  • Lunch daily
  • Unlimited practice range use
  • 25% discount on all rentals at PD Outfitters
One thing I like about this is On course instruction but may not be the thing I am thinking
Does anyone have experience with this program?
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September weather link:
Thanks
Weather seems great that week!
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September will still mean some hot days but by then the temps should begin getting a bit milder. The overnight temps should be cooler which will make the mornings be about perfect. The course on the island that you take a ferry to is Dafuskie Island. There are (or were) 2 courses on Dafuskie - Melrose and Bloody Point. I read that they had financial trouble this year and the Bloody Point course had been closed but Melrose was still open. Melrose is a nice Nicklaus design and would be worth the trip over. The ferry ride is included with the tee time.
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I think the Melrose Course might also be closed. Was down there in Mid April and the Melrose just closed a few days prior. Not sure if its re opened yet or not.
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I am in Palmetto Dunes right now on vacation and I have only played 2 courses so far but when you get here I suggest the RTJ Ocean course here its in great shape and if you are staying here then it was pretty cheap for me. I also played Cresent Pointe and was not that impressed. It was cheap but the course looked pretty beat up.
Thanks
I will be staying at the PD as well. Got the condo booked today.
Everyone told me that (2~3 yrs ago I took customers to HH for Verizon Heritage week outing) those who went to Fazio were all disappointed.
So now as I play golf, I will try RTJ Ocean couse.
Also, I think there was a island couse that you can go in by a ferry (I saw it on Golf Channel School of Golf, If I remember correctly), I might try that couse for fun.
As far as lesson goes, I saw they (PD) had daily, two days or 3 days clinic but thinking 3 days clinic for $1,295 maynot be the best deal for me
Their clinic goes like this
Length: Three days, four hours of instruction per day
Where: Palmetto Dunes Courses
Cost: $1295 per school
Reservations Required.
Includes:
  • 4 hours of instruction daily, 4:1 Student-Teacher ratio
  • 18 holes of golf daily
  • On-course instruction
  • 30-minute computerized club fitting
  • PGA-certified Instructors
  • Video analysis with take-home tape or CD
  • Golf school manual
  • Lunch daily
  • Unlimited practice range use
  • 25% discount on all rentals at PD Outfitters
One thing I like about this is On course instruction but may not be the thing I am thinking
Does anyone have experience with this program?
I would say it totally depends on what you are looking to get out of the instruction. I would at least give one of the top instructors around here a call, his name is Andrew Rice. He is out of Berkeley Hall, a very private high end club with one of the top, if not the best practice facilities in the country. he gives instruction to outside clients through referrals...His number is 843-247-4688 and tell him Pratt Reed gave you his name. I am a member at Berkeley Hall. You can also check out his website at Good luck!!!!
Pratt
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I am in Palmetto Dunes right now on vacation and I have only played 2 courses so far but when you get here I suggest the RTJ Ocean course here its in great shape and if you are staying here then it was pretty cheap for me. I also played Cresent Pointe and was not that impressed. It was cheap but the course looked pretty beat up.
Thanks
I will be staying at the PD as well. Got the condo booked today.
Everyone told me that (2~3 yrs ago I took customers to HH for Verizon Heritage week outing) those who went to Fazio were all disappointed.
So now as I play golf, I will try RTJ Ocean couse.
Also, I think there was a island couse that you can go in by a ferry (I saw it on Golf Channel School of Golf, If I remember correctly), I might try that couse for fun.
As far as lesson goes, I saw they (PD) had daily, two days or 3 days clinic but thinking 3 days clinic for $1,295 maynot be the best deal for me
Their clinic goes like this
Length: Three days, four hours of instruction per day
Where: Palmetto Dunes Courses
Cost: $1295 per school
Reservations Required.
Includes:
  • 4 hours of instruction daily, 4:1 Student-Teacher ratio
  • 18 holes of golf daily
  • On-course instruction
  • 30-minute computerized club fitting
  • PGA-certified Instructors
  • Video analysis with take-home tape or CD
  • Golf school manual
  • Lunch daily
  • Unlimited practice range use
  • 25% discount on all rentals at PD Outfitters
One thing I like about this is On course instruction but may not be the thing I am thinking
Does anyone have experience with this program?
I would say it totally depends on what you are looking to get out of the instruction. I would at least give one of the top instructors around here a call, his name is Andrew Rice. He is out of Berkeley Hall, a very private high end club with one of the top, if not the best practice facilities in the country. he gives instruction to outside clients through referrals...His number is 843-247-4688 and tell him Pratt Reed gave you his name. I am a member at Berkeley Hall. You can also check out his website at Good luck!!!!
Pratt
That is great idea, I will try him
I have problem with my wedge shots
I hit em well with half shots but full wedge shots, because of fear chunking it, I baby it all the time.
So, I do not get any distance from my wedges...
Thanks
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Just returned last night from a sunny week in HHI. Played 5 courses and would recommend them all (except perhaps Heron Point):
Heron Point at Sea Pines: so-so course; lots of ground under repair as they undo some of the wildly undulating greens
Palmetto Dunes R T Jones course: fun course in great shape
Harbourtown: a great course in tip-top condition, green fees are lower than in past years; but now they have forecaddies which helps if you are unfamiliar with the course but also adds to the cost
Hilton Head National: economical, course is nice/challenging and in good condition
Oyster Reef: challenging course in very good condition, lots of sand but you can avoid the sand if you make good decisions; lots of doglegs that you can challenge if you are decently long off the tee
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Just returned last night from a sunny week in HHI. Played 5 courses and would recommend them all (except perhaps Heron Point):
Heron Point at Sea Pines: so-so course; lots of ground under repair as they undo some of the wildly undulating greens
Palmetto Dunes R T Jones course: fun course in great shape
Harbourtown: a great course in tip-top condition, green fees are lower than in past years; but now they have forecaddies which helps if you are unfamiliar with the course but also adds to the cost
Hilton Head National: economical, course is nice/challenging and in good condition
Oyster Reef: challenging course in very good condition, lots of sand but you can avoid the sand if you make good decisions; lots of doglegs that you can challenge if you are decently long off the tee
How much was Harbor town?
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I am in Palmetto Dunes right now on vacation and I have only played 2 courses so far but when you get here I suggest the RTJ Ocean course here its in great shape and if you are staying here then it was pretty cheap for me. I also played Cresent Pointe and was not that impressed. It was cheap but the course looked pretty beat up.
Thanks
I will be staying at the PD as well. Got the condo booked today.
Everyone told me that (2~3 yrs ago I took customers to HH for Verizon Heritage week outing) those who went to Fazio were all disappointed.
So now as I play golf, I will try RTJ Ocean couse.
Also, I think there was a island couse that you can go in by a ferry (I saw it on Golf Channel School of Golf, If I remember correctly), I might try that couse for fun.
As far as lesson goes, I saw they (PD) had daily, two days or 3 days clinic but thinking 3 days clinic for $1,295 maynot be the best deal for me
Their clinic goes like this
Length: Three days, four hours of instruction per day
Where: Palmetto Dunes Courses
Cost: $1295 per school
Reservations Required.
Includes:
  • 4 hours of instruction daily, 4:1 Student-Teacher ratio
  • 18 holes of golf daily
  • On-course instruction
  • 30-minute computerized club fitting
  • PGA-certified Instructors
  • Video analysis with take-home tape or CD
  • Golf school manual
  • Lunch daily
  • Unlimited practice range use
  • 25% discount on all rentals at PD Outfitters
One thing I like about this is On course instruction but may not be the thing I am thinking
Does anyone have experience with this program?
I would say it totally depends on what you are looking to get out of the instruction. I would at least give one of the top instructors around here a call, his name is Andrew Rice. He is out of Berkeley Hall, a very private high end club with one of the top, if not the best practice facilities in the country. he gives instruction to outside clients through referrals...His number is 843-247-4688 and tell him Pratt Reed gave you his name. I am a member at Berkeley Hall. You can also check out his website at Good luck!!!!
Pratt
Pratt,
Thank you so much for your referral.
I ended up seeing him yesterday for an hour and he was the best instructor I ever met.
After his brief but well pointed and visual aids, I finally started to draw the balls and hit it straight.
Today, I shot 85 and 89 at Arthur Hill and RTJ Ocean course from blue tees (6,600yrds)
He was very professional and easy to understand. I would recommend him to anyone.
He made me a DVD which is great tool and I only can envy you for being a member to such a great
course ad Berkeley Hall.
I have been to many courses but it was very nice
Thanks again
Ted