It was Player’s first course in the Hilton Head area and was open for play in 1974, making it Hilton Head Plantation’s first golf course. The Gary Player design offers players of all skill levels an exceptional and challenging golf experience.
Player’s main goal with the construction of the course was to leave as many natural features as possible and to use very little landfill to help create a natural look to the golf course. The surrounding natural preserves and the local wildlife were not interrupted as Player tried to create harmony between man and nature, and the result is a very playable and scenic golf course that has become a local favorite.The golf course at Dolphin Head, designed by Gary Player in 1974, was the first course constructed in Hilton Head Plantation.
Under the direction of local course architect Clyde Johnston, Dolphin Head Golf Club renovated the course’s greens, tees and fairways in 2010. The tees and fairways consist of Celebration Bermuda due to its denser growth pattern and better shade tolerance. The greens consist of Mini-Verde Bermuda for its tight, upright growth pattern and quicker green speeds.