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Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love, III

Atlantic Dunes in Sea Pines is Hilton Head’s first golf course (formerly known as the Ocean Course). It is in the final stages of being completely recreated and reconstructed by Davis Love III. The course, originally built by George Cobb in 1962 and overhauled by Mark McCumber in 1995,  is challenging but playable with the first four holes starting with strategically placed water hazards. It has been redesigned with "more of a sand and water motif" taking advantage of the natural elements of the area with sandy waste areas, native grasses, and bunkers with planks built into them.

The par-3 15th hole backs up to the Atlantic Ocean and provides a breathtaking view. It is one of only two courses on Hilton Head Island that offers an ocean view. Ocean Course is an “Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary”, and is home to many sub-tropical Lowcounty birds.

Strategically placed hazards swallow errant shots, and provide homes to Lowcountry alligators.


The Atlantic Dunes course is located in Sea Pines Plantation on the far, east (south) end of the island. A $6 gate fee is required when entering the Plantation. Bring the pass into the clubhouse when you check in for golf, and your money will be refunded. The pass is valid only for the day of play.

Pro Shop Phone Number

(843) 363-4475

Tips from the PGA Pro

The Sea Pines golf courses are always in very good shape, and the service is top notch. The water hazards on the Atlantic Dunes course will swallow many golf balls from errant tee shots. The par-4 17th hole is one of the hardest on the island.