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Aerial view of Atlantic Dunes

Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III

A True Coastal Course

A complete reconstruction of the Ocean Course, Hilton Head Island’s first golf course, this seaside course has a pronounced Lowcountry feel accented by coquina shells and seaside grass. Modernized by Davis Love III, the coastal classic features rebuilt holes to accommodate modern shot values and frame scenic corridors.

7,065 Yards
74.3 Rating
143 Slope
72 Par

Hole-by-Hole

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Hole 1

Par 4

Love 397
Blue 370
White 343
Gold 332

The course begins with a medium-length par four with a very wide fairway. Avoid the lagoon along the right side and you will have a short approach to a green protected by bunkers on the front left. The green’s prominent ridge on the right will help feed balls toward left hole locations.

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Hole 2

Par 4

Love 402
Blue 368
White 349
Gold 337

The second hole is a straightaway par four where the player’s drive must challenge the left fairway bunkers to leave the best approach angle to the course’s largest green. If the short approach is played accurately to one of the many subtle ridges on the green, a birdie is attainable.

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Hole 3

Par 3

Love 188
Blue 173
White 161
Gold 145

This picturesque par three is played with a mid to long iron, depending on hole location. Pay close attention to where the hole is cut — the ridge crossing this “reverse Redan” green will help hold shots near the front hole locations or feed balls to those cut near the rear of this deep green.

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Hole 4

Par 5

Love 526
Blue 510
White 488
Gold 470

Avoid the coquina bunker on the left side of this par five and you may be able to reach the green in two. Approach shots to this three-tiered green must find the correct level for a good chance at birdie.

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Hole 5

Par 4

Love 388
Blue 365
White 337
Gold 313

This fifth hole is a medium-length, dogleg right par four with a very wide fairway. The “punchbowl” in the front of this green is very receptive to approach shots, while shots to the back hole locations can be a challenge. Avoid the somewhat deep greenside bunkers and a good score is possible.

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Hole 6

Par 4

Love 459
Blue 415
White 398
Gold 374

The sixth hole is a long, dogleg right par four with an extremely wide fairway. Tee shots should be placed between the “Principal’s Nose” bunker, straight ahead and the oak trees on the right for the best approach angle. This green is open and most receptive to long approach shots coming in from the right.

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Hole 7

Par 3

Love 215
Blue 191
White 174
Gold 157

This seventh hole is a long par three with a large green. The putting surface is separated into sections by a central knob, which influences shots from all directions. Players should always know where this feature is in relation to the hole location and use it to their benefit. Long putts here can be difficult.

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Hole 8

Par 4

Love 405
Blue 384
White 372
Gold 350

This straightaway par four provides options off the tee. Depending on the hole location at the green, players must choose which side of the fairway to challenge with their drive. Hole locations on the right side of the green should be approached from the left side of the fairway. Hole locations on the left side of the green should be approached from the right.

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Hole 9

Par 5

Love 535
Blue 510
White 488
Gold 438

The picturesque par five requires a tee shot placed on the left side fairway bunker. From this angle, players can choose the optimum layup distance or go for the peninsula green. This green has more contours than is evident, and approaches to rear or right side hole locations should be played with caution as water is nearby.

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Hole 10

Par 3

Love 180
Blue 170
White 156
Gold 120

Hole 10 is a par three that is played with a short to mid iron, depending on the hole location. The contour on this large green divides the putting surface into distinct cupping areas, so it is important to focus on where the hole is cut. Shots to rear hole locations should be played with caution.

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Hole 11

Par 4

Love 328
Blue 312
White 291
Gold 276

This short par four provides multiple options off the tee. Drives played short of the central bunker provide a wide landing area, while those attempting to carry this bunker must avoid a small lagoon on the right and bunkers short of the green. The putting surface is much larger than it appears, so approach shots can be aggressive.

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Hole 12

Par 4

Love 394
Blue 365
White 347
Gold 334

Hole 12 is a medium-length, dogleg right par four. A drive that challenges the fairway bunker on the right will leave players with an open approach to the large green. Approach shots should avoid the grass “hollows” on the right and deep bunker on the left.

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Hole 13

Par 4

Love 420
Blue 388
White 336
Gold 312

Drives on this long par four should be played along the left to leave the best angle to the green. Although this is the smallest green on the course, the contours are very gentle and receptive. Due to the lagoon, approaches to front hole locations should be made with caution.

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Hole 14

Par 5

Love 520
Blue 484
White 461
Gold 424

As the course heads toward the ocean, players can let out their drives to this wide par five fairway. Tee shots played along the left may allow approaches to reach the green in two shots. Set among dunes and bunkers, this “punchbowl” green is a bit hidden, so trusting your yardage is key to making birdie.

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Hole 15

Par 3

Love 205
Blue 176
White 155
Gold 137

Hole 15 is a long par three playing back toward the Atlantic Ocean. While set among dunes, the green is open in the front, but protected along the right by the deepest bunker on the course. This uphill hole always seems to play into the ocean breeze, so an extra club is probably necessary.

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Hole 16

Par 4

Love 394
Blue 355
White 338
Gold 323

The 16th is a short par four that allows many options from the tee. Aggressive play down the right will shorten the hole, but the player must avoid bunkers and dunes. The “Lion’s Mouth” green is protected in front by a bunker that divides forward hole locations, so players must arrive on the correct side of this feature for a realistic birdie putt.

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Hole 17

Par 5

Love 592
Blue 544
White 514
Gold 445

The longest par five on the course requires an accurate tee shot to avoid the lagoon on the right. Once in the fairway, lay-up shots should be played carefully up the left center to avoid the wood-planked fairway bunker and provide the best angle of approach. Left and back, right hole locations on this green are dangerous as water is nearby.

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Hole 18

Par 4

Love 462
Blue 442
White 390
Gold 351

The round finishes at the longest par four on the course. Tee shots that challenge the left fairway bunker will find the shortest and most open approach to this green. Set among bunkers and dunes, the gentle green is receptive to the running shot. Par is a great score here.

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