Nestled along the Atlantic coastline on the northwestern point of Hilton Head Island, the Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club is located in the very pristine Port Royal Plantation and includes 3 distinct 18-hole golf courses, the Barony Course, Planter's Row Course and Robber's Row Course. In addition to being praised for its exceptional golf experience, Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club is also well known as an award-winning tennis destination.
The Barony Course was designed by George W. Cobb in the early 1960s and was one of the first courses on Hilton Head Island. From the tee box, many of the holes appear to be relatively open, but as you approach the newly resurfaced Bermuda greens, the real challenge becomes clear. The greens are generous and protected by thick, rough and unforgiving bunkers, entitling the golfer to have good touch with mid- to short-range iron shots. This is a course where accuracy, not length, is paramount.
Planter’s Row was designed by Willard C. Byrd and built in 1983, becoming the Plantation’s newest course. It has played host to the Hilton Head Seniors International Golf Tournament, a former senior PGA Tournament Event. This course offers a different look from its sister courses, with water on 10 of the 18 holes. The narrow, tree-lined fairways lead up to the courses small undulating greens. Planter’s Row is a great challenge for golfers of all skill levels.
Robber’s Row was designed in 1967 by noted architects George W. Cobb and Willard C. Byrd, and was redesigned in 1994 by world famous architect Pete Dye. The course is located on the scenic marsh side of the Port Royal Plantation and cuts through beautiful strands of magnolia and live oaks. This course sets atop former Civil War grounds and features historical markers throughout the course, describing events which took place on the Island. Although tee-shots have generous fairways to land in, approach shots require accuracy to the well-protected greens. Robber’s Row is a course rich in history and challenge to any golfer.