A Storied Past
When Oyster Reef Golf Club on Hilton Head Island opened in 1982, it was immediately ranked as one of the Top 25 New Courses in America. This Rees Jones design has been voted one of the Top 20 Courses in the Carolinas and enjoys a reputation as a favorite among locals.
Tucked away in Hilton Head Plantation, the Oyster Reef experience is much more than just a round of golf, with a history dating back much further than 1982. During your visit, learn everything from the discovery of the Island and the Battle of Port Royal Sound (the location of which is viewed from today’s #6 green), to the quiet years of plantation life and modern day conservation efforts.
As you play the golf course, experience all of the nature the Island has to offer. Meander through the tall pines of the plantation, its nine lagoons, and abundance of low country wildlife. And play one of the most spectacular holes on the entire island—the Par 3 #6, which is set against the backdrop of the beautiful Port Royal Sound.
All the while you are enjoying the first-rate level of service for which Oyster Reef is known in the Hilton Head Island golf community—a warm greeting, a friendly hand whenever you need it, and a concierge program that is at your beck and call. What’s not to enjoy?
Conservation & Audubon Certification
At Oyster Reef, it’s important to us that the course is one with nature and its surroundings, while preserving the spirit of Hilton Head Island and the rich history of the area.
Conservation efforts abound including the whooping crane conservatory and boarding fairways. Oyster Reef is also working towards Audubon Certification, with programming efforts focused on:
- Environmental planning
- Wildlife and habitat management
- Chemical use reduction and safety
- Water conservation
- Water quality management
- Outreach and education
As a member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program, Oyster Reef is dedicated to protecting the environment and preserving the natural heritage of the game golf. Additional off-course efforts include non-profit programs to protect our wildlife.