• Palmetto Dunes

50 Years of Holes-in-One!

Updated: Jul 31

Is there anything like the feeling of sinking a hole-in-one? Whether you’ve got beginner’s luck, or have been playing the game for years, there’s nothing like it. Over the past five decades, some lucky golfers have hit the big one, and we just had to celebrate their golfing success! Check out some hole-in-one photos from throughout the years.


George Fazio

Arguably our most challenging course, some call it the most difficult public golf course on Hilton Head Island! Hitting a hole-in-one while out on Fazio is an achievement indeed.

Bob C., Hole 17

April 2017



Bob C. and his daughter were on vacation from Toronto, Canada when Bob hit an ace on the 17th hole.


Diane G., Hole 6

April 2014



Diane used a 6 iron to hit her hole-in-one.


Don S., Hole 6

March 2014



When Don S. hit his 156-yard hole-in-one, the celebration was a family affair!

Josh S., Hole 6

October 2013



Who hit a hole-in-one? That guy! Perfect way to cap off a buddy golf trip.


Arthur Hills

A fan favorite, the Arthur Hills course combines just enough challenge with stunning Lowcountry landscapes. It’s a joy to play and of course, feels incredible when you sink an ace!


Morgan Byers, Hole 11 July 2020

Morgan used a nine iron from 126 yards.


Max Green, Hole 3 July 2020


Max used a nine iron from 148 yards.


Robert B., Hole 11

May 2007



Robert hit his 130-yard hole-in-one with a gap wedge.


Heather S., Hole 3

November 2017



Heather S. struck an 88-yard hole-in-one back in November on hole 3—talk about starting your game off right!


Kris K., Hole 8

June 2017



Kris K. hit a 135-yard hole in one at the beautiful Arthur Hills course in June of last year.

Bret O., Hole 8

April 2017



Bret O. hit a hole-in-one on the 8th hole of the Hills course using his trusty Titleist AP 2 PW.


Bryan F., Hole 3

March 2017



Bryan F. sunk his Titleist NXT Tour with a 137 yard hole-in-one.


Dan H., Hole 11

March 2017



A hybrid club can really help your game. Just ask Dan H, who hit a 152-yard hole-in-one!


Dave M., Hole 8

February 2017



Dave M, was on a winter golf escape from Easton, Massachusetts when he hit his hole-in-one.


Robert Trent Jones

The showstopper of Palmetto Dunes, the Robert Trent Jones course is a must-play for any golfer visiting Hilton Head Island. If you can stay focus amid the gorgeous ocean views, you might just get lucky with a hole-in-one.

Chad McDaniel, Hole 5 July 2020


Chad accomplished this on hole #5 at our Robert Trent Jones course while participating in the charity challenge which earned him a $2,500 Palmetto Dunes Resort gift card! Chad will be donating a portion of the gift card back to Hospice Care of the Lowcountry.


Kurt S., Hole 17

January 2017



Kurt shared this incredible memory with us: “My hole in one on #17 at the Trent Jones course in the practice round prior to the member guest tournament this past January. My mom and dad are winter residents at Palmetto Dunes and I enjoy coming down from Augusta and playing in the member guest with my dad's friends from NY (Terry) and OH (Ed) who also stay in PD for the winter.”


Congrats, Kurt! Thanks for sharing. Share your 50th Anniversary story, here.

Diane Z., Hole 5

April 2018



Diane sunk a 117yd hole-in-one using a 7-iron, a well-practiced swing, and some hometown Texas bravado.

Jodie P., Hole 5

November 2006



The fall golf season got a bit sweeter for Jodie P. When she nailed this shot at hole 5 to sink a 106 yard hole-in-one.


Sue S., Hole 8

January 2018



One of the best things about golfing on Hilton Head Island, is our season last all year long. For Sue, not only did she get to golf in January, but she got a hole-in-one on our 8th hole.


Cecile L., Hole 8

May 2015



Cecile hit an 89 yard hole-in-one on this par three hole.


Glen F., Hole 17

January 2014



Glen started the year off right with a hole-in one during a winter game on the Jones course.


Bill K., Hole 17

October 2013



Bill hit a hole-in-one from the white tees on #17 using a 7 iron.


Have you ever hit a hole-in-one at Palmetto Dunes? Share your story with us! You could be featured here on our 50th Anniversary blog, and besides, a hole-in-one is definitely worth bragging about.

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