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Getting To Know: Arthur Hills GC

An Insightful Interview With Clark Sinclair, Director of Golf

By Brian Weis


Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Clark Sinclair who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.

Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
The Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto Dunes blends the topographic beauty of the Lowcountry with the inherent challenges of the game to produce a unique golfing experience. Because it was built on a series of rolling dunes, the Hills course presents many opportunities for off-balance lies. A continual ocean breeze adds yet another element of challenge to the game. And, finally, 10 holes on the water encourage precision play.

Fodor's Golf Digest ranks the Arthur Hills layout at 4.5 stars. The course plays 6,651 yards from the back tees. Additionally, Arthur Hills was named a selected course by Golf Digest in its ranking of Hilton Head as No. 9 on the list of America's Best Buddies Trip Destinations for 2013 and was once again named in Top 30 "Best You Can Play" in South Carolina by 2013 SC Golf Course Ratings Panel!

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
The Arthur Hills Course is one of three championship golf courses at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. All three golf courses at Palmetto Dunes - each one distinctively different and uniquely appealing - have been rated an outstanding four stars or more by Fodor's Golf Digest Places to Play. Since the 1970s, Palmetto Dunes has been a prime example of what a longstanding commitment to quality and customer satisfaction can accomplish. Golf has always served as the heart and soul of the Palmetto Dunes experience.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Built on a series of rolling dunes, be sure to keep your eye on the ball as the Arthur Hills course delivers off-balance lies and ocean breezes.

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Fodor's Golf Digest ranks the Arthur Hills layout at 4.5 stars. Additionally, Arthur Hills was named a selected course by Golf Digest in its ranking of Hilton Head as No. 9 on the list of America's Best Buddies Trip Destinations for 2013 and was once again named in Top 30 "Best You Can Play" in South Carolina by 2013 SC Golf Course Ratings Panel!

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Hole 17 - An impressive par 4 absent of sand but requiring 2 intimidating shots, including to the green, over water.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Hole 17 for its challenging layout and design.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Prime Rib Philly: Braised and roasted BBQ served with cole slaw on a bun with a classic Arnold Palmer, Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka and lemonade.

Back Tee Stats
Par: 72
Yardage: 6,651
Slope: 136
Rating: 72.9

More Information
Arthur Hills
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, 29928
843-686-9138

www.palmettodunes.com


 

Revised: 06/09/2013 - Article Viewed 19,655 Times - View Golf Course Profile


Written By: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.


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