No. 16, Hilton Head Lakes (12th), Hardeeville, SC par 5 518 / 485 / 460 / 420
The pleasures of a private lake with community docks and open water for boating and kayaking draw active families to this Hardeeville haven. There’s a “summer fun” theme at the Lake Club, a residents-only fitness-and-sports center with pools, a small waterpark, plus tennis and basketball courts.
Golfers enjoy an inspiring and possibly daunting layout (if they play it from way back at 7,300 yards) crafted by Tom Fazio II. We’re saluting the strategic ingenuity young Tommy crafted into the par-5 12th hole, which is clustered among holes that are rated as No. 16, 14 and 18 on the handicap chart—i.e., definite birdie holes.
Therefore, par is a good number on the three-shot 12th, which you approach from the left side of the fairway to skirt hazards. The green has a half-pipe contour, so avoid leaving it between you and the pin on your putt. Send me more information about Hilton Head Lakes!2011 Golf Course Home Magazine Dream 18