Palmetto Hall Reopens Cupp Course

palmetto hall plantationThe Palmetto Hall Plantation Club (PHPC) on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina has reopened its Robert Cupp designed golf course that it closed in May to replace the grass on all tees, fairways and rough with Champion Bermuda grass. The club chose this particular grass versus many others because of its durability, tolerance to both shade or heat and its superior characteristics as a playing surface.

“The new turf is a great addition to our impeccable year round conditions and the course looks beautiful,” stated Brian Murray, Golf Course Superintendent at PHPC. “The regrassing project will provide a much improved golf experience for all who will be playing the Cupp Course.”

During the process, the Club took great care to preserve the original creative 7079 yard layout designed by Robert Cupp, Golf World’s Golf Course Architect of the Year in 1992. Cupp used a computer to help design it with unique sharp angles, straight lines and geometrically shaped hazards. The Club updated its Arthur Hills course, another 7,000 yard beauty, in 2013. Additional enhancements made this year include improved irrigation to the Cupp, improved parking, several acres of tree removal and landscaping around the 14,000 square foot antebellum style clubhouse.

In celebration of the Cupp course reopening, Palmetto Hall Plantation, one of four Heritage Golf Group properties on Hilton Head, will introduce a new social calendar featuring interactive activities for the youngsters as well as updated social events and new dining menus for the enjoyment of their members and guests.

“This is a great opportunity to enhance the overall aesthetics and playing conditions of the Robert Cupp course at Palmetto Hall Plantation Club. It’s like a brand new course,” said Dan Moscar, General Manager at PHPC. “If you are a regular or haven’t played the course in a while, we invite you to stop by and check out our fantastic improvements. I look forward to seeing you.” For more information visit

Dave Daubert

Lehigh University graduate, Procter & Gamble retired. Previously a Managing Editor and Feature Writer for a regional golf monthly magazine for 11 years. Married to wife Carol and residing in Solivita, an active adult community in Central Florida

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