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4.4
1972 Reviews (1972)
5 Stars
940
4 Stars
852
3 Stars
134
2 Stars
33
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
95.5%
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4.5
422 Reviews (422)
5 Stars
242
4 Stars
157
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.2%
Recommend this course
410 out of 422 reviews
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4.5
700 Reviews (700)
5 Stars
390
4 Stars
271
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.1%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6772 yards
Slope 138
Rating 72.7

The 18-hole Old South Golf Links in Bluffton, S.C. is a public course that opened in 1991. Designed by Clyde Johnston, Old South Golf Links measures 6,772 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 129 and a 72.4 USGA rating. The course features four sets of tees for different skill levels.

Johnston designed Old South Golf Links in keeping with the beautiful Lowcountry's natural landscape. "Old South Golf Links was designed not only to provide an enjoyable yet challenging golf game, but also to preserve the natural beauty of the land," he said. "I felt that this was an opportunity to allow the golfer to experience up close the uniqueness of the site, its natural amenities and spectacular views."

The variety of the setting from oak forest to open pasture to tidal salt marsh, provided an opportunity to vary the design elements and strategy of play.

Old South Golf Links is open to the public seven days a week. There is a clubhouse, restaurant and full-line pro shop on site.

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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire. No cutoffs, gym or jogging shorts, bathing suits, tank tops, halter or tube tops, tee shirts and blue jeans or any other denim.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.4
1972 Reviews (1972)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 39
Brunch 20
19th Hole Scenic Views 15
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 101
Forced Carries 92
Bunkers 72
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 90
Advanced Golfers 72
Locals 48
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 63
Near Local Attractions 53
Worth the Drive 47

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Conditions Average
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Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
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Great Course very scenic. Greens were just top dressed so the course was not in top condition. Fairways and tees were tip top.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Skill Intermediate
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3.0
First Time Playing

Mostly good

Course was mostly in great shape. Tees, fairways, bunkers were all great. The greens were almost completely sand. Early morning meant slow as the ball picked up sand like a snow ball. Later in the day they were pretty quick.

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Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Plays Twice a year
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Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

A must play if your in Hilton Head

Compared to other courses in the area.Great value for a well maintained course. They just aerated and top dressed the greens. But the course was in great shape. Staff was excellent. Driving range is great. Be sure to take a lesson from Ernie

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Playing with friends visits from Vermont

Course fairways were in excellent shape
Greens were recently topped dressed with sand and on some holes from a distance you could not tell if the greens were traps or the green you were hitting to.
Tees need some serious upgrades
All in all though we had a good time and will plan in playing it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Solid track

This is a great course, cept has couple holes on back that r 90 degree blind holes… other then that excellent condition, greens had been topped dressed, but in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 4
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great condition

The fairways were in excellent shape. Greens had a lot of seed and sand on them and were very slow at first. Once it dried up a bit it was better. Tee boxes need some work…a lot of bare spots. Overall, great course, challenging and fun for all.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/14/2021

October is when most courses here over-seed with winter grass as the summer bermuda grass dies out. We hope you enjoyed your day and play again soon.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Harris 10-13-22

We loved the expansive layout, trees and salt marsh vistas. Lots of water but fairly open to avoid. Some carries were tough for lady golfers. I would definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/14/2021

Thanks for the 5 star review and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your day at Old South. We look forward to seeing you here again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Price should have been discounted because of sanded greens!

Putting on sanded green was very poor!

Had I been informed of the conditions, I most likely would have played elsewhere.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

old south challenge

Interesting course layout, all holes different 16, 17, & 18 present challenges as forced carry involved difficult for short hitters,

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/13/2021

We do have great variety in the 18 holes at Old South which makes for an interesting round of golf. Thanks for the 5 stars and we hope you get to play Old South again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Fairways were in great shape greens held good speed was a touch slow

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/12/2021

We hope you keep Old South on your list of "must play" courses in the low-country. Thanks for the 5 star review.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic day

This was our favorite of the courses we played in HH. The layout was great, conditions great after 2 heavy days of rain. Play was slow, but that was mostly due to cart path only because of the rain. Staff was great as well, such a treat and the GolfNow rate made it good deal for the area. We especially enjoyed the fact that only 3 or 4 of the holes had houses on them, vs most on HH island where they line every hole. It will be a must play when we go back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

First timer

So with it being my first time, it's tough to review, but enjoyed the layout. A bit wet and was cart path only, but having played HH National the day before (no cart restrictions) and no significant rain between courses, i wasn't sure if it's common for cart path only at Old South. Definitely will play it again, and would recommend to anyone to give this course a try, multiple times.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/11/2021

We are glad you enjoyed the layout at Old South and appreciate your 4 star rating. Every course drains at a different pace so we were restricted to the path on 10/10 as determined by our superintendent. We hope you can play Old South again under dryer conditions.

Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pleasant

Congrats on being 2021 Low Country Course of the Year. Pace of play slow. Tee boxes need some love. Rest of the course in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/11/2021

Thanks for the 4 stars. Tee boxes are being addressed as the summer grass dies out to be over-seeded by winter rye. The amount of constant play this year left no time for tees to recuperate.

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