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4.3
1392 Reviews (1392)
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619
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
26
1 Stars
12
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
93.4%
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4.4
211 Reviews (211)
5 Stars
110
4 Stars
88
3 Stars
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2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.2%
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203 out of 211 reviews
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4.4
334 Reviews (334)
5 Stars
164
4 Stars
147
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.6%
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316 out of 334 reviews
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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

4.3
1392 Reviews (1392)

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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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Too Slow

The course was in good shape. The pace of play was very slow. We left because it was getting dark and we started before 2:30.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

great deal at the hot deal rate, front nine was somewhat easy, back nine ate me up.... will play this course again and will know my way around it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 74
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice layout

Very good layout. Winter conditions were not very good but still an enjoyable round. Good price for a very good course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Loved this course

My 3rd HH course this week and the best I’ve played winter fairways were excellent greens very good well maintained and some beautiful holes and layout. Staff meet me and picked up my bag and loaded it .
Not complaining but a few little issues would make this all 5 stars . My cart had no sand and had a used score card, Covid cleaning ? No starter or any info about the course given to me . Play it again ? In a minute!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

The course conditions, layout, scenery and staff are world class. The best course I've played on ever!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Last minute decision

This was a last minute decision to play Old South. I did not know much about the course before showing up. I went as a single with an extra rider and was paired with 3 others. Everyone was great. Very nice staff from pro shop to starter and beverage personnel. The course was very interesting. A lot of variety from tee to green. Some great marsh views on several holes. Greens were a touch slow but I do believe the area had a bit of rain in the area. Still rolled very nice. Fairways are pretty forgiving with a few forced carries of about 175-190 yds depending on tees, we played blue tees which measured about 6350 yds. Overall a very nice course. I would not hesitate to play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Course

This is a fun course to play with a wide variety of holes. The course is extremely scenic. The staff is friendly and it was, overall, a very good golfing experience.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lots of personality

First time playing here. We had a great time and considering it’s December, the course was in pretty good shape. Interesting layout, scenic and fun to play. Will definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course has unique features

Excellent value. Conditions were a bit dicey for the course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course especially for the money

Nice course in very good condition. A few fun holes added in

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course for the cost

Saw Old South on several top 10 lists so we thought we’d give it a try. It more than delivered especially given the $68 cost. Layout is fantastic with a mix of narrow target holes and longer more generous holes. Lots of water, with beautiful live oaks and views of the marshes. Numerous forced carries but all were very reasonable to carry. Greens were in good shape and relatively flat with only a few tiered greens. Will absolutely return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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