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4.3
1425 Reviews (1425)
5 Stars
632
4 Stars
643
3 Stars
111
2 Stars
27
1 Stars
12
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
93.4%
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1343 out of 1425 reviews
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4.4
207 Reviews (207)
5 Stars
105
4 Stars
87
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.1%
Recommend this course
199 out of 207 reviews
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4.4
345 Reviews (345)
5 Stars
166
4 Stars
151
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.5%
Recommend this course
326 out of 345 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
1425 Reviews (1425)

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 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course

I've only played Dolphin Head, Golden Bear and Old South since moving to Hilton Head. So far, Old South is the best course I've played.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

rare beauty

this course has it all, nature took care of almost everything and the supe really does the greens beautifully, complaints about rain are laughable, like that should affects your star rating, well done old south i will be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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 Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 02/26/2021

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Old South Golf Links!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/24/2021

Thanks for your four star review. We hope to see you at Old South again soon.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Day

First outing of the year. Played back nine at Old South. Really liked the course. Very playable. Was crowded and had to wait on every hole for group ahead (who were waiting for the group ahead of them). Even so would definitely play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 02/24/2021

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Old South Golf Links. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Commented on 02/24/2021

Thanks for your 4 star review. After several weeks of rain the past few sunny days have brought out many golfers. We hope to see you here again soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great course to play!

Great shape. Some unique dog legs. Somewhat challenging but fun to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 02/23/2021

We hope you are able to play again since you enjoyed your first round at Old South Golf Links. Thanks for the 5 star review!

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Commented on 02/23/2021

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, Carol! Thank you for the 5 stars. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/23/2021

We are glad you enjoyed your day at Old South and appreciate the 4 star review.

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Commented on 02/23/2021

Hi, Kevin. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Old South Golf Links.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 02/23/2021

Thanks for the 4 star review. We appreciate your recommendation.

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Commented on 02/23/2021

We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Old South Golf Links!

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Old ‘Swamp’ South!

Greens in nice shape, tee box and fairway grasses need some growth. Good practice area. Standing water in many areas, especially on the back nine. Cart path only made for a lot of walking. Pace of play ok; complete round in 4:30

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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Commented on 02/22/2021

When you consider the amount of rain we received in the past few weeks we are glad to be open. Old South drains better than many other courses which remained closed last week. We hope you get to play again under drier conditions.

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Commented on 02/22/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Old South Golf Links, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The Sun came Out

Although many fareways were sloppy from all the rain the greens were very green and rolled true! Always great to enjoy the beauty of this course with all the marsh views. Just glad the sun popped out and we got to golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 02/22/2021

The sun has been a rare sight lately so we are glad it came out for you and you enjoyed your round. We appreciate the 5 star review.

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Commented on 02/22/2021

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Old South Golf Links.

Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A little wet

I have never played Old South but will definitely play it again. It was cart path only-for a good reason! Some of the bunkers were flooded but many were very playable. There’s lots of water and trees which makes the course quite scenic. The layout is good. There are a few “interesting “ holes which I hope to play better next time. The staff was super. My cart stopped working on the second hole and they came out very quickly. All in all it was a very enjoyable round of golf

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 02/22/2021

We appreciate your taking the time to post a 5 star review. Keep Old South in mind for another round as we would be glad to see you again.

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Commented on 02/22/2021

Your feedback is important to us. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Old South Golf Links.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 02/17/2021

We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Old South Golf Links!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Old South

Course over-booked for the day and therefore not enough carts! Pace of play was horrible as due to over booking and the Marshals did nothing to speed play. Overall , nice course but needs better overall management!!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 02/10/2021

We regret that pace of play was not what it should have been. The course was not over-booked but if customers demand a cart for individual use we must comply due to the current pandemic regulations. This means there may have been a delay in getting golfers out as scheduled while waiting for carts to come in. Our apologies for the inconvenience - everyone is doing the best they can under the circumstances.

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Commented on 02/10/2021

We apologize for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. With an uncharacteristically full day, we work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and allow our guest the chance to complete their rounds. We will continue to look for ways to improve. We are glad to see you rated the course conditions be great during your game. Thank you for playing Old South Golf Links. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 02/10/2021

We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Old South Golf Links.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/09/2021

Thank you so much for the 4 stars. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Old South Golf Links.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 02/09/2021

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Old South Golf Links. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Old south

Greens were in good shape, course could use some TLC

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 02/05/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Old South Golf Links!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/05/2021

Thank you so much for the 4-star rating. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Old South Golf Links.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 02/04/2021

We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Old South Golf Links!

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