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4.3
2780 Reviews (2780)
5 Stars
1354
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
54
1 Stars
28
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
93.2%
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4.5
253 Reviews (253)
5 Stars
154
4 Stars
82
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.0%
Recommend this course
243 out of 253 reviews
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4.3
642 Reviews (642)
5 Stars
319
4 Stars
226
3 Stars
62
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
15
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.5%
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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
2780 Reviews (2780)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 40
Brunch 20
19th Hole Scenic Views 15
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 102
Forced Carries 93
Bunkers 72
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 92
Advanced Golfers 74
Locals 49
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 63
Near Local Attractions 54
Worth the Drive 47

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Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wonderful Layout

Layout is great with wonderful vies of the bay/sound. Greens were a tad slow but what you would expect for January golf. Staff I encountered were all very nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
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 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Cart Path ONLY AGAIN

There was an early morning frost delay but by our time 11:46 it was 50 with little wind. It was Cart Path Only with most fairways dry and very little soft areas, Perhaps only2-3 fairways should have been restricted. It's a beautiful course with some very wide areas on the opposite side of the cart paths. As older golfers, I would not want to play CPO again and in fact QUESTION their decision to edict this on a beautiful day. I won't play here again with CPO.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/17/2023

Your best option is to call ahead after significant rainfall to determine the cart path status. No one knows this course better than our superintendent who has been here for 30 years. Staff does not question his expertise when requiring CPO.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

My new fav!!

Great course layout & well maintained (greens were better than any other at this time of year). Also the scenery is wonderful & I had to love looking across at a 10' alligator & the a 12' er just enjoying the sun. I really enjoyed my round & will play again real soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/18/2023

We are so pleased you enjoyed your day at Old South. We appreciate the 5 stars and your positive comments.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Love the layout. Would have been 5 star but greens were a tad rough. Admittedly its January.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/16/2023

Thanks for the 4 stars. We hope you play Old South again as weather warms and conditions improve.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Good condition.

Greens and tees good condition. Fairways not over seeded but great to play from. Pace of play a little slow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/11/2023

We appreciate the 5 stars and hope to see you at Old South for another round.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cart Path Only

Course is always challenging but at least it was sunny and little wind. Beautiful course but after rain and cart path only felt longer than usual. A top course to play though for this 10 handicapper and wife.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/10/2023

We appreciate the 5 stars and your positive comments. Our staff hopes to see you back at Old South for another round.

Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rough 18 Holes

Isn’t a good course for cart path only which was needed as day before had much rain. Better to play another with better drainage. Will give it another try but only if carts allowed.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/09/2023

We can't control Mother Nature but Old South drains faster than most courses. We hope you will play Old South again when weather conditions can accommodate your needs.

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