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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
95.5%
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4.5
426 Reviews (426)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.2%
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4.5
666 Reviews (666)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
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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
1896 Reviews (1896)

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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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Good Value

I played Old South Golf Course today and found it to be a good value. For $65 plus tax and fees, it was a little less expensive than the normal rate and the course is in excellent shape other than a rough tee box or two. The greens were in great shape other than not being mowed and experiencing a lot of dew early on. The fairways were in great shape as we're the bunkers although there was rarely a rake to be found. The course does have a lot of water so if you spray the ball a lot, bring plenty of balls. We saw the beverage cart 2-3 times and their food was reasonably priced. If you're looking for a good course without paying a lot, Old South is an excellent choice. I'm a zero handicap.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/16/2021

We really appreciate the 5 stars and your thoughtful review. Tee boxes have been a challenge for our maintenance staff due to the dramatic increase in rounds for all the reasons you mentioned. We hope you get another opportunity to play Old South.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Scenic and good condition.

Fairways, greens, and bunkers in great shape. Some tee boxes need some tlc. Some very scenic holes. Staff friendly.
You have got to hit the fairways.
Will play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
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
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was exceptional

From our first interaction at bag drop, to the pro shop and then to the starter (in particular) everybody was accommodating and considerate and personable. Many thanks

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/15/2021

Thank you for mentioning our great staff and the 5 star review. Our friendly staff do their best to be as accommodating as possible.. We hope you get to play Old South again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great day of golf

Played after 2:00pm.Proce was very good especially when considering rates at other clubs on HHI. Course was in really good shape. Greens were sandy in some places, but ran true nonetheless. Staff was excellent and helpful. Couple of holes are very much target golf and require lesser shots ( less than driver) to ensure target is hit. Will be coming back, no doubt.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/14/2021

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your round at Old South. Thanks for the 5 star review!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Layout was fun and challenging. The course and greens were in excellent condition. Will def come back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/16/2021

We are glad you discovered Old South and appreciate the 5 star review. We hope to see you back soon for another round.

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Reviews 1
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Rick

Need to add water for drinking every 4 holes . You guys make enough money on playing

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/14/2021

Water was removed at the beginning of the pandemic as there was no way to sanitize in between foursome. FREE water and ice is always available in the Cafe and bottled water on the beverage cart is $1. Water coolers will never be replaced on the course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Good course in the Bluffton area

Overall experience was very good. Staff is very friendly. Course Greens were good but slow. Fairways are in good shape.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/14/2021

Thanks for the 4 star review and we hope to see you at Old South again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course but terribly slow pace

For the value this is a very nice layout. There are a couple holes on the front that are especially fun (7 and 8). It is scenic and with several tee choices - fine for any skill levels. The day we played (a Friday with 11 am tee time) it was painfully slow - We played 14 holes in 3 hours, 45 minutes and gave up in frustration and left. The ranger said this is normal and just understand it's a "beautiful golf day". Well, I tried, but geeezz - SO SLOW.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/14/2021

We regret your round was slow. Our goal for pace of play is 4 hours & 15 minutes so your slow round was not normal in spite of the ranger's comment. We will look into why this happened. We hope you can play again and enjoy the normal pace.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

No Water

First time playing here. The tee box was in pretty rough condition and the greens were okay. Overall the course wasn’t bad and in fairly good shape. My biggest complaint is there is no water available on the course and when you are playing in the afternoon in September it can be rough.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Free ice and water is available to all in the Cafe and bottled water on the beverage cart is $1.The water coolers were removed at the beginning of the Covid pandemic and since they cannot be sanitized between uses they will not be replaced. Tee boxes have suffered with the great increase in rounds. Staff is on it.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play

The round took 4 hours and 20 minutes which isn’t bad, but the 4 ball in front of us was slow. I could understand if they were held up, but there was nobody ahead of them.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/06/2021

Our target pace is 4 hours and 15 minutes so it probably seemed slow since your group obviously had faster players. We hope you enjoyed the course and that you will play Old South again.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course and great value

i highly recommend this course and a great value versus on island course!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/06/2021

We appreciate the 5 star recommendation. Old South has reasonable rates and is a fun and great alternative to island courses.

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