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4.3
3354 Reviews (3354)
5 Stars
1611
4 Stars
1376
3 Stars
273
2 Stars
62
1 Stars
32
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
91.8%
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4.6
142 Reviews (142)
5 Stars
87
4 Stars
47
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.1%
Recommend this course
135 out of 142 reviews
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4.3
516 Reviews (516)
5 Stars
232
4 Stars
213
3 Stars
60
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
91.5%
Recommend this course
472 out of 516 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
3354 Reviews (3354)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 42
Brunch 20
19th Hole Scenic Views 16
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 105
Forced Carries 97
Bunkers 73
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 95
Advanced Golfers 76
Locals 51
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 64
Near Local Attractions 57
Worth the Drive 50

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Great place to golf!

Very nice course! Interesting hole layouts, some of them require strategy instead of taking out the driver on all Par 4’s. Having the GPS on the cart was very helpful especially if it’s your first time playing it. The greens were in great shape, they were pretty slow when we played. A few locals recommended this course. It was well worth the price! Would play it again! They’re some awesome views of the marshlands and the bridge going to Hilton Head.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Handicap 10-14
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First Time Playing
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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flip a coin

Like my tires, my age (78) is less important than the wear and tear. As such, I have moved up. The result was 4 pars and 14 bogies. Handicap for such a round would be 21+, but who cares, I had fun!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Plays Once a week
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First Time Playing

Beautiful Low Country Course

Pristine natural property. Outstanding layout and open feel, almost like a park. Greens were over seeded and not in great shape. Great, helpful staff, really helped me when I missed my tee time. Most reasonable priced food at the restaurant. Two memorable target holes. Greens are just a tad too small. I loved this course and would come back again and again.

Conditions Good
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Friendliness Excellent
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Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
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5.0
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Perfect weather
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Cart paths need some work

We always enjoy this course

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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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 Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Old South

I played a super nice course on the island that was only $10 more per person for 18, so I was expecting something similar for the money. I was a little disappointed, don’t get me wrong it was decent, I was just expecting something more! Basically the range was average, course conditions were average, and the amenities were just average.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 01/30/2024

We regret you were disappointed and rarely hear that from our guests.

Played On
Reviews 11
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Old South

I really like the layout and challenge of Old South. The course Fairways and even greens were soft. The day we played was cart paths only. The Greens look like they were recently over seeded with rye and were really slow.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/30/2024

Overseeding was done in October but the greens are slower than normal due to our wet, cold weather this winter. Sunshine and 60s will make a huge difference.

Played On
Reviews 11
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Nice course, some interesting holes!

Old South in mid-January was in very nice shape. Greens were beautiful green color, and tee boxes also. Course was in very good overall condition, including well maintained bunkers and sand traps. I shot a bit over my average, but that was mostly due to lack of familiarity with the course.
Very good value for the greens fee, which includes a cart $50-60.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Friendly staff

First time in HH and had a preconceived notion that everyone would look down on visitors. But, the opposite was true. Everyone we came in contact with was pleasant and friendly! Claire

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/30/2024

Our staff is super friendly to everyone and we are glad you noticed. Thanks for the 5 star review!

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