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4.3
1396 Reviews (1396)
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621
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
214 Reviews (214)
5 Stars
111
4 Stars
89
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.3%
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4.4
337 Reviews (337)
5 Stars
165
4 Stars
148
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.7%
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319 out of 337 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
1396 Reviews (1396)

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
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
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

beautiful day

Course was in really good shape, a bit wet but did not affect play. Very pleased with everything about the course, really enjoyed the marsh views.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

3 Hours to Play 9 Holes

Pretty course and in decent shape but it was very packed and so slow. Not sure what the story was. All the ranger would say is yeah it’s really crowded. The longest 9 holes i can remember. Tee time was 1:08. We finished nine at 4:03.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

12/26/2020

Old South is a gem. Beautifully designed, leaving nature intact. Fairway and greens in great shape for December. Pace of play rather slow, given novice golfers in front. However, a lovely day with many beautiful natural scenes. Staff very helpful and friendly. Prefer this course over some of the private golf clubs on Hilton Head Island. Definitely would golf here in the future.

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

Must play course in SC.

The course was great to play. Par 3s were interesting in the hurricane winds but fun for the not so serious golfer. I will go back. And thanks to Amy for food and beverages. My kids loved it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Old South - a fave in Hilton Head

Booked a great rate online and loved the course as always.
Only issue was the slow pace of play. The Assistant came around several times and said he had talked to the slow group holding everyone up, but never actually did anything to move them along.

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

Very good value

Course was in decent shape. Some challenging holes. Will definitely play again.

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

Need Better Communication

I love this course, and the staff is great. But we weren't informed it was cart path only day until getting final instructions from the starter. GolfNow didn't notify me when I made the tee time on their app, and neither did the staff in the pro shop. I guess a sign was hung outside the clubhouse.

If we were informed it was cart path only, we could've either paid to walk the course or gone to a different course.

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

Take the challenge

Had a great time. It was a challenge for me played from senior tees considering the rain yesterday it was in very good shape. The staff was great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course and awesome condition for December! Really enjoyed the views and will play again if in the area!

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

Go play Old South

Always great day of golf on Old South. Beautiful course, always in great shape and staff awesome.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/15/2020

Thanks for your 5 star review!

Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best value in area

This is one of.the most interesting layouts in the Hilton Head area for the fraction of the cost. Course was in great shape and a lot of fun to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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