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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
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
95.7%
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4.5
375 Reviews (375)
5 Stars
223
4 Stars
129
3 Stars
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2 Stars
3
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
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4.5
725 Reviews (725)
5 Stars
406
4 Stars
273
3 Stars
36
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
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
2075 Reviews (2075)

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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Skill Advanced
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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4.0
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A great low country course with all the features you would expect…two some what strange holes, seven and sixteen, but good views of the tidal marshfrom both holes…all in all a great experience

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/23/2021

We are glad you enjoyed your day of golf at Old South. Thank you for the 4 star review.

Played On
Reviews 2
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 10
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Loved this course

Nice wide fairways. There’s a few holes that are really fun and unusual, but challenging at the same time. Beautiful vistas. Loved the “gambling” challenge on the first Par 3. The course has “junior” gold tees, which is also great for high handicap golfers. If there were tees in between red and the gold, the course would be perfect for real seniors!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/18/2021

It's great to hear you enjoyed our beautiful golf course and everyone at Old South appreciates your 5 star review.

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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pie Championship

Par three challenge should have POS system, bathrooms nasty….clubhouse appeal excellent, buyer does a great job.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/18/2021

Thanks for your comments and we agree the on-course facilities need an upgrade...possibly in 2022. Thanks too for complimenting the clubhouse and pro shop selection. We hope to see you again.

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

General remarks

Course and staff very enjoyable. Golfers understanding of my erratic, crisscross hunts for balls. Still new after 2 years. Frequent island visitor but definitely play here again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/18/2021

Thanks for your 4 star review and now we know you will play Old South again.

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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun track

This is the best place to play, very few homes, beautiful setting. The people are great! The greens are a little rough in transition, but very playable. Highly recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/17/2021

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our beautiful golf course and great staff. We hope to see you at Old South again.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

It always helps when the weather is perfect, and, for the first time playing Old South it was an all round great round. The course is well laid out and a few holes are quite challenging from the blues particularly if you are not a consistent long hitter. The scenery alone is worth a round. The course is in good shape for the late season. The staff are quite nice and helpful.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/17/2021

Thanks for the 5 stars and for mentioning our great staff! We hope you keep us on your list of places to play in the low-country and that we see you at Old South again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful course, professionally run.

We really enjoy golfing here for a lot of reasons. Priced right, course in great condition, Good food in the snack bar/restaurant. The clubhouse is really nice. Only thing I would mention, and it’s not a big deal, is the last two times we golfed, we were pressured to start 15-20 minutes early, interfering with our practice time. It was a bit annoying for this to happen twice, especially since we arrive an hour early to relax and practice. Ended up as a foursome with two other players and finished in under 4 hours. We will definitely be back, though. All of the staff is very friendly and professional.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/15/2021

It’s all good. We will definitely be back. We really enjoy Old South!!

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Commented on 11/15/2021

Overall, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your days of golf at Old South. We regret you felt pressured to start early and we are not sure why that happened. We do hope you will be back at a future date for another round.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice but wet.

It was a beautiful course and the staff was attentive and friendly. It hadn’t rained in over a week but many spots in the fairways were soaking wet and circled off. Turns out they were soaking the grass to get it to respond better. Didn’t find out about that until after the round. Definitely affected play as many shots had to be picked up and cleaned. That was disappointing but other than that the course was beautiful and very natural with abundant wildlife.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 11/15/2021

We are glad to hear that overall you enjoyed your day at Old South. Unfortunately we cannot rely on the cooperation of Mother Nature which made watering some areas necessary. We hope you get to play another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Decent mid range golf experience

The overseeing caused wet conditions which should not be a factor in a couple weeks. A couple of funky holes I forgot about from when I played before but overall a good tract.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/15/2021

Thanks for the 4 stares. We are glad to hear you are a repeat customer.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Where’s a marshal when you need one?

This could have been a fun round of golf, but quickly went south. Paired with two duffers. By our 3rd hole, we were a hole behind pace.
Marshal wouldn’t say anything to them (we asked).
Course is beautiful with a couple of quirky holes. Conditions were fair.
Not a good value relative to other courses nearby.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/15/2021

We regret your pairing did not seem compatible with your golf ability. Unfortunately there is no way to know in advance the skill level of our customers. We hope you give us another try.

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