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2 Stars
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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
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2 Stars
3
1 Stars
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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
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3 Stars
17
2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.7%
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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

4.3
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 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Guy's Golf Weekend

Outstanding experience. Course was in perfecty condition. Easily one of the best I've played. Staff was very friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 12/15/2020

We really appreciate your thoughtful comments and the 5 star review!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 12/15/2020

Thanks for the 4 star review.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful views

Bring a camera. Views are amazing. Course is in great shape with great fairways and greens. I will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/15/2020

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your day at Old South. We look forward to seeing you back for another round.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/15/2020

We really appreciate your 5 star rating.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 12/10/2020

Thanks for the 4 star review.

Played On
Reviews 51
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/10/2020

We appreciate your 4 star review.

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

I played three courses in Bluffton and this by far was the best one. It had a great layout and was in great condition. The staff was very friendly. I’ll definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 12/10/2020

We appreciate the 5 star review and your comments. We look forward to seeing you at Old South again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

WET PLAYED, ONE HOLE

I played one hole at old south on Novermber 28th and then it poured down rain . This morning, November 29, I returned to play at old south at 8:15 am, and the staff member, Dan told me that the charge to play would be $75. There were only one group on the tee box, three golfers on the practice range and 12-15 cars in the parking lot. Dan sarcastically said that he could work with me, but the charge would remain at $75. At that point I thanked him and told him that charging me $75 to play did not make any sense. Needless to say, I did not play the course. Dan was very unprofessional and wrong.

FBordeaux

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Friendliness Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 12/13/2020

I did return to the golf shop the after one hole and was told to contract the group that I book it thru . There you have it .

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Commented on 12/10/2020

If you had returned to the golf shop after playing one hole to schedule a "raincheck" round this issue would have been easily resolved. Showing up the next day when others had tee times booked and expecting to tee off immediately was inconsiderate. If you had listened, Dan said he would charge you the difference in golf rates for the early morning tee time or you would have to play at the same time as your "hot deal" tee time the day before.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course!

Loved this course, challenging lay up holes were tough but majority of the layout was perfect. Course was in great shape being the end of November.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/10/2020

Thanks for your thoughtful review. We appreciate the 5 stars.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

How do I get a rain check could play but one hole . It rain and the poured down . The guy in the pro shop said I need to speak to golf now for the rain check. Thanks

Conditions Average
Friendliness Average
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Commented on 12/10/2020

I believe you were offered a raincheck to play the next day at a time we had an opening. If you wanted a refund that would have to come from GolfNow since you booked through that service.

Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Thanksgiving Day Round !

Thanksgiving Morning 2020.
The boss (my wife) and I went off the back first. We did not get paired with other players. Greens in great shape, fairways great, tee boxes were real good. We always love coming to Old South: staff is very welcoming, unlike some other area courses (that make us feel like unwelcome visitors). Bag drop guys are very friendly, pro shop people great. UNFORTUNATELY COVID caused the snack bar (where they provide cold adult beverages) was closed. However, because of the beautiful day, 2 alligators shared the island green in the lagoon in back oi the clubhouse.
[We played Old South the prior week as well.]
We ALWAYS play OSGC when we visit HHI. Must play !
If you've never played here, they have a lot of fun, very unique holes. Really fun golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 12/10/2020

Thanks for your sincere and thoughtful comments. "Adult" beverages are available on the beverage cart and in the golf shop. We plan to re-open the restaurant in a couple of months. We hope to see you back at Old South soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/10/2020

Thanks for the 5 star review. We hope you get to play here again soon.

Played On
Reviews 115
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing

Solid Course

Played Old South today for the first time and it will definitely get a replay from me. It’s a really good layout. A good mix of hard and easy holes. Straight and doglegs. Long and short. There are several forced carries over the marshland. And several holes with water in play. 7 and 16 come to mind. Both require a carry over a marsh to a sliver of a fairway with something less than driver. Then a hard dogleg and another significant marsh carry to the green. The course was in good shape. The greens a little slower than I imagined. But still good. The only complaint would be the tee boxes were chewed up on several holes and many of them weren’t flat. But all in all it’s a fun course, good condition, and so really nice views.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/10/2020

We appreciate your comments and the 4 star review. Now that we are on your "must play" list we hope to see you at Old South again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 12/10/2020

We appreciate the 5 star review.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrific course with great views

Great course conditions and beautiful weather. The greens are a little slow, but nothing to complain about. If you have the time, it’s worth coming out, watch out for #16. It’s a tough hole requires 2 really good carry shots.
Restaurant is closed, but there was a cart person.
Enjoy yourself

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Commented on 12/10/2020

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your day at Old South and appreciate the 5 star review. The restaurant will re-open in the spring but in the meantime, sandwiches, snacks and beverages are available in the Golf Shop and on the beverage cart.

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

What a course!!!

Probably one of the best courses I’ve ever played.
Love the layout.
Some very interesting and challenging holes.
Definitely a must play, if visiting Hilton Head.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/10/2020

We are so glad to have made your "Must Play" list John. We look forward to seeing you at Old South again soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Course

This course is one of our favorites in the Hilton Head area. Course is always in great shape and staff are always helpful and friendly. We love this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 12/10/2020

We appreciate the 5 star review and your thoughtful comments.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

LOVED THIS COURSE

For half the price of the RTJ course at Palmetto Dunes--a very good course, but still, twice the money?--we would choose Old South again and again. Big, stunning layout you can play several times and not have the same experience twice! Four thumbs up from my wife and me,

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 12/10/2020

We are so glad to hear how much you prefer Old South to some other courses. We look forward to seeing you at Old South again soon and appreciate the 5 stars.

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