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4.4
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1003
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
13
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
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.8%
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4.5
725 Reviews (725)
5 Stars
406
4 Stars
273
3 Stars
36
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.0%
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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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Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hiding in Plain View

After playing 7 similarly priced courses (one 50% more) in the area this track is a league above. Played it Oct 11 and today. A big rain day Thurs so cart path only today and a bit fuzzy on several greens as mowers couldn’t do them all.
Fairways, fringe and greens in top condition. Wear shows on White tee blocks as they are most used.
Not the longest track but if you don’t hit them straight then it doesn’t matter.
Hats off to the owners. You could charge more and I would happily pay.
To first-timers, I suggest you play this first and then try others around Bluffton and HHI and leave time to play it again before you leave. Enjoy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 11/01/2021

Old South is a real jewel among many courses with much higher fees. We hope to stay on your "must play" list and that you get another round in soon. Thanks for the 5 stars.

Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

windy day at Old South

Course is beautiful. Great condition. Not too difficult, but you need to hit the ball well. Greens rolled true and good speed. The layout is fair , rewarding well hit shots and penalizing those that are not. very scenic layout, especially the last 3 holes. I highly recommend playing this course when you get the chance. I know I will be back when visiting the area again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/01/2021

We appreciate your thoughtful comments and hope you do get to play Old South again soon. Thanks for the 5 stars.

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice conditions

Course conditions really good. Best we have played this last week of October. Course was FULL, double cross overs on both morning and afternoon, took us almost 5 hours to play 18 holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/01/2021

Thanks for the great review. As you noticed, we are in great shape and very busy. We hope you get to play again soon.

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

Great course!

Beautiful and forgiving. Had a fantastic round at Old South.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/28/2021

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your golf day here at Old South Golf Links. Thanks for the 5 stars and be sure to keep Old South in mind for a future round.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Old South

A great layout with some real challenges. The day we played it was cart path only. Pace of play was still good.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/27/2021

It's great to hear you enjoyed the day of golf at Old South. Thanks for your 5 star review.

Played On
Reviews 3
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 1
Skill Intermediate
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 3
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 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Best customer care

I made a mistake online setting up my tee time and Doug in the Pro shop was terrific in helping me deal with it. The staff all dressed in flashy golf shirts that matched which really made them look like a team. Course was very wet from overnight storms but still fun to play. Looking forward to playing when it’s dry.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/26/2021

Thanks for the 5 stars and for noticing our great staff. We hope you get to play another round at Old South soon.

Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A Must Play in the area!

Old south is a beautiful low country course full of charm and character. It’s also an excellent value for the area. I highly recommend you put it on your short list.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/26/2021

We appreciate the 5 stars and your enthusiastic recommendation. We hope you have another opportunity to play Old South Golf Links soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great track

Very challenging course and well maintained. Only flaw I can honestly say is that course was soaked. We have not had rain in Hilton Head in over a week, however, most holes were over watered in early am. We had a 8:04 tee time and some holes were still muddy at 11am on an 85 degree day. Had to do “lift/clean/place” on most holes in the middle of the fairway.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/26/2021

We appreciate the 5 star review. Additional watering is needed during our over-seeding period. By the end of October the winter grass will be established and watering reduced. We hope you get to play Old South again on a dry day.

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