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4.3
1396 Reviews (1396)
5 Stars
621
4 Stars
629
3 Stars
108
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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1315 out of 1396 reviews
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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%
Recommend this course
206 out of 214 reviews
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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%
Recommend this course
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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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course on a beautiful day

Old South is in wonderful condition. It is a most interesting layout with numerous scenic holes. It led to a near perfect afternoon of golf.

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

Thanks for your 5 star review. We hope you get to play Old South again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course..... but

We started on the back and made good time, only to make the turn and realize they’d started some groups on the front. Obviously we waited.... an apparent money grab which is too bad, cuz it’s a fun course

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

We regret you were held up on your round. We usually do double tees only in the heat of the summer so not sure why a group was started on #1 ahead of your turn from the back 9. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Windy challenge

The course was in great shape. The layout provides an interesting challenge, especially with windy conditions.

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

The breeze often kicks up along the coastal holes. We hope you enjoyed your day of golf and appreciate the 4 star review.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Value. Excellent conditions

Enjoyed a wonderful afternoon. Love this course. Play it every time I'm in Hilton Head.

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

We are so glad to be on your "must Play" list. Thanks for the 5 stars.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/10/2020

Thanks for the 5 star review.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great views

Very good course; extremely good shape for a public course. Greens smooth & roll true. Fairways are tournament ready; you could play the ball down. Nice views of the wetlands abutting the Intracoastal Waterway. I would suggest this course to any player coming to Hilton Head.

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your round and we appreciate your great comments.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice course. Enjoyable to play.

Enjoyed this course. Fun to play. In good condition. Would definitely play it again.

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

We hope to see you again soon. Thanks for your 4 star review.

Played On
Reviews 1
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
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Commented on 12/10/2020

Thanks for the 5 star review.

Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

We keep coming back

The course was pretty wet considering the rain they had last Thursday but the course was in pretty good condition. Pace of play was slow because the group in front of us was two holes behind on the back nine. There was a ranger out earlier but as the day grew late we didn’t see him. Our round was 41/2 hrs. We like the course and it was very busy but there was no excuse for a threesome to be two holes behind. We still like the course.

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

We appreciate your comments and we are not sure why the group in question wasn't cautioned by the ranger to pick up the pace. We hope you'll play again in spite of one slower round experience.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Hidden delight

This was a first time visit and we were not disappointed. Although the course was extremely wet due to recent heavy rains, some areas were unplayable(not blaming the staff). The staff was polite and the price was right($36.00). The course was empty and two of us cruised 18 holes in about 2 hours and 45 minutes. The front nine was moderate but the back nine proved very challenging as the course snaked along the marsh. The ocean winds really made a couple of the holes almost unreachable as you can tell by all the balls littering the marsh area. We liked the course and the views were worth the visit. The staffs' southern hospitality sure put our northern "edginess" at ease. Kudos for a nice golf experience.

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

We appreciate your comments and hope you get to play again with dryer conditions.

Played On
Reviews 5
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great shape

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

We appreciate the 5 star review.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Good Intro to Low Country Golf

This was the first course I played on my first visit to the low country. There are several scenic holes on the marshes with a good variety of tees to accommodate all skill levels. The main attraction of the course is that the landing areas from the white tees are wider than the other three courses I played on Hilton Head Island. Conditioning of the course was good with the exception of some uneven teeing area areas. Medium putting speed, rolled nicely. This is a good course to play for an intro to golf in this area where fairways are typically tight.

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

We hope you get to play Old South again and appreciate your 4 star review.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Good off island value

I always enjoy playing this course. It's protected from all of the commercial distraction. Plays into and around beautiful low country views. Really a fair track with generous fairways. I play it every year at least once.

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

We appreciate your 4 star review and your business every year!

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Fun Course

I play this several time a year at least. It's always one of the best condition courses locally and the staff is great. The course is beautiful and local resident rates make this one of the best values around Beaufort county.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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