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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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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
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Previously Played

Great course

Interesting layout and fun to play. Conditions are great. Staff was very helpful.

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 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Top Five Favorite Hilton Head Island Area Course

This course is in my HHI area top 5. Beautiful views of the marshes and bay. Excellent conditions although some soggy spots to look out for today. Pace of play is normally good but today took 4 1/2 hours. Bring a lot of balls. Fairways surrounded by marsh and island greens are unforgiving. Some of these holes take a well placed drive to reach the green in regulation. Don't expect to beat your best score here but be ready for a fun challenging round.

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

We are glad to be one of your top 5 favorites in Hilton Head. Thanks for the great review.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

OLD SOUTH

Thoroughly enjoyed the course and highly recommend it, Great staff, course layout is excellent and will maintained. Very nice carts,

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

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your day at Old South Golf Links.

Played On
Reviews 1
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 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent!

This course was excellent. It is a beautiful course with a great setup. The greens and fairways were in amazing shape (especially with the amount of rain it got the night before.) The bunkers were decent but as stated prior, there was a lot of rain the day before so that was tough to truly judge. The staff was friendly and engaged in great conversations. I even loved the part 3 challenge they had going on one of the holes. Extremely happy with my experience and definitely would play there again.

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

Our staff is glad to hear you enjoyed your day with us. Thanks for the 5 star review.

Played On
Reviews 1
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
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

OUr Favorite Public Course on HHI

We bought a place 5 years ago and have absolutely landed on Old South as our favorite course to play when we come down. Great value! Really good layout, always in good condition. A fun and challenging course at the same time, and the staff is terrific.

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

We appreciate your thoughtful comments and look forward to seeing you at Old South often.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Pre- Hurricane

Played just before the remains of Hurricane Z blew through. High winds made it difficult for club section as the winds were swirling.
The greens were in good condition and rolled true. The fairways were lush and the rough was tough as the ball sank to the bottom.
Did provide cart service, which was a relief due to the heat and humidity combination.
Will definitely play this course again in the future.

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

Thanks for your 4 star review and we hope to see you again when the weather conditions are more forgiving.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Two Holes

There were two "tricked up" holes that made the course not one I would choose to play again. Course had several wet areas where apparently sprinklers had gone awry. Staff was friendly and helpful, greens in good condition. Not the most scenic of courses. Too many others in the area to enjoy.

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

Some find #7 & #16 a challenge and usually easier the second time around. We hope you'll give Old South another try.

Played On
Reviews 1
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 Excellent
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Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Course!

I was very impressed with Old South Golf Course. The course was challenging but not crazy. The conditions were very good. I would highly recommend!

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

We hope to see you at Old South again and appreciate your great comments and 5 star review.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Joe Golfer

Best condition it's been in in a very long while. Only problem was restaurant wasn't open. But all good on every other front. Nice job repairing the greens

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

Thanks for the 4 star review. As with many restaurants in this pandemic we are not able to fully open. The golf shop and the beverage cart offered sandwiches, snacks and beverages until our restaurant re-opens in 2021.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
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
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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