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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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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
96.8%
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4.5
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5 Stars
406
4 Stars
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3 Stars
36
2 Stars
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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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Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Over watered and sanded greens

Played early Friday they overwatered the course . Very sloppy. Also the greens were all sanded. Not a desirable venue.

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

We regret your vacation timing coincided with our over-seeding maintenance. Additional watering and top-dressing is necessary for a few weeks. It happens at the same time every year.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice layout

Always a favorite. Unfortunately they have just aerated and over seeded so the greens were only so so. Notice of the green conditions would be nice.

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

We aerated in early August and over-seeding is done in October as the bermuda grass dies out and the winter rye takes over. It happens every year at the same time with most courses here. Conditions will be perfect next week.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Course presents enough challenge and is fair. Conditions where very good and pace of play was fast. I will play the course again when I come to Hilton Head.

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

We appreciate your 4 star review and look forward to seeing you here at Old South on your next visit.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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 Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Day!

Booked tee time as a single and was paired with 3 great guys. Staff was friendly and helpful. Greens have been recently over seeded but all in all the course is in great condition. One of my favorites in the Hilton Head area and a very good value.

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

We are glad you enjoyed your day of golf at Old South. We do have a great course with unbeatable value for our green fees. Keep us on your list to play again.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Gimmick Holes

Not fond of the gimmick holes but love the rest of the course

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/21/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Unusual, but fun & challenging layout

Great target golf. Lots of memorable holes. Some most unusual.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/20/2021

Thanks for the 5 stars and we are glad to hear you enjoyed the variety of golf holes at Old South Golf Links.

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 Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Layout was challenging.

I used almost every club in my bag. Sand traps and other hazards were well placed and added to the challenge of the course. The greens had been sanded and didn't roll as well as they most likely should.

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

We really appreciate your 5 star review of Old South especially in light of the fact that the greens were top dressed. New winter grass is coming in and conditions should be perfect next week if you get a chance to play another round.

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

Great golf experience

We have been to Hilton Head multiple times, but this was our first time playing at Old South. The entire staff were friendly and helpful. Due to a time error on my part, we arrived an hour and forty minutes early for our time. The starter combine a couple of groups and to get us off which was very kind of him. The course was in good shape and even though the greens were recently top dresses, the rolled well and the ball would hold on approach shots. My son enjoyed the course and my wife appreciated the forward tees that did not seem to be an after thought as they are on so many other courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/19/2021

We are glad you found Old South and appreciate your thoughtful comments. We hope to see you and your family here again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Golf day #1

Great course! Played it last year and knew it would be a stop again…probably twice this year. Course was in fantastic shape. Only issue was greens were still a little sandy, but it was a week after they were aerated….and we were aware before booking tee time. Did not spoil things one bit. Staff was friendly and accommodating from pro shop to cart person.Great value!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/19/2021

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your golf day at Old South. We did not aerify last week - greens were over-seeded with a winter grass and top-dressed. All should be perfect in a few days. We hope you get to play again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens top coated

Disappointed that we didn’t know of this until we arrived at the course.
Charged us full price for crap greens.
Very disappointing.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 10/21/2021

Every year mid to late October 90% of the public courses here will be over-seeding winter grass. Some of the private courses have greens that do not need this, but there is no public access. You may need to play your low-country vacation for another time of year.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course very scenic. Greens were just top dressed so the course was not in top condition. Fairways and tees were tip top.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/18/2021

Thanks for the 4 star review. We hope you get to play again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Mostly good

Course was mostly in great shape. Tees, fairways, bunkers were all great. The greens were almost completely sand. Early morning meant slow as the ball picked up sand like a snow ball. Later in the day they were pretty quick.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/18/2021

We appreciate your comments. Over-seeding and top dressing are always done in October and conditions will improve soon.

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