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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
34
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
95.6%
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4.5
381 Reviews (381)
5 Stars
228
4 Stars
129
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.1%
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4.5
721 Reviews (721)
5 Stars
404
4 Stars
272
3 Stars
35
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.8%
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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
2067 Reviews (2067)

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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5.0
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Great Course

We loved playing this course. The conditions are great and the friendliness of the staff was exceptional.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 12/02/2021

Thanks for the 5 stars and for mentioning our great staff. We are glad you enjoyed playing Old South and hope you get to play again soon.

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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
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Undisclosed early closure

We paid $54/player on hot deal at 11:48 am tee time. + $15 additional for convenience fee and tax. When reserving and prepaying on golfnow, there was no mention of early closure.

We were surprised at the checkin, the pro shop told us all carts were due back by 3:30. I think the pace of play at Barony is around 4 hours and 20 minutes or so. Even though, our foursome was ahead of pace of play, there was no way we were able to get in 18 holes and return the cart by 3:30 pm. Very disappointed and the pro shop did not even offer any compensation.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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Commented on 12/02/2021

PLEASE revise your review. This did NOT happen at Old South Golf Links - it was at the course you played the day before being at Old South. Our staff waited for you to finish your round near dark so this should not have been posted as a review of Old South.

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Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always Great

Old South is always a great experience. The clubhouse and club drop employees were all super friendly and helpful. Made for a positive day. The course is so fun and unique with awesome views on many holes. Conditions were solid overall and the greens were rolling beautifully. Very reasonable in price as well compared to the on-island courses. Well done Old South...will be back every time I am in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/01/2021

We are so pleased to hear your great comments and that Old South will be on your "must play" list. We look forward to seeing you here again soon and thanks for the 5 stars.

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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Amazing Course

My wife and I played this course while on vacation. Very affordable option compared to some of the other more expensive course in the area. There are some very challenging holes. The scenery is gorgeous. Just a great place to play a round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 12/02/2021

We really appreciate the 5 star review and hope you have another opportunity to play Old South Golf Links.

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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of the most beautiful courses around

If Old South is not on your bucket list… it should be. The very well maintained, well laid-out course is both challenging and fun. If you are lucky enough to play a round this time of year when tourism is waning, take your time and enjoy the spectacular marsh views. They don’t come much more beautiful than this.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/23/2021

We agree! The views at Old South are spectacular - especially at high tide. Thanks for the 5 stars and we look forward to seeing you at Old South again soon.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worthy endeavor

First time playing the course and I'll return. Good variety of design for the holes; although, there are 3-4 holes which require hitting to a target and then turning 90 degrees for approach shot. Only negative feature was the bermuda greens which were very slow.

Pace of play was excellent and we saw a "ranger" several times tho' he passed by quickly. Altogether Old South is worthy of a visit.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/23/2021

We appreciate your thoughtful comments and the 4-star review. We hope to see you at Old South again for another round.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
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
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A great low country course with all the features you would expect…two some what strange holes, seven and sixteen, but good views of the tidal marshfrom both holes…all in all a great experience

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/23/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
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
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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