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4.4
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
17
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
95.6%
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4.3
357 Reviews (357)
5 Stars
171
4 Stars
145
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.7%
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4.4
747 Reviews (747)
5 Stars
407
4 Stars
277
3 Stars
47
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.7%
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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
2414 Reviews (2414)

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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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Overall in good shape

Overall this course was in good shape, some of the greens and tee boxes were in rough shape. But for a reduced green fee compared to other courses, it was a good value. Was concerned about the rangers on the course, but they couldn’t have been nicer. The check in process was quick, and all of the staff were very friendly. Definitely going back our next visit in town.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course - greens need replacing

We loved the course. Would give it an "A", however, the greens are not in good shape and really need replacing.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Seen better days

Greens are in poor condition. Multiple varieties of grass, very slow and bumpy. Sand traps are a joke. There’s no rakes, but that’s ok, there’s nothing to rake. Staff does their best.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 05/25/2022

Greens are transitioning from winter to summer grass and the lack of rain this spring (until 5/22) has made it a difficult process. Aerification and normal rainfall in June will improve the greens. Maintenance is working to address the issues you mentioned.

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Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I’ve played this course before and have enjoyed it. I will play again for sure. That aside, everything about the course was in beautiful condition with the exception of the greens. Some were ok and some were bad.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/25/2022

Summer bermuda grass is coming in while winter rye dies out making some areas less than what we strive for. All will improve in June so we hope you will give Old South another try.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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First Time Playing

Monsoon

So we had a tee time at 12:52pm. Teed off on time, about to hit second shot, lightning and storm horn goes off. Kept telling us it would pass so we hung out at clubhouse. After 2 hours, being soaked and crunched inside a clubhouse we decided to call it. It never stopped raining until about 8 pm too so good thing we did. Went to the clubhouse to ask for a refund and they said no. Explained we’re not from the area too, first time visit just on a golf trip. They offered a rain check card. Safe to say won’t be back to that place

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/25/2022

Two experienced employees were working to accommodate everyone after the down-pour. It is so unlike our staff to not honor a guests request if you truly were unable to complete even one hole. Please call the Golf Shop at 843-785-5353 and speak with our Head Professional to fairly resolve your issue.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens in tough shape in some spots

I love the layout have to make some smart shots, can’t always use driver. A few tee boxes need work and a few greens.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/24/2022

Thanks for the 4 stars and we hope to see you at Old South again soon.

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Commented on 05/24/2022

Thanks for the 4 stars. Greens are transitioning from winter to summer grass and the lack of rain has slowed the process. The greens will improve after this past weekends rainfall. We hope to see you at Old South again soon.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Great course and well worth the money. Everything was very reasonable

Great course and the staff was really friendly and helpful but we played on a really slow day. We were stacked up at times with 3 and 4 groups on the tee box on par 4’s. Said something to the marshal at the turn and he immediately tried to get it moving.but was still really slow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
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Commented on 05/24/2022

We are glad you enjoyed your round in spite of a slower pace than you prefer. Unfortunately, if slow groups do not respond to the marshal there is little else he can do. We do hope you give Old South another try.

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

Great value for the area.

Conditions were good for the weather and time of year. It’s been warm and dry. Greens were a little slow but not burnt and rolling true. A few patches were being addressed. Staff was great and the Marshall was keeping the pace in a very friendly way. I will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/24/2022

We appreciate your thoughtful comments and the 5 stars. Rain over the weekend was greatly needed so the greens should respond and speed up. We hope to see you at Old South again.

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

Enjoyed golf at Old South

Fun golf course to play; always on our list. A few of the greens needed some work but overall a great value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/24/2022

Thanks for the 4 stars and we are glad to be on your "must play" list.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sad

I don’t like bashing a course, but I wanted to go in after my round and see if they would give me the replay rate of $39 because it was not worth $70 per player. Greens were terrible, tees had no grass, the fairways were decent, and it looked like they just purchased some badly needed mulch to cover neglected rough areas.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/19/2022

With extreme drought conditions, the transition from winter to summer grass on the greens has been difficult. Tee boxes haven't had time to recover from the high demand for play. Maintenance is aware and working to correct these issues but we desperately need RAIN to solve them.

Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Twosome

Great day to play. 16 hole is really Difficult , 7 hole almost as touch.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 05/19/2022

Those are two challenging holes along the intra-coastal waterway. We appreciate the 4 stars and hope you get to play Old South again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Old South Golf LInks, Hilton Head

My first time at Old South. Great support staff. The starter was able to fit me earlier than my tee time with an existing group of three. The course was challenging since I'm a relatively new (senior) golfer. It is a wonderful course to play and well maintained. Beautiful setting. Weather was hot (it is South Carolina, after all) and windy at times, but that didn't matter. Food was great at the clubhouse.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/18/2022

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your day at Old South. We appreciate the 5 star review and hope to see you here again soon.

Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fair at Best

Staff and practice facility is excellent. Tee boxes are in pretty bad shape in several holes. Lots of damaged patches on almost every green; sand traps were in very good shape. The greens are extremely slow. Still it was a fun track and I don’t regret playing there but will not play it again.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/17/2022

We regret your experience wasn't the 5 star we strive to deliver. The drought conditions this spring and increased play have made transitioning from winter to summer grass on the greens & tees most difficult. We hope you will play again as our maintenance crew is doing everything possible to overcome these issues.

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