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4.0
1044 Reviews (1044)
5 Stars
357
4 Stars
481
3 Stars
150
2 Stars
37
1 Stars
19
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
83.3%
Recommend this course
908 out of 1044 reviews
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4.2
54 Reviews (54)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
88.9%
Recommend this course
48 out of 54 reviews
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4.0
196 Reviews (196)
5 Stars
63
4 Stars
90
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
83.2%
Recommend this course
163 out of 196 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6543 yards
Slope 137
Rating 71.9

The Barony Course at Port Royal Golf Club constitutes 18 of this well-known island facility's 54 holes.

Playing to just 6,543 yards from the gold tees, Barony is a very enjoyable course for all skill levels. The back nine in particular is a fine mix of long and short holes. Like its sister courses at Port Royal, Barony begins and ends at the club's beautiful Antebellum-style clubhouse.

From the tee, many of the holes on Barony appear to be relatively open. But as you approach the green the real challenge of the course becomes clear. The greens are small and protected by deep bunkers and Bermuda rough, demanding an excellent touch with the medium and short irons. This is a course where accuracy, not length is the key factor.

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Course Details

Year Built 1963
Golf Season Year round
Architect George Cobb (1963)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in South Carolina (2017 #24)

Reviews

4.0
1044 Reviews (1044)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 9
Bunkers 6
Narrow Fairways 6
This course/club is great for:
Playing Multiple Courses 7
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 6

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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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First Time Playing

Pleasant challenge

The late winter/early spring course conditions were very playable. In particular, the greens were smooth and receptive. While the fairways were still dormant they offered good lies and responded well to crisp iron shots.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

beautiful

absolutely beautiful. Great course, friendly staff

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
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VERY DISAPPOINTED

My husband and I teed off about 2:30 and knew we might not finish before sunset. We were done with the front nine in less than 2 hours (we played scramble style to speed up our play). After the 11th hole there were at least 2 groups backed up on every hole. One group told us to play through but came up on the same issue at every single hole. There was no sign of a ranger anywhere. We complained to the golf shop and his response was we monitor a 4 hour 15 min round from the clubhouse. Really, how die you do that with no GPS on the carts nor no ranger. It wasn’t even worth the discount rate we used to book it since we basically only played 9 holes.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Nice course in Hilton Head

Nice layout, some holes tight. February conditions ok.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 64
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Port Royal-Barony

Mid February conditions are always different. With that said, the course is still in good condition and greens are very good. Staff was great as always. Love the the place and highly recommend playing there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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 10
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

AlicePort

Challenging course. Enjoyed our round. Weather could be better - windy and cold - in the 40s!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

AlicePort

Great course! Conditions not the best - windy and cold!! Definitely will play again in better conditions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 45
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

In all fairness

The course was in fair condition considering it is the winter season in Hilton Head. The course will improve and become everything you could expected this spring.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
3.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good round

Despite a lot of rain the day before the course was in good condition. Small greens required short game accuracy

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Winter Golf

Surprised at how wonderful the course conditions were for this time of year. There was some rain recently so the course was a bit soft. I believe it is one of the best in the area. As a result, I gave it five stars for the overall quality of play. Greens are protected and gettable with good shots. I like the fact that you have to make good decisions and how the course forces you to learn from your mistakes or else. I am recovering from an injury and the course seemed interestingly set up to keep you close to the cart path. That meant less walking for me and more placing balls where I was aiming for holes cart path only. I believe high handicap’s can enjoy themselves here with club selections that are prudent in consideration to limiting the big number. I learned to hit more irons and leave the woods in the bag. I probably saved 10-15 strokes. We really enjoyed the course for this time of year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Barony course

The corse was good. We had fun and my wife had the best Cesar salad at the clubhouse. Pace of play was alright.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great!

The staff were great the conditions were great the price was great! Totally recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 43
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 89
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

It was good

Overall a good course, but this was my issue. It had rained over the last couple of days, so it was cart path only, and you only let members walk, everyone else is required to take a cart. Wouldn't it make sense to lift the rule when it is cart path only, it would actually speed up pace of play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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