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4.2
340 Reviews (340)
5 Stars
119
4 Stars
176
3 Stars
29
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
91.6%
Recommend this course
313 out of 340 reviews
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4.4
84 Reviews (84)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.0%
Recommend this course
79 out of 84 reviews
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4.2
127 Reviews (127)
5 Stars
56
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.6%
Recommend this course
115 out of 127 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

4.2
340 Reviews (340)

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Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 6

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

Great Round

Good condition overall. Greens exceptional. Friendly staff. Fast pace.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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 Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very nice shape for winter golf, greens were in good shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Good experience

The course is in very good shape....cart paths need repair. Greens and tee boxes were in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
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First Time Playing

Horrible management

We had a 1:00 tee time, got there at 12:20 to hit balls, and they said there was a 30 min wait because they had all the karts in use already, said they got busy. They let the locals come in and jump tee times over people who had a tee time reserved. Finally got out at 1:40. Course was alright, greens were about 4 days since last cutting. Only got through 17 holes. It might’ve been a one time thing, but out of the other courses here, there’s no chance I take that risk again.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course, good value

Played in Dec so some grass was brown, but greens and tee boxes were still green and well-maintained. Course was moderately challenging with some water (although not too difficult to avoid) and a lot of well-protected greens. Bunkers were a big issue for any inaccurate shots. Staff was very friendly and pro shop was nice. They give you a free warm-up bucket of range balls, which is nice since some courses charge for it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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

A Christmas Eve on the Barony golf course

The golf was well maintained and really nice to play. Lost few balls in the water.
Will come back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
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
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout, fair but challenging

Very much enjoyed playing there. Very scenic. Layout had some great par 3s.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

Great course, friendly staff

We had a blast playing this course; well kept, good condition, and excellent greens. The staff was extremely polite & friendly!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course but so SLOW!

The course was in great shape. I'm an average golfer and the course did not seem too difficult. Most fairways were very forgiving. There were a lot of sand traps but they weren't difficult to play out of. Staff was extremely nice. Only drawback was the pace of play. There were four groups on almost every hole; we waited five to ten minutes on nearly every shot. I realize they were trying to get everyone in before dark, but the should have limited and spread out the tee times more. I would definitely come back but it was very difficult to get into a good rhythm.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 50
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 Excellent
Amenities Good
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