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4.1
698 Reviews (698)
5 Stars
246
4 Stars
325
3 Stars
92
2 Stars
23
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
86.8%
Recommend this course
617 out of 698 reviews
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3.9
116 Reviews (116)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
47
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
78.4%
Recommend this course
91 out of 116 reviews
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4.1
243 Reviews (243)
5 Stars
93
4 Stars
98
3 Stars
39
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
85.2%
Recommend this course
207 out of 243 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

4.1
698 Reviews (698)

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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Reviews 6
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fair course

Fairways and greens in good condition. Most holes have somewhat generous landing areas. Difficult but fair. Played at noon with no backups.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Good value

First time played. Was a little concerned reading some reviews, but my wife and I were very happy with our round. We had a 3 pm tee time and were done in 3 hours! A threesome ahead politely let us play through and we never saw anyone else ahead. Fairways were fine and the greens in good condition. Maybe a little slow but it was late in the day so maybe a bit of grain and growth. Tee boxes were ‘ok’ - otherwise I would rate conditions a 5. Good range at fair prices for balls. Very nice short practice area - a big plus. Nice carts and smooth paths. Friendly and helpful staff. At $65 per person, which included a good hot dog and a beer, how can I complain. The ‘member’ combo tees were great for us senior players. Playing again Thursday = want revenge against the unknown.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

KJ

Greens are great condition as well as the rest of the course

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Best course

First time playing at a high end course. Everyone was very helpful and welcoming. I’m a new golfer and this course was challenging. I plan to golf here again next year. On a side note, I was totally freaked out by the gator in the water. BUT, it was cool.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pricing

The course was well kept and the pace was good. I reserved online, but the cashier charged me an extra six dollars that I paid online. I didn’t notice until I got home. I am not sure if they would correct it or not.

Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hilton Head

Good course layout. Greens were inconsistent from hole to hole. Fairways were spotty. Overall a fair rating for this round.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Couple Rates Port Royal A+

For average players playing from the black tees was perfect.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lovely Day

My husband and I thoroughly loved our round. A beautiful club with great staff. Friendly, from pro shop to cafe’ to starter and staff along the way.

Conditions Good
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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Old conditions for an old course

It’s an old course and it showed, the lack of upkeep for the price paid, was very disappointing. First and last time I will play. There are much better courses to be played at Hilton Head.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Course is challenging, but staff disrespectful

Played the Barony course this week. The golf course itself was beautiful and challenging. I was disappointed by the staff here, however. I was a single paired with an elderly couple. We kept right with the pace of the course and still ended up having to wait on each tee for the foursome ahead of us. Halfway through our round, a staffmember asked us if the couple behind us could play through as we “were a slow threesome”. I tried to explain that we were keeping fine pace and that we also had to wait on every hole, and yet he still pushed for the twosome behind us to play through. We let them, and sure enough they ended up waiting at every single tee right ahead of us. I completely understand if we truly were slow, but the staff member knew the course was backed up and still made us feel inadequate and catered to the couple behind “because they had dinner reservations”. Disrespectful actions, in my opinion. Also, no beverage cart service for the entire 18 holes despite them telling us they’d have one out. Won’t be back.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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