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4.1
446 Reviews (446)
5 Stars
148
4 Stars
225
3 Stars
52
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
89.4%
Recommend this course
403 out of 446 reviews
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4.1
140 Reviews (140)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
60
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
88.6%
Recommend this course
124 out of 140 reviews
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4.1
205 Reviews (205)
5 Stars
75
4 Stars
92
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
88.3%
Recommend this course
181 out of 205 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
446 Reviews (446)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 8
Narrow Fairways 6
This course/club is great for:
Playing Multiple Courses 6
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 6

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4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Good
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
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Reviews 36
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Great course

On vacation from Ohio and this course is better than any of my normal courses back home. This was the 3rd different course I have played since I got to HH and it’s the best one by far. The greens are terrific. Staff was great and the layout was incredible. If you have a tendency to spray your approach shots like I do, you better bring your bunker game. I think I hit every one of them on the course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good time

We rented clubs and they were good, but bags need replaced. We were teamed up with 2 people who were very nice. Course layout good and greens are in great shape. Staff friendly and courteous. Would come back and play

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Lots of Water

Greens were in good condition. Lot of water. Many direct shots to green blocked by bunkers. Fairway conditions were ok. Not as bad as described in some reviews. Resort course so slow play expected, i said yes to would recommend to a friend but I’m ambivalent to that response.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Rather disappointing

Our review is similar to one posted a few days earlier. Greens very (very) slow with some being postage stamp size. The front nine is tighter than the back and with more character.but short with doglegs that kept the driver in the bag most of the day. More weeds than grass around the greens making chipping problematic as ball would settle between the weed clumps. Pace of play for the front was good (right at 2 hours) but glacial on the back when we had five groups on one short dogleg left par four. The excuse - we were behind a tournament - does not hold water since the last group of the tournament played in five hours per one of the staff. Okay, so on a resort course you expect many non-golfers or novices enjoying the day and slowing everything down but we flooded a threesome following a two some with another threesome behind us. The starter - or the pro shop should have paired someone in fivesomes knowing how glacial the tournament groups were. Took the pro shop thirty minutes to get someone out to explain the issue although more an excuse. For the price - $90 plus $8 for a small bag of balls (BTW, the range was poor with virtually no grass in the teeing area) in high season you would expect better.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Experience

Course was in great shape, fun course! I will go back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I’d pass on this one if you have option

I guess you get what you pay for. Short course in far condition. Not great conditions and long slow greens. Pace of play was the worse thing. They let a one some out in between two foursomes followed by a twosome. We waited on every shot and had people breathing down our backs. Even the drink cart lady was brutally slow!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/30/2021

We are sorry to hear that your experience was not up to par. We pride ourselves on delivering a great golf experience, and we have unfortunately fallen short of that goal with you. I have shared your feedback with the team to ensure that these concerns are corrected. We hope to have an opportunity to better your experience with us again.

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good track

Course was in fair conditions thr fairways and tee boxes wee a little bare. The greens were in good shape but rather slow. You need to get used to them

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
960fb115-e5b2-53c9-89f9-db896c12883a
Commented on 04/30/2021

We are glad you enjoyed your experience! We are always working to have great conditions on our course, and hope they will be at their best next time you come to see us.

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Solid course, pace a little slow

The grill was excellent, highly recommend! The staff and range were awesome, but the course was only average for HHI. A fair layout and course conditions were decent. The resort pace of play was a little frustrating, but understood with it's clientele. There are some many options on the island and Bluffton that I'm not sure I would pay the price to play again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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