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4.1
552 Reviews (552)
5 Stars
202
4 Stars
261
3 Stars
64
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
9
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
88.7%
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498 out of 552 reviews
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4.2
133 Reviews (133)
5 Stars
59
4 Stars
51
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.7%
Recommend this course
118 out of 133 reviews
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4.2
271 Reviews (271)
5 Stars
115
4 Stars
108
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
89.3%
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242 out of 271 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
552 Reviews (552)

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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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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4.0
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First Time Playing

Underwhelmed

We played the Barony course today. Overall, I was surprised that the course wasn’t in better condition. I have never played in Hilton Head before and understand that the grasses are different than up north. There were some bare spots in the tees and fairways, and the greens were not fast. The traps were also not worked today. We recently played in Kentucky and Tennessee on the way here and the courses were in far superior condition. Overall, it was a nice experience, and the staff was great. We booked through GolfNow. If I had paid the normal price >$100, I would have been quite unhappy. It was fine for $72.

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

You’re Pulling My Leg

If you like dog legs this is the course 4 you! Beautiful course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

I wont be going back

Course was very crowded. Bag drop was deserted, service was poor, had to go ask starter to help find a cart. Pro shop attendant barely looked up from her lunch to check me in. Course conditions were marginal, tee boxes were crabgrass or sand. For the price, it does not compare favorably to other courses on the island. I wont be going back.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Recommend

I have not played barony course in a long time. Forgot about the small greens. Great shape. Definitely recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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

Fun course

Course was in good condition. Fun layout with small, friendly greens that held great and were relatively slow. Golf staff seemed great .

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Staff

For only the second time in 500+ rounds, the picky check in manager "required" a print out of my reservatio9n (which I did not have) erven though she knew I had a reservation from her looking at her computer the day before - quite irritating. You probably should bring a print out or expect a silly hassle.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

OsborneL

Had a wonderful day with my wife. We were not rushed, the course was well cared for and had great weather!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

OK for the price

Played alone in 2:30. The course is not especially challenging in terms of hills and especially greens.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful course

We enjoyed the course. It was in good condition after several days of heavy rains. As hackers, we were challenged, but loved playing there.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Played On
Reviews 4
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 25
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Barony

It has been a while since I played this course but I really enjoyed it. Good old low country golf course with very generous fare ways. Saw lots of wild life and just a fun day. Thanks.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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