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4.2
588 Reviews (588)
5 Stars
214
4 Stars
282
3 Stars
66
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
89.8%
Recommend this course
532 out of 588 reviews
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4.3
126 Reviews (126)
5 Stars
56
4 Stars
53
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
91.3%
Recommend this course
115 out of 126 reviews
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4.2
270 Reviews (270)
5 Stars
108
4 Stars
113
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.3%
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241 out of 270 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
588 Reviews (588)

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 28
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Good option

The greens were in excellent conditions. The fairways are wide and in good conditions

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Fun round of golf

Conditions good considering Bermuda grass is going dormant. Greens smooth and fast. Sand traps well manicured. I did not play well, lost a couple balls due to wildly errant shots, but enjoyed the outing.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Port Royal

I thought the course was in very good condition for this time of year. The price was right and conditions were good.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
1.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very Disappointing

Course generally in good shape, couple of greens in need of repair. Bunkers unattended (hard and unraked). Pace was ridiculously slow, well over five hours to play. No on course marshall to speed things up. No one at snack bar for service, no on course service. Wouldn't recommend. Many better options available in the area.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Loads of sand at Barony

The two nines were very different. Front 9 seemed like a standard resort course, back 9 more interesting though some holes seemed gimmicky. Overall, enjoyed the round but prefer Robber's Row. Staff are some of the friendliest you'll ever encounter. Great clubhouse and restaurant.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Late start spoils the day

Reserved a 1.08 tee time and when we checked in we were told we were now at 1.24. There had to be 16 carts waiting for the starter to go to the first tees. We actually teed off around 1.50 and had to quit after 15 holes as it was getting too dark to continue. Like the course though and the conditions were good. Disappointed we could not finish the round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
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 25
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 Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 81
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

If you like doglegs to the left

Real nice course. Flat with a lot of left doglegs. Greens were in good shape, and a (very) small. Bunkers are about 10 yards from the green edge in many cases. Driving range was closed due to ran and car show, course was cart paths only and play was fairly slow.

Being from NM, i loved all the trees.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

beautiful and picturesque

Unfortunately there was tremendous rain the day before so it was cart path only. Considering the volume of rain the course drained well except for a few bunkers that had standing water in them
Greens dried well and were moderate pace and firm

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pleasantly surprised.

This was my first time at Port Royal. Although I have been to Hilton Head many times previously, I had always missed Port Royal off my schedule.

I loved the course layout . It was fair and nowhere near as tight as I had imagined. For the most part the fairways were generous and rewarded a well struck tee shot.

The tee boxes had been recently reseeded and needed a trim, however this was a minor concern. There were a few wet areas around the approaches to greens, so it wasn’t possible to run the ball onto many greens. The greens were a good speed and in great condition.

Our pace of play was ok - we played as a two. We got let through by a foursome on hole three and we made great progress until catching up with a threesome who did not let us play though (despite there being several holes empty in front of them.)

I would definitely play this course again and we are scheduled to play Robbers Row tomorrow. If it’s of similar standard to today, we will be delighted

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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