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4.0
808 Reviews (808)
5 Stars
285
4 Stars
369
3 Stars
112
2 Stars
28
1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
85.4%
Recommend this course
710 out of 808 reviews
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4.0
109 Reviews (109)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
44
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
84.4%
Recommend this course
92 out of 109 reviews
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3.9
226 Reviews (226)
5 Stars
72
4 Stars
91
3 Stars
46
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
81.4%
Recommend this course
184 out of 226 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

4.0
808 Reviews (808)

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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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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Reviews 7
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3.0
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Thanksgiving Disappointment

We were told when we checked in about an hour ahead of tee time 11:48, that the course would be closing at 3pm and carts would have to be back in at that time. We were only able to finish 13 holes. I paid for 18 and expected to get to play 18 holes weather permitting and weather was great. I understand that it was a holiday but if you are going to book tee times then they should be allowed to play. If you want to be finished earlier then don’t book tee times. I was not offered any compensation for the inconvenience. Was looking forward to playing golf and spending the holiday with my dad and my sons and it was cut short. Wouldn’t have been a problem if we had known ahead of time. We would have planned on playing a different day. Very disappointed!

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/28/2022

Hi,

We’re sorry to hear of your less-than-satisfactory experience and hope you will accept our sincerest apologies.

We value our customers' opinions and would like to make things right and determine how we can provide a solution that makes you smile.

Please contact us directly at the pro shop. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great experience

Course conditions and pace of play was great. Played in a foursome and took only 3 hours and 30 minutes. Greens were decent, course was in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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 Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/25/2022

Thank you for reviewing us. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Barony at Port Royal Golf Club, and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviews 5
3.0
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Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/23/2022

Hi! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Barony at Port Royal Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Good, but not great

Good course,, nice layout, but not particularly memorable holes. Fun course to play though.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 11/21/2022

Hi! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Big Run Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyed the gentlemen that I played with but what kind of killed the afternoon was a couple of groups ahead of us were playing extremely slow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Staff could be friendlier.

The course is to my liking. The pace was great. Conditions are good. The range was not open so I had 25 minutes to kill. Some staff are better suited to not dealing with customers.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 30
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

Barony

Overall very positive feedback only concern is that first 4 holes had not been cut. cutting number 4 as we got there at 1 pm.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hosting a car show

They were setting up for a car show. We were not warned when booking. Parking was a mess. Driving range and practice green were closed. Cart person said she didn’t have sandwiches today, started with some hotdogs, but ran out. The group in front of us was very slow. A person in a cart who appeared to be a marshal drove by us twice and waved. Could be just a bad day. Liked the layout and will try again.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 11/08/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Big Run Golf Club, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 30
Skill Advanced
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 30
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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