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4.4
545 Reviews (545)
5 Stars
243
4 Stars
239
3 Stars
46
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
92.1%
Recommend this course
493 out of 545 reviews
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4.5
130 Reviews (130)
5 Stars
72
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.1%
Recommend this course
121 out of 130 reviews
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4.5
193 Reviews (193)
5 Stars
107
4 Stars
75
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.8%
Recommend this course
181 out of 193 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7018 yards
Slope 137
Rating 74.7

Oyster Reef features elevated tees and lush fairways lined by thick stands of live oak and pine. Numerous doglegs accented by strategically located mounds and fairway bunkers, call for well-planned tee shots. Varying sizes of greens with well-defined tiers place a premium on precise approach shots.

The par-3 sixth hole, which plays 192 yards from the back tees to a green set against a backdrop of Port Royal Sound, is one of the most visually spectacular holes on Hilton Head. Oyster Reef is now a semi-private member-owned club with a limited number of tee times for guest play,

The carefully-maintained facility, designed by noted course architect Rees Jones, continues to be a favorite destination for serious golfers as well as a favorite with locals.

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Course Details

Year Built 1982
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rees Jones (1982) Keith Evans (1982)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in South Carolina (2018 #25)

Reviews

4.4
545 Reviews (545)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 22
Water Hazards 15
Narrow Fairways 12
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 15
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 13
Playing Multiple Courses 12
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 14
At a Resort 7
Near the Airport 7

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Conditions Good
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Layout Excellent
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Commented on 01/16/2021

Thank you for the 4 star rating!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Cold weather
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Oyster Reef

Vwery nice course. Layout is excellent, and greens are in very good shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/14/2021

So happy to hear you enjoyed your day with us! We do appreciate your review very much and hope to have you again real soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/16/2021

Thank you for your rating!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

A very enjoyable round of golf

Staff was great, I got paired with a very nice member who helped me managed the course. Greens rolled true and were receptive with good height and spin. Lots of sand traps that were a little matted down but it was January after rain so it was understandable. Overall a great experience which I highly recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/14/2021

Great to hear! Our pass holders are always great to play with. Hope to see you again real soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

Good course for high handicapper because there is not your typical water on every hole beach course. Fair amount of dog legged fairways and sand but very fair.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/12/2021

We do greatly appreciate your positive review! Happy you enjoyed our facility and hope to see you soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time playing course

First time playing the course. Fairways were as expected for this time of year. The greens were rolling really nicely, much better than expected. Staff was very friendly which is always a nice plus. Highly recommended!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/12/2021

Thank you and it is our pleasure to ensure everyone feels at home while on property! Hope to see you real soon!

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fun place. Layout is forgiving off the tee yet with plenty of trouble at the same time. If you miss a putt it’s not the greens fault them puppies was puuuurre

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/12/2021

Fantastic to hear! Thank you for the positive feedback. Hope to see you soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyable Round at Oyster Reef

I enjoyed my day at Oyster Reef as I was promptly greeted in the parking lot and directed to the range for a warmup prior to the round. The driving range was quite nice with yardages clearly marked and excellent turf conditions. The Starter was very helpful in providing me with a description of the course, the various local rules - especially with cart restrictions on a few holes, and the pin placement for the day. I was paired up with two golfers who have played the course many times and could provide guidance as to how to strategically play the holes. Course conditions were very good, although I had a hard time adjusting to the fairways which appeared to be dormant with very little cushion under the ball - nothing like the turf conditions on the range. Tees and greens were in excellent condition. The challenging aspects of this course include visual deception with placement and size of bunkers - both fairway and greenside. Many of the green surfaces are not visible from the fairways or the tees resulting in needing to trust your yardages and placing a premium on controlling your approach shot distances. Other than the fairway turf, as previously described, the only downside for a course of this caliber would be the lack of GPS on the carts - this issue may be eliminated with the rollout of their new cart fleet that was delivered the previous day. Overall, I had a very enjoyable day of golf at Oyster Reef!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/12/2021

Thank you very much for your feedback. Great to hear you enjoyed our facility!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Put it on your list

I really enjoyed Oyster Reef. The course was in very good condition for January SC golf. The greens were in great shape and pretty quick. The layout is mostly carved amongst the trees, but there is an excellent signature par 3 with a nice view of the water. I found it to be a very fair test with a good variety to the holes. If you can get a good rate, this should definitely be on your list of places to play on the island.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/06/2021

Thank you for the positive feed back. Very happy you enjoyed your day and round and hope to see you again soon and in the future!!!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Nice course

Greens were fast but held Scenery was great even in the winter. Well maintained. Would play again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/31/2020

Thank you for your rating.
We look forward to seeing you again.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/02/2021

Thank you for the ratings! Hope to see you soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

No towels no water rakes left on the course (covid?) not a good value

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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