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4.1
1720 Reviews (1720)
5 Stars
719
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
63
1 Stars
22
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
82.9%
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4.1
79 Reviews (79)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
77.2%
Recommend this course
61 out of 79 reviews
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4.0
273 Reviews (273)
5 Stars
90
4 Stars
122
3 Stars
40
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
79.5%
Recommend this course
217 out of 273 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

4.1
1720 Reviews (1720)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 23
Water Hazards 16
Narrow Fairways 13
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 16
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 14
Playing Multiple Courses 13
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 14
At a Resort 8
Near the Airport 7

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Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

We have played here on multiple times & years and always enjoy the course. Challenging but fair. Greens are in nice shape.

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

Frost delay

We would have appreciated being notified of a frost delay in advance as it was over an hour delay we were told when we arrived for our mid-day tee time

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Solid course

Solid course for Hilton head. A bit overpriced in my opinion but a good track with some nice holes. Worth putting into the HH rotation but there are better courses around the price or cheaper in my opinion

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 26
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 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great atmosphere

Staff was great from the bag drop to the pro shop. Course was in good shape for the time of year. Tee boxes and greens were in very good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pleasant experience!

Staff was great and pace of play was very good!
Greens mostly in great shape 👍

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

My brother and I came down from NJ to HH for a week of golf. This course has a nice practice area, and provides range balls as part of the cost of the outing. We played it on our last day, but I would consider playing it on the first day we arrive, and take advantage of unlimited range balls provided, especially if you have had a layoff since your last round. All staff were friendly and helpful. Greens, fairways and tee boxes were in very good condition. There was a short back up at first hole, and the starter cannot see the first tee box. This course has wide fairways, enabling you to navigate a number of fairway bunkers protecting the corners of dog legs. This is not an overly difficult layout. Overall, this round was a very good value, and we will definitely play it again on a future trip..

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
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 Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
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 Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
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 Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good value

Course was a solid value for the money. For winter gold the course was in good shape. Only complain was pace of play was extremely slow. We were told there were a couple no shows so we expected to get through round quickly. We were backed up on majority of holes. Either play was slow or too many tee times booked and not spread out far enough. Otherwise, I will play the course again during a trip in summer.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Every hole seemed to be an extreme dogleg one way or the other.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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