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4.3
1016 Reviews (1016)
5 Stars
459
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
28
1 Stars
9
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
90.9%
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4.2
235 Reviews (235)
5 Stars
98
4 Stars
100
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
88.5%
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208 out of 235 reviews
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4.3
494 Reviews (494)
5 Stars
224
4 Stars
203
3 Stars
46
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.5%
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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

4.3
1016 Reviews (1016)

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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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Played during late November

Great club, awesome staff. We played at the end of November, would love to see it in summer. Some greens were being improved, but those that were not rolled great! Would play again

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/03/2021

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course, good layout and views!

Oyster Reef is a nice course and while there is some water you won’t lose as many golf balls as other courses in the area for those of us with higher handicaps. It’s challenging but fun. We did a scramble to keep the pace of on track and finished in 4-hours with a stop for a quick lunch at the turn. Would certainly play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great round

The course was what it was reported to be, well maintained and with greens that were in excellent shape. I enjoyed this round very much and highly recommend it. I will be playing it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great day for golf….

The weather was perfect, the pace of play was excellent, and the course was in wonderful shape! Do yourself a favor and go play Oyster Reef!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Friendly staff, all you could ask for in a golf outing

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/03/2021

Thank you for choosing Oyster Reef and the kind review.

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

was just okay

the round was fine, value for the price we paid. Greens were fairly slow and not too difficult. Fairways were not in good shape but very wide. Bunkers were average . all in all an enjoyable round but not life changing memorable.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course and amazing team

Lovely course in great condition. I played during my visit from the UK. The team in the pro shop/starter managed to get me out on the course when my original tee booking didn’t quite work. Some absolutely beautiful holes and definitely worth a visit.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/03/2021

Thank you for the review and it was our pleasure to take care of everything.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/03/2021

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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 Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/03/2021

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Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
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 Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/03/2021

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Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Condition of greens were inconsistent. We’re rolling/ mowing 10fh green, so we had to stand on tee box for quite a while. The starter was running late and so that combined with the delay on the 10th tee added a good 20 minutes to the round.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course was ok, but...slooooooow

This golf course is fine if it's condition and layout you are considering. However, the logisitcs and pace of play were a train wreck. Tee sheet was totally jammed. If you have 8 minute intervals on tee times, you need a marshal to enforce pace of play (wasnt one). So for an 1132 tee time, we teed off at 1208 and finished just before 5. That's brutal. No marshal on the course, no beverage cart. For the fee, this destroys the experience. Completely disorganized upon our arrival as well. Many better options in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ok course

5 plus hour round destroys any positives. No beverage cart. Saw ranger once. Staff pleasant. Nice layout. Fair condition.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 11/15/2021

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

Nice course.

Always a great course to play. We did have 2 groups in front of us that really slowed us down and meant we could only get in 16 before it was too dark.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great design

Just an old school classic course...beautiful conditions with some risk and reward holez...one of my must playing HH

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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