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3.3
504 Reviews (504)
5 Stars
142
4 Stars
251
3 Stars
76
2 Stars
24
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
64.1%
Recommend this course
432 out of 504 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.5
2 Reviews (2)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 2 reviews
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2.9
8 Reviews (8)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
50.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 8 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7089 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.7

Course Details

Year Built 2004
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rocky Roquemore (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes - "BIRD Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Playground

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in South Carolina (2016 #21)

Reviews

3.3
504 Reviews (504)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 41
Watching the Game 22
19th Hole Scenic Views 19
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 104
Bunkers 98
Forced Carries 63
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 68
Seniors 58
Locals 56
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 58
Convenient to the City 47
In the 'Burbs 34

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Reviews 87
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Kentucky Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Dampness Not A Deterrent

We played the day after an all-day rain in the area. The course drained well but was still littered with mushy places on the fairways. A few were even cartpath only, which contributed to slow pace of play.

At first glance there seemed to be water hazards everywhere, but the ample fairways helped keep most of them out of play. The varied layout presents some extremely challenging holes along with enough fair ones to make the common player eager to return.

We hope to play here again under dryer conditions because it's a course that was pleasing to our eyes and pocketbook.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Getting There

Conditions have improved by leaps and bounds over past : months. I’ll never get over how #1 was ruined but thank you to the staff for working to get conditions back.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/30/2020

It's getting better all the time and last week it was reverted hole #1 back into the par 5 Rocky designed it to be.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

much improved

played the course this past week after a couple of months since the last time i played the course. I was happy to see the improvement in the conditions. The greens have improved significantly as well as the ponds being trimmed on a regular basis. The sand traps have also improved. The new club pro has taken the initiative and done an excellent job improving the conditions. Way to go!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Don’t Waste Your Time

Terrible terrible conditions... really bad greens, grass rolled up all in the fairways, terrible cart paths... just bad. I don’t see how it can last long under these conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 11/30/2020

Covid was tough on clubs too...Give Pinecrest another try. You won't be disappointed.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Greens Gone

It’s a shame how the current management company has let this course go. The greens are almost unputtable and it’s obvious the only water the fairways have seen is from what little rain we have had. The tract is very fun and you have to use every club in your bag but I won’t be returning until course conditions change.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/30/2020

It's all coming back...You will be surprised when spring rolls around how good the greens are again.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Cheap golf in Bluffton

Pinecrest golf course is a good cheap course to play for only $30. The course is pretty tight. Trees or water on each side of the fairway. When we went, the greens were aerated and were slow. The green’s grass was blotchy and not very green. Overall, my family played 3 or 4 rounds here. We enjoyed the course, but it could use some improvements. A tough course for those who can’t shoot a straight ball. But, cheap golf is hard to come by near Hilton Head island.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

from ok to bad

played this course a couple
a months back and it was fair. Now, the greens are terrible and appear to have a disease. While it has been dry in the area, a lot of the fairways appear to not have been watered at all. Not sure what’s going on here but it’s a shame. The course layout is nice and staff is very friendly. Hope they figure it out.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/30/2020

2020 was tough for many courses, and Pinecrest went through a very rough patch. You'll be happy to see how far we have come in a few months.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

not bad, but not good

course cost was very low which lead it to being busy. the greens were decent but somewhat inconsistent from hole to
hole. The fairways were sparse and could seeding and fertilizer. The Bunkers were terrible . The layout was nice and water on most holes. The tee boxes were not great, but personally don’t think that’s nearly as important as having fairways with grass. If the fairways improved, this course could easily be the best value in the area.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

not my first time

Considering the time of the year, the course was in OK shape, the cart paths, as always were in need of repair but I have seen worse.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value and awesome course

I really enjoyed this course. Great value. Greens were kept well.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Soooo Long Pinecrest

So sad to see what has happened to Pinecrest golf course in Bluffton. This terrific layout has been abandoned by the caretakers I can only assume through the direction of the owners. The greens for putting were the best part of the course but still needed significant effort. Several years ago this track was a delight to play with good grass fairways, bunkers well kept, and managed rough. Attention was paid to the edges of the course making the overall view presentation very nice. Today there was no starter, minimal service at the bag drop, no Rangers and no refreshment cart. Pinecrest has gone the way of other courses managed by this organization, left to deteriorate with minimal upkeep and effort. So sad to see. Pinecrest is off my list.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/30/2020

dmsargent--If you make it back to Bluffton, look us up again. Ask for the female PGA pro and show her this review. She will send you back out to play and maybe you will revise this review.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

January 2020

Great value, good layout spread out so not the best if you plan to walk.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Enjoyed the Course

There were some wet areas. Number 10 was cart pass only due to wetness.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Decent February Golf

The fairways and tees need work - but not terrible - it’s more just a case of February. Nothing especially good or bad. With reasonable expectations in hand, it’s a good value for price paid.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Slow pace but caused by players

The coarse was great and the only thing that was bad was a 4.5 hour round. There was a foursome ahead of us - Grandfather, father and 2 grandsons. VERY SLOW. q twosome ahead of us for 5 holes passed the foursome and were out of sight, We were stuck behind them until the 2 youngsters opted out. All other times at Pinecrest were great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Time

Took 41/2 hrs for a threesome. No ranger to keep play moving. A twosome ahead of us disappeared for three holes.( 10-12 )then just drove by us on 12 and started back to play ahead of us again. Have never seen this happen ever. So we waited and finished slow.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course in great condition

Stay in the fairway, the grass is deep and hard to find your ball.

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