Old Carolina Golf Club

1.6875000000 1.7 stars from 5 (128)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 3440 yards

  • 89 Old Carolina Rd, Bluffton, South Carolina 29910, Beaufort County
  • (843) 757-8311
  • (843) 757-6844
  • www.oldcarolinagc.com
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Year built: 1996
Architect(s): Clyde Johnston
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 36 3440 yards 0.0 0
Blue 36 3255 yards 0.0 0
White 36 3075 yards 0.0 0
Red (W) 36 2290 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 1.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 1.8 stars from 5
Value: 2.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 1.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 128 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
6
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
24
1 stars:
81

recommend this course

26 out of 127 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for 9-hole rounds beginners seniors   Challenges include water hazards forced carries bunkers  

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"This is what a course looks like right before closing"


Jon9917623's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Perhaps the worst golf course I have ever played. The fairways and greens were in terrible shape. The one and only day that I played there it looked like the fairways were not owed for at least two weeks, no exaggeration. I lost three balls in the middle of the fairway because the grass was so deep. I should have known it was going to be a bad experience when I pulled in a the parking lot and there were only five cars. This may be one of the cheapest rounds you find on line, but I would not play there again even if the round was free.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Unbelievable"


crh3113's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

The old rule, you get what you pay for is true. I got it for $10 for 18, sorry to say, I overpaid


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Worst course I've ever played. They should not be on Golfnow . It's aweful."


Charles6507382's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the worst course I've ever played. It should be taken off Golfnow .


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Going in Wrong Direction"


James9944904's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I haven't played a worse maintained course in all my years of golf. I played this course in 2008 and it was great. Yesterday was much different with unmoved tee boxes and fairways, with grass deeper than roughs at other coirses. I lost 4 balls in the fairways. Parts of greens were burned out and other parts were infested with fire ants. The greens fees were low but not enough to entice me to return until the course improves it's maintenance.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Skip it!"


Doug4942891's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All the rate was very cheap, there are only nine holes to this course so you have to play them twice to really get your moneys worth for the price you're paying.

We played from the championship tees and the boxes were not even mowed! The grass was way too high on the tee boxes and the rest of the course was for poor to mediocre. The greens were in bad shape. I have played several courses in this area and paid the same rate and had much better experiences at those places. Lesson learned, I will not play here again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Not bad"


Golfer7811's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

This was a pretty good course some rough greens. Can't wait to play again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Hugely disappointing!"


Owencooper's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I took my 12 and 13 year old sons here to golf 9 holes. None of us are great or even good golfers, so we wanted to stay out of the way of more experienced golfers. That we did, no one else was on this course. The empty parking lot should have alerted us, but these were the worst greens I have ever seen in my life! Crab grass, sand and ants are about all that you'll find here! We knew it wasn't a premium course, but it certainly not the Hilton Head golf experience we were expecting. Pay a little more and play elsewhere!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 09/08/2015

http://www.oldcarolinagolfclub.com/course/

It even says its in poor shape LOL


Commented on 08/16/2015

You were expecting way too much for the price. Sorry you were disappointed.


"Good value"


dave2603550's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Right price here. Challenging course. Will play again next vacation. Some rough greens and tees. I'm sure this place was in excellent shape in its prime.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"First time"


prestinman's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Went with my son and nephew. Good course for kids to just whack some balls around. However, greens were in terrible condition. Could not even teach kids how to put because there was no more than 5 feet of green to putt on without it being dirt or completely damages green. Would not recommend. Although cheap, and nobody else on the course....tough to teach the game to kids. A little TLC would do the course wonders.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Old Carolina, Hilton Head"


balfers's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice owner, but this course should be shut down. Absolute worst course I ever played. Half of the greens were dirt - you could not even putt. Crab grass took over the entire fairways. Tee boxes were not mowed. Not sure how they stay in business- I was literally the only one on the course, I guess others know as well.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Stay Away, very far away"


parrotinct's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Tee box had weeds/crabgrass 4 - 8 inches high. Greens had very little grass and fairways can only be enjoyed by a heard of sheep.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 07/09/2015

Really? The course wasn't even open July 4th.


Commented on 07/09/2015

Really? I thought it was a very plesent course for $16. That is for 9 holes with a cart. Some folks expect Augusta National I guess?


"Awful!!"


Jeff4035847's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is a very pasture with no evidence of any maintenance including not cutting the grass on the greens or tee boxes. It is unplayable.


Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Bank owned - terrible condition"


Jhahn0110's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They need to take this course off of golf advisor. If there was any staff available, I would have tried to get my money back. Only played 9 holes. That was 9 too many. Course is unplayable. Gave up putting after 2 holes. Awful!!! It's a joke that one star is the lowest rating I can give.


I don't recommend this course


"You get what you pay for."


u000004926606's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Honestly I have never played on a golf course in such poor shape. Wanted to take my beginner daughters out so the price ($11 per player) was right. Club rental ($25) was a bit high in my opinion for such a course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Terrible conditions."


Bob1073734's avatar
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways and greens in terrible condition. Seen better cow pastures. No matter what the price it's not worth playing.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Course in rough shape"


u648203156's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Exec 9 hole needs tlc<br/> Course has not been kept up<br/> Greens not in good shape


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Horrible"


Rachel3191725's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sad excuse of a course! No grass, all weeds and anthills


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Good layout course lots of potential"


Joachim4453132's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course is the worst I have ever seen no maintenance from tee box,fairway not even cut.Grass over 15inches and greens was horrible no grass just dirt.Overall course should be closed for maintenance. I Waisted my money.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"where is the grass?"


u358200802's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course needs a LOT of work!<br/> the fairways were all weeds and Sandy soil. The greens - were slightly green and mostly compressed sand.

Was told that it will now get watered and sprayed. But don't see that it would be playable until next year, even if this happens.<br/> On the plus side, the carts were quick.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Not a course, but a field of weeds"


u958692037's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I don't like to give negative reviews, but I felt people needed to know about this course. I missed the turn into the course and drove by what looked like it was once a golf course but had reverted to weeds due to lack of care. Unfortunately, we were driving by the first hole of the course, and it was worse than it appeared from the road. We jokingly called our experience "prairie golf," and that pretty much sums up the experience.<br/> I awarded two stars because the lady who worked in the clubhouse was so nice and accommodating, and because the clubhouse looked so professional that it was hard to believe the course conditions could be as bad as they were.<br/> If you need to practice getting out of bad lies and playing in sand, then this is the course for you. Otherwise, save your money.


I don't recommend this course



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