Island West Golf Club

3.4826000000 3.5 stars from 5 (344)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6803 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 73.2
  • Layout

  • 40 Island W Dr, Bluffton, South Carolina 29910, Beaufort County
  • (843) 689-6660
  • (843) 815-7077
  • www.islandwestgolf.net
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Year built: 1992
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6803 yards 73.2 140
White 72 6208 yards 70.5 128
Silver 72 5454 yards 67.2 108
Red (W) 72 4856 yards 69.5 123

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 344 Reviews
5 stars:
40
4 stars:
162
3 stars:
85
2 stars:
38
1 stars:
19

recommend this course

279 out of 344 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards forced carries   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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"Island golf"


U000004315200's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
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Pace of play was good. The greens were in bad shape! The fairways were not great either. I would not recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Good Value"


Porrier's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is still recovering from storm damage. The greens are rough but getting better. There are some wet spots and the tee boxes need to grow back. the low fees makeup for the rough condition. The staff was very friendly and the pace of play was average for a morning round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000005196916's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"I will give another chance later in the year."


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
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Nice layout, fairways in decent shape but the greens were spotty at best and the bunkers hadn't been taken care of. For the money it was worth it. Hopefully with a few more weeks of warm weather the greens will fill in.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Island West"


u355705531's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
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Was great time and course was good. Will recommend and return to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Value golf."


u072750340's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
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Reviewed on

The course looked great from the road. Course was in decent shape. Tee boxes were in average shape. Greens looked good from the road; however they are very patchy and painted green. Great course if you can get a hot deal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
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Nice coourse. Quite challenging. Great value. Would recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice day out"


u000004867410's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course many times over the last 10 years and it was in the worst shape I have seen it during that time. Greens were horrible. Little grass on fairways. Rained on two holes during round. It rained again overnight and then I played the course again the next day with another group. Greens improved tremendously. fairways were slightly better with the grass beginning to grow again. Amazing change in 24 hours. This is a nice course and will continue to play there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Island West"


u000006756071's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Good value for the money, but you get what you pay for. The course is not in good shape right now. Lots of weeds on the fairways and greens are very bumpy.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



fredthompson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice Layout, but needs maintenance"


u654884250's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is dry and looks like they aren't watering or putting any seed down. Fairways have bare spots. Tee boxes are spotty and greens don't have much grass and are sprayed to look green, I have always loved this layout, but Brown Management is skimping on all of its course conditions. Played the round in under 4 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



fowlereron4353's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



sharken47's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
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Sorry, We were forced to cancel due to injury of my playing partner on the first hoe,


I recommend this course


"WORST GOLF COURSE EVER!"


Carey4433464's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This is the worst golf course I have ever played. The greens were in terrible shape and appeared to be painted green. We visit the Hilton Head area frequently and have played most of the local courses. Do yourself a favor and avoid this one! The locals refer to the course as "Island Worse". The entire course felt like you were playing on a solid rock. I would not recommend this course to anybody.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



wilsonfc's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
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Reviewed on

C ourse is ok if want to go,out and play if your coming off the north winter . Right now fairways are hard and dry. grens very bumpy, hard.. If you haven't played and you don't want to spend a lot of money this course might be for you. At this point and time would only recommend for above reasons


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good Layout But Greens and Tee Boxes Need Help"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Island West can be a great course. The layout has many challenging holes. Staff is courteous and efficient.

Some greens have many burned out patches and many tee boxes are dried out and without grass.

Most sand traps have insufficient sand and are "hard-panned".

BUT, this course can be an excellent course with a little more investment.

Hopefully, being early in the season (we played in mid-March), these issues will be addressed.

Great value for the money!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course is not what it used to be"


dmd1213's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
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I have played this course many times over the years and have always enjoyed the layout and found the conditions very good for the price. Last time was March 2016. What a difference a year makes. Condition of greens was very poor. Tee boxes and fairways were sparse, hard and dry. And to top it off, pace of play was horrible. No ranger to be found on the course, no starter.

Food inside the clubhouse was good for the money and the few staff people we found were very friendly. If not for the super low price we paid to play it would have horrible. I guess you get what you pay for.......


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"average course"


johnimbo's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

good course for the price. Greens not in great condition. Brown needs to put some money into more regular maintenance


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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