Old South Golf Links

4.2729000000 4.3 stars from 5 (601)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6772 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

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  • 50 Buckingham Plantation Dr, Bluffton, South Carolina 29910, Beaufort County
  • 1 (800) 275-8997, (843) 785-5353
  • (843) 837-7375
  • www.oldsouthgolf.com
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Year built: 1991
Architect(s): Clyde Johnston
Type: Public
Style: Links
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Yes
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire. No cutoffs, gym or jogging shorts, bathing suits, tank tops, halter or tube tops, tee shirts and blue jeans or any other denim.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6772 yards 72.7 138
Blue 72 6354 yards 70.4 132
White 72 5779 yards 68.6 116
Red (W) 71 4776 yards 68.2 117

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 601 Reviews
5 stars:
252
4 stars:
284
3 stars:
48
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

568 out of 597 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers locals   Challenges include water hazards forced carries bunkers   Great for drinks brunch 19th hole scenic views  

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"Thumbs up"


tfoll425's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed the a little wet due to recent rain but the greens rolled well with pretty consisant speed would play again. Cafe prices very reasonable IPA less than $5


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"New favorite course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pretty sure this is my new favorite course in Bluffton. Staff was friendly and the course was great. Greens were in pristine condition even after a week without rain. Course layout was challenging. Marshes add a great challenge and provide great views. First class for the price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


mrping3's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed the course, would come back anytime.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A hidden gem..."


u000001179789's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was looking to play a quick round around HHI before I drove back home from vacation and I ended up choosing Old South. The course was a surprise for me compared to other area courses. This place is prime real estate with very very few houses. I felt like I was on a secluded plantation with several marsh front holes. I saw deer, gators, snakes, bird varieties, and some fox squirrels that wouldn't get out of my path. Local knowledge would have been helpful on a couple of holes for sure. The greens were in a transition state but still very playable. Overall I highly recommend this course to play.


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




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
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Reviewed on


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


Commented on 05/19/2017

Hi "u000007358154" Thanks for the 5 star review. We hope to see you again soon.


"What Hurricane?"


sandytrace's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was well maintained. There was very little evidence of last October's hurricane- just a few stumps along the fairways and fallen trees off in the woods. We were pleasantly surprised that none of the signature oak trees were damaged.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Replay!"


u000004944212's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I don't know why I have passed up this course for so many years. Very playable, challenging in spots, but the views! Greens in great shape. Loved this course!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/17/2017

Hi "u000004944212" Thanks for the awesome review! The view are amazing at old south, some of the best view in the low country. We appreciate the 5 star review and we hope to see you again next year.


"Great layout"


u249840071's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fab course loads of wildlife greens not as fast as some we have played while no holiday on Hilton island would play it again


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


Commented on 05/17/2017

Hi "u249840071" Thanks for the excellent review. We appreciate the kind words regarding the course and can't wait to have you back with us next year!



Dickie70's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/11/2017

Hi "Dickie70" Thank you for the 4 star review we really appreciate it!



mysticstylz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/11/2017

Hi "mysticstylz" Thank you for the 4 star review we really appreciate it!


"Good find, highly recommend"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

You can pay a more for much less around here. I have one day left in my week and may go back tomorrow. Very good conditioning tee thru green. Very few houses and white stakes. Good challenge, lots of variety. Don't miss playing this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/11/2017

Hi "jackhealey" Thank you so much for the recommendation we really appreciate you telling your friends. We hope the course was challenging but also fun for you. Can't wait to have you back with us next year.




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/11/2017

Hi "mikenicholson" Thank you for the 4 star review. We appreciate the great Review and hope to see you again soon.


"Great Course"


u797585070's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really liked this course. Had a variety of different holes and great views out over the marsh. Greens are true and a good speed. Course is in great shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/11/2017

Hi "u797585070" Thanks for the excellent review. We are so glad you enjoyed the layout and course conditions. Please tell your friends on your next visit to the island!



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/11/2017

Hi "DonBiggs" Thanks for the 4 star review. We appreciate the feedback!


"Old South"


u000002404392's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
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Reviewed on

Very nice course..holes 7,8 and 16 are especially challenging...not for the weak of heart!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/03/2017

Hi "u000002404392" Thanks for the great review! We certainly do have a few challenging holes on our course and we are so glad you were able to challenge them. Thanks for the great review, please come back and see us again next year!


"Loved it"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very forgiving but difficult course. Would play it again and recommend to a friend. Lovely design and surroundings.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/11/2017

Hi "mvcaroline" thanks for the great review. We appreciate the kind words of our great layout. Please come back and see us again!



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was fairly well conditioned, the greens were lush though very slow. Couple of wonky layouts on some holes that require some local knowledge. But they were fun regardless. Great value course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/03/2017

Hi "Atereschyn" Thanks for the great review. We are honored that you found such a great value in our course. We appreciate you coming down to give us a try and we hope to see you again in the near future.


"Mostly good - some unfair"


gak8309's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall the course was nice and in good condition. The front nine was a bit challenging - lots of water - but the back I never want to play again. Between the winds howling off the ocean and the nasty holes - I'll spend my money somewhere else.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/03/2017

Hi "gak8309" We appreciate your honest review. The back nine is extremely challenging. Usually playing the course a few times the back nine becomes easier to manage. We appreciate the review and hope to see you again in the near future.


"Early morning treat"


u137012082's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got there early for a 8:12am tee off with basically no one around except on the practice tee - I love golfing early and had the place to myself once I caught up to a foursome in front of me at the 7th. Golfers were lined up at the first tee when I was finishing around 11:30. Picture perfect course with awesome scenery on the Sound area - it was a real treat not to have houses lining every hole. Nice mix of some real challenging holes and greens ran consistent. It was in good shape and well maintained. First time in SC and for the price, wouldn't hesitate to go back or recommend to anyone!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/28/2017

Hi "u137012082" Thanks for the wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your round with us. Thank you for the recommendation and please come back and see us again next year.


"GPC & HJK Road Trip"


u548972442's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A true gem off Hilton Head Island. Much better condition than Sea Pines Atlantic Dunes. Fair price, friendly & H see lpful staff. Cindy an excellent provider at the food concession. Breakfast was excellent.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/28/2017

Hi "u548972442" Thanks for the great review. We appreciate the great feedback and we will definitely pass on the great compliments to Cindy.



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