Old South Golf Links

4.2598000000 4.3 stars from 5 (562)
  • 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

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 562 Reviews
5 stars:
233
4 stars:
265
3 stars:
47
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

530 out of 558 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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"Not a luxurious course - but had character"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
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I decided to play Old South after a recommendation from a friend. It was end of March and all I really knew about it was it was in the marshes and had some interesting scenery. Overall the course seemed pretty wide open. There were certainly a few holes where course management & shot strategy had to come into play; however if it weren't for using the GPS app on my phone I wouldn't have known this. There's not much there to guide you thru the hole layouts, etc... Anyway - most of the fairways still will covered in dormant grass which was disappointing, however the greens were in good shape. The course did have some interesting carry shots over marsh land and a few holes did have a beautiful scenic view of the area marshlands.

Overall, this probably won't be my favorite course in the area but it has character and was worth a try.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Rjhutchatshaw's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
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Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"First time"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
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It was my first time playing Old South Golf Links. It was fantastic! The greens were perfect. They were consistent throughout and rolling smoothly. The fairways were tight and you got plenty of roll on your drives. The layout was interesting. There were some severe doglegs with landing areas you needed to hit. My day was very windy so it added another variable to my shots. Very fun day! Book your round.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great day at Old South"


u000006467763's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
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We played Old South this week and it was awesome. We started with a great breakfast sandwich and the chef was very friendly. Pro Shop staff were friendly and welcoming. The course was in great shape. The greens were a bit slower than some other courses in the area, but were in amazing shape and ran true. Everyone was very friendly and helpful - I really felt like they were happy to have us there and were proud of their course. We will definitely play this again on our next visit to Hilton Head.


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


"Such a pretty course"


Golfer727272's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
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I played here on an earlier visit to HHI a few years ago and the improvement in conditions is remarkable.

Greens and collars so well manicured. Fairways still dormant but smooth. I love the way this course captures all of the best parts of the island. Marshes to Forests, you get it all during your picturesque 18 holes.

Put it on your list


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"dougshirl"


DROGOLF's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
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Because of the recent frost the grass was very brown. The twosome behind us were a bit impatient and hit a few shots near us. We talked to them and they backed off.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/17/2017

Hi "ruddockw" Thanks for the 5 star review!



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/17/2017

Hi "spgolfteetime" Thank you for the 4 star review. We appreciate the great feedback and hope to see you again in the near future.


"Fairways in great shape."


u000004858211's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
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If you want fairways in summer condition (grass not dirt) then you'll want to play Old South. I have been playing many off island courses since January, and all that I have played have dormant grass fairways except Old South and Hilton Head National. To get those conditions on the island would cost a lot of money so it it is well worth the drive to get great fairway conditions at a very reasonable price. Greens where slow, BUT if you hit on to the green with any loft the ball will stick and not shoot off the back like you're hitting cement. Bunkers were typical "beach" sand, tee boxes are a bit turtle backed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/14/2017

Hi "u000004858211" Thank you for the great review. We appreciate you taking the time to come see us and are so glad that Old South could make your day. Can't wait to have you back again with us next year!


"One day atb old south"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
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We had a great day. Much better shape than other courses in the area


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 03/14/2017

Hi "Terryisme" Thank you for the excellent review! We appreciate the great feedback regarding the course conditions. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook for some great specials online.



uTNDR7555TN's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
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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: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/14/2017

Hi "uTNDR7555TN" Thanks for the 4 star review we really appreciate it!




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/14/2017

Hi "u3323676" Thanks for the 4 star review. We appreciate you coming out to see us!



u792362788's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/14/2017

Hi "u792362788" Thanks for the 5 star review!


"Outstanding experience all around."


u000005723960's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
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Reviewed on

Fabulous layout, challenging but fair. Conditions were top notch. Play backed up just a bit on a couple of difficult holes. Highly recommended!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/14/2017

Hi "u000005723960" Thanks for the excellent review! We appreciate the kind words regarding the course conditions, please come back and see us again soon.


"Excellent condition and good variety of holes"


wfbcdb's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course was in great condition. The only complaint was that the greens were a bit slow, however, they were in perfect shape. Played the ball down, and didn't have any problems with lie conditions. Will certainly come back. Also, very friendly staff. Good value for the money. Fairway vary from moderate to generous widths. None were overly narrow. All levels of players will enjoy it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

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 03/14/2017

Hi "wfbcdb" Thanks for the great review. We appreciate the kind words regarding the course conditions and our excellent staff! We hope to see you again next year!


"Wonderful course"


pc15's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
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Reviewed on

Friendly staff, well set up range and practice greens. Greens were initially slow on first few holes, seemed to speed up after the turn. Some challenging holes with careful planning, club selection needed. Fun, challenging course. Will play again soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/14/2017

Hi "pc15" Thanks for the great review. We appreciate you spending your day with us. We appreciate the great feedback and cant wait to have you back again next year.


"Great course"


Wally6059469's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
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Reviewed on

Great course! Really enjoyed it. Beautiful day (what do you care, right?). We teed off early. Driving range is nice. Guy on range didn't have his coffee yet, wasn't going to play golf, and starting his day at work. So, who really wants to be friendly. I worked him hard and was able to get him to perk up a bit. Beautiful views. Tee boxes were good. Fairways were good. Greens were exceptional! Guys at bag drop were great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/14/2017

Hi "Wally6059469" Thanks for the great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your round with us today. We really appreciate the great compliments regarding the course, we will definitely pass along the kind words.



precision23's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
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Best condition of any course we have played in this area so far.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/14/2017

Hi "precision23" Thank you so much for the excellent review! We really appreciate the great compliment.


"First Time"


u112803629's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

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

overall good conditions. Couple of very tricky holes . Not always easy to find the way. Only recommendation is to be more organized to get the cards earier available for players.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/06/2017

Hi "u112803629" Thank you for GREAT review. We are glad you enjoyed your day with us. We appreciate the great feedback and hope to see you again soon.



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