Old South Golf Links

4.2586000000 4.3 stars from 5 (526)
  • 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: 4.3 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 526 Reviews
5 stars:
220
4 stars:
245
3 stars:
44
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

495 out of 522 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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PFierszt's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"great course"


knarf1058's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

well kept, great views and fun to play.

great friendly people


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Old South"


u229441604's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

We enjoyed the course on a day that was a little cool and windy. We really liked the layout and the course was in very good condition. The free yardage book was very helpful ; it would have been difficult to determine from the tee on a few holes what the optimal target point should be without checking the book. The only issue we had was that the pace of play was a little slow. We were a threesome following a foursome and had to wait on every shot, sometimes a significant amount. Overall, a very good experience and great value for the price.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A classic Low Country course"


jjk0144jk's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
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Reviewed on

The course has a # of unique holes where the marsh lands present accuracy and precision distance challenges.

It understandably is a favorite among locals.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u3457633's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2017
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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



u733954771's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000005687980's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"GREEN TEES a little too short, should have played the next set back."


rodger44's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition but the greens were a bit "sticky". Some actual flag stick positions did not coincide with the hole location pattern for the day. Pro shop folks were friendly, but the starter was BARELY CIVIL!!! Probably would have gotten a more pleasant response to our questions from the alligator resting on the man made green in the pond adjacent to the starters shack!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Overall a good course and value"


whlead's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in good shape given all the hurricane damage last fall. Greens are really good.

Only issue is pace of play ---- tee times too tight - waited on almost every hole ---- a number of holes where first shot goes over a hazard to landing area and then over another hazard to green. Always take longer to play those holes and with close tee times just causes more delays and backups


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/15/2017

Hi "whlead" Thank you for the great review. The course is definitively in better shape then it was when the hurricane hit. We are sorry the pace of place was not up to par on this particular day. We do have marshals and try to hurry everyone along as much as possible.


"Old South"


TheOBchef's avatar
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Dallas Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017

Reviewed on

The course is in good winter shape. Also after Hurricane Matthew, they seem to have recovered well. Some of the neighboring courses have not faired as well. The greens are in good condition as well as the tee boxes and bunkers. There are some challenging holes peppered in the layout. Its a challenging course, but not so hard that you want to throw your clubs into the marsh.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/15/2017

Hi "TheOBchef" Thank you so much for the great review. The course has come along way since hurricane Matthew. We hope you enjoyed the challenge and cant wait to have you back again next year.


"Excellent"


Leigh1187147's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
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Reviewed on

Course was is very good shape. Some very tough holes - layout. And lunch at the course is better than you would expect given the layout


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/15/2017

Hi "Leigh1187147" Thanks for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your round today, and hope that the course wasn't to difficult for you. We hope you enjoyed the challenge and your lunch! Please come back and see us again soon.


"Perfect greens"


Bill4795493's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played 7 courses in Hilton Head. This was my favourite by far. Although in my opinion this is not a links course it is very much a shot makers course with trees on both sides of many fairways. I would love to play it again


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


Commented on 02/15/2017

Hi "Bill4795493" Thank you for the great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your round today, and are pleased that we were your favorite course out of the 7! We cannot wait to have you back again next year!



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/15/2017

Hi "bobmckelvie" Thank you for the 4 star review. We hope to have you back again soon so that we can change your 4 star rating into 5 stars!


"Course in great shape!"


jlj1946's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

By far, Old South was in the best shape of any of the Bluffton courses that can be booked on golfnow. The greens were fabulous for early February. We moved right along until we caught a four-some playing with just two sets of clubs on the back nine. They eventually let us play thru, so no worries. Look forward to returning to play this course again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/15/2017

Hi "jlj1946" Thank you for the excellent review. We appreciate the great feedback regarding our course conditions. We apologize that the group of four slowed you down, but we are glad that you were able to play through. We appreciate the great review and cant wait to have you back again next year!



u000006915362's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
First time playing Windy weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/15/2017

Hi "u000006915362" Thank you for the 4 star review. We hope to see you again soon so that we change your 4 star rating into 5 stars!



u000004047914's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, the staff was exceptionally helpful and friendly.


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 02/08/2017

HI "u000004047914" Thank you for the great review! We will definitely pass along this great feedback to our excellent staff. Cant wait to have you back next year!


"great course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have been spending winters in Hilton Head area for past 4 years. First time playing this course. Pleasantly suprised at course conditions and layout. Will definitley come back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/01/2017

Hi "Kistner" Thank you for the great review. We are so glad that you were finally able to give us a try. Please come back and see us again soon.


"Excellent"


u9380712's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very warm welcome from the beginning at bag drop throughout pro shop and clubhouse.Every interaction was with people who seemed to genuinely want to make our experience first class.The course was every bit as delightful as reputed with a mix of beautiful and challenging holes.We were given a yardage guide at commencement which made a real difference to our enjoyment as a first time visitor.Unlike the disappointing experience at another local course the following day,the driving range here was open the day after the very inclement weekend weather,with the course overall having drained well in the interim.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/01/2017

Hi "u9380712" Thank you so much for the excellent review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the overall course facilities and our excellent staff! We will definitely pass along the kind words! Please come back and see us again next year!



gwigton's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/19/2017

Hi "gwigton" Thank you for the 4 star review. We hope to see you again soon so that we can change your 4 stars into 5 stars.


"Nice course with a few quirks"


u651172157's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Super busy - starter experience was not the best as he was a little brusque and mixed up at least three groups while we were waiting but the course delivered for the most part. wide enough to be forgiving but still challenging. only 6 and 17 were jacked up short holes with weird dogleg angles that required some local knowledge to get around. plus the layout around those holes resulted in a slowdown for 2 holes on either side of the weird ones

overall good value and a fun 4.5 hrs


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/19/2017

Hi "u651172157" Thanks for the great review. We are so glad you enjoyed our unique golf course. We do have a few very interesting but memorable holes. We hope that you will come back and see us again for another challenge.



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