Old South Golf Links

4.3262882353 4.3 stars from 5 (694)
  • 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

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 694 Reviews
5 stars:
303
4 stars:
321
3 stars:
52
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

660 out of 690 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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"Some easy holes, some really hard holes."


tigerteez's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/28/2031
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played course for first time because of GolfNow rates. Nice layout. Greens rolled true and were a good speed - not too fast. Holes near the marsh were more difficult due to constant wind. Will likely play again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/21/2017

We are glad you gave us a try...now you know what a great course it is. The breeze always kicks up in the afternoon on the holes along the intra-coastal waterway. We hope to see you again soon.


"Great golf along the bay"


Willus's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always play Old South when in HHI/Bluffton. This visit was a late afternoon 9, but whether 9 or 18 this is a fun and varied golf course with a mix of open, wooded, and challenging bayside holes (on either 9). Built for golf and not through a development, it has the best bay views of the courses I've played here. The staff is friendly and helpful and the course is set up to be fun for all levels of player.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"What a steal"


tboreese7's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

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

Reviewed on

I’ve played in the Hilton Head area for many years and for the price, I️ have not found a better deal. I️ got a hot deal and the course was in very good shape for the season. The layout was good. Open fairways and accessible greens. There were a couple of chopped up holes, but still fair. I️ would recommend this course to anyone.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Jcurtis77777's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/07/2017

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


"Great course"


Brucebraun's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Every opportunity I get the play Old South I do. Variety. Some holes are a green light right off the tee. But don't be fooled. Next hole is tight and/or makes you plan your landing area. The marsh views are terrific. At low tide the pluff mud displays former errant shots, thousands of them. At high tide the views over shimmering water are outstanding. Trees, traps, and/or marsh are everpresent. The course isn't long so big hitters will have less opportunities, but the golfer who can pick their spot, and hit it, will score well. A real challenge and so worthwhile.


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 12/06/2017

Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts with us and our potential clients. We are pleased you enjoy the course and play often.


"Great layout and great deal"


Harry2563's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played as a single and got a great rate the morning of play. First off with couple of locals. Course had a lot of character(dog legs and landing areas), only complaint was that the greens were SLOW.

Course was in good shape and staff couldn't have been any friendly. Will come back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/06/2017

We are glad you enjoyed your first round at Old South. The course offers a lot of variety and challenge. We hope to see you back soon.



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition especially for this time of year. Greens were really nice


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 12/04/2017

This is a great time of year to play as conditions are great. We hope to see you back here soon..


"Best golf value in Hilton Head or Bluffton"


u7517298's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great condition & super value for the price. Challenging for a good player & fair for a high handicapper. Highly recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/29/2017

We appreciate your business and the 5 star review. Old South is fun and interesting for golfers of all ability levels.



Chandler2945752's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


Commented on 11/27/2017

Thanks for the 5 star review!


"Don't skip this opportunity."


Brucebraun's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great layout. As well, the holes along the marsh are thoughtful, intriguing, and challenging. I like courses that make you 'think off the tee'. Meaning, not all holes are just straight forward. Old South makes one think about landing areas, yardages, so on. Not on every hole, but enough to make it memorable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/27/2017

Old South is an interesting and challenging course for players of all abilities. We are glad you enjoy it and hope you return soon.


"Will be back"


u00000626238's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We visit Hilton Head several times a year and always play this course. It is usually in good condition and can be a real challenge on windy days. The course layout is interesting with enough challenging holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/27/2017

We appreciate your repeat business and your 5 star review. We hope to see you again in 2018.


"Beautiful golf course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you have played this course you know how beautiful and enjoyable it is. If you have never played it, you should! Great layout and conditions.


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 11/20/2017

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your round at Old South. Thanks for the 5 star review.



yungr1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


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


Response from Old South on 11/20/2017:

Thank you for the 5 Star review! We appreciate you coming out to see us.

"very nice couse"


RICKSHAN's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

variety of terrain and layout of holes , and great views of the ocean ( sound ) .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/20/2017

We appreciate your business and the 5 star review. Please think of Old South for a future round.


"A great first time in SC golfing experience."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging but not too difficult. Great staff. The scenery was beautiful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Old South on 11/20/2017:

Thank you for the review. We appreciate the great review regarding our challenging course and great staff. Please come back and see us again soon.

"Great Layout"


BigRodney15's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this golf course, but I don’t know why the greens are so slow, must be around a 5 on the stemp meter, it just ruins The golfing experience for me.

The staff is a 10 Excellent


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/20/2017

The greens are transitioning to our winter grass and until this is complete there are times when they will be slower than desired especially when the temperature is warmer than normal for November.



u000005809647's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/13/2017

Thanks for your 5 star review!


"One of our favourite courses in HH."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We always enjoy playing this course. It has some fun and challenging holes with great vistas. It did not disappoint this time either. It was a great day to play and we enjoyed the 4 hours. We will definitely continue to try to play whenever we come back although it has got a little more pricey if you cannoyt get a time on Golf Now.


Pace of Play: Good

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 11/27/2017

We are glad you enjoyed another round at Old South. Thanks for letting others know what a great course with beautiful views is waiting for your next round.


"Nice Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course in really good condition other than the tee boxes, many were as much sand as grass and uneven. Some really fun, unique holes. Many tees to play from, but white was 5779 and blue was 6354 - something in between would be perfect. I've played several times and would play again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/27/2017

Work on the tee boxes is in the plan for 2018.


Commented on 11/09/2017

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Old South does have lots of variety and beautiful views making it an interesting and challenging course. Please play again soon.


"Fun Course"


phhiltonhead's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Best kept as usual . Always look forward to playing. Lot of carry off blue tees may be best to play whites to enjoy course more


Pace of Play: Good

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 11/09/2017

We appreciate your review and others agree. We just won Favorite Public Golf Course for 2017. We hope to see you and your friends again soon.



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