Old South Golf Links

4.3207000000 4.3 stars from 5 (657)
  • 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: 4.4 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 657 Reviews
5 stars:
281
4 stars:
309
3 stars:
49
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

623 out of 653 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.


"Enjoyed our round very much"


JoAnn4692803's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course had some holes that were quite difficult, but beyond those 3 or 4 holes, it was fine for the average golfer.


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


Response from Old South on 10/17/2017:

Thank you for the 5-Star review!<br/>

Commented on 10/18/2017

Course is great except greens were really slow!! Played on a hot deal which was well worth it. Great scenery also!


"Best local course"


Robert5649777's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Being from Bluffton this is the absolute best local course. Always in great condition, unbelievable scenery and the best staff. If you're in the area, do not miss this course. I'll guarantee you will come back. A couple of tricky holes but that is what makes it so unique. You can play HHN but who hasn't played a course like that before. Old South is one of a kind.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/16/2017

Old South is proud to be your favorite local course as it is for so many in Bluffton. We will see you again soon and thanks for your great review.


"Not worth the money"


Ryan3815969's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were in bad shape and the pace of play was horrible.... Plenty of better options in the area.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 10/16/2017

We regret you did not enjoy your day. Unfortunately the tees and greens had just been over-seeded and there are always a couple of days when the conditions are not at their best. Every course here must over-seed so it cannot be avoided. The course will be in great shape within a couple of days so please try another round.


"Fun"


servicetech60's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Fun course highly recommend if staying in Hilton Head area very challenging a lot of placement shots only downside looked like greens may have been aerated recently no holes but a lot of sand on greens still enjoyed it will play there 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


Response from Old South on 10/17/2017:

Thank you for the great review, we appreciate you coming out to see us and glad you enjoyed your round with us. Unfortunately the tees and greens had just been over-seeded, so we do apologize if some of the greens still had sand on them. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again in the near future.

"Beautiful Course for the money"


u365211402's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful views on some holes with some challenging holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

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 10/16/2017:

Thanks for the awesome review! We love the photo of the course and are glad you enjoyed your day with us. We will post this photo to our Facebook page, don't forget to check it out!

"Great course and better views"


buckeye16's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape and the scenery was beautiful! We had 3 foursomes, some of us are beginners, and played a little slow. Ranger Steve was very understanding, even taking group pictures for us after our round! Staff was friendly. Will definitely play this course next year! Can’t explain how much our group loved this course!


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 10/10/2017

We appreciate your positive comments. We do strive to make everyone's experience one they will enjoy from the beginner to the experienced golfer. Please keep Old South in mind for another visit in the future.


"Great course"


ukgeoff's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Challenging but fair, well manicured, great design with super views and plenty wildlife, friendly staff, highly recommended.


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 10/09/2017

Thank you for your positive comments. Old South is fun, fair and friendly. The views are spectacular - especially at high tide. We hope to see you again soon!


"Great Course"


Grifgolf's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

We've played 5 other courses in HHI and this was our favorite. The scenery and the layout of the course was by far the best. Definitely will play again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


Commented on 10/09/2017

We are pleased to hear Old South was your favorite course. That is true for many locals and visitors alike. We hope to see you during a return trip to the low-country of SC.


"Interesting layout"


davedeegolf's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Challenging but fair (IF you know the course!). Holes 8 & 16 are doglegs but you don’t know which way till you get to your drive. And the scorecard doesn’t show a picture of the holes. Would have been more enjoyable if I knew where to hit it. Friendly staff - would recommend.


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


Commented on 10/09/2017

We are glad you enjoyed the course. There is a marker for each hole showing the layout but depending upon which tee you played you may have missed it. Now you know the 2 dog legs for future visits. We hope you come back soon!


"Great Value"


sburke48154's avatar
Gender:  Male
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Friendly staff, pace of play was excellent once the foursome in front let us through. Course was in great shape, rough had been cut so very playable, greens rolled nice. Overall great course, will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


Response from Old South on 10/02/2017:

Thank you for the great review, we appreciate you coming out and seeing us this weekend. Thanks for the great feedback regarding the course conditions!


ChuckHanson10's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Old South on 10/02/2017:

Thank you for the 4-Star review, we are sorry to hear that a few of the holes were a little difficult for you. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again in the near future.

"Great Value"


ChipNPutt4Par's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed playing this course. The course was in great shape. Had a friendly, helpful staff. We got a Hot deal which made this an incredible value. Nice change up from the overpriced courses on hhi.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Old South on 10/16/2017:

Thank you for the great review, we are so glad you enjoyed your round with us! Please come back and see us again soon.

"Great lowcountry course"


pickpick8's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Our group loved this course. Challenging, fair, and in great shape. The staff also made it a very pleasant experience


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Old South on 09/26/2017:

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate you coming out to the course and hope to see you again this weekend! Thanks for coming out.

"An annual play"


goldga1558's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We play this course when we are on Hilton Head Island. It is a fair test for all golfers and has some great views looking back towards HHI. A couple of holes require drives and second shots over marshes, but they have drop areas available also. The course is always in good condition and the greens run a moderate speed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/21/2017

We strive to provide great conditions and a friendly staff. We're glad you enjoyed your day.


"NJ visitor"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great staff very customer focused the golf course is challenging but fun to play

Be careful of the two funky holes


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Old South on 09/22/2017:

Thank you for the great view and course tips. We appreciate you coming to visit us and we hope to see you again next year!

"Excellent faciliyy"


u000002465055's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Old South is an absolutely perfect facility, first class In every respect. Play here annually and never disappoints.


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


Response from Old South on 09/07/2017:

Thank you for the excellent review. We really appreciate the great compliments regarding our facility and staff, can't wait to have you back again with us next year!

"I love this course"


u112453785's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This course has to be one of the most interesting on HHI. I love the holes out by the marsh although they're not easy. I've played it loads of times but always return. If you're not playing a good round, then enjoy the wildlife from deer, to osprey to armadillo.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Old South on 09/07/2017:

Thank you for the excellent review, we are so glad you enjoyed the wildlife every time you come out to see us. Thank you for playing at Old South and we hope to see you again soon.


u982147988's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Old South on 09/01/2017:

Thank you for the review, we appreciate the 4-stars and hope to see you again this weekend!


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