Old South Golf Links

4.3021823529 4.3 stars from 5 (637)
  • 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: 4.2 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 637 Reviews
5 stars:
269
4 stars:
302
3 stars:
49
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

604 out of 633 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



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value course. Very interesting layout and course was in great condition. Definitely take advantage of their hot deals.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice Course for the Money"


lobbyvol's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I was on vacation in Hilton Head, SC and was looking for a quick 18 without breaking the bank, and this course met that criteria. The course had received a significant amount of rain earlier in the week, so it was cart path only. Fairways were in good condition, as were most of the greens. Tee boxes were in fair condition as were the bunkers. Several holes featured water or shots where you had to carry over marshland. I was paired with two nice gentlemen from Orlando and we had a very good time. Pace of play was excellent and the rangers did a nice job keeping things moving. Overall, a very enjoyable course for the money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



rzidzik's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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


Response from Old South on 08/07/2017:

Thank you for the review. We appreciate the feedback, please come back and see us again soon.


u000003347317's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
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


Response from Old South on 08/01/2017:

Thank you for the 5 star review, please come back and see us again soon.


Erising's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Old South on 08/01/2017:

Thank you for the review, we appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again soon.

"Best layout best condition"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Even with all the rain we've had recently the course was still in great shape.Always enjoy my rounds there.Playing again Sunday.


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 08/01/2017:

Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate you taking notice of the great course conditions, can't wait to see you again on Sunday!

"Fun course!"


Filthy20's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing this course and I enjoyed it a lot! The 2 "island" style holes were a little weird, but I now know how to play them for the next time I visit. The course was in beautiful shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Response from Old South on 08/07/2017:

Thank you for the excellent review. We appreciate you coming out and giving us a first-time try. The golf course was created around much of the protected wetlands resulting in a unique design. So glad to have you please come back and see us again soon.

"Even better the second time around"


BostonGolfTraveler's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Boston Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Haven't played this course two years ago and sadly being very rushed because it was our last day of vacation I really didn't appreciate it as much as I did this time around. The layout is fantastic, and slowing down to enjoy it really made a difference on my second trip there. Be ready for a real test of golf because there are a lot of forced carries, hazards everywhere and quick undulating greens throughout. Right off the bat you face a tough par four with the first hole where you have to carry water and a front face to bunker to reach the fairway. There is also water down the left forcing you to play this tee shot smartly. As I said earlier there is a lot of trouble on this course so be mindful of your yardages because there are some doglegs where you will be hitting irons and hybrids off the tee and you certainly don't want to get them through the fairway. After two times playing there, by the way something I really do want traveling, I would highly recommend this course to anyone heading to Hilton Head Island. It is also a great first round or last round of your trip as it is on the way to or from the Savannah airport from the island


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Old South on 08/11/2017:

Thank you for the great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your round with us and some of its many challenges it presents. We appreciate you coming back to see us for the second time and hope that we will continue to be on your must play golf lists when visiting the Hilton Head Island area.


u829904105's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Old South on 08/01/2017:

Thank you for the review, please come back and see us again!


y2kac88's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Old South on 08/01/2017:

Thank you for the review, please come back and see us again!

"Good course and value"


RUFJR's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

i try to play this course every week on a Hot Deal -- it is really a great value. Fairways and rough are outstanding...greens have improved every week since I moved here the first of June. Beautiful marsh scenery on holes 7-8. Staff and rangers are very accommodating...


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


Response from Old South on 08/01/2017:

Thank you for the great review. Our greens have definitely improved from last year and we appreciate you noticing the changes. Can't wait to have you back at the course this weekend!

"Great Value & Good Condition"


Sjl78's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Came all the way from Scotland, course was excellent given the green fee that I paid, superb value and some memorable holes such as 7, 8 and 16.

Would highly recommend, having played all the course at Sea Pines this is a match for much less.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Old South on 07/24/2017:

We appreciate you taking the long trip to come play our course. It sounds like your group really enjoyed themselves along with the reasonable prices. Thanks again for the great review and we hope to see you again in the near future.

"Nice Round"


sandbergnh's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in good shape especially for summer. Pace was a little slow. Course good for all skill levels


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Old South on 08/01/2017:

Thank you for the review. We appreciate the great review and we are working on speeding up the pace of play, weather has played a big role in this so we appreciate your patience.

"Nice Track in Bluffton"


Gary9967365'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 07/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great condition. Good fairways and greens. The staff was very friendly and courteous. Pace of play was a bit slow. All in all it was a good experience.


Pace of Play: Good

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 08/01/2017:

Thank you for the review. We appreciate the kind words regarding our course and excellent staff. After the large amount of rain we have had it has slow up the pace of play at the course. We appreciate your patience and hope to see you again soon.

"Old South Fan"


Neil6034901's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Look forward to Playing Old South every year. Best value on or off the island.


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


Response from Old South on 08/01/2017:

Thank you for the wonderful review, we enjoy having you at the course each year your in town. Thank you for the feedback can't wait to see you again next year!

"Always a favorite"


rmwms2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Been playing in Hilton Head for 25 years. This course is always in great condition. Our group has this as a must 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


Response from Old South on 08/01/2017:

Thank you for the awesome review! We appreciate the great feedback regarding Old South as a must play while you are in town with us. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook for some awesome golf deals.



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Old South on 08/01/2017:

Thank you for the review, please come back and see us again!

"Great day"


u768089219's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Friendly staff. Layout was fun, great views on the last few holes in the back 9. Pace of play was great.


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


Response from Old South on 06/19/2017:

Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed the views on the back nine and that the pace of play was up to your expectations. Thanks again for the review and we hope to see you again soon.

"Wonderful day on terrific course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great day. Beautiful layout. Well maintained. Every hole different. Would recommend for ladies to play the green, as The reds are too short. When we're back we will definitely play this course again.


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


Response from Old South on 06/16/2017:

Thank you for the review! We really appreciate the great feedback regarding the ladies tees. Can't wait to have you back with us!


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