Barony at Port Royal Golf Club

3.7794000000 3.8 stars from 5 (68)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6543 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 71.9
  • Layout

  • 10 Clubhouse Dr, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928, Beaufort County
  • (843) 681-1703, (843) 681-1750
  • (843) 681-3344
  • portroyalgolfclub.com
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Year built: 1963
Architect(s): George Cobb (1963)
Type: Resort
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6543 yards 71.9 137
Gold (W) 72 6543 yards 77.5 136
Blue 72 6223 yards 70.3 125
Blue (W) 72 6223 yards 75.7 132
White 72 5964 yards 69.2 121
White (W) 72 5964 yards 74.3 129
Green 72 5183 yards 70.3 122

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 68 Reviews
5 stars:
14
4 stars:
36
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

55 out of 68 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort   Great for playing multiple courses seniors   Challenges include bunkers water hazards narrow fairways   Great for drinks  

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"Robbers Row - very nice"


romeogolf's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played there twice this week. Definitely my favorite on-island course. Plays fair. Lots of doglegs in both direction. Good length, and good variety. Traps were mostly ok, greens were great, fairways and tee boxes a little beat up. Staffing was very nice and friendly. Range ok. $72 post 2pm fee is fair, would not spend more for this track. It's nice but not worth the $90's and + $100's they charge in the morning.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



maxamillian's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Greens were fantastic. Very nice course in very good condition. There are 3 courses at Port Royal and I look forward to playing the other two on next trip to HHI.


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


"Could be better"


ElmtreeGC's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Read the positive and negative reviews and it is somewhere in the middle.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



Jazzy321's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Greens guarded by bunkers"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course. Lots of sand bunkers require accurate approach shots to the greens. Pace of play was slow due to slow players in front


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging but fun"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
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Reviewed on

Greens are slick with lots of undulations. Very good shape. Like the layout and the golf staff were helpful and friendly. Bar staff was slow and they close way too early.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u3054804's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice layout"


u000003542461's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in very good shape for February. Lots of new turf areas and cart path curbs preventing direct access to fairways. Greens were especially nice and recently fertilized. Strange thing was the plastic type plugs in former pin locations rather than grass plugs. Layout was challenging from blues for some par 4s but overall better length than from whites. Would definitely play course again in future. No ranger on course slowed play on back nine with twosome holding up our threesome and 2 other twosomes behind us.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fair course for average golfer"


u728780018's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
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Laid out well with well placed hazards! We will be back!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice for the Winter"


Tom2798002's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

first time played and only did 9 holes as my wife was not up to more. Played with a retired local from Minnesota who was a very nice guy. The course was in decent shape for the winter but there were many down trees and branches from Hurricane Matthew from Sept. 2016. Green were hard to judge speeds. Some long holes, some short ones. It's nice for the winter months. Staff was great and went to the grille for lunch and thought the food was very good and priced okay.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course Layout / Very Good Conditions for FEB"


JDM553'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 02/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I played Robbers Row today with a couple and another single. We all really enjoyed the course. From the Blues there is a moderate amount of water to consider and contend with. Club selection out of the tee box and careful selection of second and approach shots will be your challenge. The fairways were in good condition for FEB and the greens were in very good condition and rolling true. There are some challenging shorter and longer holes to test your skills. I would play it again in a heart beat. Good Luck and Have FUN at the course!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent Greens Don't play on Sunday"


Charles9423207's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the Barony Course Sunday around noon. Had a very slow round 4.45 hours. Some of the tees are in need of some TLC but the greens and sand traps were in excellent condition. The restaurant is on of the best on the island.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Port Royal Robbers Row"


grimr1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times 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

Played this course in February '17. You can see some remaining tree damage from the Oct '16 hurricane. The bridge on 17 had to be replaced and is brand new. The course was in good shape. The new greens are fast and excellent. The layout is fairly wide open with a few challenges sprinkled in. Enjoyed our round and would play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Friendly fairways"


U000002325828's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Generally wider fairways than most courses on the Island.

Greens roll nicely but not fast.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Best of the three."


ron3487's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

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

Reviewed on

I have now played all three courses at port Royale and I enjoyed Barony the most. Greens where excellent very receptive to high shots and rolled very well. I think the layout is the best of the three not too difficult but enough variance to make round enjoyable. I played Robbers Row 2 weeks ago and then greens on Barony where so much nicer. Planters is still closed after storms but either on of the other two are great but for me Barony is the best.


Pace of Play: Average

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



u000007681964's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great day of golf"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The weather was superb, the course was in fine condition, and we zoomed around 18 holes in about 3.5 hours. The greens were in very nice shape. There were a few areas on the periphery of some holes that still need to fully recover from storm damage - as soon as the grass really gets growing again, it should be fine.


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



u000005645524's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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