Barony at Port Royal Golf Club

3.7377000000 3.7 stars from 5 (61)
  • 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 3.7 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 61 Reviews
5 stars:
13
4 stars:
30
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

48 out of 61 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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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

Reviewed on


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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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


"Thanks Port Royal"


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

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

Golf in February at Barony was a pleasure. Gators were well behaved, Staff was great and the Greens were immaculate. First HHI visit since Hurricane Matthew pulled through. Tremendous tree damage - but Barony is up and going strong. We will be back next time on Island.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Open Again"


jaybaumgartner's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2016
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Reviewed on

Having survived the hurricane, the course is in remarkably good shape. The fairways were in good shape as were the greens.


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


"Good Course, Sandy Greens"


Brandon4267173's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2016
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Reviewed on

Everyone was very friendly and the pace of play was awesome. For $50 a person really a good deal. Only complaint was the amount of sand on the greens, which made putting difficult. I would play again but would call to ask about aeration.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Recently reopened"


Nishan2428355's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Closed for a while. Laid bermuda grass and cleaned up the course. Nice experience. Warning. Rough is unforgiving. No first cut so if you're off the fairway the grass swallows up your ball. Expect to spend time looking. Fair layout. Played from the whites. Some real short par 4's but then three of about 400 yards.


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


"Water, Ii need water"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Given that this is South Carolina and Hilton Head, where it is hot and humid, I would have expected water to be available on the course. There is water available at the pro shop, but you don't go there again until the end of the round. We found one place to buy water bottles, but only by accident.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"great day of golf at Port Royal Hilton Head SC"


uESRK2285ES's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We at a 12:52 pm tee...we got to the course at 12pm.

The golf professional sent us on out to the starter..and we hit the course early...weather was overcast...so we were glad to get earlier start.

Course play was good and we played in about 3 1/2 hrs.

the greens were in good shape, fairways were good considering they have had little rain and are under water restrictions.

over all great golf course...encourage you to play while at Hilton Head.


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



"This course has a great layout"


rogerlb7424's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had a really good time but you Must be able to work the ball left and right


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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