Oyster Reef Golf Course

4.0282000000 4.0 stars from 5 (71)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7018 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 74.7
  • Layout

  • 155 High Bluff Rd, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29926, Beaufort County
  • (843) 681-1703, (843) 681-1706
  • (843) 689-2035
  • oysterreefgolfclub.com
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Year built: 1982
Architect(s): Rees Jones (1982), Keith Evans (1982)
Type: Semi-Private
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7018 yards 74.7 137
Blue 72 6440 yards 72.2 124
White 72 6071 yards 70.5 119
Green (W) 72 5288 yards 71.1 120

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 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: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 71 Reviews
5 stars:
26
4 stars:
28
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

60 out of 71 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport at a resort   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views playing multiple courses   Challenges include bunkers water hazards narrow fairways   Great for drinks  

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"Great service, solid track"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Starters friendly and professional. Course in decent shape for early season, better than Shipyard which I played the day before. Good layout - as the first time I played it the holes were payed out well and no surprises or blind shots


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

3 hours to play front nine. Starter had no idea what he was doing.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Accuracy Counts"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one lowcountry course that doesn't have much water but LOTS of sand. In March, there is also lots of roll so even accurate shots may wind up there. Course was in good shape...they are still recovering from Hurricane Matthew...replacing cart paths and some debris in the trees but it was still a pleasure to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course condition"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is stil suffering from hurricane Matthew but the staff was very accommodating. I believe they realize the inconvenience the clean up is causing. They might want to offer some specials to get return players.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u112803629's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

although the starter - by the way extremely friendly and professional- told us upfront that they are suffering very much from the hurricane last October the price we pay (60) was compared to other courses in the area much to high for the quality provided.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Good variety design"


37756019Hi's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Mathew has left its mark on this course, but the repair is nearing the end. This is a fun layout that is challenging, but fair.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A great golf experience"


schrola's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a golf course that I try to play every year when I visit Hilton Head. It had a great layout and is very well maintained. The staff are friendly and very helpful. This is something that I know about since I am a starter on a course in Avon Lake, Ohio.


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


"Tman"


tonybett's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

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

Reviewed on

Overall very good experience. Course conditions were good considering the repair going on due to the hurricane. Staff was friendly. Off course amenities were top notch. . Would recommend to others to go and play . A very fine course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"needs some TLC"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has a great layout, but is in tough shape recovering from Octobers hurricane. Course needs some TLC and the sand traps are in tough shape . Very reasonably priced and great employees. Will return next year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Unexpectedly disappointed"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time for is coming down to play on this area. The course allowed fivesomes which slowed play.

We went by pics on the website and they were a pic of one hole; thought we would be golfing by the water a few holes, but not the case.

Definitely not worth the money spent to golf there.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
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: Good


I recommend this course


"Wonderful course,championship standard"


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

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

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition, greens very true and fast. Starter was very thorough in relation to keeping a good pace going.. Bag drop friendly before and after. Layout very good and we played on a clear sunny crisp day which gave the course a great look. Great course and good value for money , think this is our favourite course on HH for the money


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course conditions"


Jodi2559039's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not sure how to rate conditions for this time of year in South Carolina. It was acceptable for the money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"PACK YOUR PATIENCE"


1appraiser's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Pro-shop staff apparently could not speak English as they did nothing other than hand me a starters receipt. The starter, Kevin was a riot. Without him I would have known almost nothing. The course condition is average for this time of year. Pace of play is deadly. No ranger, no marshal, nothing but wait, and wait and wait. Tee off @ 12:22, finish @ 5:05. This is not what golf was meant to be.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good conditions after hurricane"


Keith0709's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Oyster Reef I felt was a very solid course after the hurricane. Hurricane Matthew left a lot of damage on the island and a Oyster Reef got some of the worst damage. There was definetly noticeable Debrie. The clubhouse and the staff was very pleasant to be around and the trees were nice. The rough wasn't to thick and the fairways where nice and green. The bunkers where very good and there was definetly lots of water. The 5th hole hole was my favorite hole and the 14th was solid to. The variety of holes and the good food in the clubhouse led to a fun expierence and another course to check of the list in Hilton Head Island.


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


"Oyster Reef"


Gary1725312's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lots of damage from Hurricane Mathews. Will take some time to clean up all the debris. But the course is still playable. Greens are good - a bit slow though - but ok for January.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


BigEasy13's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Oyster Reef is one of the top courses on the island. Course conditions were excellent on the day we played. The greens run very true and the fairways are all full of grass. There are still some visible areas of damage from Hurricane Matthew but never really comes into play. Staff here is also excellent, always very welcoming. If you get the chance, give this Hidden Gem a try.


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



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