Oyster Reef Golf Course

4.0583000000 4.1 stars from 5 (103)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7018 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 74.7
  • Layout

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 | Full Scorecard

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 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 103 Reviews
5 stars:
34
4 stars:
48
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

87 out of 103 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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"You MUST play here when in HHI"


jerrynthewriter's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I have played ALL of the public course on HHI over the past 30 years (except for the Sea Pines courses). In my opinion, Oyster Reef is the centerpiece of the top shelf courses on the island. Beautiful layout. Perfect conditions. Great staff. All the golf you want from the white or blue tees.

I will play here every year I come to the island. If you haven't, you should. If you have, you should continue.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/18/2017

Thank you for the kind remarks.

We look forward to seeing you again.


"Average course definitely not worth the rate"


rsutton82's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

We had a foursome from Atlanta looking for a nice course to play in the HHI area. We've already played one of the Sea Pines and Palmetto Dunes courses and we were looking for something with similar quality with good reviews. This course had good reviews but to our surprise, was as average as a golf course comes with only one scenic hole on open water. For $89, we expected much much more out of the quality of the course. Not to mention the course was also as difficult as they get with extremely soft sand surrounding pretty much every green on the course. I don't mind the difficulty level, but I do mind paying nearly $100 for an average course in Atlanta would cost half the price. The only positive about the course was the staff. They were very friendly however we did get a marshal coming by every 2-3 holes monitoring everyone's progress which slowed our pace of play down even more on a 90+ degree hot summer day.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 07/13/2017

rsutton82,

We appreciate your comments regarding our staff. We strive to give our patrons an enjoyable yet valuable golfing experience and we are sorry that we did not meet your expectations. If there is anything that we can do to make your next visit to Hilton Head and Oyster Reef Golf Club more enjoyable, please feel free to contact us.


"a good track in good shape"


millerd66's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2017
First time playing Used cart

Reviewed on

first time playing here. It was in great shape except one green had a spot about 4ft wide that had been replaced, which I had to putt over. Fairways in a great shape. Greens on the front rolled great. On the back they were sandy due to aeration.

No blind shots for the most part pretty straight forward. Some good par 3s, one that takes you out to the water and another that is all carry.

Lot of bunkers protecting the greens so go long

I did Golf Now and it was $50+ will play again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/24/2017

Thank you for choosing Oyster Reef. We apologize for that patch on the green. That was an area where a tree had fallen during hurricane Mathew and we had to make a repair. now that we have verti-cut the greens that spot will no longer be visible. We hope to see you again in the future.


"Excellent course for money"


rsbowers1's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens held and were smooth. Course conditions were excellent as long as you were in fairway or first cut. Some construction/tree demolition off cart paths.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/22/2017

Bring bug spray!!!!!!


Commented on 06/22/2017

Thank you for the kind words and also understanding that we are still trying to repair certain areas of the golf course that were damaged by hurricane Mathew.


"Outstanding"


u948184924's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice Course, challenging bunkers, and superb greens with suttle breaks...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/22/2017

Thank you for choosing us for a round of golf while you were in Hilton Head. We look forward to seeing you again soon


"Watch out for unmanaged bunkers"


Charles7795607's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

On a course design where there are bunkers placed on each and every green (5.0 acres of green side bunkers as compared to 4.0 acres of greens - according to our Starter) you MUST maintain those bunkers ... learned I HAD to stay out of the horrendously maintained bunkers or expect a double or triple ...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 06/22/2017

The bunkers have a very dense sand in them. Not powdery, almost peat moss like so you have to hit through the ball, or else it will not go anywhere


Commented on 06/22/2017

We greatly apologize for the conditions of our bunkers on the day that you played. unfortunately we got a bit of rain the previous night and that caused a bit of damage with bunkers washing out. If you would like to give me an e-mail, I would love to figure out how we could make your next visit much more enjoyable.

Brian Tabb

Assistant Golf Professional

btabb@heritagegolfgroup.com


"Oyster Reef"


u549135223's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in excellent condition. Good layout with many doglegs and small greens. A challenge for any skill level. Par 3s were not remarkable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/22/2017

par3 are fun, The historic one is great and then the last one is awesome where it is all carry, you cannot be short or you will be in "jail" I loved the par 3s


Commented on 06/22/2017

I am sorry that our par 3's were less than great. If you wouldn't mind contacting me at some point to discuss what the issue was I would be more than happy to talk with you.

Brian Tabb

Assistant golf professional

843.681.1764

btabb@heritagegolfgroup.com


"Never A Disappointment"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As always a great day at the course! Compliments to the ownership and staff for the work to bring back this course and then some from the aftermath of Matthew. If your into conditioning and layout this track is worth the price of admission. Would recommend the "whites" or "blacks" to ensure an enjoyable round as you will definitely contend with the green side bunkers. After round accommodations are great with good food and drink. You won't regret this choice!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course!"


Andy9769397's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed playing this course. Very forgiving off the tee box.


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


"Lots of sand"


u000006337990's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good par 3's. Let a fivesome out in front of us that slowed play. Friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



murphy14's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great layout and fast greens"


Ron7996493's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was fun to play but challenging. The greens were very quick. I will play it again on next visit.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course on the island"


jvansant23's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Compared to a lot of the other courses on the island, this one ranks high with value. They have done a great job since the storm and the conditions were great, aside from the bunkers. They were wet/hard packed despite the lack of rain. Pace of play is preached here from arrival to departure even though the course does not lend itself to quick play based on the amount of bunkers. Greens are in great shape and rolled true and quick. Fairways nice as well. This is my second time playing and will be back. Number 6 is an amazing view.


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


"Disappointing"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Last week we played six courses in or around HHI and this was the least interesting. Conditions of the course were decent but not nearly as good as many of the alternative courses around. Sand traps were SAD.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



u000004137777's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



u4184582's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/15/2017

Thank you for the review. We hope to see you again in the future



u000004626314's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tough Track"


u284629546's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Most fairways are forgiving, but beware of well guarded greens with plenty of sand. The greens are fast and didn't hold very well when I played. The weather was perfect and the course was in good shape. The staff was welcoming and helpful. Complimentary range ball were a nice touch, although I would have preferred some flags as targets when warming up.


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


Commented on 05/15/2017

We are glad that you enjoyed your time here at Oyster Reef. We hope that you will come back and see us on your next visit to Hilton Head.




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/06/2017

We would like to get a little feedback regarding your round of golf at Oyster Reef.

Please feel free to give us a call. 843.681.1764.



daa2202's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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