Oyster Bay Golf Links

3.5817058824 3.6 stars from 5 (25)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6685 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 70 6685 yards 72.1 136
Blue 70 6325 yards 69.8 130
White 70 5576 yards 67.6 120
White (W) 70 5576 yards 72.6 133
Red (W) 70 4665 yards 66.8 118

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 25 Reviews
5 stars:
4
4 stars:
11
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

17 out of 24 reviews


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"Beautiful Course, Pace of Play Noy Great"


u000004948798's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course has so much natural beauty. On the front, you're in wetlands and the back in the lakes. The layout is interesting with a nice mix of short and long that let you hit a lot of different clubs. The last 6 holes are great. We played on a Saturday afternoon and the pace of the play on the front was brutal (2:45-3 hours). They had people going off the front and back so when we teed off it was on 1 behind a bunch of other groups that had already played the back. Once they cleared, we played the back in 1:30 and it was glorious. It really impacted how much we enjoyed the round, but I do like the course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Aw Shucks!"


JackStraw6's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
First time playing Used cart

Reviewed on

Free breakfast and lunch included with every round!Great layout with some very eye pleasing holes. Course wasn't that long coming in at just under 6000 from the whites. You might be tempted to play from the blues at 6400 but settle down fella your not that good. Stick to the whites wherever you play.Lot's of water on the back with gators in them to so beware. The 3's were all short except for one with a few island greens. Very nice! Greens were all in good condition and roll nice with lots of buried volkswagons and baby elephants.Disappointed in the shape of the fairways though. There was grass, but it was fairly thin. Nice course, with a great layout. If your in the area it's worth a shot but i wouldn't travel to play it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



"Day 2 Myrtle Beach World Am - windy and wet with lots of alligators"


rkimbrell's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

With a storm moving up the coast, we had sprinkles off and on but pretty high winds most of the day. Considering how wet the course was the wind just added to the difficulty trying to choose the right club.

This was my Day 2 course of the Myrtle Beach World Amateur. I have played it several times before.

Lots of water comes into play. Greens were decent, not great but certainly not like the first day Barefoot Love course where they sucked.

Had it not been so wet, the course would have been a lot more enjoyable. Lots of mud balls and plugged balls in fairway.

On holes 15 and 16, I counted a 15 alligators of all sizes laying on the banks by the water on the edge of the fairway.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very Nice Place to Play in Myrtle Beach Area"


drlgolf's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

First time I've played this course and it was a pleasant surprise compared to what I expected. Conditions were very good considering they weather they had the previous week. The day I played it was very, very windy which hurt on a lot of shots. I would go back on a day that isn't so windy. We expected rain, but it never came.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice piece of property..."


justinwolf111's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Beautiful piece of property and great layout...Terrible golf course. Tee boxes were sand with little to no grass. Greens were like putting on bumpy fairways. Sand traps haven't been raked or had sand added in years I'm sure. They have really let the course go very sad and very disappointing!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great but needs TLC"


Cfreud's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on

Oyster Bay has phenomenal holes - including two island par-3s. The wildlife - gators and birds - and the views are tremendous. The place just needs maintenance. Cart paths are a wreck. The bunkers don't drain. There are a lot of patches, particularly in the rough, and we're not talking about "waste areas." The layout deserves better. Do play this course, but the Legends group needs to put some money into this place. It deserves it!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Day"


Sadie12345's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very enjoyable round of golf. Great layout. Both fairways and greens were in good condition. Pace of play was great, never waited on a hole and our foursome finished in 4 hours. Will definitely return and have recommended to a number of our friends.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A pleasant suprise!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very nice and scenic course. Beautiful location.

Weather was perfect, 80* and a Carolina Blue sky!

Course was interesting but fair. Some of the traps were cement hard, due to recent heavy rains. So you had to chip instead. Oh well.

Tee boxes and faurways were in really great condition. The greens were really slow. They needed cutting and rolling, but again, recent heavy rains were the cause.

Lots and lots of baby alligators.

And I have never see a Fox Squirrel before. They are huge compared to a regular one.

I will play here again when we return to Myrtle Beach in the fall.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



smoothy4's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

1st time playing oyster bay. Loved the layout. Sand traps a little hard. Our group received breakfast, lunch and 2 drink tickets. Played course as a package deal so not sure of actual cost. We definitely would play it again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tourist Trap"


mtncoach's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course is a tourist trap. The free food brings out the golfers, but you are herded through like cattle. It has the feel of the Wings stores or a bad All you can eat seafood buffet. Guy in pro shop very unprofessional. Starter was pleasant and helpful. Course has interesting layout, but has been extremely neglected. A couple of holes if you barely missed the green you can't find your ball in the heavy grass clippings that are left on the ground. This management group is obviously about quantity of golfers they can herd through rather than Quality. They need to take some lessons from the Glens Group on how to treat people and maintain golf courses.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Awesome course"


Heelsfan27284's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

First time playin oyster bay and i loved it. Course in good shape fairways and greens were nice. Greens a little slow but not bad. The main thing about this course is just a great layout. Lots of fun scenic holes awesome views great design. course plays longer than the yardage says so play the right tee for your game. If had to give a negative about course only thing could say would be tee boxes need a little work on few holes and could use a new cart path but i can deal with that stuff cause everything else is great. Will play many more times. Last but not least watch out for the big gator who lives around island green 17 th he is a big boy


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Liked very much!"


pnelson17's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

After reading a few poor reviews on this course I was hesitant to book it and now am so glad I went ahead.

There are so many beautiful holes to play and many with significantly different features and looks. The water keeps you focused with a level of fear and respect lol.

There are a few small patches in the fairways that need some attention and the tee blocks could use more water and seed but all in all, a wonderful course to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"4th time ........ and last time"


kfish64's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Just returned from our 4th annual buddies trip, and the 4th time playing Oyster Bay. Each year, it has ranked near or at the bottom of the ratings and this year it again came in last place. From the hardpan first cut of rough, to the seemingly "invented" tee boxes, or the hit & miss greens and patchy fairways, it was painfully clear this course desperately needs to increase its maintenance budget. It appeared very little pride and/or care was taken in many cases -- some white tee boxes seemed to be nothing more than an early patch of fairway mowed a little more closely (albeit poorly). We won't play this course again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Apparently the staff at this course have no respect for disabled vets at this course !!!!!!!!!"


Accampbellcustoms's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

First of all I'd like to start off by saying that I'm not one of those whine, cry and get their feelings hurt and runs off crying. I've thought long and hard about writing this review and that's why the delay. The A.D.A. ( American Disability Act) ensures that everyone with a disability will treated fairly and not be discriminated against. I suffer from a condition called Post Thrombotic Syndrome, in layman's terms my leg had complications from numerous surgery's from my injuries causing my blood to constantly to fill my leg. The more I walk the more painful it is. I'm limited to 4-5 hours of activity a day. On the morning of February 25th my buddies and I were excited to play the legendary Oyster Bay. We entered the pro shop and everything was rush rush rush with the staff, I asked for a handicap flag for my cart, the response I got was "it's to wet it's cart path only, if you can't do that I can't let you play"!!!!! I tried to explain to the staff member that even though the other courses we had played earlier were cart path only they still issued me a handicap flag and I'd be extremely careful and not create any damage. The staff member said sorry and turned his back on me. I was flabbergasted up until this point EVERYONE we meet was so helpful and friendly and this guy was a total Douche


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Showing its age"


Robert1491937's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

This course was ok. We have played it several times over the years and it continues to age less then gracefully. Conditions were "ok" but could be better if some money was put into it. The layout is average, but not a bad course for average golfers. If your looking for a course that will wow you or offer super challenges, this is not for you. The staff needs to loosen up a bit and more tender loving care needs to be put into the course. A good on the way in or on the way out of Myrtle Beach play. The weakest of the Legends Resort group.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Well maintained; would play again"


njgolfer23's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

well maintained course overall; mature greens in good condition; bunkers could've used a bit more sand; driving range was poorly marked and difficult to find even footing. would definitely put this on my "play again" list


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A Good Layout that Needs Work"


Bobemac's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Texas Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This course is showing it's age. The cart paths need replacing and the bathrooms are a shambles.<br/> Someone needs to take charge and take some preventative maintenance measures.<br/> The fairways and tees have been heavily overseeded with winter rye and are too thick and slow.<br/> The grass on the tee boxes is too high.<br/> Our pro shop greeting was perfunctory, they are just moving bodies around.<br/> The pace of play was slow and we waited on every shot. They had no visible ranger working here.<br/> The course itself is an imaginative design with a variety of shots and long carries involved.<br/> The back nine has some difficult long carries into the wind over water that are punitive.<br/> The greens are in good condition.<br/> There are so many squirrels here that the place is overrun with them. We saw a huge black squirrel with a white face that was unusual.<br/> Cleaning up this course, fixing the broken facilities, and improving the pace of play would<br/> enhance the golfing experience.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A little worse for wear"


JoshuaM6's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Played here in the past and the course was in better shape. Greens were good and tees were ok but fairways were not in great shape, especially on the back 9. Don't know if it was too rainy or too sunny that month but it was not as nice as previous rounds. I still like the course and the challenges it provides, but felt a little let down.

Lots of water hazards (almost every hole and mostly to the right) and a gator sighting are to be expected. Two almost island greens and #13 & #16 are two of my favorite holes. Others are nicely laid out too.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Diverse layout"


u000004736321's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice classic design, course in fair condition, greens in good shape. Lunch was fair, did not have enough people working. enjoyed the golf course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Women friendly with challenging holes"


u000005322309's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/25/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Entire course was in great shape; the back nine is about 6 strokes more difficult due to blind shots. On back nine there are numerous shots that require carry over water, sand or marsh thus making it a real challenge for players that don't "elevate " their shots.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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