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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
92.2%
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4.3
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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4.4
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6772 yards
Slope 138
Rating 72.7

The 18-hole Old South Golf Links in Bluffton, S.C. is a public course that opened in 1991. Designed by Clyde Johnston, Old South Golf Links measures 6,772 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 129 and a 72.4 USGA rating. The course features four sets of tees for different skill levels.

Johnston designed Old South Golf Links in keeping with the beautiful Lowcountry's natural landscape. "Old South Golf Links was designed not only to provide an enjoyable yet challenging golf game, but also to preserve the natural beauty of the land," he said. "I felt that this was an opportunity to allow the golfer to experience up close the uniqueness of the site, its natural amenities and spectacular views."

The variety of the setting from oak forest to open pasture to tidal salt marsh, provided an opportunity to vary the design elements and strategy of play.

Old South Golf Links is open to the public seven days a week. There is a clubhouse, restaurant and full-line pro shop on site.

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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire. No cutoffs, gym or jogging shorts, bathing suits, tank tops, halter or tube tops, tee shirts and blue jeans or any other denim.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.3
1230 Reviews (1230)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 39
Brunch 20
19th Hole Scenic Views 15
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 100
Forced Carries 91
Bunkers 72
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 89
Advanced Golfers 71
Locals 48
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 62
Near Local Attractions 53
Worth the Drive 47

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/15/2020

We appreciate the 5 star review and hope you get to play Old South again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course. Challenging layout. Well maintained.

Will play on every visit. Loved the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/15/2020

We are glad to hear Old South is on your "must play" list! Thanks for the 5 star review.

Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Quirky, but neat.......until

Greens are SLOW. That said, the course is in great shape. It’s a target golf course, and if you miss those spots, you’re in big trouble. Staff was nice, starter was really cool. I played as a single, and flew through the first 8 holes. I caught up with the threesome on 9, but their pace was OK..........until the 12th hole (#3 on the course since we started on the back 9). We hit a group of foresome after foresome that we’re unbearably slow. It took over an hour to get through the next 3 holes. No ranger in sight. I quit on 7 because I couldn’t take it anymore. Told the bag drop guy, and he just stated that it was because I was a single that it felt slow, even though I told him it was over an hour since 3.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/15/2020

We regret your round was slow but as a single that's to be expected when you have foursomes ahead of you. Try us again with a foursome - pace of play is maintained at 4 hours and 20 minutes.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 09/15/2020

Your 4 star review is very much appreciated. We hope to see you back at Old South soon.

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Commented on 09/09/2020

We appreciate your 4 star review and hope to see you back again at Old South.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout and views.

Course was in excellent shape. Both fairways and greens. Only negative was cart path only due to heavy rain night before. Played fairly well and enjoyed the scenery. Would recommend this course to all.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/09/2020

We are glad to receive your 4 star review and to hear you enjoyed Old South Golf Links.. We wish we could control "Mother Nature" but we can only deal with what she delivers to keep our course in overall great condition. We hope you get to play again.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

The course was in excellent condition. Played in 3 1/2 hours. Great course and worth the money.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/08/2020

We appreciate your 4 star review. Keep Old South on your list of "must play" when next in the low-country.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Labor Day Suprise

Last minute booking, awesome course. We had a great time! Such an interesting course.
Loved it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/08/2020

Thanks for your great 5 star review. Old South is an awesome course and we hope you get to play again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice people, nice course

Played front 9 only.. Other than quirky hole 7 layout sharp dogleg with unclear direction. Very enjoyable round. Clubhouse staff very accommodating and friendly. Course was in good shape given the heat. Hole #8 was challenging. Fun time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/08/2020

We hope you get to play the back 9 soon. Every hole at Old South is unique and we know you would enjoy the rest of the course.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/08/2020

Thanks for your 4 star review!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/08/2020

We appreciate your 5 star review and hope to see you at Old South again soon.

Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Enjoyable course

Course is well maintained, nice layout and scenery.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/31/2020

Thanks for your positive comments and the 4 star review.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/31/2020

We greatly appreciate your 5 star review.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/31/2020

We appreciate your 5 star review and hope to see you here again.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun Fun Fun

Loved this course very fun to play. We played a little late in the evening and the greens were a little slow but no big deal all of the green roll true... Beautiful course...

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/26/2020

We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your day at Old South Golf Links. Thanks for the great review.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/26/2020

Thanks for your 5 star review!

Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Nice layout with interesting holes.

Course is in great shape. More target golf than grip and rip with some shorter holes. Greens are a bit slow but rolling very nicely.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/26/2020

We are pleased you enjoyed your round at Old South and appreciate your great review.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Ron

Good course; layout was good. The tee boxes and greens were not recently mowed making putting very difficult.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/26/2020

Thanks for your 4 star review. Not sure why greens wouldn't have been mowed unless it was a weather issue as we have had some severe thunderstorms lately.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great course

this is a challenging course that has come up in quality since last year. really enjoyed the course. nice driving range , chipping and putting green. good good good all the above.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/26/2020

Old South can be a challenge especially if it's your first round here. Be sure to play again now that you know the layout and the great conditions.

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Commented on 08/20/2020

We are glad to be on your list for play when in the Low-country. Thanks for the 4 star review.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course, poor conditions

We played knowing the greens were aerated the week before and the fee they charge reflected the fact they were still coming back but the course had other condition issues. It was clear that the ownership has not been spending the money to keep the course in top shape. The bunkers were in poor condition and inconsistent, there was debris on the course and as mentioned the greens were poor.Even after aerafication the greens should be cut and these were very shaggy and bumpy. The layout is great and we heard great things but were disappointed in the conditions. The range was in poor shape as well.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/26/2020

The rate is always reduced after aerification but it sounds like you played just after a storm. Our limited maintenance crew may not have had time to repair and replenish bunkers and pick up all debris. As with many businesses, staffing has been a challenge this year.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

AERATION ALERT! GIVE IT A FEW MORE WEEKS!

Played Old South 4 years ago and it was in much better shape. Didn't remember it being such a blah layout. Greens recently aereated and still showing signs of it, with holes present along with sandy topdressing. Tee boxes also aereated. Marshes are mostly dried up due to summer heat. Just not in great shape overall, and I saw no warnings of aeration when i booked online. Slightly disappointing. Give this course a few more weeks to heal before you pay to play here.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/20/2020

We regret you didn't enjoy your day at Old South. The marshes are influenced by the tide. If you had played at high tide the holes would be much more memorable. Aerification notice was on GolfNow and given by staff.

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