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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
91.9%
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Conditions
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Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
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4.5
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Conditions
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Pace
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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.

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4.2
1031 Reviews (1031)

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The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 38
Brunch 20
19th Hole Scenic Views 15
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 99
Forced Carries 89
Bunkers 71
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 87
Advanced Golfers 70
Locals 47
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 62
Near Local Attractions 52
Worth the Drive 46

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Return player - sad about conditions

The greens had recently been sanded so were quite slow. But the thing that really made us sad was the condition of bunkers. Some actually had mold growing! They were not just wet. from recent rain, they were rock hard with solid mud. Other courses in the area were not like this. This was a favorite but will reconsider unless they fix this drainage problem and repair their bunkers.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 10/10/2019

Hello, Jill. Thank you for reviewing the course. Your feedback about the sand traps is important to us. We are working to get everything at the course up to par. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. We are glad to see you rated the course layout to be great during your game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Old South Golf Links. We hope to see you again soon.

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Commented on 10/09/2019

We appreciate your comments and are well aware that bunkers need attention. Unfortunately this type of project cannot be done in the winter but will be on the agenda for spring/summer 2020 as resources and staffing permit.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/10/2019

Your feedback is important to us, Rod. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Old South Golf Links.

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Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

A local gem

Looking for a local course with a number of unique and challenging holes then this is your place.

Lots and lots of water with a beautiful course layout. Alligators , birds and a number of other animals are all over the course and it is in a beautiful salt marsh setting.

Very friendly and helpful staff - couldn’t be nicer.

Holes 7, 16, 17 and 18 are unique and difficult with turns, water, scrub and pin placements.

Value for the money is outstanding - I would play here any day and highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/09/2019

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. Thank you for such an encouraging review, this is the exact experience we strive to create for our golfers. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Old South Golf Links!

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Commented on 10/08/2019

We are glad you gave Old South a try. It is a great choice and value for low-country golf and we hope to see you again.

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

HHI100319

Staff was very accommodating.
Pace of play was excellent on our day of play.
Course was in great shape.
Will definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/08/2019

We are glad you plan to play Old South again! Our staff looks forward to seeing you again soon.

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good value golf course

A good test with a variety of holes
Well worth a visit

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/08/2019

Old South is a great choice for low-country golf. We hope to see you back soon.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful LowCountry Course

We'd been wanting to play this course for some time, but finally found the time. Right from the start the staff was friendly and helpful. We went out early as a twosome and pace of play was perfect the whole morning, finished under 4 hours. Course is beautiful with plenty of wildlife and birds. There was a lot of water, but the holes along the intercoastal were stunning. You need to make smart decisions, with lots of target landings, but we thoroughly enjoyed the round and can't wait to bring our friends.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/02/2019

We are so glad you got to play at Old South. Our staff always tries to please and the fantastic views and great golf course speak for themselves. Please come back soon!

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

Always Consistent

Old South is always consistent. Well-maintained. A few quirky holes, but interesting layout. Good value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/02/2019

Thanks for your 5-star recommendation. We look forward to seeing you at Old South again soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/03/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Old South Golf Links. We appreciate your 5-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Try it you will like it

Always good course conditions with friendly staff.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/23/2019

Thanks for your comments and we hope you're back to play again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great views

Have played this course many times in the past and it is always on our list when coming to Hilton Head. Some great views of the marsh looking back towards the island on both nines. Several holes take playing them a couple of times to determine how to play them primarily due to the carry across the marsh or swampy areas. A good combination of straightforward and somewhat challenging holes. Course is in great condition, as it usually is when we play here, although the greens are just a bit soft right now, but rolling OK. As a twosome we played in just over 3 hours on a Monday, so no issues with pace of play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/18/2019

We are glad you enjoyed a perfect golf day at Old South and very much appreciate your repeat business. See you again soon!

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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Good Value

I like to break my reviews down into sections:
LAYOUT: It's a fun layout. It's a pretty narrow course when you factor in over hanging trees and water down the sides. Bunkers are placed in strategic locations. So driving well off the tee is a big deal. The greens are relatively small and all seem to have traps around. Many doglegs . Over all it's challenging course.

Conditions: It has the look of a municipal course. The grass is cut as you would expect. The greens are on the slow side for bermuda. They roll Ok. would say they are 85% true. It's not a manicured course so it has some rough spots. Traps were good. But all and all, I'd give it a B+

Value: For what I paid I think it was a fair value for the course. I had fun playing it and didn't feel there was anything unfair or the conditions affected my score.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/03/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Old South Golf Links. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great place to play

We have been to Hilton Head three times and always play at Old South. A great place to play golf with friends. An interesting course with plenty of nature around, great views and a a fair golfing challenge.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/16/2019

We are glad to be on your "always play" list and hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

OK Course

I would consider course to be in average condition for the area. Still wet from Dorian. The greens putted true but very slow.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/03/2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/12/2019

Thanks for playing Old South and your 4 star review. Be sure to play again when you're in the low-country.

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Handicap 0-4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful but Deadly

Nothing like thinking you might die on every shot to force you to focus on hitting a quality shot. It’s not enough that the course is ridiculously tight in some areas, but when there are gators lurking at every corner you better make quality and short work of every shot. Otherwise, you are super brave when you turn your back to the water and marshlands.

I played really well. I did bogey 7 times, but I birdied twice to offset the damage. The course doesn’t play links like due to all the wet weather recently, but the greens are slow and you are bound to over read the breaks on most holes due to the grain actually holding most putts up versus breaking how you expect them to.

I will totally be back over Thanksgiving.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/02/2019

We are glad you enjoyed your round and plan to come back. The alligators have been here as long as the golf course with no issues....just look and don't approach!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun to Play

There are enough challenging holes to keep things interesting. Sharp doglegs, carries over marshes off the tee, views of the intercoastal on several holes, etc. I've played twice this year and both times was greeted by a huge gator lying on a floating green next to the putting area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/02/2019

Thanks for your 5 star review.
We often have 2 alligators on that float! We hope to see you again for another round.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/29/2019

Thanks for the 5 - star review. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

First Time on this track and definitely not the last

In a nutshell, our round at Old South was everything one could ask for. Great course conditions - definitely the best fairways anywhere in the area, greens rolled true and the course presented enough natural challenges to make one really think about each shot. Played from the blue tees (6300 yards / 130 slope).

A nice touch when playing the course the first time - let the clubhouse know and they will comp a yardage book - which you really need. No real blind shots, but a number of forced carries. Playing the correct side of fairways definitely makes the difference in approaches to the greens. #8 and #16 have specific landing zones off the tee that set up a second forced carry into the green.

The course has a bit of the feel of Harbour Town on Hilton Head. Wooded in places, tidal marsh areas, water in play on at least 8 holes and rolling terrain all rolled into one nice track..

Great staff. Definitely will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

My golf round

The starter was a control freak. Forced us to play with another group. Chased another player down and made him come back to the first tee. We had to wait in the heat for 20 for the starts to allow us to tee off.

Outside of this the course was nice and the clubhouse staff was great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
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Commented on 08/26/2019

Thanks for your positive and negative comments. The starter is charged with assisting in pace of play by pairing twosomes and singles which keeps the pace better for everyone. We apologize if he was less than friendly...that should not happen.

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