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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
97.1%
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4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
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Value
4.3
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4.4
95.5%
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105 out of 110 reviews
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4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
Conditions
4.2
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4.5
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6772
Slope 138
Rating 72.7
Type Public
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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6772 yards 72.7 138
Blue 72 6354 yards 70.4 132
White 72 5779 yards 68.6 116
Red (W) 71 4776 yards 68.2 117
Scorecard for Old South Golf Links
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 72.7/138 383 415 530 167 533 397 370 160 400 3355 403 185 390 353 555 384 417 180 550 3417 6772
Blue M: 70.4/132 365 390 502 155 513 370 353 140 368 3156 381 170 370 335 535 354 383 165 505 3198 6354
White M: 68.6/116 330 355 455 140 450 340 315 112 308 2805 343 158 332 320 515 330 355 153 468 2974 5779
Green M: 65.6/108 280 355 415 125 450 295 315 112 278 2625 300 136 286 320 407 283 275 132 371 2510 5135
Red W: 68.2/117 280 305 415 125 411 295 270 75 278 2454 300 136 286 272 407 283 135 132 371 2322 4776
Handicap 11 13 9 17 7 1 3 15 5 12 18 10 8 2 14 4 16 6
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 36 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 5 3 15 1 7 13 17 9 4 18 10 2 6 8 14 16 12

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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4.4
827

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 37
Brunch 19
19th Hole Scenic Views 15
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 97
Forced Carries 88
Bunkers 69
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 86
Advanced Golfers 69
Locals 45
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 62
Near Local Attractions 51
Worth the Drive 45
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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Very disappointed

This is about the sixth or seventh time I’ve played this course, and I keep telling myself I won’t come back, but I do. This will be the last time. The tees and greens were horrible. I chose to play here, because the conditions are almost always good, but barren tee boxes, and burnt out greens abounded. The fairways were fine, but that was about it. The layout is what always makes me not want to come back, and that hasn’t changed. Too much “goofy golf” for my tastes. There are some good holes, but there are 4-5 holes that should be completely redone, imo. Paid almost $50 per person for an afternoon hot deal, and even that price is no value. Rather spend the money to play the better courses on island. Better golf, better value for me.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout and nice conditions

Fairways very good from tee to green. Plenty of trouble...need to hit good shots. Greens need to be faster. Will play again.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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OldSouthGolfMGT
Commented On 08/08/2018
We are glad you plan to play again. Greens are a little slow now but will speed up after they heal from aerification next week.
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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

very slow greens

Some of the greens were in repair mode. All the greens were very slow and none of the people in the group were able to adapt to how slow they were. The greens are the only reason I would not recommend the course to someone. Other than the greens, I enjoyed the course.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
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OldSouthGolfMGT
Commented On 08/06/2018
Thanks for your comments. We are scheduled for aerification next week which will certainly make the greens faster when they completely recover. We hope to see you again when the greens are rolling at a better pace.
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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OldSouthGolfMGT
Commented On 07/30/2018
We appreciate your 5-star review and hope to see you at Old South again.
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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
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OldSouthGolfMGT
Commented On 07/30/2018
Thanks for taking the time to give us your opinion and we are glad it rated 5 stars!
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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow greens

Course was excellent condition with exception to the greens which had a few bad areas and was really slow. Only problem was the fact that it was cart path only from rain the previous night but after 9 holes the fairways were not wet in which maintenance continue to run fairways with mowers, blowers and miscellaneous equipment with no problems. Would have courteous to allow customers to 90 in the fairways especially with temperatures realfeel reaching 105F. Still recommend course which has a nice layout and some beautiful views.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent
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OldSouthGolfMGT
Commented On 07/23/2018
We appreciate your 4-star rating and we are glad you enjoyed your day. Heavy down-pours for several days in a row necessitated cart path only restrictions. Our maintenance crew must continue to work and know all the areas that need to be avoided when it rains for days unlike players that may be unfamiliar with the areas to avoid. We hope for dryer weather soon!
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course just off the island

Traveling with family I only could escape to play one or two rounds for the week I was here. Thanks to golfnow.com I found this great deal and filled out a foursome. Course overall was in great condition. There were only a few greens that had some bad spots but they didn't affect the game based on where they located the pin position. I would play this course again!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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OldSouthGolfMGT
Commented On 07/20/2018
Thanks for the 5 stars...we hope to see you here again soon.
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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Old South Hilton Head

Nice layout, fairly good condition, round was enjoyable.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
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OldSouthGolfMGT
Commented On 07/16/2018
We appreciate your 4-star review and hope you play again when you visit the low-country.
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Old south

Got a hot deal time. Was paired with another single player and a twosome. Course was in ok shape. Fairways were very well maintained a couple of the greens were damaged pretty bad. But only mattered if you hit it there. Other than that great time.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
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OldSouthGolfMGT
Commented On 07/16/2018
Thanks for your review. We do have two greens that were being re-sodded and apologize for the inconvenience but it needed to be done. We hope you get to play again.
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Low Country Gem!

Challenging course with beautiful and serene low country scenery. Great golf experience!
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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OldSouthGolfMGT
Commented On 07/12/2018
We are glad you enjoyed the golf course and the beautiful scenery surrounding it. Be sure to play again when in the low-country.
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