Old South Golf Links

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4.3
908
5 Stars
398
4 Stars
415
3 Stars
74
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
95.0%
Recommend this course
860 out of 908 reviews
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4.1
81
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
88.9%
Recommend this course
72 out of 81 reviews
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4.3
195
5 Stars
83
4 Stars
87
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.8%
Recommend this course
181 out of 195 reviews
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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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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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4.3
908

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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Conditions Good
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Friendliness Good
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Golfing at Old South

The course was quite good and had some very scenic holes. One tee was marked as the "Ladies tee", which my wife found offensive and sexist. We agree the reds should be called the "Front tees.", "Green tees" because some men should be hitting from there and some women are better golfers who play other tees. We also feel that the tee boxes should be based on a person's handicap. For example, front tees 30+, green (or what are referred to as Senior's tees - 25hdcp, white tees, 20hdcp and so on. I should hit from the green tees, which I do.

We definitely would play the course again.,

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Old South

I have played the course in years past, but it is in better shape than I recall it being previously. The greens are slower than I expected, but very true.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-02-07T14:32:17.000+00:00

We appreciate your 4 star review and hope you will play Old South again.

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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OldSouthGolfMGT
Commented On 2019-02-07T14:33:27.000+00:00

Thanks for the 5 star review. We hope to see you at Old South again.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Winter conditions right now, greens are in good shape

Winter conditions right now. Greens are overseeded and are in good shape overall. Turf is decent for winter.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great winter conditions

Course was in great shape for winter. A few greens had some bald spots. They are kind of slow but are still tricky and tough to read sometimes. My only complaint would be it's a little pricey for this time of year. I would like to have seen a discounted rate during the winter season. GREAT STAFF!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Old South Golf Links
Commented On 2019-02-04T20:32:21.000+00:00

Thank you for the review, we appreciate the feedback and we will take a closer look into our pricing structure. Thank you for coming out and we hope to see you again soon.

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Commented On 2019-02-04T14:35:53.000+00:00

We are glad you enjoyed your day. Our winter rate is $70 in the morning and $55 after 11. You can sometimes find reduced rates by booking on GolfNow. We hope to see you at Old South again.

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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

Beautiful Views

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Course in good condition for January. Good value. The course has some beautiful views out onto the marshes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Old South Golf Links
Commented On 2019-02-01T20:01:48.000+00:00

Thank you for the 5-Star review! We appreciate the feedback regarding our staff and course conditions. Please come back and see us again soon!

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Commented On 2019-01-30T14:30:42.000+00:00

We appreciate the 5 stars and hope you will return to Old South and bring your friends for another great day of golf.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Previously Played

Bad apple on the team!!

Always have loved the course, played dozens of times over the years. Beautiful layout, well manicured. This last trip will be a lasting memory on if I ever play here again. The starter was very rude and disrespectful. I wish he had a badge on that I could see to report him to management, but I’ll hope this review will suffice. As I walk up to starter house, he’s shaking his head and states they don’t open till 9, it’s 8:55 mind you. Then explains that we will have to wait for another 2some to start, but “it won’t be before 9”. Very miserable guy, and I’m sure I’m not the first to have bad dealings with him. I am surprised the head of staff allows a guy like this to work in customer service. This was 1/26 at 9:04. All other staff excellent, but I’d have this guy on the street or cleaning the bathrooms.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course, great prices.

Interesting course layout. The staff were genuinely friendly and accommodating.

Some tees are crowned, so it was sometimes hard to find a flat spot. Greens were in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Old South Golf Links
Commented On 2019-02-01T19:56:40.000+00:00

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4-stars! We aim for a 5 star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Old South Golf Links.

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Commented On 2019-01-28T14:35:16.000+00:00

We are glad you enjoyed your day at Old South Golf Links. Our staff is friendly and accommodating. We hope you will play again soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Bob

The course lay out was different and it was fun to play. The course was wet because it rained all morning it played ok greens were slow but they told me that before I played. Good course go play it very scenic.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Old South Golf Links
Commented On 2019-02-01T19:54:38.000+00:00

Thank you for the 4-Star review! We appreciate the feedback and apologize if the weather did not cooperate on this specific day. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again soon.

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Commented On 2019-01-24T13:58:47.000+00:00

We are glad you enjoyed your golf round at Old South. We hope the rain ends soon so greens will be faster. Please play again!

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Good value

Using GolfNow, this course is a good value. The course was in good shape for being January. The back nine is pretty tricked up, so would rate it as “fair”. Pace of play was good

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Old South Golf Links
Commented On 2019-02-01T19:55:59.000+00:00

Thank you for the review, we appreciate you seeing value in Old South. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again soon.

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Commented On 2019-01-24T13:59:56.000+00:00

Thanks for the feedback. Now that you know the layout at Old South your second round will be improved. We hope to see you again.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Old South Golf Links
Commented On 2019-02-01T19:53:25.000+00:00

Thank you for the 4-Star review!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Old South Golf Links
Commented On 2019-01-22T15:06:52.000+00:00

Thank you for the 5-Star review! Please come back and see us again soon.

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Commented On 2019-01-22T14:45:39.000+00:00

Thanks for the 5 star review. We appreciate your business.

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

Old South

Very nice layout. Good condition for January. Greens looked great. Green speed was extremely slow. Will play again in season.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Old South Golf Links
Commented On 2019-01-28T21:14:01.000+00:00

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate the feedback and are so glad that the course conditions were up to par for January. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again soon.

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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Old South Golf Links
Commented On 2019-01-28T15:41:55.000+00:00

We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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