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
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
94.7%
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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%
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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%
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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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We come here a couple times a year and always have to play Old South at least once. I consider myself an average weekend golfer but always play my worst here. Some of most challenging holes I play. That’s one of the reasons I love this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-28T15:31:01.000+00:00

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
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Commented On 2019-01-28T15:31:09.000+00:00

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

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5.0
Previously Played

Outstanding, enjoyable course.

LOVE this course. Layout is perfect for all ranges of golfer. Always in superior shape and greens run true. Drainage is the best in the area, when most area courses are cart path only, Old South is dry and playable. Bag attendants, office staff and the marshals are friendly and professional but the starter tends to be on the gruff side. All works out though since we play here about twice a week.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-28T15:29:32.000+00:00

Thank you so much for the review. We are glad you had an incredible time and hope to see you again soon!

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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-15T18:39:37.000+00:00

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

I'll be back....

Wonderful day on the golf course. Great conditions. You can't go wrong playing here. Go for it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-01-28T15:28:46.000+00:00

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Commented On 2019-01-28T14:40:39.000+00:00

Thanks for your recommendation. We appreciate the 5 stars.

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Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice Challenging Course

The course was in good condition. A few of the greens had some rough patches or I would have given it 5 stars for course conditions. I am a high handicap golfer and this was a good course for me. There are also 3 or 4 holes that would challenge above average golfers. I would play this course again and recommend it to my friends.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-01-28T15:28:53.000+00:00

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

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Commented On 2019-01-10T15:04:35.000+00:00

We appreciate your comments and the 4 star review. We look forward to seeing you again and hope you bring your friends.

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4.0
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Previously Played

We saved best for last

All course we played cart path only, but at least this course only a few we very wet. Greens were good and pace of play excellent. Staff pays attention to that. Hot deal a great Value

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-28T15:28:38.000+00:00

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

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Commented On 2019-01-10T15:06:05.000+00:00

Thanks for the 4 star review. We are finally off the cart path today - good news for everyone.

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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-01-11T19:06:47.000+00:00

Thank you for the 4-Star review!

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4.0
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First Time Playing

Interesting layout

Very linksy, but with the grass and the wet conditions, it did not play that way. Lots of water in the last month, so course and greens played long and fairly slow. We decided as a group to play lift, clean, and place. Starts off pretty wide open if you avoid the water hazards. Transitions to some target golf mid round. Beautiful marsh views. Really enjoyable course with great staff. Highly recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-01-28T15:28:31.000+00:00

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

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Commented On 2019-01-03T16:35:28.000+00:00

We appreciate your 4-star review and hope you get to play again when the course has dried out from the unusual amount of rainfall.

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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 2019-01-11T19:06:04.000+00:00

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Nice Course

Played from the blue tees and found the course fair. It was understandably wet. A few holes had double forced carrys that were challenging and fun. Staff were very friendly. Pace of play was slow. Round took 4.5 hours. It was mainly 2 groups of golfers ahead of the group in front of us. Overall I will be back. Thanks

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-11T19:03:25.000+00:00

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate the kind words and hope to see you again in the near future.

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Commented On 2019-01-03T16:37:08.000+00:00

Thanks for your 4 star review. Old South is both fun and challenging and we hope to see you again when conditions improve from the wet weather we have experienced.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 2018-12-31T21:52:55.000+00:00

Thank you for the 4-Star review! We appreciate you coming out to Old South Golf Links and cant wait to have you back next year!

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Commented On 2018-12-31T14:14:00.000+00:00

Thanks for your 4 star rating.

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4.0
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Old South

Good course to play, never was disappointed with it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2018-12-31T21:50:49.000+00:00

Hi! 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 2018-12-26T14:39:54.000+00:00

Thanks for the 4 star review and we hope you get to play again soon.

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Excellent course/kind staff

Not only is Old South an excellent course by any measure, their staff is very accommodating as well. It was my wife's first time playing and they allowed us to play as a twosome because the starter could tell she was self conscious.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2018-12-31T21:51:56.000+00:00

Let us first say that we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We work hard to create a seamless experience with so you can focus on enjoying yourself and let us do the rest. Thank you for visiting and playing at Old South Golf Links. We hope to see you again soon!

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Commented On 2018-12-26T14:41:57.000+00:00

We very much appreciate your 5 star review. We have a great course and our staff tries to be as accommodating as possible. We hope you and your wife will visit again for another round.

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5.0
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Previously Played

Cart path be only today

Love to play here. The greens we're slow today but all the rain we had the course was in great shape

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2018-12-31T21:35:11.000+00:00

Thank you for the 5-Star review, we appreciate the feedback and your patience as we have received a ton of rain this season. Thank you for coming out and we hope to see you again next year.

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Commented On 2018-12-17T15:09:00.000+00:00

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your day. We could definitely use a week or two of sunshine and hope you get to play when the greens are rolling faster.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Always play at Old South

I always play Old South when in the Hilton Head area. Conditions were good and the staff is always welcoming and helpful. A fun and challenging course with great views on the bay-side holes (but bring extra balls for those).

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2018-12-31T21:32:58.000+00:00

Thank you for the 5-Star review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your challenging round today. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again in the new year!

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Super wet

Have been to Hilton Head a couple times

First time playing old south

Very charming place

Great food service

Pro shop well stocked

Course was very wet due to previous day rain

Still very playable although cart path only

Greens were not in very good shape very slow because of not being able to cut due to moisture I assume

A lot of Sandy spots on greens

Layout is very interesting

My only dislike was holes 13 to 16 I believe were designed from Blue tees to hit a layup shot of about 200 yards off tee

I don't mind seeing one of these per nine but 4 in a row takes validity of a golf course for me

On positive note there are a couple holes that I would put on my favourite list

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2018-12-10T18:40:54.000+00:00

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. Thank you for coming out and we hope you'll give us another try so that we can increase your overall star rating.

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Commented On 2018-12-05T14:54:53.000+00:00

We are glad that over-all you enjoyed your day at Old South. The weather this fall has really caused maintenance issue and we hope you get to play during a sunny week.

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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Awesome round

Sometimes it is about the experience not the score. The course was a little wet from the overnight rain but was still in great shape. Old South is one of the best courses in the low country. If you get a chance to play it don’t pass it up.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2018-12-10T18:35:20.000+00:00

Thank you for the 5-Star review, we appreciate the great feedback regarding the value at Old South Golf Links. We are so glad that you enjoyed your round on this particular day. Thank you for coming out and we hope to see you again this weekend!

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Commented On 2018-11-26T15:07:38.000+00:00

We are glad you enjoyed your day of golf at Old South and appreciate your 5 star review. We hope for sunny dry weather soon!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

I like a challenge

Really enjoyed playing here. Played rom the whites first nine had three pars, played from behind the red 2nd nine had four pars and d birdied. #17

Love #16

Pace of play was just right.

Great and friendly staff

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented On 2018-12-10T18:33:04.000+00:00

Thank you for the 4-Star review! Great job on scoring a few pars on your round with us. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again in the near future.

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Commented On 2018-11-26T15:01:27.000+00:00

We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback and let others know what a fun course Old South is to play. We hope to see you here again soon for another round.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Course Just OK

Course was very wet from rains. Cart path only. Some greens in bad condition and several very small greens. For some reason tee boxes are rounded and not flat. Unsure why. I would play course again when drier. Several holes are target golf over marshes.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2018-12-10T18:31:50.000+00:00

Thank you for the honest 3-Star review, we appreciate the great feedback regarding our course conditions, especially with the rain we have received. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again soon.

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Commented On 2018-11-21T14:24:51.000+00:00

This area has been over-saturated with rain lately and even with our usual great drainage the course is still wet. Tee boxes are on the maintenance list for attention over the winter. We hope you will play again during a sunny week.

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Commented On 2018-11-20T14:09:43.000+00:00

We appreciate your comments. The wet weather has not helped the greens that were over-seeded 4 weeks ago. Tee boxes are on the maintenance list for attention over the winter. We hope to see you again.

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